Boom News! | 2021 DB Latrell McCutchin commits to OU!
Published: July 4, 2020
The Sooners add another big piece to their # LincUp21
McCutchin (6’1 ″ 178) from Austin Texas announced his pledge today, but if you have followed, this was not unexpected.
Super K had talked about this opportunity since back in January when he went to Austin to meet McCutchin at his school:
‘*** I also got the feeling that Latrell is really fascinated by Oklahoma. Coach Fenner said that despite the injury Latrell suffered his junior year, Nick Saban and the company have continued to push to hold on to him.
*** I may be wrong here but something tells me that Latrell may end up opening things up and if The Sooners are playing this right, I think they will have a real shot. ‘
Since February 21, Super K wrote the following about McCutchin:
“I will also have more about McCutchin. But I’ll tease you with this … something can go down pretty quickly on that front. Lincoln Riley has taken the lead in recruiting McCutchin. McCutchin said he communicates with Riley at least three times a week! ‘
After that score, McCutchin, still an Alabama commit at the time, went up to Norman for a visit and on March 1, Lincoln Riley “Eyes” on Twitter followed, one minute later, by Latrell tweeting that he was leaving Crimson Tide.
Since that time, it was our understanding that McCutchin planned to make an announcement in favor of OU in spring play, but as you all know it was canceled due to the pandemic so the plan scrubbed.
While he was not publicly engaged in Oklahoma in recent months, we never got the impression that things were drifting away and we claimed that he and OU were in a very good place.
Today, Oklahoma received the public commitment from McCutchin. Latrell is an elite defensive back with the size and length that Alex Grinch and Roy Manning crave. He has great ball skills, uses his length to his advantage and does not shy away from contact.
Come the signing day, if things remain intact, McCutchin may be the most complete defensive back to land in Norman during the last decade coming out of high school. Manning and Grinch pulled an elite player out of Austin, Texas and away from the SEC power of Alabama, all in one move.
Not too fussy.