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Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Four-star DE Ronnie Perkins commits to Oklahoma

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The St. Louis native is Oklahoma’s 20th commitment of the 2018 class.

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The Oklahoma Sooners received some outstanding news on Sunday afternoon when four-star defensive end Ronnie Perkins announced his commitment to OU.

The St. Louis (Lutheran North) product is Oklahoma’s second 2018 commitment at a position of need (joining Ron Tatum as the second true DE), and the Sooners had to win a battles with the Texas Longhorns in order to secure each verbal. Perkins visited Austin in early September, but this weekend’s visit must have impressed Perkins enough to convince him that OU was the place for him.

Perkins is an outstanding prospect at the defensive end position who could find himself right in the rotation very early in his career.

If you’re on Twitter, you’re likely well aware that Lincoln Riley tweeted this out earlier:

Based on the way he’s used this in the past, two more commitments are likely on the horizon in the very near future. Get excited!

Perkins is the No. 112 overall player in the country per the 247Composite Rankings and is Oklahoma’s 20th commitment of the 2018 class. With his verbal, the Sooners have moved up to No. 8 in the class rankings.