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Oklahoma Gets Big News On Top Defensive Recruit

A close up of an Oklahoma Sooners football helmet.

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 22: An Oklahoma Sooners helmet on the field during warm ups before the game against the Kansas Jayhawks November 22, 2014 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Jayhawks 44-7. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Edgerrin Cooper, the No. 34 linebacker in the 2020 recruiting class, has officially announced his commitment.

Cooper finished his senior season of high school football with 85 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. His production at Covington High School earned him 21 offers during his recruitment process, but decided that the right choice resides in the Big 12.

The three-star linebacker announced on social media that he'll be playing for the Oklahoma Sooners.

"I'm thankful for my family for helping me through this long adventure. I would be lying if I said this recruitment process wasn't stressful," Cooper said in his statement on Twitter. "With that being said, I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Oklahoma University!"

Here is the announcement from Cooper:

Lincoln Riley now has a total of 12 commits for his 2020 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 10 according to 247Sports. More importantly, the Sooners have the No. 1 class in the Big 12 by a wide margin.

Oklahoma is putting together an outstanding week of recruiting for its 2020 and 2021 classes. On Thursday, the program landed a commitment from five-star quarterback Brock Vandagriff.

The Sooners are definitely built to compete for a championship right now, and yet, the future may look even brighter for them.