The Sooners continued to set fire to the recruiting trail as they grabbed yet another Independence Day commitment. Derrick Moore, a 4-star defensive end out of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Maryland, had 20 offers from schools across the country, including Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, and Ohio State, but the University of Oklahoma won out in the end.
The 6’4″, 260-pound lineman is rated as the top player out of Maryland and the #10 defensive lineman nationally for the class of 2022 according to 247Sports. Moore is big enough to play on the interior line, but his speed makes him scary to block on the edge, so he’s quite the intimidator at the defensive end position.
The Sooners extended an offer to Moore in April of 2020, and about a month ago, he was predicted to be signing with Oklahoma. Considering the extensive list of NFL defensive linemen who made their way to the league via Norman, Oklahoma, it should come as no surprise that a talent like Moore will try to do the same. With Isaiah Thomas set to graduate after this year, a spot will be up for the taking, and Derrick Moore just might be the guy to walk on to campus and take it.
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