Oklahoma Signs Josh Ellison

The Oklahoma Sooners have officially signed Josh Ellison, a 6-foot-3, 295-pound defensive tackle out of Blinn College in College Station, Texas. Ellison is a four-star recruit, per the 247 Sports composite. He also had offers from Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

Oklahoma Sooners Sign Josh Ellison

Ellison comes in as the second-ranked defensive tackle in the country in the junior college ranks. In fact, the Sooners also signed the top-ranked JUCO defensive tackle in Perrion Winfrey.

Like Winfrey, Ellison has the size and athletic ability to compete for a starting spot right away. The signing of Ellison moved quickly as he de-committed from Texas A&M on December 3rd and announced his commitment to Oklahoma on December 16th.

The influx of talent on the defensive side of the ball shows a real trend for Oklahoma turning the tide in their defensive recruiting. In fact, the improvement this year on the field is clear.  It has paid dividends the recruiting trail.


Josh Ellison Main Photo: An end zone pylon during the Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma Sooners game at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 66-33. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)