Signing as a Sooner: No. 12

NORMAN, Okla. -- In the late stages of the process, OU did, indeed, swipe a commitment from Notre Dame, and that became official when cornerback Bennett Okotcha signed his letter of intent to join the Sooners.

Signing Time: 9:42 a.m. Ranking: Three-star

Bennett Okotcha (CB-6'0"/175): His technique is phenomenal for a guy coming out of high school, as he does all the things that enable him to be in good position defensively. Okotcha jams up receivers, breaks them off their routes and has great awareness. And he's not afraid to distribute a blow. He arrives as the No. 42 cornerback in the nation.

What he's coming into at the position: Cornerback is not the position in the defensive backfield with a lack of depth. Boundary corner Jamell Fleming and field corner Demontre Hurst both return next season. But defensive backs coach Willie Martinez has a history of playing young guys that are ready and likes to get youthful guys experience. Even so, there's just a lot of depth there.

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