Oklahoma softball: Sooners pick up three elite 2025 commitments this month

September has been a big recruiting month for Patty Gasso and the three-time defending national champion Oklahoma softball team.

The Sooners have picked up three commitments this month for the 2025 class (the one coming after next season).

On Sept. 5, Oklahoma received a commitment from top pitching prospect Sophia Bordi, and the very next day, elite catcher Kendall Wells committed to Gasso and the Sooners. On Monday this week, OU added in-state prospect Allyssa Parker to the 2025 class.

Because of Oklahoma’s enormous run of success nationally over the past decade — six national championships and a national championship runner-up — the Sooners have been able to do incredibly well recruiting top talent to come to OU, and the current recruiting cycle is no exception. The Sooners have been able to sustain success in collegiate softball because of the ability to simply reload instead of rebuilding the roster.

Bordi, from Haddon Heights, New Jersey, is one of the top pitching prospects in the nation, a position at which the Sooners have excelled in recent seasons, and the Gatorade Player of the Year in New Jersey. She has led her high school team to consecutive state championships, pitching a 20-strikeout no-hitter in the championship game her freshman season and a 16-strikeout perfect game as a sophomore in the 2023 state championship game.

Wells is from Oconee, Georgia, and is ranked the No. 1 catcher and No. 4 player overall in the 2025 class by Extra Innings Softball. The talented high school junior reportedly also has experience playing third base and first base.

Parker, who pitches and plays infield, hails from Pocola, Oklahoma, located in the south central part of the state. After her sophomore season, she was ranked as the No. 4 pitcher and No. 8 overall player in the 2025 class, according to Extra Innings Softball. Last season she was 16-1 in the circle with an 0.26 earned run average. As a hitter, she batted .577 with 13 home runs and 47 runs batted in.