Sooners get pledge from top Class of 2016 QB

Class of 2016 quarterback Austin Kendall verbally committed on Tuesday to play for head coach Bob Stoops at Oklahoma. Kendall is ranked as the No. 27 overall player in the Rivals.com rankings for the 2016 class. The 6-2, 201-pounder from Cuthbertson High School (Waxhaw, N.C.) is a pocket passer who was previously committed to Tennessee before backing off his pledge in March. The Vols signed three quarterbacks in their 2015 class. He then visited Kentucky and OU, and he was reportedly down to Auburn and the Sooners before finally deciding to head to Norman for his college career.

It will be interesting to see if Stoops and his staff get a few more top-tier prospects to pledge now that one of the better signal-callers in the 2016 class has committed to play for the program.

Kentucky went hard after Kendall, but the Wildcats fell short. His brother, Ryan, is a walk-on wide receiver for UK. The Sooners brought in a new offensive coordinator this offseason in former East Carolina OC Lincoln Riley, who next year will inherit an intriguing prospect in Kendall, who threw for nearly 4,500 yards and 49 touchdowns in a pass-happy system last season. Dave Miller, the college football editor for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.

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