OU off to strong start for 2015

OU is still finding its footing for its 2014 class, but the Sooners are off to a great start for 2015.

Most of the time when junior ranking lists are released, Oklahoma isn't anywhere to be found. It's not that the Sooners don't end up with top-ranked recruits, but it usually takes a while.

But for the Class of 2015, it has been a different story as OU has two commits and both have made the preliminary cut for the Scout 300 for the Class of 2015.

No. 103 Oklahoma City (Okla.) Casady OG Josh Wariboko

Wariboko wasn't a name on anybody's radar heading into the spring. By the end of spring, there wasn't anybody who didn't know who he was.

He made his first visit to OU a week before the spring game and was also at the spring game. Solid performances at camps made him a name to watch, and he didn't disappoint at OU's on-campus camp.

While most top prospects were only doing one session of one day, Wariboko did four sessions in two days and developed a good rapport with offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh.

A day later, Wariboko had an offer. Three weeks later, he was a commit. And he's a firm commit. He's enjoying being OU's first commit for the 2015 class and knows he's not just representing himself and his high school anymore. He's representing OU, and he likes that.

No. 232 Allen (Texas) High OT Bobby Evans

This one sort of snuck up on people. OU was in hot pursuit of Tay Evans, Bobby's older brother, for the 2014 class. That all came together July 2 when Tay Evans committed to OU.

Little did a lot us know that OU was working on getting Bobby along for the ride, too. Originally considered a tight end, Bobby Evans has grown into an offensive tackle.

Like Wariboko, Evans started to talk with Bedenbaugh more and more. The Evans brothers made another trip to OU on July 10, and the Sooners locked up their second commit for the 2015 group.

OU has plenty of targets on both sides of the ball in the junior Scout 300. With the momentum building with the first two pledges, the Sooners are hoping to build off of that here in the future months.


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