– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT
The top running back in Oklahoma’s 2018 class has decided his college future. John Marshall running back Devonte Lee announced his commitment to Nevada on Sunday night. Lee committed to the Wolfpack a few weeks after taking an official visit. He chose Nevada over several high-profile FCS schools as well as FBS schools like Navy and North Texas.
Lee ran for nearly 3,000 yards last year as a junior. He led the state in rushing and was a one-man wrecking crew. This year, he’s not on pace to run for 3,000, but he’s led John Marshall to a 5-1 start with their only loss coming to 4A’s #2 Heritage Hall. Lee has been the best running back in the state for over a year now. His mix of size and strength makes him nearly impossible to bring down with just one or even two tacklers.
The scary part about Lee’s game is his transformation into his senior season. Lee has gotten faster and hasn’t lost that strength that has made him one of the top players in Oklahoma’s 2018 class.
Nevada is no stranger to recruiting Oklahoma. Their head coach is former OU assistant Jay Norvell. Nevada also recently had former Norman North quarterback David Cornwell on their roster after Cornwell transferred out of Alabama. Cornwell is no longer on the Nevada roster. The Wolfpack have extended offers to four other 2018 prospects in Oklahoma. That includes Lee’s teammate, offensive lineman Nigel Brannon, who’s committed to Memphis.
Lee is the 24th prospect to commit in Oklahoma’s 2018 class. Lee is ranked as the best overall running back on the OKPreps Big Board. Lee is also ranked as the 22nd best player in Oklahoma’s 2018 Class.
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