We’re barely into 2020, but already Oklahoma football’s 2022 recruiting class is off to a great start.
This morning, the Sooners added a commitment from Lubbock (Tex.) Cooper five-star outside linebacker Kobie McKinzie. McKinzie is OU’s first verbal commit in the 2022 class.
He’s also the 38th-ranked sophomore and top sophomore outside linebacker in the country, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. McKinzie chose the Sooners over offers from Kansas, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and others.
“After thoughtful consideration and multiple conversations with my family and coaches, I am extremely blessed to have the opportunity to verbally commit to play football at the University of my dreams,” he wrote on Twitter.
— kobie (@kobiemckinzie26) January 15, 2020
Oklahoma currently has the No. 9 class in 247Sports’ 2020 composite team rankings. The Sooners’ 2021 haul checks in at No. 25 as of now.
Obviously there’s a long time until National Signing Day for 2022 recruits, but if Oklahoma can hold onto McKinzie until that point, they’ll be getting a legitimate prospect.