Lawrence High defensive end Bledsoe picks Oklahoma over KU

Lawrence High defensive lineman Amani Bledsoe (72) comes around to wrap up Free State quarterback Bryce Torneden (1) for a sack during the first half on Friday, Sept. 17, 2015 at Free State High School.

After listing Kansas among his two finalists, Lawrence High football standout Amani Bledsoe has decided to play college football at the University of Oklahoma.

Bledsoe, a four-star recruit, announced his commitment on Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-5, 272-pound defensive end is the top recruit in Kansas and ranked No. 122 in the nation in the Class of 2016 by

The Sooners were long considered a frontrunner for Bledsoe. He took an official visit to Norman on Oct. 23-24, traveling to Oklahoma with his mother, brother and grandfather.

“After talking with my family and coaches, I’m proud to announce that I will be pursuing my education and football dreams playing college football at the University of Oklahoma!!!” Bledsoe wrote on his Twitter account.