– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT
Bishop McGuinness 2018 offensive lineman Owen Condon announced on Twitter, on Saturday afternoon, that he has officially committed to Georgia. The Irish O-Line prospect is one of the top offensive lineman prospects in the state and has garnered attention from all over the country. He was offered by Arkansas, Oklahoma State, TCU and many others. However, it’s the Bulldogs that land a rare commitment from an Oklahoma prospect.
You have to go back a long way to find the last time Georgia signed an Oklahoma prospect. The last Oklahoman to sign with the Bulldogs was Union wide receiver Michael Johnson in the late 90’s. That’s not to say that the Bulldogs aren’t trying. Including Condon, they’ve offered six prospects in the Oklahoma 2018 class. However, out of those six prospects, the only prospect that hasn’t committed yet is Midwest City linebacker Jalen Redmond.
Condon has a connection to Georgia and went on an unofficial visit to Athens earlier this year. His mother attended college at Georgia and the Irish offensive lineman was actually born in Atlanta, less than 75 mies away from the Georgia campus.
Condon is currently ranked as the fourth best offensive lineman on the OKPreps Big Board. He’s also ranked as the tenth best prospect overall in the OKPreps 2018 rankings. Out of the top 15 players in the 2018 rankings, only two prospects haven’t committed to D1 programs. This continues a trend that players, especially the elite ones, are committing earlier than ever.
Condon is the 15th prospect in Oklahoma’s 2018 class to commit to a D1 program. He’s also the 5th offensive lineman to commit. The other four are all committed to in-state programs. Bixby’s Bryce Bray and Tuttle’s Hunter Anthony to Oklahoma State. Southmoore’s Brey Walker to Oklahoma and Bixby’s Josh Owens to Tulsa. Additionally, Condon is the 6th prospect to commit to an out of state program and the 2nd to commit to an SEC school. Millwood defensive tackle Israel Antwine committed to Ole Miss two weeks ago.
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