Once again Oklahoma went to Las Vegas and once again they hit the jackpot as the Sooners landed one of the most sought after defensive linemen in the country when they received the verbal commitment from four-star defensive end Justin Chaisson (6-5, 260, 4.7) from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman.
"I took an unofficial visit to Oklahoma," Chaisson said. "I saw them practice and scrimmage and I really liked it.
"My mom and my dad went out there and they were showed the academic center. We got involved with all the coaches and we got a good feeling about Oklahoma.
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"I decided that I wanted to go to Oklahoma yesterday (April 14th)," Chaisson said. "I was going to wait and take it slow, but I thought that Oklahoma was a great fit for me. Why wait when I knew the outcome would be Oklahoma.
"Oklahoma just felt right and I felt that Oklahoma was the best place for me," Chaisson said. "I've seen all the schools that I wanted to attend and Oklahoma was the best place for me.
"There will be no other official visits, I'm done with recruiting," Chaisson said. "The only trip I'll take is to Oklahoma.
"It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders," Chaisson said. "Now I can concentrate on school and getting better as a football player."
The Sooners win this intense recruiting battle over Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, UCLA, Florida, LSU, South Carolina, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Utah, UNLV and Nevada.
Oklahoma lands a player in Chaisson who had to fight through double teams all season long, and still he dominated the opposition ending up with the new state record for sacks with 24. He also racked up over 90 tackles, eight pass deflections, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Chaisson earned co-State Defensive Player of the Year honors for his outstanding performance on the gridiron. He also earned all-league, all-conference, all-area, and all-state.