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Mykel Patterson-McDonald
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Second-year head coach Brent Venables of Oklahoma, knows a few things about building tremendous defenses. Despite a 6-7 record in 2022, Venables has been known to be a defensive genius since his days at Clemson where they frequented the College Football Playoff during his tenure.

Venables landed a huge verbal commitment from 2024 four-star defensive back Mykel Patterson-McDonald. The commitment is non-binding until National Signing Day when the recruits are allowed to put the pen to the paper and sign their National Letter of Intent.

The commitment moves Oklahoma into the top 15 recruiting classes, according to Sooners Illustrated.

The Westmoore High School phenom chose Oklahoma over Missouri, Houston and UNLV. He made several trips to Norman and fell in love with the school and the coaching staff. Patterson-McDonald is the 17th commit for the 2024 class.

"They're always honest with me, always straightforward with me. They check up on me, see how I'm doing. See if I want to come by," Patterson-McDonald said Monday night to Fan Nation's All Sooners. "I just love the coaches there, love the program."

This pledge follows the Wednesday night commitment of three-star 2025 defensive tackle Ka'mori Moore from Lee’s Summit North High School in Missouri. The Moore commitment is the third such commitment for the 2025 class.

Moore is said to be very close to teammate Williams Nwaneri who is the top-ranked 2024 defensive lineman, who is believed to be an Oklahoma lean. Another teammate Cayden Green, an offensive lineman also committed to the Sooners in 2023 and is on the roster this season.



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