How OU and Texas 2023 recruitment compares to the SEC

The Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners, who sit at the top of the Big 12 conference team’s recruiting rankings as of mid-July, aren’t just recruiting for the Big 12. With their upcoming move to the SEC in a year or two, the Sooners and Longhorns are gearing up for theirs A tour of the toughest conference in the country.

Oklahoma and Texas are contractually tied to the Big 12 through their current media rights deal through the 2024 season. However, there is a chance that the two exiting schools and the Big 12 could agree on a mutually beneficial takeover.

So if the first year in the SEC is 2023 or 2024, the 2022 and 2023 recruiting classes will be critical in the Oklahoma Sooners’ move to their new conference.

In 2022, the Sooners were ranked 8th in the country in team recruitment rankings and the Texas Longhorns were 5th. Including OU and Texas with SEC teams, the Sooners were 5th and the Longhorns were 4th. The two Big 12 schools have been for some Great recruiters at times, but moving to the SEC will help solidify their place on the national recruiting scene and will most likely give it a boost as kids look to compete against the best competition in the country.

Playing in the SEC matters on the recruiting path. In the 2022 cycle, all 14 teams in the conference finished in the top 32. Even the humble Vanderbilt Commodores had a top 32 recruit class that would have placed fourth in Big 12 recruitment for 2022.

For 2023, the Sooners have made significant strides in recent weeks to bolster their recruiting class. They are the No. 10 team in the country after a July that saw them seven signings. With the move to the SEC just around the corner, let’s take a look at how Oklahoma and Texas are stacking up against their future SEC foes using 247Sports composite team rankings.

Sep 25, 2010; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Cameron Newton (2) arms South Carolina Gamecocks linebacker Tony Straughter (44) in the second half at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn defeated South Carolina 35-27. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

In total: 70

Total Obligations: 4

Five stars: 0

four star: 4

Three stars: 0

highest commitment: Four Star Karmello English, WR – Phenix City, Ala.

January 1, 2022; New Orleans, Los Angeles, USA; Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin reacts after a game against the Baylor Bears during the first half of the 2022 Sugar Bowl at Caesars Superdome. Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

In total: 62

Total Obligations: 5

Five stars: 0

four star: 2

Three stars: 3

highest commitment: Four Star Suntarine Perkins, ATH – Raleigh, Miss.

Oct 9, 2021; Colombia, Missouri, USA; Missouri Tigers defenseman Mekhi Wingo (58) scores with an intercepted pass against the North Texas Mean Green in the second half at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

In total: 61

Total Obligations: 7

Five stars: 0

four star: 2

Three stars: 4

highest commitment: Four Star Board Norfleet, TE – St. Charles, Mo.

November 6, 2021; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies fans celebrate a score by the Aggies against the Auburn Tigers in the fourth quarter at Kyle Field. Texas A&M Aggies won 20 to 3. Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

In total: 60

Total Obligations: 5

Five stars: 0

four star: 3

Three stars: 2

highest commitment: Four-Star Bravion Rogers, CB – LaGrange, Texas

11/25/2021; Starkville, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Mike Leach stands by the side during the second quarter of the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Davis Wade Stadium in Scott Field. Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

In total: 57

Total Obligations: 8th

Five stars: 0

four star: 0

Three stars: 8th

highest commitment: Three Star Ty Jones, LB – Bay Springs, Miss.

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In total: 50

Total Obligations: 11

Five stars: 0

four star: 1

Three stars: 10

highest commitment: Four Star Hotel Martel Hight, CB – Rome, Ga.

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

In total: 47

Total Obligations: 12

Five stars: 0

four star: 3

Three stars: 8th

highest commitment: Four Star Hotel Avery Steward, S – Montgomery, Ala.

11/27/2021; Colombia, South Carolina, United States; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Shane Beamer guides his team in the fourth quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium against the Clemson Tigers. Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

In total: 31

Total Obligations: 13

Five stars: 0

four star: 5

Three stars: 8th

highest commitment: Four-Star Grayson Howard, LB – Jacksonville, Florida.

09/18/2021; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators fans cheer during the second half against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In total: 22

Total Obligations: 12

Five stars: 0

four star: 9

Three stars: 3

highest commitment: Four Star Hotel Eugene Wilson III, ATH – Tampa, Florida.

09/18/2021; Gainesville, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban speaks with quarterback Bryce Young (9) against the Florida Gators in the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In total: 12

Total Obligations: 11

Five stars: 2

four star: 7

Three stars: 2

highest commitment: Five-Star Tony Mitchell, CB – Alabaster, Ala.

09/11/2021; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks running back AJ Green (0) rushes for a touchdown in the second half against the Texas Longhorns at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas won 40-21. Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

In total: 11

Total Obligations: 23

Five stars:

four star: 7

Three stars: fifteen

highest commitment: Four-Star Luke Hasz – Bixby, Okla.

Oklahoma’s Jalen Redmond (31) returns a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Iowa State Cyclones at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma Saturday November 20 . 2021. Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

In total: 10

Total Obligations: 16

Five stars: 1

four star: 7

Three stars: 8th

highest commitment: Five-Star QB Jackson Arnold – Denton, Texas

November 6, 2021; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young (9) throws under pressure at LSU Tigers defenseman Neil Farrell Jr. (92) at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama won 20-14. Gary Cosby Jr-USA TODAY Sports

In total: 8th

Total Obligations: 16

Five stars: 1

four star: 10

Three stars: 5

highest commitment: Five Star Hotel Jalen Brown, WR – Miami, Florida.

November 6, 2021; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. (1) celebrates with fans after the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Kroger Field. Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

In total: 7

Total Obligations: 18

Five stars: 2

four star: 6

Three stars: 10

highest commitment: Five-Star Nicholaus Iamaleava, QB – Long Beach, California.

January 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defenseman Kelee Ringo (5) intercepts Alabama Crimson Tide in the fourth quarter of the 2022 CFP College Football National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

In total: 6

Total Obligations: 14

Five stars: 1

four star: 10

Three stars: 3

highest commitment: Five Star Hotel AJ Harris, CB – Phoenix City, Ala.

Oct 2, 2021; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns wide receiver Xavier Worthy (8) goes for a catch as TCU Horned Frogs safety Nook Bradford (28) defends in the second quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

In total: 5

Total Obligations: 18

Five stars: 3

four star: 9

Three stars: 6

highest commitment: Five-Star QB Arch Manning – New Orleans, Louisiana.

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