Three-Star CB Starrland Baldwin Jr. Commits to the Oklahoma Sooners

The Oklahoma Sooners just picked up a pledge from Starrland Baldwin Jr. in the Lone Star State.

Starrland Baldwin Jr., a 5-foot-10, 160-pound cornerback from Cypress (Texas) Falls collected 20 offers throughout the recruiting process, but on Thursday night he committed to the Oklahoma Sooners.

Baldwin is fired up to be playing his college ball in the Big 12 Conference and felt some loyalty with OU, because they were one of the very first schools to offer him a scholarship. 

"Tradition," Baldwin answered first when asked why he selected OU. "(They were) the first FBS school to take a chance on me. They saw something in me before anyone else did."

Baldwin felt a connection and strong bond with OU defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks. That comfort with Cooks while on campus played a factor in his decision making process.

"My relationship with coach Cooks is good," Baldwin said, "and I felt at home on the visit."

Baldwin toured the OU campus for Junior Day back in February and that is when he received the offer from the Sooners.  

With a 3.85 shuttle, Baldwin was the 'Quickest Man' at The Opening Houston regional camp stop.

As a junior in 2016, Baldwin collected 46 tackles, 15 pass breaks up, and three interceptions to earn 17-6A First Team All-District honors.

He selected the Sooners over offers from programs such as Arizona State, Houston, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Utah, and West Virginia.     

Starrland Baldwin Jr. (© Greg Powers)

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