Brent Venables, Oklahoma Sooners breaking mold with 2025 recruiting class

At this point, it’s safe to say that anything’s possible with Brent Venables and the Oklahoma Sooners on the recruiting trail.

Though they still have several high-profile recruitments to lock up in the next few weeks for the 2024 cycle, the 2025 recruiting class is already beginning to take shape.

When Kevin Sperry committed back in March, the 2025 recruiting class earned its first pledge.

 That came 12 days before the 2024 recruiting class broke the ice. After Gracen Harris joined Sperry in May,

the Sooners added a pair of commitments this week, with Ka'Mori Moore and Elijah Thomas joining the fold.

With four commitments in the class, the Sooners sit at No. 4 in the nation in the 2025 recruiting cycle.

With these four commitments, the 2025 class set a new precedent in recruiting for Brent Venables and his coaching staff.

In prior years, the Brent Venables’ Sooners didn’t receive their first commitment until the year prior to that class’ signing day.

Jackson Arnold committed the January before the December early signing period for the 2023 cycle.

Joshua Bates was committed under the Lincoln Riley regime and stayed committed, but Arnold represented the first commitment in the 2023 cycle under Venables.

For 2024, it was March, just under nine months from the 2024 early signing period, for Oklahoma to earn its first commitment.

Sperry’s pledge came 21 months ahead of the 2025 early signing period. Oklahoma earned its fourth commitment 17 months out from 2025’s early signing period.

 When Oklahoma received its fourth commitment for the 2024 class, the Sooners were just under eight months out from the early signing period.

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