Oklahoma received a verbal commitment Friday from 2022 linebacker Kip Lewis.
Lewis announced his pledge on Twitter.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Lewis, from Carthage, TX, is a 4-star prospect, per 247 Sports and Rivals. He led a Carthage defense that powered the Bulldogs to a 14-0 record and Class 4A DII state championship last year.
He chose the Sooners over offers from Texas, USC, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, LSU, Baylor, Kansas State, Missouri and others.
Lewis’ offers picked up in mid-January. Per 247 Sports, Arkansas offered on Jan. 8, TCU on Jan. 11 and Texas Tech on Jan. 12. USC followed with an offer on Jan. 19, OU offered on Jan. 20 and LSU, Texas A&M and Texas all offered on Jan. 21.
Lewis is the Sooners' eighth verbal commitment in the 2022 class, and the second defender, joining Lubbock, TX, linebacker Kobie McKinzie.
Per both 247 Sports and Rivals, OU's 2022 recruiting class currently ranks fifth nationally.