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Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: 2020 ATH Brian Darby commits to Oklahoma

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The three-star prospect from College Station, Texas is a dynamic athlete who can play several positions on offense or defense.

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Seemingly out of the blue, the Oklahoma Sooners and Lincoln Riley gained a commitment from Brian Darby, an athlete from College Station, Texas. Darby, right under the nose of Texas A&M, gave the Sooners his pledge while having the Wildcats — both Arizona and Kansas State — hot on the recruiting trail.

Darby is a three-star prospect who stands at 6’0”, 192lbs and seemingly does everything for his school (A&M Consolidated) except play quarterback. It’s unclear where Darby will fit in with the Sooners— he mostly plays wide receiver (his preferred offensive position), but he also lines up at running back. However, it would not surprise me in the least should he actually end up as a defensive back for Alex Grinch and Roy Manning because of his frame. His hips are quick and he’s a physical presence, something the Oklahoma defensive backfield could use.

Darby certainly flew underneath the radar for several people including myself and is now one of 10 members of Oklahoma’s 2020 recruiting class. He is rated as the nation’s No. 856th overall prospect and — along with Seth McGowan — puts the Sooners well inside the top 15 of the composite rankings and still No. 1 in the Big 12.