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Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: LB Brian Asamoah commits to Oklahoma

The Columbus native prospect chose the Sooners over Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pitt and UCLA.

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On Thursday, three-star linebacker prospect and recent visitor Brian Asamoah announced his commitment to the Oklahoma Sooners. The Columbus, Ohio, native chose OU after receiving offers from Pittsburgh, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, UCLA and others.

Before his July trip to Norman for the ChampU BBQ, it seemed much more likely that Asamoah would choose a school closer to home (most likely Pitt). However, the BBQ clearly made quite an impression on the Rust Belt prospect. After originally planning to announce during the week following the recruiting event, he later pushed the announcement back so he could think things over. Now Asamoah is the seventh BBQ attendee and fourth 2018 prospect to commit to OU since July 29.

Asamoah is listed as the No. 36 OLB in the nation for the class of 2018. His upside is pretty high, as he certainly isn’t lacking for speed or explosiveness. Since he’s currently at around 210-215 pounds, he also has plenty of room to grow. As is, he’s a very quick rusher off the edge who really has a nose for the football.

Asamoah is Oklahoma’s 19th overall commit for 2018, and he’s the ninth commit of the class on the defensive side of the ball. He’s also OU’s first linebacker commit of the class. Additionally, Oklahoma could potentially flip four-star LB prospects Dashaun White (Texas A&M commit) and Raymond Scott (USC commit) before all is said and done, so the Sooners could wind end up being in pretty good shape at that position group from a recruiting perspective.