Weekend Recruiting Wrap

NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners concluded their first set of Junior Days and some big news came out of it.

Several Sooner offers highlight day

There were a number of extremely talented athletes in attendance at this year's first rendition of Junior Day, and several of those picked up offers.

Offensive tackle J.J. Gustafson, out of the same Dallas Jesuit (Texas) HS pipeline that produced current Sooner defensive tackle Chuka Ndulue, snagged one over the weekend, he told Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers.

That, along with his other most recent offers from Clemson and Baylor, up his total to eight.

Arkansas, Purdue, SMU, Texas A&M and Texas Tech are also in the fray.

Cypress Falls (Texas) HS wide receiver Jacorey Warrick is another prospect that went from OU interest to offer.

And the 5-foot-9, 161-pound speedster has a lot to offer heading into his final high school season.

He is one of the more electric players in the Houston area and is "money when the ball is in his hands," according to Scout.com Midlands Recruiting Analyst Ahmard Vital.

Another Sooner offer has been extended to Cibolo (Texas) Steele HS safety/linebacker Erik Huhn.

Huhn stands in as a 6-foot-3, 200-pounder with great instincts and range.

His offer list is likely to blow up in the coming weeks.

Star D-lineman doesn't show

To say the Sooners are sorely lacking at the defensive tackle position would be inaccurate.

Their depth is why they didn't recruit the position this year, but next year will be a different story.

They lose three of their four players finishing the 2011 season on the depth chart when Casey Walker, Jamarkus McFarland and Stacy McGee are all gone after 2012.

So, OU must hit the trails for some defensive tackles.

One of those is likely candidates is Justin F Kimball four-star prospect Justin Manning.

He has a powerful 6-foot-2, 275-pound frame that's only going to get bigger as he progresses.

Manning has offers from Arizona, Miami, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and UCLA , so he's certainly a big name guy.

OU suffered some disappointing news, though, when it found out he would not make it in over the weekend due to transportation issues.

Another Steele DB visits

For people who have witnessed Steele HS safety Jordan Sterns' play between the chalk, they see a heady player who sizes up the offense really well from the back line of defense.

Sterns is disciplined and he's quite athletic at 6-foot-1, 195-pounds.

Teammate of Huhn, Sterns also visited over the weekend and while he didn't receive an offer just yet, told Scout.com he enjoyed that trip.

He currently lists four schools of interest, including Nebraska, OU, TCU and Texas A&M.

Expect his offer list to blow up in the spring and summer and OU to be on that list.

Also, see what he had to say to Sooners Illustrated about OU back in the fall in this interview below.

Davonte' Neal sweepstakes heat up

Even though OU held one of its two major recruiting visits for juniors, it wasn't all about the 2013s this weekend.

It now appears the Sooners are squarely in the hunt to land cornerback/wide receiver Davonte' Neal, out of Chaparral HS in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The four-star prospect and No. 5 corner in Scout.com's rankings, has a ridiculous offer list, headlined by Ohio State and Notre Dame, among others.

He's been deciding on whether to take his list official visit to Arizona or Oklahoma, and it looks like OU still has reason to believe he could be visiting Crimson and Cream land.

Neal's father, Luke, told the Arizona Republic Monday morning he may drive his son to UA Saturday for an unofficial visit, meaning the official to OU would still be available.

New linebackers coach Tim Kish, previous Arizona defensive coordinator, and Mike Stoops', OU's new defensive coordinator and former UA head coach, put OU right in the mix for this kid.

It's largely because Kish knows Davonte' and his family, including Luke.

Davonte' could still take that official visit to OU next weekend.

He plans on deciding Feb. 21 at his Ahwatukee elementary school, Esperanza, according to The Republic.

Stay tuned to see if Davonte' ends up on campus for a visit, which could in turn convince him to end up here permanently.

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