Here are seven recruits offered by both the Sooners and the Longhorns from the state of Texas that are going to be interesting to watch if Saturday's game has any impact down the road.
Mesquite (Texas) Poteet OLB Malik Jefferson (6-3, 220, No. 2 Scout 300)
The offers have piled up for the junior stud, but the Sooners still hold that distinction as being the first school to offer him. He hasn't visited the campus at this point, and Texas has been pursuing hard. A fine defensive showing by the Sooners might be exactly the doctor ordered for OU to become an even bigger presence for Jefferson.
Plano (Texas) West RB Sotonye Jamabo (6-1, 190, No. 7 Scout 300)
Jamabo, called "Soso" as well, didn't spend the summer touring the country. For that reason just an appearance by Jamabo is something to talk about. Jamabo didn't participate but was at OU's satellite camp in Carrollton, Texas, in June. Running back has always been a strong point for OU, and Jamabo feels like he would fit the mold.
Rockwall (Texas) High RB Chris Warren (6-2, 220, No. 48 Scout 300)
A torn ACL has shortened Warren's junior season after a banner start, but it won't slow down the interest on the recruiting trail. Warren visited for OU's spring game and was offered after an impressive showing at OU's on-campus camp. Warren has talked about not being sure if he's a running back or fullback for OU, which is a concern. He wants to be a running back.
Whitehouse (Texas) High safety Justin Dunning (6-3, 190, No. 53 Scout 300)
Dunning's mission was simple at OU's satellite camp. Show up, show out and leave with an offer. He showed up. He showed out, and he left with that offer. Dunning is another top prospect whose season has been cut short to a torn ACL, but OU has guaranteed him it hasn't changed anything in their thought process.
Sulphur Springs (Texas) safety Larry Pryor (6-1, 190, No. 57 Scout 300)
Both schools were quick to offer Pryor and with good reason, too. Pryor made an unofficial visit to OU earlier this season, and the Sooners are making sure he doesn't forget about them. The list of suitors grows and grows for Pryor, but OU and Texas are both squarely in the mix right now.
Cedar Hill (Texas) High WR DaMarkus Lodge (6-2, 188, No. 88 Scout 300)
OU has turned it up with Lodge and has changed his opinion around on the program following an unofficial visit before the season. It doesn't hurt he is teammates and friends with OU cornerback commit Marcus Green. Lodge feels like it's going to be a long battle between the Sooners and Longhorns with neither school backing down.
Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point OLB Cameron Townsend (6-1, 195, No. 112 Scout 300)
The Sooners have positioned themselves in a nice spot so far for the coveted linebacker. Townsend was offered late in the summer and has already made two unofficial visits to campus, including last week for OU's victory. Townsend doesn't have any favorites at this point, but OU feels like it will factor into the equations.