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Oklahoma made huge strides with its 2020 recruiting class on Thursday afternoon.

Seth McGowan, a 6-foot, 215-pound running back from Mesquite (Texas) Poteet High School announced his commitment to play for the Sooners.

McGowan’s pledge came after than an hour after Brian Darby (6-0, 200) pledged to join Oklahoma. He plays for A&M Consolidated in College Station, Texas.

McGowan, a four-star recruit by Rivals, had OU, USC, Texas A&M and Georgia among his finalists. He joins Aledo (Texas) High school’s Jase McClellan as running backs with commitments to the upcoming recruiting class.

The running back rushed for 1, 614 yards with 25 touchdowns during his junior season. He averaged 7.4 yards per carry.

Darby, a three-star prospect, is listed as an athlete by Rivals. It is expected that he’ll play wide receiver for the Sooners. His chief recruiter was outside wide receivers coach Dennis Simmons.

Oklahoma is hitting the state of Texas hard with the 2020 recruiting class. Eight of the 10 verbal commitments hail from Texas.

Eric Bailey

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Eric covers the University of Oklahoma football and men’s basketball teams. A Haskell Indian Nations University graduate, he has been a member of the Tulsa World sports staff for 12 years. Phone: 918-581-8391