Lincoln Riley Called Out For What He Told 5-Star QB Recruit

first_imgoklahoma head coach lincoln riley at the orange bowlMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley is getting called out for what he reportedly told a five-star quarterback recruit about transfer QBs.Riley allegedly told Oklahoma five-star quarterback recruit Spencer Rattler that he wasn’t going to be taking any major QB recruits back in December.“Coach Riley told me he’s not taking a transfer quarterback anytime soon,” five-star quarterback Spencer Rattler reportedly said.#Oklahoma QB signee Spencer Rattler says “Coach Riley told me he’s not taking a transfer quarterback anytime soon.” https://t.co/eylJSWTuUS @BrandonDrumm247— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) December 31, 2018Fast forward a couple of weeks and Riley has in fact taken a major quarterback recruit.Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has committed to Oklahoma.Dec. 31: Five-star Oklahoma QB signee Spencer Rattler: “Coach Riley told me he’s not taking a transfer quarterback anytime soon,” per @SWiltfong247Jan. 16: Jalen Hurts announces transfer to Oklahoma pic.twitter.com/LeC38IcVBx— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) January 16, 2019Rattler, though, doesn’t seem to be bothered by this. He’ll be a true freshman in 2019 and Hurts has just one season of eligibility remaining.The five-star quarterback isn’t backing down from a quarterback competition, either.“I love it. Jalen is a great player and I’m excited to get to play with him. It’ll be great competition for sure.””I love it. Jalen is a great player and I’m excited to get to play with him. It’ll be great competition for sure.” – @SpencerRattler is all aboard #Sooners landing @JalenHurts.— Josh McCuistion (@JLMcCuistion) January 16, 2019It would be pretty stunning if Hurts doesn’t start at Oklahoma in 2019, but Rattler could be the guy moving forward in 2020.Oklahoma is expected to contend for another Big 12 championship and College Football Playoff spot next season.last_img read more