The Oklahoma Sooners’ pursuit of defensive line talent has placed its focus on the Kansas City area in the 2024 recruiting class.
In the 2023 class, it netted them Cayden Green out of Lee’s Summit, just outside of K.C., and may help them earn a pledge from five-star defensive lineman Williams Nwaneri.
But Nwaneri isn’t the only talented player out of the Kansas City metro area that the Sooners are pursuing. Jayshawn Ross, a four-star defensive end, has caught Oklahoma’s eye and it looks like the Sooners have made a positive impression.
Parker Thune and Brandon Drumm each issued Rivals FutureCasts favoring the Sooners.
Ross is an athletic edge prospect that also plays wide receiver at the high school level. On the defensive side of the ball, he displays a great motor and strong hand usage to get through offensive tackles. He’s got really good closing speed and finishes plays with ferocity. Ross shows off really good change of direction ability when he’s playing on the offensive side of the ball.
Though Oklahoma’s been in the mix for several defensive line prospects, they’ve yet to land a commitment. Ross’ athleticism could make him a fit as a weakside defensive end or as a cheetah in Brent Venables’ defense.
Jayshawn Ross Recruiting Profile
Kansas City, Mo.
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