Bird Lands in Norman

Oklahoma ventured to Kansas to land its latest prize, well I guess you may say Kansas ventured to Norman. The Sooners picked up four-star linebacker Jaydan Bird today at the spring scrimmage.

Conway Springs (Kan.) four-star linebacker Jaydan Bird didn't need to see much to know his heart was in Norman. The nations No. 13 rated linebacker just told Bob Stoops he is a Sooner.

"Yes, I committed," Bird told Sooners Illustrated's Greg Powers. "I love the tradition there. They have tremendous facilities and I just felt so comfortable there."

Bird was exxited about how this years Sooners looked at today's scrimmage.

"They were tremendous, I mean they were great," he said. "The team looked great and they showed me that it's the place to be."

Defensive coordinator Brent Venables had a major impact on Bird and is the biggest reason why Bird chose the Sooners.

"I love how he is so fiery," Bird said of Venables. "I am fiery and I like to talk, so we'll fit right in together."

Bird works out with Brian Butler of Potential Players in Wichita and throughout their time together they have grown very close, and Butler said he believes that the two parties will be tremendous for each other.

"I think it is the perfect fit," Butler said. "I definitely think that he is going to excel there. OU is just the perfect fit for Jaydan. They got a great player who will graduate from OU and have a great career on the field. He will also be a great representative for the state of Kansas."

Bird is the fourth commit for Stoops and the Sooners. Sooners Illustrated will have more on this breaking news soon.

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