The Party at the Palace was an opportunity to showcase the Oklahoma Sooners to a host of college football prospects in the 2023 recruiting class. And it made a huge impression on several prospects. On Friday and into Saturday, Oklahoma assistant coaches began dropping “lock” emojis on social media creating a frenzy among the fan base about which players they could be referring to.
Recruiting analysts began to share tidbits about what it could mean for the 2023 recruiting class without sharing names. Then just after lunchtime, the 247Sports crystal balls, Rivals FutureCasts, and On3 predictions started dropping for highly-regarded 2023 prospects Colton Vasek, Jordan Renaud, and David Hicks.
Three blue-chip prospects for Brent Venables’ defensive line after already adding Adepoju Adebawore and Derrick LeBlanc recently.
In these three recruiting battles, the Sooners are going up against Texas for Vasek, Alabama for Renaud, and Texas A&M for Hicks. And if the projections come to fruition, they’ll be huge wins for the Oklahoma Sooners in Brent Venables’ first full-year recruiting cycle. That doesn’t even include recent projections for players like Makari Vickers and Jacobe Johnson in recent days. And with Peyton Bowen and Ryan Yaites in attendance, it’s possible the Sooners could flip commitments from Notre Dame and LSU.
Just when we thought Brent Venables’ 2023 recruiting class couldn’t get any better, he and his staff went out and showed us how it could get better.
This recruiting class:
Brent Venables crushing it
What a day!
NIL isn’t everything
Oklahoma pushing for the Gold Medal
Oklahoma’s alive and well!
We haven’t even seen the best of it
This the One
Sums it up quite well
All of us
Todd Bates crushing it
Perfect Bane usage
Texas is not having a good time right now
How could it get any better?!?!
This was just funny
The players in attendance at the Palace
Some wild times
Could Oklahoma push for the No. 1 recruiting class?
Story originally appeared on Sooners Wire