Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma Football | 2020 Recruiting Class Breakdown

M. Hofeld


Oklahoma has added 23 new signees and three transfers since the end of the 2019 college football season. The Sooners closed out the 2020 recruiting cycle strong with a pair of four-star commitments on the defensive side of the ball.

Defensive end Reggie Grimes had long been committed to Oklahoma but chose not to take advantage of the early signing period and wait until Wednesday to submit his Letter of Intent.

Joining Grimes on Wednesday was cornerback Joshua Eaton who was listed by 247Sports as the nation’s #26 prospect at the position.

Oklahoma’s 2020 class is comprised of athletes from nine different states and the District of Colombia. They span eight different position groups with 10 coming on the defensive side of the ball.

Breakdown By State
State# of Signees
North Carolina2
Oklahoma 2
D.C. 1
Illinois 1
Maryland 1
Missouri 1

Fourteen of Oklahoma’s signees are ranked as 4-star recruits by 247Sports with the remaining nine being 3-star recruits.

Linemen were a focal point on both sides of the ball in this class. The Sooners signed five offensive linemen and four defensive linemen. Other position groups of note were receiver and defensive backs with four signees in each of those groups as well.

Position Breakdown
Position# of Signees
Running Back1
Receiver 4
Offensive Line5
Defensive Line4
Linebacker 2
Defensive Back 4
Special Teams 2

In addition to the 2020 recruiting class, the Sooners also added a trio of receiver transfers. Highlighted by former UCLA speedster Theo Howard, Oklahoma also added Cason Grant (Mississippi State) and Obi Obialo (Marshall).

247Sports has Oklahoma ranked with the #11 class nationally and #2 in the Big 12 Conference. Rivals has the Sooners #15 nationally, and second in the conference, while ESPN has them at #10.

Ten of Oklahoma’s 2020 signees are already enrolled and attending classes during the spring semester and will participate in practice next month. Included in that group are defensive linemen Josh Ellison and Perrion Winfrey (both junior college transfers), athletes DJ Graham and Michael Henderson, running back Seth McGowan, receiver Marvin Mims, offensive linemen Noah Nelson and Andrew Raym, defensive back Bryson Washington and linebacker Shane Whitter. 

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