Oklahoma football: Four-star LB flips from Clemson to Oklahoma

There is more good news on the Oklahoma football recruiting front this week.

Four-star linebacker Jaren Kanak reportedly is enrolled at Oklahoma for the spring semester, which would indicate that highly touted recruit out of Hayes, Kansas, has flipped from his original commitment to Clemson to join Brent Venables at OU.

Bob Pryzbylo of SoonerScoop.com orignally reported the story, saying that Kanak is now enrolled in the OU student database.

The 6-foot, 2-inch, 210-pound Kanak is rated by 247Sports as the No. 10 athlete in the 2022 class, but he is expected to play linebacker for the Sooners. He is the No. 1 athlete in the state of Kansas.

247Sports has him committed to the Sooners, but there has been no official confirmation of his decommitment from Clemson. Kanak did not sign with the Tigers on National Signing Day last Wednesday, and he has not signed a letter of intent with Oklahoma, so his reported commitment is only verbal.

Venable has said that he will not recruit any of the prospects who had already committed to Clemson out of respect to the Clemson program, where he served as defensive coordinator and a prime recruiter for the past 10 seasons, as well as Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney. Kanak’s commitment to the Sooners appears to be of his own accord.

Kanak would become the third four-star linebacker recruit in Oklahoma’s 2022 class. Kobie McKinzie and Kip Lewis have already signed with the Sooners for 2022.

Kanak would be the 16th member of OU’s 2022 class. Oklahoma signed 14 recruits in the early signing period. Four-star safety Gentry Williams remains committed to OU, but has said he will not sign until National Signing Day in February.

The Sooners currently have the No. 10 2022 recruiting class based on the 247Sports team rankings.