McFarland and Lynn Headline Signees

Oklahoma inked a stellar class on National Signing Day, but the headliners are Lufkin High (Texas) defensive tackle Jamarkus McFarland and Jenks High (Okla.) corner Gabe Lynn.

The Oklahoma football program is no stranger to signing five-star recruits, and they have inked their fair share in the Bob Stoops era.

They are back at again in 2009 and have inked two layers that appear in the Scout.com National Top 20.

Jamarkus McFarland, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive tackle from Lufkin High in Texas checks in as the 11th best prospect in the country and he selected the Sooners over offers from USC, Texas, and LSU.

His recruiting story was a big one as most that following recruiting felt like he would select the home-state Longhorns, but on Christmas Day he would inform the country that he was indeed going to don the crimson and cream in college.

"First of all I thank god for these honors," McFarland said of his opportunity at OU and to be so highly rated. "It is an honor to be so highly ranked. It is an honor and a blessing. I am so thankful to be a part of all of this."

Gabe Lynn, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound corner from Jenks High in Okla., checks in nine spots behind McFarland as the 20th best prospect in the country by Scout.com.

Lynn, who is rated as the top prospect in the "Sooner State", is also recognized as the top corner prospect in the nation by Scout.com.

Lynn held offers from powerhouse schools like USC, LSU, Nebraska, Miami, Oklahoma State, and North Carolina, before announcing for the Sooners in mid-December.

"I just liked the tradition and the coaching staff at Oklahoma," Lynn said of his reasoning behind selecting the Sooners. "Just being able to stay in-state and play for a great program is an excellent opportunity and I am just looking forward to it."

Note: In addition to McFarland and Lynn the Sooners also landed another Scout.com five-star recruit in Dewar linebacker Ronnell Lewis who has already enrolled at OU.


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