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Oklahoma wins out for dynamic dual-sport athlete Gracen Harris

Gracen Harris is still awaiting his junior season at Ennis (Texas), but he has already decided on his collegiate home. The four-star pass catcher announced his commitment to Oklahoma on Monday afternoon.

Harris has emerged as one of the most dangerous offensive weapons in the Lone Star State. In two varsity seasons, the newest Sooners pledge has accounted for 2,255 yards of total offense and 18 touchdowns.

Sooners wide receivers coach Emmett Jones ran point for OU in the four-star's recruitment. As a result, the Sooners beat out Baylor, Florida State, Mississippi State, TCU, and a host of other programs for the Texas native's pledge.

"The relationship that I built with Coach Jones, and the baseball offer meant a lot," Harris told about why he chose Oklahoma.

Oklahoma made Harris a priority as soon as they became involved in his recruitment. Their consistency was a primary factor in Harris opting to shut things down relatively early in the process.

"They really wanted me," said Harris. "They were the most consistent school (recruiting me)."

Harris is not only a dynamic player on the gridiron, but he is also an impressive athlete on the diamond, too. Oklahoma extended a baseball offer to the Ennis standout in April. The opportunity to play both sports was too much to pass up.

"It means a lot (to be able to play football and baseball for the Sooners)," Harris said. "It’s really a dream come true."

The four-star prospect sees himself making an impact in both sports once he begins his career in Norman. He has big goals in mind that he plans to help the Sooners reach.

"I think I’m going to be able to be a slot and outside receiver and hopefully help Oklahoma go to the natty," Harris said. "And same on the baseball field. I want to play center field and catch everything."

Rivals ranks Gracen Harris as the No. 81 overall prospect in the 2025 recruiting cycle. The 5-9 playmaker is the No. 10 recruit in Texas and No. 15 wide receiver in the nation for his class. Harris joins quarterback Kevin Sperry in the Sooners' early '25 class.