Lone Star State Phenom Crosses Red River

The summer has been on fire for not only the state of Oklahoma, but it’s football program.

2023 Four-star EDGE Colton Vasek (Austin, Tx.) announced he’ll haul down I-35 and play for Oklahoma at the next level.

Vasek is listed at 6’6 230 pounds, and is one of the key components of the back to back Texas state champion Westlake Chaps. He currently holds 38 offers, and chose the Sooners over Oregon, Texas, Texas Tech, and Clemson. OUInsider’s Parker Thune described Vasek’s commitment as “if Ethan Downs went to Texas”, considering Vasek’s father, Brian, lettered as a defensive end at Texas in the 1990s. Brian Vasek is also the associate head and DL coach at Westlake. Vasek is noted as the No. 76 player in America, No. 14 player in the state of Texas, and No. 7 EDGE in the country.

Vasek’s 2021 season speaks for itself. He finished it with 56 tackles, 16 TFLs, 10 sacks, and 2 FF, while also named defensive MVP in the state championship game. When you turn on the tape, his length and hands stick out first. Vasek is a natural pass rusher, and he just obliterates every tackle he lines up against.

PLAYER COMPARISON: When it comes to his quick burst off the line, ability to dominate the man in front of him, and chasing down the ball carrier, Vasek’s play reminds me a little bit of both Ethan Downs and Dan Cody. Cody and Vasek’s measurements are almost equal.

Sooners DE coach Miguel Chavis lives by the word “violent”, and that’s what he’s getting in the Lone Star State phenom. It also explains why come hell or high water, he was going to get him to Norman. Vasek visted unofficially at the “Party At The Palace” this weekend with the rest of the 2023 class, and spent quality time with his position coach.

Without coaching a game, Chavis has already proven to be a force on the recruiting trail in his first season as a position coach, this being his 3rd commitment. Chavis was the primary guy for Adepoju Adebawore and played a role in Derrick LeBlanc’s process. Vasek is now the No. 19 commit in the class and the 10th of the month. The Sooners move to the No. 7 class on Rivals.com.

Vasek with Miguel Chavis

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