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Oklahoma football recruiting: Five-star DL Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy commits to Sooners on CBS Sports HQ

Oklahoma football recruiting: Five-star DL Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy commits to Sooners on CBS Sports HQ

Oklahoma added a headlining talent to its 2022 recruiting class on Tuesday as five-star defensive lineman Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy committed to the Sooners live on CBS Sports HQ. Brownlow-Dindy, a product of Lakeland High School in Florida, committed to the Sooners over Texas A&M. 

Listed at 6-foot-3 and 280 pounds, Brownlow-Dindy ranks among the highest-rated prospects in the nation. The 247Sports Composite ranking lists him as the No. 10 overall player in the nation and No. 2 defensive lineman in the class. 247Sports analysts are even higher on Brownlow-Dindy’s potential, rating him the No. 3 player in the class.

Brownlow-Dindy immediately becomes one of the most significant recruits of the Lincoln Riley era. The Sooner legacy — both parents attended Oklahoma — ranks as the top defensive recruit in Norman since R.J. Washington signed with the program in 2008. His addition pushes Oklahoma up to the nation’s No. 8 recruiting class with four top 100 recruits.  

247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analyst Andrew Ivins had this scouting report on Brownlow-Dindy: 

Encouraging, well-proportioned build. Up and over 6-foot-2, 270 pounds. Spent part of youth doing Mixed Martial Arts. Posted elite testing numbers for an interior defensive lineman the summer before his junior season. Explodes off the ball with the first-step quickness to invade gaps. Coordinated athlete that doesn’t lose his balance or bearing easily. Understands how to bend and use leverage. Keeps feet moving and plays with steady energy. Mauling tackler with the grip strength to corral ball carriers…can win with a simple bull rush at the point of attack, but will also swim his way past blockers. Ability to just fire out of his stance and uncoil, however, might be his best pass-rushing attribute.