OU football: Sooners pick up first 2023 commit, Treyaun Webb, and add Kaden Helms for 2022

Ryan Aber

NORMAN — OU picked up its first commitment of the 2023 class Saturday, and more could follow shortly.

But it didn’t take long for the Sooners to add to their 2022 haul as well.

Treyaun Webb, a 2023 running back from Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, announced his commitment Saturday afternoon.

Webb made his announcement on CBS Sports HQ, grabbing a Sooners hat off the table in front of him before standing and unzipping his jacket to reveal an OU t-shirt.

Webb (6-foot-0, 188 pounds) chose the Sooners over Georgia and Ohio State. Webb is a four-star prospect according to Rivals, and the No. 56 player overall in the class.

He was committed to Georgia for nearly two months before reopening his recruitment in January.

Trinity Christian Academy running back Treyaun Webb celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Columbia on Sept. 25 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Later in the day, three-star 2022 tight end Kaden Helms of Bellevue, Nebraska, announced his commitment to the Sooners.

Helms (6-6, 220) chose OU over Arizona State, Miami and North Carolina.

The commitments come a day after 2022 kicker Gavin Marshall of Frisco, Texas, committed to the Sooners.

The biggest recruiting piece of the weekend is still to come, though.

Malachi Nelson, a five-star 2023 quarterback who is the No. 2 player in the class according to Rivals, announces his decision Sunday.

Nelson will choose between the Sooners, Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State and USC.

The Los Alamitos, California, product was among the visitors for OU's recent ChampU BBQ recruiting event.