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Oklahoma 4-Star LB's Thoughts On Sooners' '17 Class: "National Championship"

Jacob Phillips, a four-star linebacker in the 2017 class, committed to Oklahoma earlier tonight.

After committing to Oklahoma on Wednesday, Jacob Phillips, the four-star recruit from Nashville, Tenn., took to Twitter to express his expectations for Oklahoma's 2017 class, ranked No. 1 in the country by

Those expectations: a national title.

Here's the tweet Phillips was referring to:

Those are some lofty expectations, but it's nothing out of the ordinary for an elite program like Oklahoma. A national championship is their goal each and every year.

The 6-foot-3, 228-pound inside linebacker tallied 155 tackles and 2.5 sacks his junior season, and will likely have an immediate impact next year on an Oklahoma defense that has struggled mightily this year, giving up a whopping 36.2 points a game.

With Phillips' commitment, Oklahoma now has the No. 5 recruiting class in the nation for 2017, and the No. 1 recruiting class in the Big 12, according to 247Sports.