The Path to Norman
Stacey Wilkins played high school football in Arkansas – SEC country. His first Power 5 offer was from the home-state Razorbacks. His second P5 offer? The Oklahoma Sooners. Coach Bedenbaugh and company invested in the talented lineman and got to know him early in his recruiting journey. Wilkins has football in his blood, with several family members having NFL experience. An extremely talented left tackle, his offer sheet is an impressive list of perennial powerhouses: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, and more vied for the commitment of the young man. After several visits and a long relationship with the staff, Wilkins chose the Sooners shortly before the 2018 football season.
…and Barry Switzer may or may not have made an appearance in this video!
Welcome to Norman! pic.twitter.com/gReGHNeya5
— TFB Sooners (@TFB_Sooners) August 3, 2018
Career so Far
Wilkins took a redshirt season in 2019, but appeared in the max four games to gain experience.
Position: Offensive Lineman
Year: Redshirt Freshman
2019: 4 GP
OU returns Erik Swenson at the spot, who started on the line in eight games for the Sooners last year. A fully healthy Swenson certainly has a great chance to win the job this season. However, after just one year on campus, Wilkins looks to be the favorite to win the left tackle spot. TFB has reported how hard Wilkins worked during the offseason/ quarantine, focusing on his footwork and the fundamentals. Stacey Wilkins has all the tools to be a several year starter at OU, beginning in 2020, and be a star at the crucial left tackle spot.