Class of 2017 three-star outside linebacker K’Jakyre Daley committed to the Oklahoma Sooners on Friday. The announcement comes less than 24 hours before the Sooners are slated to take on the Texas Longhorns in the 2016 installment of the Red River Rivalry.
Daley is a 6’3″, 220-pound linebacker out of Suncoast HS in West Palm Beach, Florida. He becomes the Sooners’ 21st commit in the 2017 recruiting cycle, which ranks as the No. 1 class in the Big 12 and No. 5 in the entire nation. Daley is the first 2017 commit for Oklahoma out of the state of Florida, attesting to the school’s wide national reach.
Having taken his official visit to Oklahoma back on Sep. 17, Daley also had offers in hand from top-flight programs such as: Notre Dame, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Mississippi State. Ultimately, he chose to join the crimson and cream.
It’s been a rough start to the 2016 season on the field for Oklahoma, who lost twice in their first three games to Houston and Ohio State. The Sooners will have their shot at revenge against both teams, as Ohio State has to come to Norman in 2017, and the same is true for the Cougars traveling to Oklahoma in 2019.
Following a victory over TCU in the team’s Big 12 Conference opener, they’ll have the chance to knock off their arch rival on Saturday when they matchup with Texas. After the game on Saturday, they’ll alternate home and away dates each week for the remainder of the year, with their only remaining ranked opponent being the Baylor Bears.