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Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: 2020 LB Brynden Walker commits to Oklahoma

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The in-state prospect from Bishop McGuinness has flipped from Oklahoma State.

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After several months of anticipation and speculation, the Bedlam battle for 2020 three-star outside linebacker Brynden Walker appears to have come to an end.

Walker has been on the cusp of committing to the Oklahoma Sooners for a while now, so this comes as no shock. Nevertheless, this is a big win for Alex Grinch’s defensive staff.

The Bishop McGuinness (Oklahoma City) standout was previously committed to Oklahoma State and holds offers from Texas, Iowa State and others.

Walker has a great frame for a linebacker — inside or outside — at 6’3, 230 lbs. The idea of Walker transitioning to the inside has been a talking point and was likely suggested to Brynden by the Sooners’ coaching staff. It is clear what Grinch plans for the future of his defense — big, long, athletic players terrorizing the opposing backfield. Walker, of course, fits that mold.

One look at his tape shows why the Sooners are interested in Walker. His explosiveness, instincts and physicality are all attributes that Grinch wants in his Sooner defense. Walker is rated as the No. 8 prospect in Oklahoma and the No. 44 linebacker nationally. The commitment brings the Sooners to two linebacker commitments and places them at No. 13 nationally in the 247Composite Team Rankings for 2020. Additionally, it keeps them atop the Big 12 for this cycle.