Oklahoma football: Four-star running back commits to Sooners for 2025

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Until this past week, the Oklahoma football 2025 recruiting class had added just one commitment since the calendar turned to 2024. The Sooners also had one 2025 decommitment during that time.

Late last week, Oklahoma picked up a 2025 commitment from four-star running back Tory Blaylock out of Atascocita, Texas, part of the Houston metropolitan area. He is the first RB commitment and the seventh offensive player in the Sooners' 2025 class, which now numbers 10.

Blaylock chose Oklahoma over offers from other major programs, including Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee and archrival Texas.

The 5-foot, 11-inch running back comes from a family line of football players. His father, Derrick, was a running back in college at Sam Houston State and played six seasons in the NFL for three different teams: Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets and the Washington Commanders. His older brothers, Travian and Taylen, have college careers at Wisconsin for Travian and Sam Houston State and Lindenwood (Missouri). for Taylen.

Blaylock is ranked as the No. 17 running back in the 2025 class and No. 219 overall nationally. He made his commitment announcement in a small ceremony at his Atascocita High School in Houston. He had the hats of his six final schools lined up on the table in front of him. As he was about to reveal his decision, he first picked up the Ohio State hat before putting it back down and selecting the Texas Longhorn hat. Then the discarded the Longhorn cap and selected and donned the Oklahoma hat, saying, no, it's "Oklahom, baby, Oklahoma.

Here is what John Williams, a recruiting analyst with Sooners Wire, an OU-dedicated website affiliated with USA Today wrote recently about Blaylock:

"In Blaylock, the Sooners get a running back with great speed and contact balance. He's a big play waiting to happen and adds another dynamic athlete to the Oklahoma Sooners 2025 recruiting class."