What Oklahoma fans need to know about early signing period

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What is the early signing period?

Nearly seven months ago, an NCAA rule change created a second signing period for college football. Until this year, colleges were only allowed to accept a national letter of intent from players coming from the prep ranks in February of their senior year of high school. The only recruits allowed to sign earlier were those coming from the junior-college ranks.

The early signing period allows committed players to end the recruiting process but leaves the door open for those who still want to wait until February to do so.

When is the early signing period?

The early signing period begins Wednesday, Dec. 20, and runs through Friday, Dec. 22, for those still in high school. Junior-college players can sign from Wednesday through Jan. 15.

Which Oklahoma commits are signing during the early signing period?

The following players have given their verbal commitment to Oklahoma and also have stated that they will sign on Wednesday. There may be more, but these players have publicly said they will sign this week.

• OL Brey Walker, 4 stars, Westmoore (Moore, Okla.)
• RB T.J. Pledger, 4 stars, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
• DE Ron Tatum, 4 stars, Putnam City (Oklahoma City)
• DE Ronnie Perkins, 4 stars, Lutheran North (St. Louis)
• WR Jaqualyn Crawford, 4 stars, Rockdale (Texas)
• DE Jalen Redmond, 4 stars, Midwest City (Midwest City, Okla.)
• QB Tanner Mordecai, 4 stars, Midway (Waco, Texas)
• CB Miguel Edwards, 3 stars, Deerfield Beach (Fla.)
• WR Jaylon Robinson, 3 stars, All Saints Episcopal (Fort Worth, Texas)
• LB Brian Asamoah, 3 stars, St. Francis DeSales (Columbus, Ohio)
• WR Kundarrius Taylor, 3 stars, Ridgeway (Memphis, Tenn.)
• CB Starrland Baldwin, 3 stars, Cy Falls (Houston)
• DT Jordan Kelley, 3 stars, Union (Tulsa, Okla.)
• S Patrick Fields, 3 stars, Union (Tulsa, Okla.)
• WR Treveon Johnson, 3 stars, Brenham (Texas)
• S Delarrin Turner-Yell, 3 stars, Hempstead (Texas)

Which Oklahoma recruits are announcing during the early signing period?

Don’t expect many uncommitted players to fall into this category. The only truly uncommitted player on Oklahoma’s board who is set to announce his decision on Wednesday is 5-star defensive end Micah Parsons (Harrisburg, Pa.).

Which Oklahoma commits aren’t signing during the early signing period?

None of Oklahoma’s committed players have publicly said they will not sign during in the early period. From the way Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley has described it, any player who committed to the school and declines to sign this week will be treated as an uncommitted player.

Which Oklahoma commits plan to enroll early?

• RB T.J. Pledger, 4 stars, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
• WR Jaqualyn Crawford, 4 stars, Rockdale (Texas)
• DE Jalen Redmond, 4 stars, Midwest City (Midwest City, Okla.)
• OL Tramonda Moore, 4 stars, Independence (Kan.) Community College
• CB Miguel Edwards, 3 stars, Deerfield Beach (Fla.)
• CB Starrland Baldwin, 3 stars, Cy Falls (Houston)
• S Patrick Fields, 3 stars, Union (Tulsa, Okla.)

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