The early signing period for the Oklahoma Sooners is getting off to a tremendous start. In Lincoln Riley’s first season as head coach, he has the Sooners with a consensus top 10 recruiting class for 2018. Stay tuned to Last Word on College Football as we provide the latest in recruiting commitments and news.
The Sooners have had a wealth of talent at the running back position over the last few years and the addition of T.J. Pledger just adds to that. Pledger is a 5-8 190 pound running back, ranked #3 in the country as an all-purpose running back by 247Sports.
Oklahoma Signs T.J. Pledger
Pledger is out of the historic IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He is coming off of a monster year in which he ran for 1,881 yards with 10 touchdowns.
Oklahoma has had Pledger locked up for quite some time. He verbally committed to the Sooner in March. The Sooners beat out Nebraska, USC, and UCLA for his services. He took some interest from UCLA after the coaching change but has remained solid to the Sooners.
There is a logjam at the running back position in 2018 for the Sooners. Oklahoma will return Rodney Anderson, Abdul Adams, Trey Sermon, and Marcelias Sutton to the fold next year. However, Pledger is expected to be an early enrollee so will get an opportunity to go through spring practice and summer workouts which will be imperative for his chances to see the field next season.