Oklahoma City Casady guard Joshua Wariboko made his strong interest in Oklahoma known when he spent two days at the Sooners summer camp in early June. The Sooners reciprocated the interest, offering the 2015 prospect just days after the camp concluded.
There was no reason to wait any longer for Wariboko. He committed to the Sooners on Thursday during an unofficial visit to OU, according to Casady coach Koby Scoville. Wariboko becomes the Sooners' first commitment for the Class of 2015.
“He had an offer from Oregon State and really liked it,” Scoville said. “But you could see he had a different look in his eye when it came to OU.”
OU’s camp was the first college football camp experience for Wariboko, who said at the time that he went to the camp because the Sooners were “way up there, and I wanted to show them that.” The recruiting process was just starting to pick up for Wariboko, and he has done a good job of handling the attention since his name started to appear on the recruiting landscape this spring.
“We’re really proud of Josh; he’s handled it great,” Scoville said. “He’s still the same humble Josh he has always been.”
A strong offensive guard prospect with a big base yet still plenty of room to improve, Wariboko provides the Sooners a strong anchor to build upon as they strive to secure a strong class of offensive linemen for 2015. He was one of the stars of OU’s summer camp, holding his own against several solid defensive linemen, including 2014 OU commit Brandon Glenn (Irving, Texas/Ranchview).
“If it’s possible, he does look bigger,” Scoville said of Wariboko. “He’s always had a really big lower body, but you look at him now and his back has really widened.”
SoonerNation staff writer Bob Przybylo contributed to this story.