The Oklahoma Sooners missed the safety of Tyler Turner, who signed for Oregon this week, but that won’t slow Brent Venables and his defense staff. Leaving nothing to chance, the Sooners are offering four-star defenseman Ryan Yaites from Denton Guyer High School in Texas.
Yaites has been committed to LSU since mid-April, but that won’t stop Venables and Brandon Hall from pursuing the Texas product. Another thing to note is that Yaites is the high school teammate of Oklahoma five-star quarterback commit Jackson Arnold.
ESPN, 247Sports Composite and On3’s Consensus all consider Yaites a four-star defender and he ranks among the top 100 players in the talented state of Texas.
Yaites is a versatile defender who has primarily been used as an outside cornerback for Guyer. It’s a bump-and-run corner that makes excellent use of its length and athleticism to challenge receivers at the catch point. Even when the WR made the catch, Yaites shows a strong ability to snatch the ball out to cause the incompletion. He’s a very good tackler, consistently wrapping the ball carrier and driving him to the ground. In running or screen play, he shows great discipline in setting the edge and not letting the ball carrier reach the limit. Great eye discipline and the ability to read the game allow him to quickly switch from cover player to running defender, which helps him make plays in the running game.
If the Sooners could turn around LSU’s Ryan Yaites, it would be a big win and another fantastic defensive prospect for Kaleb Spencer, Erik McCarty and Kade McIntyre.
Ryan Yaites recruitment profile
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Offered on June 23, 2022 No visit scheduled at this time
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