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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: OU adds another 2023 commit, eight Sooners make Senior Bowl watch list

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Also, OU added Arizona State punter Michael Turk this week.

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Happy Saturday, friends and fans!

On Friday, the Oklahoma Sooners picked up a verbal commitment from 2023 three-star center Joshua Bates. The Durango, Colorado prospect also holds offers from the in-state Buffaloes, USC, Oregon and Michigan State.

According to 247 Sports, Bates is the No. 3 player in the state of Colorado. With his commitment, OU’s 2023 class maintains its No. 1 status, nationally.

Now onto this week’s Saturday edition of Hot Links! ‘Mondre runs wild in debut, the Sooners add a punter via the transfer portal, three major collegiate conferences are in talks of teaming up and more!

OU Links

  • Former Arizona State Sun Devils punter Michael Turk recently announced his decision to transfer to Oklahoma. Per rules, the junior specialist will not be eligible to play until after the 2021 season.
  • Earlier this week, eight Sooners were named to the 2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List. The group includes OT Erik Swenson, S Delarrin Turner-Yell, OL Marquis Hayes, OL Tyrese Robinson, RB Kennedy Brooks, H-back Jeremiah Hall, DT Perrion Winfrey and DE Isaiah Thomas. Boomer!
  • Former Oklahoma and current Dallas Cowboys DT Neville Gallimore reportedly suffered a hyperextension injury in his left elbow during a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. A timetable for recovery is still to be determined.
  • In case you missed it, OU plans to stripe the stadium (barring capacity restrictions) in the home opener against Western Carolina on Sept. 11. If you plan on attending this game, make sure you wear the right colored shirt!

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