Oklahoma recruiting has picked up some significant steam over the past several weeks and that trend continued on Tuesday as the Sooners landed a commitment from 2024 four-star wide receiver Zion Ragins.
Ragins, listed at 5-9, 170 pounds, is set to play his senior year at Gray Jones County High School (GA), just an hour and a half south of Athens. Ragins chose the Sooners over Georgia and Florida State, among a host of other offers that included Tennessee, Notre Dame, Texas, Miami, and Penn State.
Ragins is listed as a four-star prospect by all of the major recruiting sites, and as high as the No. 19 WR in the class (ESPN), giving OU a key player at a position of need heading into 2024.
While his frame might not jump off the page, Ragins brings something to the table that you just can’t coach, and that’s speed. Ragins was clocked with 10.3 speed in the 100-meter dash as a freshman and sophomore in high school. For perspective, Jessie Owens won the Gold Medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games and set the world record at that time with a 10.3 time.
Ragins gives the Sooners their third four-star wideout in the class, joining Zion Kearney and Ivan Carreon as three of the Sooners’ top six commitments for this cycle.
With Ragins’ commitment, Oklahoma rises to the No. 22 class in the nation, ranked just one spot behind their arch-rival, Texas, for the time being.
The Sooners have a plethora of important commitment dates coming up in the next several days and weeks, and there’s a good chance that they’ll find themselves closer to the top of the rankings by the time the heat of fall camp rolls around in August.