Oklahoma football: Sooners pick up 2025 commitment from elite CB


Oklahoma football recruiting in the 2025 cycle added another elite defensive back on Sunday with the highly anticipated commitment from cornerback prospect Courtland Guillory.

The Sooners offered Guillory in January, and he was on hand for the annual Red-White Spring Game a week ago. Just a few days after the four-star recruit was in Norman for the Spring Game, members of the OU defensive staff returned the favor, visiting Guillory at his high school in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston. It obviously was a persuasive visit.

Guillory chose the Sooners over Texas, Texas A&M, Tennessee, UCF and other interested programs.

247Sports rates the 6-foot, 175-pound defensive back as the No. 31 cornerback in the class and No. 364 overall in its composite rankings.

Guillory possesses good height, length and speed, elements that defensive backs coach Jay Valai looks for in defensive prospects.

"If I could describe my game, I would describe it as physical," Guillory told Collin Kennedy of 247Sports. "My mom loved (Coach) Venables. (My family) felt the coachers were real down to earth...That's just feeling like home."

The addition of Guillory make three defensive backs who have committed to Oklahoma for 2025. He joins Marcus Wimberly, a three-star cornerback, and three-star safety Maliek Hawkins, younger brother of OU freshman QB Michael Hawkins Jr.

The Sooners' 2025 recruiting commitments now number 14. Six of those commitments are from defensive players. And OU is not done on the defensive front. The Sooners are also heavily pursuing and favored to land four-star cornerback Cobey Sellers from Pearland, Texas, and five-star safety Jonah Williams from Galveston, Texas.

Oklahoma's 2025 class currently ranks 6th nationally in the 247Sports Composite.