Offensive line target Darrell Simpson announced Saturday he has committed to the University of Oklahoma over OSU, TCU, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Arkansas and LSU.
Simpson is a four-star, top-200 talent from Northwest High School in Justin, Texas, widely viewed as a top-10 prospect at his position in the region. He recently included OSU in his group of final 8 schools but ultimately picked the Sooners in favor of OSU.
“First and foremost I want to thank God, my parents, my sister and family for you have been my support system through it all and I love you,” he said on Twitter. “This decision was not an easy one, but I will continue my academics and athletic endeavors at the University of Oklahoma.”
OSU was in the mix with Simpson for several years, extending a scholarship offer two years ago, but with multiple coaching changes at the offensive line position it made it difficult to maintain a steady relationship with the blue-chip prospect from Texas.
Fortunately for Oklahoma State, it has commitments at offensive line from Bryce Bray, Hunter Anthony, Hunter Woodard, Tyrese Williams and Jacob Farrell, so the offensive line position is more than loaded already. But adding a player of Simpson’s size and talents would have been the perfect polish to finish off the class in style. Now, it seems, OSU will be competing against Simpson in Bedlam for the foreseeable future.