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National Signing Day tracker: OU football recruits, announcements, 2021 class rankings

College football's early signing period for the 2021 recruiting class begins Wednesday and runs through Friday. Coach Lincoln Riley and the Sooners entered the day with the nation's No. 14-ranked class, according to

We will update this throughout the day as the signings come in.

Billy Bowman, ATH, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, Denton, Texas (Ryan)

Bowman is the top player classified as an athlete in the 2021 class, the No. 10 player in Texas and the No. 43 player nationally according to Rivals. He could wind up as either a wide receiver or a cornerback with the Sooners. His father, Billy Bowman Sr., played football and baseball at East Central. Bowman committed to the Sooners in early November, about a month after decommitting from Texas.

Savion Byrd, OT, 6-foot-7, 315 pounds, Duncanville, Texas

The Rivals four-star prospect is No. 114 overall and No, 16 offensive tackle in the 2021 class. He waited until signing day to make his decision known, choosing the Sooners over SMU.

Isaiah Coe, DT, 6-foot-3, 310 pounds, Homewood, Illinois (Iowa Western)

 Coe is the second Reivers defensive lineman to sign with the Sooners in the last two classes, joining Perrion Winfrey. Coe had 38 tackles this season with 6.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss. He also forced two fumbles. Coe could wind up playing nose guard at OU.

Ethan Downs, DE, WDE, 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, Weatherford

Downs is the No. 2 player on The Oklahoman's Super 30 rankings of the state's top prospects of the 2021 class and the No. 28 weakside defensive end nationally according to Rivals. Downs had 238 career tackles, 18 sacks and two interceptions during his career. He also had more than 1,000 receiving yards.

Jalil Farooq, WR, 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Upper Marlboro, Maryland (Wise)

 Farooq is the No. 23 wide receiver and the No. 156 player in the 2021 class according to Rivals. The four-star prospect chose the Sooners over Maryland. Farooq and quarterback commit Caleb Williams have been longtime friends and visited Norman in late August in the event Williams organized.

Kelvin Gilliam Jr., DT, 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, Highland Springs, Virginia

The No. 7 defensive tackle in the class and No. 91 overall player in the 2021 class according to Rivals is the highest-ranked interior defensive lineman the Sooners have signed since Neville Gallimore in 2015. Gilliam, though, has the versatility to play both inside and outside. He chose the Sooners over Penn State.

Damond Harmon, CB, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, Highland Springs, Virginia

The No. 208 player in the 2021 class and the No. 20 cornerback, Harmon is another piece of the Washington, D.C., area Sooners signees in the class. He also considered Georgia, Penn State, South Carolina and Tennessee. Harmon committed Aug. 1, a few weeks before his high school teammate, defensive lineman Kelvin Gilliam Jr.

Cody Jackson, WR, 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, Richmond, Texas (Foster)

Jackson was the first commit of the 2021 class for the Sooners, choosing OU over a group of offers that included Alabama, LSU, Oregon, Texas and Oklahoma State among others. Jackson is a product of the same high school that produced CeeDee Lamb. Jackson has more than 3,000 receiving yards in his career, which is still ongoing.

Latrell McCutchin, CB, 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, Austin, Texas (Lyndon B. Johnson)

The No. 4 cornerback and No. 77 overall player in the class according to Rivals, McCutchin was committed to Alabama for nine months, tore his ACL as a junior and decommitted in March while on a visit to Norman. He committed to OU on the Fourth of July, the same day as quarterback Caleb Williams.

Cullen Montgomery, OT, 6-foot-5, 320 pounds, Houston (Episcopal)

Montgomery is the No. 58 offensive tackle and the No. 82 player in Texas according to Rivals. Montgomery came into signing day as the only offensive lineman in the class for OU. Montgomery was the last of the Sooners' commits before the COVID-19 pandemic changed the landscape of recruiting for the class. He chose the Sooners over a group of offers that included Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Oregon and Texas A&M among others.

Jordan Mukes, S, 6-foot-4, 192 pounds, Choctaw

One of two in-state commits for the Sooners in the 2021 class, Mukes finished No. 4 in The Oklahoman's Super 30 rankings of in-state prospects in the class. Mukes had 84 tackles and four interceptions as a senior, helping the Yellowjackets to their first state-title game since 1960 and just the second in school history. Mukes, also a basketball standout, returned to football as a sophomore after a couple seasons away from the sport.

Nathan Rawlings-Kibonge, SDE, 6-foot-7, 240 pounds, Portland, Oregon (Jefferson)

Rawlings-Kibonge is the No. 14 strongside defensive end and the No. 227 player overall in the 2021 class according to Rivals. Rawlings-Kibonge is a two-sport star, originally committing to Washington State as a basketball player before deciding on football and the Sooners. There’s a chance he could play basketball for the Sooners also. Rawlings-Kibonge played just two seasons of high school football.

Clayton Smith, OLB, 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, Texarkana, Texas (Texas High)

Smith is the No. 33 player, No. 2 outside linebacker and No. 7 player in the state of Texas according to Rivals. Smith is expected to enroll early. Smith plays on both sides of the ball at Texarkana, helping the Tigers to an undefeated regular season and into the second round of the playoffs, where they'll play this weekend. Smith joins Caleb Williams and JaFarooq as Sooners selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl this season.

Danny Stutsman, OLB, 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, Winter Garden, Florida (Foundation Academy)

Stutsman, a Rivals three-star recruit, chose the Sooners over a group that included Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. Stutsman had 333 career tackles, rushed for nearly 900 yards and had more than 2,000 receiving yards.

Caleb Williams, QB, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, Washington, D.C. (Gonzaga)

The top-rated dual threat quarterback and No. 5 overall player in the 2021 class according to Rivals, Williams chose the Sooners over LSU and Maryland. Williams moved to Norman in October and helped recruit for OU, organizing the 'Sooner Summit' in late August, which brought a group of commits and some uncommitted players to Norman. Williams is the second top-rated quarterback the Sooners have signed in three classes, joining 2019's Spencer Rattler.

Mario Williams, WR, 5-foot-10, 165 pounds, Plant City, Florida

The No. 2 wide receiver, No. 2 player in the state of Florida and No. 15 overall player in the 2021 class according to Rivals, Williams is one of two Rivals five-star players in the class, joining quarterback Caleb Williams. Mario Williams committed to the Sooners in May, choosing OU over Alabama, Florida, Georgia and LSU. Williams had 743 receiving yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, finishing his career with nearly 3,200 receiving yards. 

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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 ›