- Brandon Chatmon, ESPN Staff Writer
What a day for Oklahoma.
Offensive tackle Christian Daimler (Houston/Stratford) committed to OU on Wednesday night, becoming the Sooners' third commitment of the day joining tackle Josiah St. John (Athens, Texas/Trinity Valley Community College) and defensive tackle Quincy Russell (San Antonio/Trinity Valley Community College).
As recently as a week ago, some Sooners fans were up in arms because OU had zero combined commitments at defensive tackle and offensive tackle. The Sooners now have four combined commitments at the two positions. It’s a subtle reminder that nothing is set in stone until recruits officially sign with the school of their choice.
With Daimler’s commitment, the Sooners get just what their 2013 recruiting class needed. With St. John’s commitment secured, Daimler adds a young tackle with terrific upside to this recruiting class without the added pressure of needing Daimler to be ready to play early.
The Sooners don’t need him to play right away, which is perfect for the 6-foot-6, 270-pound offensive tackle prospect, who could use a redshirt season to gain additional weight and polish his overall skills. His combination of long arms and terrific feet make him a prospect with good upside but he might not be ready to play immediately, making him the ideal addition to OU’s class on the heels of the addition of St. John.
Bruce Kittle’s job has gotten significantly easier in a matter of hours as the Sooners offensive tackles coach can really streamline how he spends his time on the recruiting trail in January as the Sooners look to try to finalize their class with at least one more quality young lineman.