Oklahoma Football: Top 10 Recruiting Commitments for 2011

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Oklahoma Football: Top 10 Recruiting Commitments for 2011
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The University of Oklahoma's 2010 football season was a season of milestones for the Sooner program. Numerous records were broken including marks for most career touchdowns (DeMarco Murray, 67) and receptions and yards receiving in a season (Ryan Broyles, 131 rec. for 1622 yards).

Oklahoma won the last Big 12 Championship Game scheduled to be played, giving them their seventh title in Head Coach Bob Stoops 12 seasons and sending Nebraska to their new home in the Big 10 empty handed.

After going 12-2 on the year and beating Big East champ UConn 48-20 in the Fiesta Bowl, the Team in Crimson and Cream put a disappointing 2009 season in the rear view and cruised to a 6th place finish in the final polls.

Even better for Sooner fans, 2011 is setting up to be even better. In the way-too-early predictions popping up all over the sports media, OU appears to be a consensus top 3 pick for pre-season rankings.

Both Broyles and linebacker Travis Lewis decided to spurn the big bucks the NFL draft would have offered them and return to Norman for their senior seasons.

With up to 18 starters returning to a team that went on a fantastic five game winning streak to end the season, the Sooners appear to be loaded for yet another BCS championship run in 2011 and seasons to come.

While the 2011 class, with only 17 commitments, probably cannot match the 2010 class which was arguably the nations best, some of these recruits will have a chance to strut their stuff for Oklahoma next fall.

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