Another weekend in October and another big recruiting opportunity for the Sooners. As of Thursday, five recruits have confirmed their official visit to Oklahoma this weekend. The breakdown on each recruit.
Longview (Texas) High defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson (6-3, 335, No. 21 DT)
Henderson was a top OU target back in February after OU's first junior day. But once defensive tackles coach Jackie Shipp was removed from the staff, Henderson looked elsewhere. He committed to TCU but decommitted last month. He said one of the first schools he reached out to was OU and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery. He's going to take all five of his visits, but the Sooners are certainly in the mix once again.
Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco defensive end Malik Dorton (6-3, 235, No. 24 DE)
Another product of Montgomery recruiting. Dorton, a USC commit, is the definition of a recruit just looking to see what else is out there. No grand plans of flipping his commitment, he wants to check out the campus and atmosphere and see what it's all about. He said he hasn't done much research and is going to enjoy himself because he's not putting any pressure or expectations with the visit.
La Mirada (Calif.) High wide receiver Dallis Todd (6-4, 210, No. 34 WR)
Todd has been a firm commit since April 15 despite the fact a lot of schools are still banging on his door. It simply shouldn't matter and this visit should reassure OU fans Todd is locked in 100 percent. He was supposed to visit earlier this month but was asked by wide receivers coach Jay Norvell to take the SAT once again and visit this weekend. It will be his second trip to Norman.
DeSoto (Texas) High linebacker Vontre McQuinnie (6-1, 195, No. 39 OLB)
McQuinnie just wants to leave Texas right now. He has been at Lancaster (Texas) High his whole life but is having to move to DeSoto to live with his aunt. He has no idea if his senior season is done, but he'll have a chance to escape the high school drama this weekend. This will be McQuinnie's first OU home game in person. OU's first three home games happened on the same days as McQuinnie's game at Lancaster, and he couldn't get transportation for the TCU game earlier this month. He holds the distinction of being OU's first commit for the class.
Tooele (Utah) Stansbury defensive tackle Allan Havili (6-4, 270, No. 54 DT)
The opposite of Dorton, this is a big weekend for Havili, committed to Utah. He is not messing around. His relationship with Montgomery is what is bringing him out to Norman for the visit and things could get real serious real fast with Havili and OU. The Sooners desperately need more help at defensive tackle, and Havili could be exactly what the Sooners are looking for. He said distance is not a factor, and he is very excited about this trip.