Oklahoma pursued local 4-star tight end Nate Roberts after he decommitted from Notre Dame, but lost him to Ohio State.

By the Numbers
  • Roberts is rated the No. 139 overall prospect and No. 7 tight end in the 2025 recruiting class.
  • Oklahoma had brought in Roberts' older brother, Jake Roberts, from the transfer portal, but still couldn't secure Nate.
Yes, But

Oklahoma also missed out on Roberts' teammate, Cooper Alexander, who committed to Iowa State.

State of Play
  • Oklahoma will now focus on other tight end prospects like Da'Saahn Brame, Linkon Cure, and Chase Loftin for the 2025 class.
  • The team has a solid tight end room with players like Davon Mitchell, Kade McIntyre, and Kaden Helms, offering depth beyond 2024.
What's Next

Oklahoma will continue recruiting to bolster their tight end position and address the lackluster showing in 2023.

Bottom Line

Oklahoma's pursuit of local star Nate Roberts ended with him choosing Ohio State, prompting the Sooners to refocus on other tight end prospects to strengthen the team for the upcoming seasons.