OU wish list: Linebacker

The wish list returns with a look at OU's top linebacker prospects.

Things are starting to work themselves out on the recruiting trail. It's time to start looking more intently on Oklahoma's "wish list" for the Class of 2015.

Here is an idea of where OU stands in July. The number in parentheses indicates the number of recruits OU is looking to sign at the position for the Class of 2015. The names in no way reflect OU's official board but are the best guesstimate of who OU is targeting.

With it only being the summer, all of these are with offered prospects. Later in the cycle we'll return to guessing who might deserve an offer down the road.


LB (3-4)

Committed: None.

Favorite: Dallas Skyline's Anthony Wheeler. It's all up to Wheeler now. It's clear his top two schools are OU and Texas. It's also clear Wheeler would love to see other schools for official visits. So it's a waiting game to see what Wheeler ends up deciding. Getting him back on campus for the camp was huge for OU, especially being able to relax with Dallas Skyline product Frank Shannon and hear about how things are in Norman.

Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point's Cameron Townsend. He's not the biggest linebacker in the class, far from it. But one look at his tape and it's obvious why so many schools are so high on what Townsend brings to the table. He has made three trips to OU since last summer, and there's no doubt the Sooners are in that short list. The question is if OU can close the deal?

Next in line: River Ridge (La.) Curtis Christian's Bo Wallace. OU was the initial offer for Wallace. As it turns out, it was the first of many, many offers. He really wanted to make the trip to Norman for the spring game but was unable to make it. No telling if that ends up being the only chance OU could have had to make an impression.

Richmond (Va.) St. Christopher's Ricky DeBerry. Got to love recruiting as one month it felt like OU was out of it with DeBerry and now it feels like it's back in. He visited with this father last year and sent out a tweet a couple of weeks ago saying he wants to get his mother to Norman for a visit. Tough to read that any other way but positive news for the Sooners.

On the radar: None, at least for now. There are a lot of non-regional names that have mentioned OU, but would like to see more signs that some of them are really interested in the Sooners.

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