Sooners offers 2023 DB Jayvon Thomas again

There is plenty to do for Oklahoma with potential additions to the transfer portals and the OU also welcomed some 2022 recruits this weekend.

However, the coaching staff of the Sooners has not forgotten the class of 2023 either.

Oklahoma expanded an offer to four-star defensive lineman Kelby Collins. Four-star defender Jayvon Thomas said he has also been relisted by the OU.

Thomas tagged a pair of Oklahoma coaches in his tweet, safeties coach Brandon Hall and cornerbacks coach Jay Valai. According to the 247Sports timeline, the Sooners were one of the first schools Thomas initially offered.

OU offered Thomas last spring in March 2021. That was, of course, with a different head coach and a very different defensive coaching staff.

The product of South Oak Cliff High School of Dallas, Texas, is a four-star defensive back. ESPN ranks Thomas as the No. 85 player overall in its class of 2023 player rankings and as the No. 7 athlete in the country.

247Sports ranks the 5-foot-11, 170-pound recruit as the No. 113 player nationally and the No. 12 cornerback. On3 places Thomas No. 124 nationally and as the No. 14 cornerback in the country. Rivals rates Thomas as the number 36 cornerback.

In the On3 consensus ranking, Thomas is national number 119 and the 14th best cornerback. The 247Sports composite ranking has Thomas ranked No. 133 nationally and the No. 11 cornerback in the country.

Jayvon Thomas’s Recruitment Profile


stars General State Position
247Sport 4 113 23 12
rivals 4 N/A 63 36
ESPN 4 85 15 7
247 Composite 4 133 25 11
On3 Recruitment 4 124 19 14
On3 Composite 4 119 22 14

The Sooners are starting to recruit Thomas fresh, as Hall and Valai hadn’t offered Thomas in Troy and Alabama, respectively. Oklahoma can sell Thomas in close proximity to Dallas, playing in the Cotton Bowl and the opportunity to play in the SEC.

Currently, the Sooners have a few pledges from four-star wide receiver DeAndre Moore Jr. and three-star offensive lineman Joshua Bates in the 2023 class.

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