OLB Brynden Walker

Brynden Walker had previously committed to Oklahoma State on March 4. DOUG HOKE/The Oklahoman

Oklahoma football made another addition to its class of 2020 Sunday night with the verbal commitment of three-star outside linebacker Brynden Walker. He becomes the 13th member of the Sooners’ next recruiting class. The 6-foot-3, 232 high school senior announced his intention to play his college football in Norman via Twitter.

Walker had previously committed to Oklahoma State on March 4 and was headed to Stillwater in the fall of 2020 before coach Lincoln Riley offered him in April, and the No. 8 recruit in the state of Oklahoma has now flipped to the Sooners. Walker received offers from Texas, Texas Tech, Kansas State, and Tulsa, among others, during his recruiting process. His father, Denard, played cornerback at LSU before spending nine seasons in the NFL.

The linebacker from OKC Bishop McGuinness will bring with him to Norman physicality and explosiveness at the linebacker position, and fits the mold of the athletic, versatile defenders new defensive coordinator Alex Grinch is looking to feature in his defense. While Walker has played primarily as an outside linebacker, he possesses the frame and the athleticism to be moved inside as well.

Walker now stands as the second linebacker committed to Oklahoma’s class of 2019 joining three-star Louisiana linebacker Edgerrin Cooper.

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