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Oklahoma Lands Commitment from Norman North RB Chapman McKown

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Oklahoma received a verbal commitment on Sunday from an area high school star in the 2023 recruiting class.

Chapman McKown, a running back and return man at Norman North, announced his commitment via Twitter on Sunday.


McKown is not ranked by 247Sports, and will be a preferred walk-on at Oklahoma, after picking the Sooners over scholarship offers from Air Force, Navy and Army.

You might suspect McKown was a life-long Sooners fan, but he told AllSooners that was not the case, saying, “I grew up an Oklahoma State fan I wasn’t really big time on the Sooners. I never would’ve pictured myself playing here. But Coach (Brent) Venables got the job in December and he called me — and I’ve been a fan ever since.”

He’s a stout 5’6”, 165 pounds, and rushed for over 1,300 yards his junior season.

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