Oklahoma Sooners news: Two wide receiver commits, 2025 QB recruit recruiting, and more

Brent Venables has prioritized wide receiver all offseason and this week he landed multiple 2025 recruits at the position. Plus, Kevin Sperry a 2025 quarterback commit is doing some recruiting of his own.
Head coach Brent Venables runs an Oklahoma football practice in
Head coach Brent Venables runs an Oklahoma football practice in / NATHAN J. FISH/THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY

Oklahoma wide receiver coach Emmett Jones has had a very busy week in Norman. The Sooners landed a surprise commitment from four-star wide receiver Marcus Harris from Mater Dei High School in California on Monday and not even a week later, three-star wide receiver Emmanuel Choice announced his intent to play for Brent Venables’ team. 

Choice, a 6-foot-4 195-pound pass-catcher from Lancaster, Texas made his official visit to Norman on Friday after previous officials with Texas A&M, Missouri, and TCU. Choice is the fourth wide receiver commit in the Oklahoma 2025 recruiting class. 

Oklahoma added Purdue transfer Deion Burks in the portal this offseason after struggling to get reliable play at the position outside of Drake Stoops, but adding more playmaker on offense was clearly still an offseason priority for Venables and his offensive staff. 

2025 QB recruit Kevin Sperry is helping recruit

247Sports national recruiting analyst Tom Loy spoke with Kevin Sperry, the first member of Oklahoma’s 2025 recruiting class, at Elite 11 finals and Sperry noted a few players he’s trying to bring with him to Norman. 

Sperry is a three-star quarterback and has been committed to Oklahoma since March of 2023, so he’s had plenty of time to recruit for his future school. Sperry told Loy he’s been working on four-star tight end Da’Saahn Brame from Derby Kansas who is expected to announce his commitment on Saturday, June 29. Sperry also mentioned four-star edge rusher Max Granville as another one of his personal recruiting targets. 

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After winning her fourth-straight national title, Patty Gasso had plenty of off-season work to do at Oklahoma. Gasso now has to rebuild her roster to attempt a five-peat and that process began with landing North Carolina transfer Isabela Emerling. Emerling committed to Oklahoma on Friday. 

Emerling hit .323 with 14 home runs last season as the Tar Heels’ primary starting catcher. She does have positional versatility with experience at first base, but Emerling is likely to replace Kinzie Hansen behind the plate.