4-Star CB Prospect Brendan Radley-Hiles Commits to Oklahoma over USC, UCLA, More

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJanuary 6, 2018

Credit: 247Sports

Four-star cornerback prospect Brendan Radley-Hiles committed to Oklahoma on Saturday during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, per Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports.

Radley-Hiles initially committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in April, but he withdrew that pledge in October, three days after taking an official visit to Oklahoma.

It was great news for the Sooners, who now have one of the premier cornerbacks in the class of 2018.

According to 247Sports, Radley-Hiles is the 48th-ranked player overall and seventh-ranked cornerback in his class. He is also the No. 9 player in the state of Florida.

While he originally shined at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Radley-Hiles transferred to Calabasas in California for his junior season and then IMG Academy in advance of his senior season to help accelerate his development as a shutdown presence on the outside.

That move proved prudent, as his star continued to rise during his lone season in the Sunshine State. As a senior, Radley-Hiles registered five interceptions, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles and 18 tackles.

Radley-Hiles bolstered a recruiting class that ranks seventh nationally.

In addition to Radley-Hiles, the Sooners have nabbed several key prospective playmakers, including 4-star edge-rushers Ronnie Perkins and Ron Tatum along with 4-star cornerback Jaquayln Crawford.

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With those players in tow, head coach Lincoln Riley should be ecstatic about the future of his defense as the Sooners set their sights on more Big 12 titles in the years ahead.

    

Recruiting information courtesy of 247Sports.