NORMAN — Oklahoma lost one defensive line commit this week when grade issues forced Brandon Glenn to go the junior-college route.
The Sooners made up for it, though, Thursday night, when three-star New Orleans defensive tackle Courtney Garnett gave his verbal commitment to the Sooners, announcing the decision on Twitter after an in-home visit from Coach Bob Stoops and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery.
Garnett visited Norman in mid-January and canceled planned trips to Tennessee and Oregon, but remained uncommitted until Thursday. He also picked up a late offer from Notre Dame and tweeted plans to visit there this weekend. It now appears unlikely he’ll take that trip.
The 6-foot-2, 280-pound prospect was committed to Texas, but decommitted after former coach Mack Brown’s resignation in December.
Garnett will join his St. Augustine High School teammate, two-star offensive tackle Joseph Paul, in Norman.
Verbal commitments are non-binding. Prospects cannot sign National Letters of Intent until next Wednesday.