The Oklahoma Sooners received a pledge that they were expecting to get on Wednesday morning, as 2017 linebacker Kenneth Murray of Missouri City, Texas has chosen OU over Texas and Texas A&M.
Dreams really do come true....I will be taking the talents God blessed me with to.... pic.twitter.com/rYsJ9g1COs— Deuce#⃣2⃣ (@murrayyy_2) August 10, 2016
Sooner fans were put on “Boom Alert” when current OU commit Robert Barnes sent out a tweet indicating that the Sooners would be receiving a pledge this morning. Murray had previously announced that he would be announcing his commitment this morning, so it was obvious who Barnes was referring to.
Murray is rated as a three-star recruit in the 247 Composite Rankings and is likely seen by the staff as a project due to his relatively small size (6-2, 210). You’ll likely see him use a redshirt season to get up to at least the 225-230 range, and I have no doubt that Schmitty can help him get that done.
Murray is OU’s third commitment in four days, joining 2017 four-star center Creed Humphrey (committed Monday) and 2018 four-star quarterback Cameron Rising (committed Sunday). The recruiting momentum that seems to be building in Norman is sure to help the morale of a fan base that has seen a lot of near misses on the trail in the last five-plus years.