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    Sooners 2023 QB commit Jackson Arnold earns five-star rating in 247Sports composite

    When the coaching turnover of last winter led to the gutting of Oklahoma’s 2023 recruiting class, the Sooners landed a big-time commitment from Denton Guyer quarterback Jackson Arnold. Arnold, who had just started his first year on varsity, helped Guyer reach the state championship game.

    Arnold was one of the first offers made by Brent Venables and Jeff Lebby for the 2023 class, and he represents the first 2023 commitment under Oklahoma’s new regime.

    Arnold joined “Locked On Sooners” this week to discuss what his recruitment was like. It was Arnold that reached out after Lincoln Riley left and Malachi Nelson decommited. Arnold’s recruiting coordinator at Denton Guyer connected with Cale Gundy to express the then-junior quarterback’s interest in Oklahoma and once Brent Venables and Jeff Lebby came on board, they made an offer. Just over a month later, the Oklahoma Sooners had the centerpiece of their 2023 recruiting class in Jackson Arnold.


    That Arnold was a pivotal commitment is a massive understatement. And the talent that has had Jeff Lebby excited about Arnold since the two first started talking more than a year ago is getting noticed more and more. Today, it was revealed Arnold had earned a fifth star in the 247Sports composite. While not a consensus five-star yet, he has risen on recruiting rankings across each of the major services we track here on Sooners Wire.

    In the 247Sports rankings, Arnold rose from No. 47 to No. 35. In the 247Sports composite, Arnold enjoyed a massive 41-spot jump from No. 72 to No. 31. At On3, he went from No. 140 to No. 56 and saw a 58-spot jump in On3’s consensus. Rivals moved him up 132 spots to No. 38. ESPN has been in on Arnold all along, ranking him at No. 39, which is just a three-spot jump since our last update.

    Though he hasn’t received a five-star rating from the other recruiting services, with the way he has climbed the rankings, it’s entirely possible he’s a five-star quarterback by time the 2022 season ends.


    https://soonerswire.usatoday.com/lis...es-jeff-lebby/





    Somebody better tell 247Sports that they made a mistake and that we aren't in the SEC just yet. You can't just throw those 5th stars out there willy-nilly to teams not in the SEC currently.

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    If you want to see his junior year highlight watch here:

    https://www.hudl.com/video/3/1333104...604c08ac78fb69

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      #3

      Notable Offers
      • Oklahoma
      • Alabama
      • Cincinnati
      • Florida
      • LSU
      • Notre Dame
      • Ohio State
      • Oklahoma State
      • Ole Miss
      • Penn State


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        #4
        FIFY
        Originally posted by Mazeppa View Post
        Not able Offers
        • Alabama
        • Cincinnati
        • Florida
        • LSU
        • Notre Dame
        • Ohio State
        • Oklahoma State
        • Ole Miss
        • Penn State

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          #5
          Originally posted by Mazeppa View Post
          If you want to see his junior year highlight watch here:

          https://www.hudl.com/video/3/1333104...604c08ac78fb69
          Very impressive film. Hope he’s a loyal person.

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            #6
            What is amazing to me about this is that he got that five star rating without changing his name to Manning.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Mazeppa View Post
              When the coaching turnover of last winter led to the gutting of Oklahoma’s 2023 recruiting class, the Sooners landed a big-time commitment from Denton Guyer quarterback Jackson Arnold. Arnold, who had just started his first year on varsity, helped Guyer reach the state championship game.

              Arnold was one of the first offers made by Brent Venables and Jeff Lebby for the 2023 class, and he represents the first 2023 commitment under Oklahoma’s new regime.

              Arnold joined “Locked On Sooners” this week to discuss what his recruitment was like. It was Arnold that reached out after Lincoln Riley left and Malachi Nelson decommited. Arnold’s recruiting coordinator at Denton Guyer connected with Cale Gundy to express the then-junior quarterback’s interest in Oklahoma and once Brent Venables and Jeff Lebby came on board, they made an offer. Just over a month later, the Oklahoma Sooners had the centerpiece of their 2023 recruiting class in Jackson Arnold.


              That Arnold was a pivotal commitment is a massive understatement. And the talent that has had Jeff Lebby excited about Arnold since the two first started talking more than a year ago is getting noticed more and more. Today, it was revealed Arnold had earned a fifth star in the 247Sports composite. While not a consensus five-star yet, he has risen on recruiting rankings across each of the major services we track here on Sooners Wire.

              In the 247Sports rankings, Arnold rose from No. 47 to No. 35. In the 247Sports composite, Arnold enjoyed a massive 41-spot jump from No. 72 to No. 31. At On3, he went from No. 140 to No. 56 and saw a 58-spot jump in On3’s consensus. Rivals moved him up 132 spots to No. 38. ESPN has been in on Arnold all along, ranking him at No. 39, which is just a three-spot jump since our last update.

              Though he hasn’t received a five-star rating from the other recruiting services, with the way he has climbed the rankings, it’s entirely possible he’s a five-star quarterback by time the 2022 season ends.


              https://soonerswire.usatoday.com/lis...es-jeff-lebby/





              Somebody better tell 247Sports that they made a mistake and that we aren't in the SEC just yet. You can't just throw those 5th stars out there willy-nilly to teams not in the SEC currently.
              This is what makes the whole recruiting "stars" thing such a joke. Kid did not play another down yet "earns" another star.

              BTW - I am not complaining about the kid. It's the stupid rating process that is the issue.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Middle Aged Man View Post

                This is what makes the whole recruiting "stars" thing such a joke. Kid did not play another down yet "earns" another star.

                BTW - I am not complaining about the kid. It's the stupid rating process that is the issue.
                I’m sure he has performed very well at various camps. Half of recruiting is getting oneself out in front of people and coaches.
                Other half is performing in the fall.

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                  #9
                  He may turn out to be pretty good.
                  Live Free or Die!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Dagnorbert View Post

                    I’m sure he has performed very well at various camps. Half of recruiting is getting oneself out in front of people and coaches.
                    Other half is performing in the fall.
                    Seems like performing in the fall is all that matters. Unless you are texas.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Middle Aged Man View Post

                      Seems like performing in the fall is all that matters. Unless you are texas.
                      He went from 4* to 5* in the " composite " ranking, which is an aggregation of several recruiting services. I don't dig into recruiting deep enough to know the details.

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                        #12
                        Looks like he has some decent wheels..

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Middle Aged Man View Post

                          This is what makes the whole recruiting "stars" thing such a joke. Kid did not play another down yet "earns" another star.

                          BTW - I am not complaining about the kid. It's the stupid rating process that is the issue.
                          I get that. Has he been to camps and 7x7s and outplaying others

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Hermit View Post

                            He went from 4* to 5* in the " composite " ranking, which is an aggregation of several recruiting services. I don't dig into recruiting deep enough to know the details.
                            The services I've seen were all 4how do they get a 5★ composite from all 4? Wouldn't there have to be some 6 in there to get a 5★ composite? Is a composite different then an average?

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                              #15
                              I don't know. But I heard the young recruiting guy , Parker Thune is his name, whose on KREF and he also writes for 247 Sports , he explained how that worked.

                              I'm an old guy who can't remember what I had for breakfast, so I can't recall what he said. And btw, I got shoes older than the Thune guy, but he's a very bright young man.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Hermit View Post
                                I don't know. But I heard the young recruiting guy , Parker Thune is his name, whose on KREF and he also writes for 247 Sports , he explained how that worked.

                                I'm an old guy who can't remember what I had for breakfast, so I can't recall what he said. And btw, I got shoes older than the Thune guy, but he's a very bright young man.
                                You and me both.

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                                    #18
                                    I am getting a chubby.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Hermit View Post
                                        So is that the end or do they do more rankings? Not sure what they mean by "prior to Pro Day Workout" in terms of their ranking.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Widescreen View Post

                                          So is that the end or do they do more rankings? Not sure what they mean by "prior to Pro Day Workout" in terms of their ranking.
                                          I don't know

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by Ruprecht View Post
                                            What is amazing to me about this is that he got that five star rating without changing his name to Manning.
                                            Beat me to it - well played

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                                              #23
                                              Still a long way to go for the 2023 class, well kinda, but this guy seems bought in. He was leaning towards Ohio state and ND. Big win for Venables.

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                                                    #26
                                                    Hopefully this Elite 11 MVP pans out.

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                                                      #27
                                                      So it seems Riley’s QB recruit, Malachi Nelson finished as the number two quarterback at the Elite11. If he’s gonna be a part of Riley’s program, he’s gonna need to get used to the smell of number two.

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                                                        #28
                                                        This guy has a different vibe than Rattler and Williams. He wears a pornstache for crying out loud.

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                                                            #30
                                                            Thread about OU losing an Oklahoma 3* recruit to Bama, gets more responses than a thread about our committed 5* QB whose recruiting other players for us .

                                                            Typical, negative attracts more attention than positive ............ always .

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                                                              #31
                                                              News about Jackson Arnold has been around on DB for months. Everyone knew he was damn good back when he committed, on January 24.

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                                                                #32
                                                                Originally posted by Balko View Post
                                                                News about Jackson Arnold has been around on DB for months. Everyone knew he was damn good back when he committed, on January 24.
                                                                So OU beat out Bama. Cool.

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                                                                  #33
                                                                  Oklahoma football 5-star QB commit Jackson Arnold favored Ohio State, Notre Dame before Brent Venables hire


                                                                  Quarterback Jackson Arnold has been a cornerstone of Oklahoma’s 2023 recruiting class for almost half a year now. Speaking with 247Sports director of recruiting at the 2022 Elite 11 Finals check-in, Arnold revealed that Notre Dame and Ohio State were the two early favorites in his recruitment, with the Fighting Irish holding a slight edge.

                                                                  But Oklahoma’s coaching changes over the last several months had him paying more attention to the Sooners, and the hiring of former Ole Miss offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby finally tipped the scales towards Oklahoma.

                                                                  “I was already high on Ole Miss, but don’t think I would’ve gone to Ole Miss. But I was high on Lebby and Oklahoma and it’s two and a half hours away,” Arnold said. “My admiration for Lebby stayed the same when he went to Oklahoma and I heard great things about Coach (Brent) Venables before. Lebby got there and I had to check it out. I went there, loved the environment, loved the coaching staff, campus, everything stood out to me and made me feel like home. Super friendly there. It’s almost like, I get they’re coaches, but they’re also like your friends and they’ll be there for you no matter what.”

                                                                  Arnold committed to Oklahoma Jan. 24, becoming just the second member of its 2023 recruiting class — the first for new coach Brent Venables. The Sooners currently hold the No. 38 class in the 247Sports team composite rankings, with Arnold representing the highest-ranked commit.

                                                                  A product of Denton (Texas) Guyer, the 247Sports Composite ranks Arnold as the No. 31 prospect nationally, No. 5 quarterback and No. 5 prospect in the Lone Star State. He is 1 of 6 quarterbacks in the 2023 class to grade out as a five-star recruit.

                                                                  247Sports national recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks evaluated the 6-foot-1, 198 pound Arnold.



                                                                  https://247sports.com/college/oklaho...ire-189358327/

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                                                                    #34
                                                                    Originally posted by AdonijahAijalon View Post
                                                                    This guy has a different vibe than Rattler and Williams. He wears a pornstache for crying out loud.



                                                                    Williams hits the goal post cross bar from the 50…twice in a row. The other qb’s challenged him and he hit it…the next two missed and he hit it again. Nice touch on his passes.

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                                                                      #35
                                                                      Originally posted by Socalisooner View Post




                                                                      Williams hits the goal post cross bar from the 50…twice in a row. The other qb’s challenged him and he hit it…the next two missed and he hit it again. Nice touch on his passes.
                                                                      Lets see him throw from the top of a mountain:

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                                                                        #36
                                                                        Originally posted by Socalisooner View Post




                                                                        Williams hits the goal post cross bar from the 50…twice in a row. The other qb’s challenged him and he hit it…the next two missed and he hit it again. Nice touch on his passes.
                                                                        Doesn’t matter. He’s dead to me.

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                                                                          #37
                                                                          Originally posted by Socalisooner View Post




                                                                          Williams hits the goal post cross bar from the 50…twice in a row. The other qb’s challenged him and he hit it…the next two missed and he hit it again. Nice touch on his passes.
                                                                          Go cheerlead on the USC board. No one here cares what you think.

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                                                                            #38
                                                                            We have one of the best QBs in this class. Hell, maybe the best QB. Yet, he’s not talked about enough and the doom and gloomers are still pissing their pants.

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                                                                                #40
                                                                                Originally posted by Hermit View Post
                                                                                this gives me anxiety TBH; hope we can keep them inbred in SEC away from our boy.

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                                                                                  #41
                                                                                  Dimes. The boy drops them on the reg. Good wheels for a white boy too. I’m excited.

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                                                                                    #42
                                                                                    Originally posted by SoonerHank View Post
                                                                                    We have one of the best QBs in this class. Hell, maybe the best QB. Yet, he’s not talked about enough and the doom and gloomers are still pissing their pants.

                                                                                    Because his name is not Manning. I'd say it looks like we have THE best QB in this class.

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                                                                                      #43
                                                                                      Originally posted by Mazeppa View Post

                                                                                      Because his name is not Manning. I'd say it looks like we have THE best QB in this class.
                                                                                      I’d say, Puh.

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                                                                                        #44
                                                                                        Pocket Presence- check
                                                                                        Live Arm- check
                                                                                        Accurate- check
                                                                                        Wheels- check
                                                                                        Media Entourage Large enough to distract from everything important- Lacking

                                                                                        Im all in on this kid. If he embraces the Uncle Rico moniker and excels he could rival Baker for my favorite OU QB of this era.

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                                                                                          #45
                                                                                          Now, wait a minute… I thought our recruiting was in deep trouble or something rather?

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                                                                                            #46
                                                                                            Originally posted by Socalisooner View Post




                                                                                            Williams hits the goal post cross bar from the 50…twice in a row. The other qb’s challenged him and he hit it…the next two missed and he hit it again. Nice touch on his passes.
                                                                                            Neat. That will come in handy when they change the rules to allow points for hitting the crossbar.

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                                                                                              #47
                                                                                              Originally posted by OB2.0 View Post
                                                                                              Pocket Presence- check
                                                                                              Live Arm- check
                                                                                              Accurate- check
                                                                                              Wheels- check
                                                                                              Media Entourage Large enough to distract from everything important- Lacking

                                                                                              Im all in on this kid. If he embraces the Uncle Rico moniker and excels he could rival Baker for my favorite OU QB of this era.
                                                                                              A little early to supplant Baker, but I'm all in.

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                                                                                                #48
                                                                                                Originally posted by SEC View Post

                                                                                                I’d say, Puh.
                                                                                                Oklahoma football: Jackson Arnold may be best QB of the 2023 class


                                                                                                The Oklahoma football Sooners have been referred to as QBU for quite a while.

                                                                                                This is for good reason. Oklahoma has four Heisman Trophy quarterbacks, five Associated Press Player of the Year QBs, and since 2000 the most Heisman finalists at the QB position. And then there’s Landry Jones, who was none of the above but is Oklahoma’s all-time leading passer and the leader among the Power Five conferences.

                                                                                                Things were supposed to crash and burn at the QB position for the Sooners, according to many pundits, due to QB whisperer Lincoln Riley packing his bags and heading to Los Angeles in the dead of night.

                                                                                                Yet another Oklahoma Sooner commit, however, has won the Elite 11 Most Valuable Player award — this time five-star 2023 signal-caller Jackson Arnold from Denton, Texas.


                                                                                                What about on the Field?

                                                                                                Balling out at the Elite 11 is no small feat. Winning MVP in competition among the best college QB prospects in the land is difficult, but it’s not just Armold’s performances at camps that make him such a highly touted young star. Last season in Texas 6A, Arnold threw for over 4,000 yards and threw 34 touchdowns with just 5 interceptions, and this is easily the toughest classification of all the top-rated QBs.

                                                                                                Arnold can also be a factor in the run game, as he added over 600 rushing yards in his junior season a year ago. The 2023 class is special with a long list of young men who have a chance to make an NFL franchise very happy. Jackson, in particular, has climbed to the top of my list:


                                                                                                Impact for Oklahoma

                                                                                                Oklahoma is a monster, and everyone but the critics knows it. The Sooners are not in line to fall off under Brent Venables, nor are they in line for that in the SEC. Oklahoma is one of the most consistent programs in the country, strong before Lincoln Riley and once again with him no longer in Norman.

                                                                                                For whatever reason people seemed to think the Sooners might be heading for an offseason of turbulence. Not only has that proven not to be the case, but momentum for the program may be higher than any time in recent memory.

                                                                                                Offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby has already brought in two high-tier QB prospects since joining the staff only a few months ago. Starting with Nick Evers, and now Jackson Arnold


                                                                                                Scouting

                                                                                                Roughly about 6 feet, 2 inches and 195 pounds, Arnold possesses quick feet, and the ability to climb and manipulate the pocket. He demonstrates the ability to evade pressure and keep his eyes downfield for big plays. He led Denton-Guyer to state last season, but they came up short in the title match. Elite production versus strong competition at Texas 6A high school level. Appears to have “it”factor. He has a strong and confident demeanor and is a gamer who seems to elevate his game as the lights get brighter.





                                                                                                https://stormininnorman.com/2022/07/...qb-2023-class/

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                                                                                                  #49
                                                                                                  Originally posted by Mazeppa View Post

                                                                                                  Oklahoma football: Jackson Arnold may be best QB of the 2023 class


                                                                                                  The Oklahoma football Sooners have been referred to as QBU for quite a while.

                                                                                                  This is for good reason. Oklahoma has four Heisman Trophy quarterbacks, five Associated Press Player of the Year QBs, and since 2000 the most Heisman finalists at the QB position. And then there’s Landry Jones, who was none of the above but is Oklahoma’s all-time leading passer and the leader among the Power Five conferences.

                                                                                                  Things were supposed to crash and burn at the QB position for the Sooners, according to many pundits, due to QB whisperer Lincoln Riley packing his bags and heading to Los Angeles in the dead of night.

                                                                                                  Yet another Oklahoma Sooner commit, however, has won the Elite 11 Most Valuable Player award — this time five-star 2023 signal-caller Jackson Arnold from Denton, Texas.


                                                                                                  What about on the Field?

                                                                                                  Balling out at the Elite 11 is no small feat. Winning MVP in competition among the best college QB prospects in the land is difficult, but it’s not just Armold’s performances at camps that make him such a highly touted young star. Last season in Texas 6A, Arnold threw for over 4,000 yards and threw 34 touchdowns with just 5 interceptions, and this is easily the toughest classification of all the top-rated QBs.

                                                                                                  Arnold can also be a factor in the run game, as he added over 600 rushing yards in his junior season a year ago. The 2023 class is special with a long list of young men who have a chance to make an NFL franchise very happy. Jackson, in particular, has climbed to the top of my list:


                                                                                                  Impact for Oklahoma

                                                                                                  Oklahoma is a monster, and everyone but the critics knows it. The Sooners are not in line to fall off under Brent Venables, nor are they in line for that in the SEC. Oklahoma is one of the most consistent programs in the country, strong before Lincoln Riley and once again with him no longer in Norman.

                                                                                                  For whatever reason people seemed to think the Sooners might be heading for an offseason of turbulence. Not only has that proven not to be the case, but momentum for the program may be higher than any time in recent memory.

                                                                                                  Offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby has already brought in two high-tier QB prospects since joining the staff only a few months ago. Starting with Nick Evers, and now Jackson Arnold


                                                                                                  Scouting

                                                                                                  Roughly about 6 feet, 2 inches and 195 pounds, Arnold possesses quick feet, and the ability to climb and manipulate the pocket. He demonstrates the ability to evade pressure and keep his eyes downfield for big plays. He led Denton-Guyer to state last season, but they came up short in the title match. Elite production versus strong competition at Texas 6A high school level. Appears to have “it”factor. He has a strong and confident demeanor and is a gamer who seems to elevate his game as the lights get brighter.





                                                                                                  https://stormininnorman.com/2022/07/...qb-2023-class/


                                                                                                  Kewl.

                                                                                                  Hope he helps.

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