OU week in review, Pt. II

Breaking down all things Sooners on the trail from this past week.

The results aren't coming right now for Oklahoma on the recruiting trail, but the Sooners coaches are back to work and hitting the road.

Here are some of the highlights from this week.

OU looking toward future at QB

The search for OU's quarterback for the Class of 2015 isn't anywhere near complete but that's not stopping Josh Heupel from looking at 2016 prospects.

And when it comes to Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, you want to get in there early.

Heupel was one of several coaches from various schools that made the trip to Guarantano this week although OU didn't make an official offer.

Guarantano already has offers from Clemson, Auburn and Tennessee, among others and is 6-3 and 191 pounds.

A recent tweet led a lot to believe he was ready to pull the trigger on his decision. He has backed off from that saying he wants to play his junior season first and then assess things.

He won't wait too long, though, because he gets the process. He said he wants to commit pretty early after his junior season so he can start recruiting all the top offensive prospects for the 2016 class to join him at the school he chooses.

OU going after Cantrell

Sooners might have taken just a little too much time with this one. OU offered Roland (Okla.) High tight end Austin Cantrell on Wednesday, but it's going to be hard to pull him away from Arkansas.

You see (Okla.) by the school and automatically think Sooners can get in the race, but Roland is right there on the border of OU and Arkansas. It's three hours to get to Norman compared to one hour to get to Fayetteville.

Add in the fact the Razorbacks jumped in a lot earlier with the offer to get the commitment, not sure this is going to mean too much in the long run.

He can play tight end or defensive end and is certainly somebody who is going to climb up the state rankings as the year progresses.

Decommitment fallout

Hopefully everybody has caught their breath regarding the decommitments of Josh Wariboko and Cypress (Texas) Falls defensive lineman Du'Vonta Lampkin.

Losing two Scout 300 prospects in back-to-back weeks isn't easy, but some OU fans have been quick to say better to happen now than way down the road when OU can't recover.

Lampkin seemed to be 100 percent with OU following his second trip to Norman for the spring game. Strangely enough, he had two very positive OU tweets after returning home that have both been deleted.

One talked about how he was excited to play with Michiah Quick and Joe Mixon. The other was a tweet listing top schools and only having OU.

He grew up a huge fan of Texas and Texas A&M. The Longhorns have already offered, while the Aggies might be close to doing the same. As is, this door might be more closed with OU than with Wariboko.

Don't envision a scenario where OU stops recruiting Wariboko. But also don't see a scenario where OU offers his younger brother, Max Wariboko, to get Josh back in the fold.

Sooners have been honest with the family and said Max will have to earn his OU offer the same way Josh did. No handouts being given.

The rash of defensive line and offensive line offers by Sooners since Tuesday is a sign OU is conducting business as usual. It will be interesting if that makes either Lampkin or Wariboko re-think things or just go on about their business as well.

Kruger looking for late addition

To close it off, we're going to talk a little basketball as Lon Kruger looks for a little more help during the late signing period for basketball.

Sooners have found recent success in this department as Tyler Neal was given a chance during this period as was guard Isaiah Cousins.

This year it's more of a necessity after the loss of Je'lon Hornbeak, who would have been a junior this upcoming season. Hornbeak announced his decision to transfer last week although interest for him hasn't been as high previously anticipated.

OU recently hosted Dallas Kimball small forward D'Angelo Allen. Rated a three- star prospect, the Sooners offered Allen early in the process and have kept in touch with him.

But with point guard looking like the real need, don't be surprised to see junior college guard Gio McLean end up in the crimson and cream.

McLean, who attends Westchester in New York, made his official visit to OU on Wednesday and Thursday and seems to be exactly what OU is searching for at the moment.

OU needs a point guard who can immediately come in and help give Jordan Woodard a breather. McLean is a point guard who should be ready to roll the second he steps on campus.

McLean seemed to be leaning toward Missouri after losing coach Frank Haith to Tulsa last week, things are obviously more up in the air.

SoonersIllustrated.com is hoping to catch up with McLean following his official visit.

Editor's note: McLean committed to OU on Friday afternoon.

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