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OU football: 2021 athlete Caden Hendren commits to Sooners as preferred walk-on

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The helmet worn by OU against Kansas in 2015. 

Class of 2021 athlete Caden Hendren announced his commitment to Oklahoma via Twitter late Monday night.

Hendren doesn't have any distinguishing rankings on Rivals.com, with his only Division I FBS offer being from Eastern Michigan. He also had a preferred walk-on opportunity on the table at Oklahoma State, according to OU Insider.

The 6-foot-2, 200 pound outside linebacker and wide receiver from Piedmont High School was an Oklahoma All-State selection during the 2020 season. He's also a multipart start, having played basketball and ran track for the Wildcats.

Perhaps one of his most notable games in high school was a 29-20 win over Noble High on Sept. 18. In that contest, he returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, and made four catches for 65 yards. He also made 14 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

Sports Editor

Mason Young is the OU Daily's sports editor and covers OU football. He was previously assistant sports editor and has been a beat writer covering OU women's gym, OU wrestling and former Sooners in the NFL.

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