His list of collegiate scholarship offers is almost as big as his 6-foot-5, 330-pound frame, but Imhotep Institute Charter (Philadelphia) OL Johncarlo Valentin is headed south to the University of Oklahoma.
Valentin announced his decision on Twitter, with a slight auto-correct mishap: “I would like to [thank] every school that recruited me … but I am officially committed to the University of Oklahoma.”
Valentin is a four-star recruit and a top-20 ranked guard. His blocking helped lead the Panthers (15-0) to the Class AAA state championship this past season and a No. 11 ranking in the final USA TODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings. Imhotep averaged a remarkable 10 yards per carry on their way to 46.8 points per game in 2015.
Valentin will join Oklahoma’s impressive offensive line recruiting class, which includes fellow guard Ashton Julious, a JUCO recruit from nearby Scranton (Pa.) Lackawanna College.