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OU football: Four-star OLB Clayton Smith commits to Sooners

NORMAN — A big day of recruiting got even bigger Friday for OU.

A few hours after securing a commitment from five-star wide receiver Mario Williams, the Sooners added a big defensive piece when four-star 2021 outside linebacker Clayton Smith committed.

The Texarkana, Texas, product announced his decision on Twitter.


Smith chose the Sooners from a group of finalists that also included LSU, Texas, Oregon, Florida State and Kentucky.

Smith is the second linebacker commit OU has received this month, joining Florida product Danny Stutsman.

The 6-foot-4, 220 pound Smith is the No. 14 outside linebacker in the 2021 class according to Rivals and is No. 211 nationally among all players in the class.

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Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley celebrates after a blocked punt during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Oklahoma won 52-14. [Bryan Terry/The...

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Ryan Aber

Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The... Read more ›

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