Juco LB Kapri Doucet commits to OU

OU adds another from Lackawanna as outside linebacker Kapri Doucet announces his pledge to Sooners.

Weather altered one plan for Scranton (Pa.) Lackawanna Community College linebacker Kapri Doucet but not the other.

The three-star prospect was set to visit Oklahoma this weekend but was unable to make it because of Winter Storm Jonas hitting the east coast.

Despite not seeing the campus, Doucet decided he knew what he needed to know and announced his commitment to the Sooners on Friday afternoon.


Doucet, ranked No. 78 in the Scout Juco 100, is OU’s second pledge from Lackawanna, and OU might not be done yet.

Offensive tackle Ashton Julious, ranked No. 47 in the Scout Juco 100, arrived in Norman last week, while fellow outside linebacker Emmanuel Beal is en route to Norman right now for his official visit.

Doucet, who is listed at 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds, was originally committed to Arizona before decommitting once the coach who recruited him was let go by the Wildcats.

He announced a top three earlier this week of OU, Louisville and Arkansas and originally planned to visit the Hogs next weekend. Those plans were changed when Doucet announced Wednesday he was going to announce Monday, and then those plans were changed again because of the fact he couldn’t make it to Norman.

Doucet has three years to play two seasons’ worth of eligibility, and you get the feeling this was OU’s way of responding to the early departure of Dominique Alexander, who declared for the NFL Draft three weeks ago.

Linebacker is going to be something to watch throughout the next two weeks until signing day as OU has circled many targets and tries to fill out the class.

He is the second commit of the week, joining Lawrence (Kan.) High defensive end Amani Bledsoe, who pledged to the Sooners on Thursday afternoon.

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