It’s Oklahoma’s big day, so here’s a commitment.
2021 4-star CB, Latrell McCutchin out of Austin, Texas (that’s right) has announced his commitment to the Sooners.
Latrell McCutchin is a name many Oklahoma fans have become familiar with over the past few months, and it’s been said that it had not been for the current pandemic, he would have already been apart of Oklahoma’s class.
Timing aside, McCutchin is big-time get for Oklahoma and Alex Grinch. McCutchin currently ranks as a top-100 prospect by Rivals, and just outside at #124 in the composite rankings. He holds offers from Alabama (former commit), LSU, Ohio State, Florida, and Tennessee.
As noted above, McCutchin is coming off of injury so the tape is limited, thus making evaluation a little difficult. Before injury however, McCutchin looked to be one of the more sought after DB’s in the country with offers from most playoff caliber programs (as a sophomore). McCutchin fits the mold of what Alex Grinch is building on defense. Long, rangy athletes with speed that can challenge even the most accurate quarterbacks, but also be assets against the run.
McCutchin looks up to legendary DB, Deion Sanders (hence why he wears #21); His game patterns more closely to Jalen Ramsey. He’s a DB that can play both corner or nickel at the next level. An aggressive and physical DB that can jam receivers at the line and has the speed and length to play bump and run coverage to disrupt timing.
One thing that does stand out on the limited film and separates McCutchin as one of the more premier DB’s in the country is his vision and recognition. Whether he’s playing man or zone, McCutchin plays quick and aware. He can get in and out of cuts with longer routes, or can come downhill to assist against the run. While still pretty lean, his 6’1″, 6’2″ frame looks to be able to add good weight, which should further his ability to play against the run.
Alex Grinch is putting together a jumbo-sized, very athletic defensive class in 2021. The addition of McCutchin not only fits what he’s building, but gives him some versatility while overhauling the secondary. Also gives Oklahoma their second highest rated defensive recruit thus far.