Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma staff have not let a turbulent few months with wide receiver recruiting for the 2022 class hinder their efforts in recruiting receivers for the 2023 class.
Brandon Inniss, a wide receiver from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, verbally committed to the Sooners in the 2023 recruiting class on Sunday in front of friends and family.
Inniss is a huge addition for the Sooners, as he is ranked as the number one wide receiver in the country by 247Sports and a top 20 prospect by ESPN.
What can the Sooners expect from their newest commit?
The first thing that sticks out about Inniss’ high school performance is his physicality. On first contact, he’s difficult to bring down, and he’s always pushing for extra yards. Because of how tough and shifty Inniss is after the catch, some three- to five-yard hitches became 15-yard gains.
At such a young age, he demonstrates the ability to get behind the defense with ease and has sure hands. To make a play, the young receiver will go up and over defenders in traffic.
That’s a positive in Riley’s scheme because he enjoys calling goal-line and slot fades to smaller but still athletic players.
The older and more physically developed Inniss becomes, the better he will be at blocking. He wants to block and is willing to put out the effort, which is a coach’s dream.
More repetitions and physical maturity will provide the rest. From the slot, he can catch screens and slants, and from the outside, he can take the top off a defense with vertical routes and deep crossing patterns.
Inniss is another 5 star weapon added to the wr position for the #Sooners. He is an excellent prospect with his route running ability, playmaking and hands. Inniss can play either in the slot or on the outside and cause problems for defenses. #Boomer #Oklahoma https://t.co/TWctIve5KX— Chris Singletary (@CSing57) August 22, 2021
Lincoln Riley values versatility in his receivers, and Inniss’ ability to play both inside and outside should help him get on the field early in the season. Inniss has the ability to scare teams vertically, attack the ball in the air, and turn a slant or screen into large yards after the catch. He has the ability to score from any position on the field.
Simply told, he’s a dynamic wide receiver who understands his role.
Source: MSN Sports