Oklahoma football: Four-star 2025 WR prospect decommits from OU


Oklahoma football recruiting for its 2025 class has been going well as the Sooners prepare for their official move to the SEC for the 2024 season.

Brent Venables and his staff have nine verbal commitments so far in a class that ranks sixth in the most recent 247Sports Composite, and they are included in a number final-cut lists by elite prospects they are targeting, including five-star offensive tackles Ty Haywood and Michael Fasusi and five-star defensive backs Jonah Williams. All are projected by national recruiting analysts to land with Oklahoma.

But the Sooners also received some bad news on the recruiting front with the announcement this week that four-star, in-state wide receiver Jaden Nickens has decommitted from the Sooners and is reopening his recruitment.

Nickens is ranked as the No. 20 wide receiver and No. 5 player in the state of Oklahoma. An Oklahoma City native and one of six members of the Sooners 2025 class from the Sooner State, had been committed to OU since August of last year. He was one of four wide receivers, along with Elijah Thomas, Trynae Washington and Gracen Harris, committed to the 2025 class.

Nickens has expressed a desire to play basketball in addition to football. In addition to his football recruitment, the 6-foot, 3-inch, 190-pounder had Power Five basketball offers from Oklahoma State, Auburn and Ole Miss.

It may appear to some that things are going slowly on the Oklahoma recruiting in the 2025 cycle, but the Sooners are already ahead of where they were at this time in both of the previous two recruiting classes.