Dereon Coleman, 2026 Quarterback, Lists Oklahoma in Top 8 Choices

The Oklahoma Sooners are gearing up for the 2026 recruiting cycle, and their quarterback prospects are starting to take shape. This week, they secured a commitment from four-star quarterback Jaden O’Neal from California. However, before O’Neal’s commitment, the Sooners were heavily favored to land another highly-rated prospect, Dereon Coleman.

Coleman, a four-star recruit according to 247Sports, attended the Brent Venables Football Camp recently and announced his top eight schools on Thursday. Among those schools was Oklahoma. During an interview with John Garcia from Rivals, Coleman expressed his excitement about the opportunity to play for Oklahoma, referring to it as a “dream offer.” He highlighted the belief that the coaching staff has in his abilities, the program’s tradition, and the passionate fan base as reasons why he felt at home during his visit.

While there is still a long way to go in the 2026 recruiting cycle, it seems that Oklahoma is in a strong position in their pursuit of Coleman. Despite early predictions in favor of the Sooners from recruiting analysts at 247Sports, Rivals, and On3, there is still much uncertainty surrounding this recruitment process. For the latest updates on Oklahoma football news and coverage, follow @SoonersWire on X and check out their Facebook page. Additionally, you can follow John on X @john9williams for more insights and opinions.

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