Oklahoma football continues to go after and land elite wide receiver prospects as future Sooners.
On Friday, the Sooners received a 2022 commitment from 6-foot, 2-inch, 205-pound wide receiver Luther Burden, a five-star prospect out of St. Louis, Mo. Burden is the No. 1 wide receiver and No. 8 player overall in the 2022 class, according to Rivals.
This gives head coach Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma five highly ranked wide receiver prospects between the 2021 and 2022 recruiting classes. Burden joins Jordan Hudson, another four-star WR prospect, as the third 2022 commitment for the Sooners. Hudson is from Garland, Texas.
Even though he is just a junior in high school this fall, Burden already had over 40 scholarship offers, including most of the top college programs. Those included, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Georgia and Texas A&M in the SEC, Ohio State, Michigan and Minnesota in the Big Ten and Texas and TCU in the Big 12.
Burden’s high school coach at Cardinal Ritter High School in St. Louis told Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports that it was Oklahoma’s consistency is what set the Sooners apart from all the others.
In the very early going, the Sooners’ 2022 recruiting class ranks 5th nationally, according to Rivals and No. 4 by 247Sports..
As a high school sophomore, Burden caught 48 passes for 1,191 yards and 13 touchdowns, and he already has an invite to participate in the Armour All-American Bowl following his senior season.
Oklahoma also has a 2022 commitment from Lubbock, Texas, three-star linebacker Kobie McKinzie.
Lincoln Riley and his staff remain very active filling out the 2021 class, which with 15 verbal commitments thus far stands 12th in the Rivals class rankings.