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Sooners’ five-star receivers share a bond that goes beyond the football field

“Around here if you played basketball, you played with everyone,” Stogner said.

Bridges said he always believed he could be a big-time football player ever since he first started playing football at 4.

“I’ve always had a dream of going to the league or going to play college football,” Bridges said.

It took Wease a little bit longer to start thinking that playing big-time college football was realistic.

“Probably like this summer, after the Five-Star Challenge and The Opening,” Wease said. “That’s when people started recognizing me in public.”

Bridges and Wease have already decided to room together when they arrive at OU in January.

Since Rivals started its current rankings framework in 2002, the Sooners have only twice signed a five-star receiver. Those were both the same person — Trey Metoyer in 2011 out of high school and in 2012 out of prep school.

Saturday, they signed two by 8 a.m. when Bridges and Wease made their commitments official.

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