Eddy Pierre-Louis’ commitment adds power and size to OU’s 2024 class

Eddy Pierre-Louis’ commitment adds power and size to OU’s 2024 class

The Sooners landed a key offensive line commit Friday, five days before the start of the early signing period on Dec. 20.

Eli Lederman

By Eli Lederman

| Dec 15, 2023, 2:09pm CST

Eli Lederman

By Eli Lederman

Dec 15, 2023, 2:09pm CST

A disappointing week in Oklahoma’s offensive line room ended on a high note Friday when Eddy Pierre-Louis, one of the top uncommitted offensive line prospects in the 2024 class, gave his pledge to Oklahoma.

Here’s everything you need to know as the Sooners added another piece to their upcoming signing class days after Cayden Green’s departure: 

  • Pierre-Louis is a four-star prospect and the No. 11 interior offensive lineman in the nation, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. Among that group, Pierre-Louis was the top uncommitted prospect at the position five days out from the start of the early signing period on Dec. 20.
  • Pierre-Louis, a three-star athlete at Tampa Catholic (Florida) High School, is now the highest-ranked offensive line commit in the Sooners’ 2024 class according to the 247Sports composite rankings, ahead of four-star recruit Eugene Brooks and three-star prospects Isaiah Autry, Daniel Akinkunmi and Josh Aisosa
  • OU offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh was Pierre-Louis’ primary recruiter and visited with the 6-foot-3, 335-pound lineman in recent weeks. Pierre-Louis picked the Sooners over finalists Oregon, Miami, Texas A&M and UCF.
  • Pierre-Louis projects as a guard at the college level but has the size to play tackle, as well. He operated in both positions at Tampa Catholic, where Pierre-Louis also plays basketball and competes in the throwing event in track and field. Pierre-Louis is the brother of former Florida offensive tackle Richard Gouraige, who signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent earlier this year.
  • OU’s 2024 signing class ranked ninth in 247Sports’ team rankings before Pierre-Louis’ commitment Friday. The Sooners are expected to close out a signing class of 27-28 players when the early signing period opens Wednesday. 
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Eli Lederman reports on the University of Oklahoma for Sellout Crowd. He began his professional career covering the University of Missouri with the Columbia Missourian and later worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before two years writing on the Sooners and Cowboys at the Tulsa World. Born and raised in Mamaroneck, New York, Lederman grew up a rabid consumer of the New York sports pages and an avid fan of the New York Mets. He entered sportswriting at 14 years old and later graduated from the University of Missouri. Away from the keyboard, he can usually be found exploring the Oklahoma City food scene or watching/playing fútbol (read: soccer). He can be reached at [email protected].

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