Oku Makes His Decision

This standout running back kept teams waiting for over a month, but on Thursday finally made his decision.

Oklahoma City, OK--It took a month longer than expected, but Carl Albert High running back David Oku made his decision on Thursday night and he's going to be a Tennessee Volunteer.

Originally a commitment for the Vols before a coaching change removed Phillip Fulmer and his staff, the 5-10, 185 Oku re-opened his recruiting and visited both Auburn and Syracuse before backing away after signing day to mull over his decision. Oku took an unofficial visit to Auburn last weekend, but in the end Tennessee was his final choice.

Thursday night Oku confirmed to Inside The Auburn Tigers that he made the decision to attend Tennessee after much deliberation and informed the coaching staff at around 7:30 p.m.

Ranked as the number nine running back in the country by Scout.com, the four-star prospect rushed for 1,905 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior. For his career, Oku tallied 5,802 yards on the ground and scored 68 touchdowns.


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