Brent Venables and the Oklahoma Sooners picked up some good news on the recruiting trail Thursday morning as 2024 three-star athlete Andy Bass decided to stay in his home state and play in the SEC.
Bass, listed at 6-0, 205 pounds, is the epitome of an ATH in the recruiting world, as he is a do-it-all cog for the Heritage Hall Chargers in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
“OU’s always been my dream school,” Bass told OUInsider. “So the desire to get an offer from them was pretty much unmatched. That OU camp, I was super excited when I knew I was going to be working with Coach [DeMarco] Murray.”
After missing his freshman year with an injury and sitting out for his sophomore season due to transfer rules in the Sooner State, Bass started to garner some attention at the FBS level after an impressive 2022 season.
Syracuse emerged as the early favorite to win Bass’ services after he took an official visit there in June, but arrived back in Oklahoma and headed to Norman to attend one of Oklahoma’s elite camps. It was there that the Sooners saw all they needed to see to extend Bass an offer.
“I chose OU because I’ve always grown up going to games,” Bass said. “It goes back as far as I can remember, going to games with friends and family, just watching and seeing all the fans go crazy. There’s nothing like it, so being able to go and play there is an absolute dream.”
The Sooners plan to use Bass in several ways on the offensive side of the ball, but primarily as a member of the Oklahoma running back room, although he could also see snaps in the slot and as a quarterback in goal-line situations.
With Bass’s commitment, Oklahoma moves up to No. 13 nationally for the class of 2024, and seventh in the SEC.