Just days after suffering a blow in the Class of 2021 with the decommitment of a five-star quarterback, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley is welcoming a new QB to the Sooners this year. Four-star quarterback Chandler Morris gave his commitment to the Sooners for the Class of 2020 on Thursday, bringing a close to his own recruiting process that once seemed to be following his dad to Arkansas.
Chandler Morris is the son fo Chad Morris, the former Arkansas head coach who now holds the position of offensive coordinator at Auburn. The younger Morris had previously been committed to Arkansas when his father was still the head coach. When Arkansas decided to make a coaching change, however, Chandler Morris decided to re-evaluate his recruiting position. A door to Oklahoma remained open as the Sooners never filled a spot in the current recruiting class with a quarterback, but a spot was left open in case Morris had a change of heart. Auburn felt like a possibility as well, but the Tigers are currently in a decent spot with its quarterback position with Bo Nix coming off his freshman season.
Morris could step right into the thick of the quarterback competition in Norman once he eventually arrives on campus. With Jalen Hurts moving on, Oklahoma will be looking to the younger quarterback options for 2020. In addition to Morris, Oklahoma also has five-star Spencer Rattler and four-star Tanner Mordecai looking to prove worthy of the starting job.
Naturally, Morris made his commitment on live television by putting on an Oklahoma cap and giving the “Horns Down” hand gesture for the camera.
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In addition to Auburn, Morris is believed to have chosen Oklahoma over USC and Virginia Tech.