Oklahoma Earns Pledge from 4-star DB Marcus Wimberly

The Sooners' added the first defensive back to their 2025 recruiting class on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday afternoon, Oklahoma added a 4-star defensive back to its 2025 recruiting class.

Bauxite (AR) safety Marcus Wimberly announced his commitment to the Sooners over Alabama, Oregon, Michigan and others, giving Brent Venables and company their 11th pledge in the upcoming cycle.

Wimberly, who visited Norman in early February, joins Lee's Summit North (MO) interior defensive lineman Ka'Mori Moore, Wagoner (OK) edge rusher Alexander Shieldnight and Carl Albert (OK) linebacker Marcus James on the defensive side of the ball in the 2025 class.

Listed at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, Wimberly has good strength and speed, making him a solid addition to Brandon Hall's safety room. The Miners' standout is rated the No. 9 safety in the nation, according to Rivals.

"The culture is the difference maker," Wimberly told Hayes Fawcett of On3.

Prior to Wimberly's pledge, the Sooners had the No. 7-ranked 2025 recruiting class in the country.

With Frisco Emerson (TX) DB Maliek Hawkins and Henry Wise (MD) defensive lineman Trent Wilson both set to announced their commitments on Wednesday, April 10, there is a solid chance that OU will be adding to its defensive group in the upcoming class in the coming days.

Wimberly's commitment extends Venables and Hall's impressive recruiting stretch and continues to build the foundation for what has the potential to be a special group in 2025.

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Randall Sweet


Randall is a recruiting analyst and staff writer at AllSooners focusing primarily on OU Football and the recruiting trail. Working as a journalist, Randall has covered the Oklahoma Sooners, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and high school sports across the state. A 2022 University of Oklahoma graduate, Randall hails from Lubbock, TX. While in college, Sweet wrote for the OU Daily in addition to working with Sooner Sports Pad and OU Nightly. Following his time at OU, Sweet served as the Communications Coordinator at Visit Oklahoma City before leaving to join the team at AllSooners. The West Texas native has bylines in the Norman Transcript and is a Staff Writer for Inside the Thunder. Randall holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK.