4. Oklahoma Sooners
The school that looked like Rising would originally land with, instead of Texas football, came with head coach Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma Sooners. Riley was a good offensive-minded head coach for an athletic quarterback with a strong arm and a high-ceiling like Rising to pair with, but he decided to flip to the Horns near the end of his recruitment.
The turbulent Oklahoma starting quarterback situation could cause any number of things to happen come the start of the 2019 regular season. Oklahoma has the tall task of replacing another Heisman winning quarterback for the second straight season, after having Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield lead the way for the past four years.
Even who was assumed to be the Oklahoma starting quarterback this year, Austin Kendall, had his name hit the NCAA Transfer Portal on Jan. 11. The speculation as to the direction of the Oklahoma starting quarterback for 2019, and the direction of the offense in general, is completely up in the air and adds some level of intrigue and excitement for other Big 12 programs.
If Rising were to choose the Sooners, he would need to have some indication that he could be the starting quarterback at least by the start of the 2020 regular season. That would be a smaller hurdle than he would have with the Texas football program behind rising junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger for the next two years.