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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Rueben Randle, the nation's top wide receiver prospect, opted for LSU over offers from Oklahoma, Florida and Alabama.
Randle made the announcement during an assembly at his high school before a crowd that applauded when he made his decision.
"The most highly recruited football player we have ever had," Bastrop (La.) coach Brad Bradshaw told the Monroe News Star. "He's won every award a football player can win. But he's also academically qualified, and he has been since the ninth grade. That's a tribute to his family."
Randle would have been an ideal recruit for the Sooners, who need wide receivers after the loss of key players like Manuel Johnson, Juaquin Iglesias and Quentin Chaney from last year's team.
The Sooners top receiving recruit is Cameron Kenney, a junior-college recruit from Garden City Junior College. He should have a chance to contribute immediately.