While preparing to travel to Columbus to face Ohio State on Sept. 9, the University of Oklahoma football team picked up a big commitment for its 2018 recruiting class in DeSales High School senior Brian Asamoah.

A 6-foot-1, 210-pound outside linebacker, Asamoah picked Oklahoma from a list of 30 schools that included Cincinnati, Kentucky, Michigan and Penn State.

“After a lengthy and tough recruiting process, which I’ve enjoyed every single moment of, with the help of family and their extensive prayers, I would love to say I am committed to the University of Oklahoma,” Asamoah wrote on his Twitter page Sept. 7.

Asamoah, who also is a standout running back, is one of three DeSales seniors heading to a Football Bowl Subdivision program. Ty Van Fossen has committed to Cincinnati and Brandon Derrow has committed to Colorado State.

DeSales is 2-0 heading into its matchup Sept. 8 at home against Youngstown Mooney, and some of the members of the Sooners’ coaching staff are expected to be in attendance, according to Stallions coach Ryan Wiggins.

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