OU hosting top 2015 recruits

A lot of focus will be on the Class of 2014 recruits coming to town for Oklahoma, but there are quality 2015 recruits coming as well.

It's no secret it's a huge recruiting opportunity for Oklahoma this weekend. But that doesn't just stop with the Class of 2014.

The Sooners are welcoming several Class of 2015 recruits squarely in the Scout 300.

Lawton (Okla.) High OL Jalin Barnett (6-4, 290, 2015 Scout 300 No. 41): OU has put itself in great position with Barnett even if a commitment doesn't seem likely to happen this weekend.

This would be Barnett's sixth visit to OU in the last six months and second for a home game. He was blown away by OU's game against ULM. The atmosphere Saturday should surpass anything Barnett has ever seen before provided he can attend.

Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point OLB Cameron Townsend (6-1, 195, 2015 Scout 300 No. 112): Townsend is certainly going to be among the top linebackers in the region, and he is also somebody not making his first trip.

Townsend visited OU two months ago but this will be the first time he's in attendance for an OU home game. As linebackers continue to make more and more plays for the Sooners, it can only help OU's chances with Townsend.

Oklahoma City Casady OG Josh Wariboko (6-3, 305, 2015 Scout 300 No. 119): The panic button was hit last month when Wariboko visited Texas A&M for the Alabama game.

Don't sweat it, though. Wariboko is a firm OU commit. He has picked up offers from Texas A&M, USC and Ole Miss in the last few weeks. He has already been to OU for one home game this season and is coming back for this one.

Jenks (Okla.) High DT Marquise Overton (6-2, 301, 2015 Scout 300 No. 184): It took a while for the Sooners to get involved with Overton, but they're firmly in the race now.

Schools like Baylor, Oregon State and Ole Miss have already offered Overton, but he grew up a huge OU fan and an offer could just be around the corner. It's not 100 percent confirmed he can make it to Norman.

Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus OT Keaton Sutherland (6-5, 260, 2015 Scout 300 No. 288): The offers are starting to pile up with Baylor and Texas Tech joining the mix.

But Sutherland is making his third trip to OU in less than two months. He has also visited Arkansas this season and this visit marks his second one for an OU home game.

Midwest City (Okla.) High S Will Sunderland (6-2, 190, 2015 Scout No. 265): Everything is clicking right now between the Sooners and Sunderland.

OU offered him during his unofficial visit for the ULM game, and it's clear OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops is viewing Sunderland as a huge target going forward.

Sunderland picked up an Oklahoma State offer, too, but is excited about returning to Norman for another OU game.


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