The 5'10" 188-pound wide receiver was the No. 1 recruit in the state of Oklahoma, according to Rivals.com and ESPN.com.
Sterling Shepard has drawn comparisons to former Sooners wide receiver Ryan Broyles, as well as NFL veteran Lee Evans.
Bob Stoops singled out Shepard in his latest press conference via NewsOK.com, saying Shepard has a "special feel" as a slot receiver.
It remains to be seen how often Shepard will see the field early on. It could be difficult for him to see many snaps right away if he is only used inside.
Kenny Stills is often used in the slot, and Shepard's size could prohibit him from being played on the edge.
It's hard to imagine the Sooners keeping Shepard on the bench, however. Once the Sooners get a glimpse of his dynamic playmaking ability, he'll be tough to keep off the field.
Shepard is too much of a talent to not play, and the Sooners will look to air it out as Landry Jones chases the Heisman Trophy.