OU down to its final targets

Now less than a week away, the target board for OU and the 2014 class is just about complete at this point with no surprises on the horizon.

The last few weeks, as expected, have helped clear up the Oklahoma recruiting board. There is still a lot of time for stuff to happen and no doubt it certainly will.

As we stand right now OU is at 22 commits with a target number being anywhere from 26 or 27 depending on how the dominoes fall.

Here is a look at the top remaining OU targets based on their interest in OU and the realistic probability they end up signing with the Sooners.

Jenks (Okla.) High safety Steven Parker

In one corner, you have OU. In the other, you have Texas A&M. And coming from out of nowhere you have Auburn. The Tigers haven't been a factor the entire time but have managed to secure an official visit for Parker this weekend. The Sooners have done all the right things during this recruitment. OU was the first offer. OU coaches Bob Stoops and Mike Stoops have been seen and have built the relationship. Nothing more OU can do. All it's left to do is wait just like the rest of us.

New Orleans St. Augustine defensive lineman Courtney Garnett

The urgency with Garnett has picked up a bit. It's obvious commit Brandon Glenn is not going to be able to qualify academically, leaving OU with just one defensive lineman commit. That could also change tonight when Stoops is expected to make an in-home visit to Garnett, and Garnett's parents loved Stoops on the official visit. If pledge No. 23 doesn't happen Thursday, Garnett is expected to visit Notre Dame this weekend. The Irish offered Monday night and things will get real interesting.

Fresno (Calif.) Central wide receiver Michiah Quick

Final visit time for Quick. Or is it? Hard to believe, but OU's official visit with Quick was nearly four months ago. However, Quick hasn't been one to be impressed by a visit and make an impulsive decision. All that's left for Quick is a possible trip to UCLA this weekend that sounds like won't even happen and most believe it's between OU, Notre Dame and the Bruins. Much like Parker, OU has been in this race for a long time, offering Quick in April 2012. The visits have been made by Stoops and OU has put itself in the best spot possible.

Oklahoma City Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark

Story is pretty clear here. If his mother, Dorshell, gets her way, Deondre will be spending his college years in Norman. She wants him to go to OU. Deondre sounds like he's torn between going where he wants, which appears to be LSU, and making his family happy. An official visit to Arizona State is happening this week but don't read anything into it. It's a courtesy visit to defensive line coach Jackie Shipp. The intriguing part of this story is if Clark does indeed sign after signing day as is the family's intention right now.

West Valley City (Utah) offensive tackle Kenyon Frison

All the visits are in the books for Frison and a decision could come at any time. He concluded his tour with a trip to Nebraska last weekend, and it's no doubt a four-school race between Nebraska, Arizona State, Utah and OU. His official visit in November was fantastic, and the OU coaches have shown him that level of commitment with how many coaches have made the effort to visit Frison. Sooners need a big-time offensive tackle, and Frison is still No. 1 on the board.

Indianapolis Decatur Central offensive tackle Lukayus McNeil

If it doesn't work out with Frison, the Sooners backup plan is McNeil. But he feels like more of a longshot than anybody else in this list. Stoops and Bill Bedenbaugh have made visits to McNeil, and he made his official to OU in December. But with top local schools like Indiana and Louisville trying to keep him home, it won't be easy for the Sooners to secure his pledge. McNeil is expected to visit Louisville once again this weekend.

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