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Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: 4-star CB Latrell McCutchin has signed with OU

Long before he signed with Oklahoma, this Austin native starred on Friday Night Tykes.

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The Oklahoma Sooners have received a signed National Letter of Intent from four-star CB Latrell McCutchin out of LBJ High School in Austin, Texas. Currently rated as the No. 17 corner in the nation and the No. 37 overall prospect in the Lone Star State according to 247Composite, the one-time Alabama commit backed off his original pledge to the Crimson Tide back in March. In time, OU cornerbacks coach Roy Manning and company turned up the heat on his recruitment, and on July 4, he chose the Crimson & Cream over offers from Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and many others.

One very interesting thing about McCutchin is that, as a 6th grader, he appeared in the reality series ‘Friday Night Tykes’. Back then, he was a walking highlight reel whether the ball was in his hands or not.

How he fits

Standing at 6’1, 176 pounds, McCutchin has the kind of length and size that Alex Grinch wants in his defensive backfield. He also possesses an incredibly quick reaction time in coverage and is not afraid of contact. Beyond his measurables and physical gifts, he brings with him a high football IQ, making him a versatile option at both corner positions as well as at free safety. One thing to watch for throughout his collegiate career is his health, as he did miss his junior season with a torn ACL. With added strength, he’ll be able to play with physicality against opposing receivers at the P5 level.

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