2019 5-Star WR Theo Wease recaps Colorado, Oklahoma visits
One of the most closely-watched prospects in the country this spring will be five-star wide receiver Theo Wease, who is fresh off of leading his Allen team to its fifth state championship this year.
Now that his season is complete, the former Oklahoma commit can start narrowing-down the schools that he’ll likely choose between as his senior season approaches.
“During this spring I am actually trying to cut my list down to five-or-six schools,” he said. “I had tweeted that I was thinking about doing that December 26th, but I had to push that date back just to make sure that I get all the schools right.”
One program that may have made a surprise headline in regards to his recruitment is Colorado, where he made a mid-season visit on the recommendation of former teammate Will Sherman. Perhaps the Buffaloes are a very dark horse in his considerations, but Wease gave his visit a positive review.
“(Sherman) was telling me that I needed to come out there,” he said. “He told me that it was going to change my mind about a lot of stuff, so I just had to go out there and see … and it did actually change my mind a little bit.”
Outside of the teams trying to make up ground with him during the spring, the Sooners are still very much one of the favorites with Wease, and since joining the race for him before the season, USC remains in the picture as well.
IN HIS WORDS
More on his visit to Colorado
“It went fine - I love the atmosphere, just the scenery and everybody up there,” he said. “It was so welcoming, it was just so family-like.”
Updating on Oklahoma, where he visited on November 18
“OU is probably going to be one of my top schools until the end,” he said. “When I come out with top schools, they always are going to make the list … I’ll probably be out at their first spring practice, and then probably again for their spring game.”
“It’s just been real fun to see out them going out there and working hard,” he said. “I knew before Coach (Bob) Stoops left that this upcoming season was going to be a big one.”
Even though Oklahoma is an out-of-state school, it’s still one known for recruiting the Dallas area heavily. Meanwhile the Trojans are hoping to capitalize on the resurgence of the program in the last few seasons under Clay Helton and Sam Darnold in conjunction with Wease’s ties to the west coast. USC is going to need to compete hard for him, but are working to show Wease that he’s a top priority for them and he said that he would like to visit in the spring.
“They stay in contact with me every day,” he said. “I talk to Coach (Tee) Martin every day … Things went well for them this season for sure.”