Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: The past, present and future of Lincoln Riley’s first class

Just as with an actual football team, there are few better ways to start a recruiting class than with a big, rock-solid, five-star left tackle. And with Brey Walker’s commitment in November 2015(!), Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners had found just that.

Walker was a tone-setter, a beacon, a totem. Some years the state of Oklahoma is a recruiter’s afterthought; other times it’s a wellspring of