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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Sooners Add Florida OLB to ‘17 Class

3-Star K’Jakyre Daley committed to Oklahoma the day before their Red River clash with the rival Longhorns.

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3-Star outside linebacker K’Jakyre Daley, out of Suncoast Community High School in West Palm Beach, Fla., announced his commitment to the Oklahoma Sooners via Twitter on Friday morning.

Daley becomes the 21st commitment in Oklahoma’s 2017 class and the fourth linebacker commit for Mike Stoops’s unit, joining Levi Draper, Addison Gumbs and Kenneth Murray.

Daley is a good scheme fit for the Sooners, having played most of his high school snaps as a hybrid DE/OLB in a 3-4 defense. He’s an effective pass-rusher who’s good at timing snap counts and can get to the quarterback from anywhere. He’ll have to develop his technique to become a college-level threat, but could conceivably become an Okoronkwo-like weapon for the Sooners down the road. His physical profile, at 6-3 and 220 pounds, is already similar to Obo’s.

Daley is ranked as the nation’s 59th-best outside linebacker and Florida’s 123rd-best player. Those number won’t have Sooners fans doing somersaults, but this is a solid get for OU who landed Daley over offers from Notre Dame, Louisville, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Daley will replace safety Ahmad Thomas as the Floridian on the OU defense. Oklahoma has been selective but generally successful with its Florida commitments in recent years, landing Eric Striker from the Tampa area in 2012.