After a string of bad news for the Oklahoma offensive line, the Sooners received some good news on Friday.

Eddy Pierre-Louis, a 4-star offensive lineman in the 2024 recruiting class, has committed to play for Bill Bedenbaugh and the Oklahoma Sooners.

The Sooners beat out UCF, Miami, Oregon, and Texas A&M for the 6-foot-4, 315-pound senior.

He made his decision public on social media.

With the commitment, OU moved up to No. 6 in the Rivals team rankings. The Sooners are still ranked eighth by On3 and ninth by 247 Sports.

Rivals ranks Pierre-Louis as the No. 29 overall player and No. 1 guard in the country, making him a huge recruiting victory for Bedenbaugh and the rest of the OU staff as the Sooners begin to rebuild in the aftermath of this week’s unexpected and shocking departure of left guard Cayden Green and the expected departure of two starters to the NFL Draft.

One of the reasons he chose OU, he told Rivals’ John Garcia, was the Sooners’ entry into the Southeastern Conference.

“Going into the SEC, that’s the best type of ball,” said Pierre-Louis. “You get the most credit from the SEC.” So playing against those top dogs, top defensive linemen, and having good coaches around you will help develop me and take me to the next level, which is the NFL.

“Coach Bedenbaugh also has a great track record of producing offensive linemen.” So I want to be one of those elite offensive linemen.”

Pierre-Louis is ranked as the nation’s No. 247 overall prospect and No. 11 interior offensive lineman by the 247 Sports Composite. 247 Sports lists him as 6-3, 335, and a 4-star prospect.

Pierre-Louis is the Sooners’ fifth offensive line commit in the 2024 class, joining Daniel Akinkunmi, Josh Aisosa, Eugene Brooks, and Isaiah Autry, rounding out a strong group despite the loss of Iowa prospect Grant Brix to Nebraska.

Pierre-Louis, listed at 315 pounds, is a fantastic athlete who is strong enough to handle SEC defensive linemen while also being quick enough to get to the second level. Last year at a high school track meet, he ran the 100 meters in 12.97 seconds and was the anchor leg for his 4×100 relay team. In addition, he bench pressed 225 pounds 25 times.

Pierre-Louis, a standout at Tampa Catholic, was teammates with current Oklahoma freshman linebacker Lewis Carter. Creating a recruiting pipeline to the Sunshine State will help the Sooners, especially as the team enters the SEC.

“It really took a toll probably last month,” he added. “My mother and I sat down and discussed all of these schools individually.” We discussed these schools’ strengths and weaknesses…. We chose OU because we felt it was the best option for me, her, and my younger sister. Coach Venables values family, and I believe he will assist me in becoming the man I aspire to be.”

Oklahoma has 27 scholarship commitments in the 2024 recruiting class with Pierre-Louis on board. So far, Jeff Lebby’s departure has resulted in only one decommitment, as 3-star wideout Dozie Ezukanma backed out of his pledge on Nov. 27.

Since Seth Littrell and Joe Jon Finley were promoted to offensive coordinator and co-offensive coordinator, respectively, Pierre-Louis is the second high school player to commit to OU. Owen Hollenbeck, a 2025 Melissa (TX) offensive lineman, pledged to the Sooners on Saturday.

“It’s been a long journey, and I’m very blessed about everything,” he told reporters. “… I’m very positive about Oklahoma, and that’s my home.”

The early signing period and National Signing Day for the 2024 class begin on Wednesday, December 20.

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