The Oklahoma Sooners have grabbed their third running back commit - and 20th commit overall - for 2017 in the form of Kennedy Brooks. The Mansfield, Texas, product is considered a four-star recruit in the 247 Composite rankings and is ranked as the No. 19 RB in the country.
Brooks, who spurned offers from Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Wisconsin joins Trey Sermon (as well as JUCO athlete Marcelias Sutton) in OU’s 2017 backfield class, which is looking pretty stacked. With Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine both potentially leaving after the 2016 season, It’s crucial for OU to build depth at the RB position, and they’re adding quality depth with Brooks.
Brooks already seems to have some pretty good vision as a runner, but he’ll likely need to add some mass once he gets to campus. At only 197 pounds, he’ll need to work towards being in the 210 range by the start of the 2017 season. OU had some stiff competition in the race to earn Brooks’ commitment, so this is another sign of OU’s improvement on the recruiting trail. He’s the 15th (FIFTEENTH!) four-star commitment of the 2017 class for OU, putting the Sooners in the top five of the 247 Composite team rankings. So we’ve got that going for us, which is nice.