OU '15 early look: offense

Junior seasons are coming to a close, and it's never too early to start keeping tabs on some of OU's top 2015 offensive targets.

With the Class of 2014 starting to come together for Oklahoma, it's almost time to start looking ahead to the Class of 2015.

The Sooners are off to a great start with three commits and all of them in the Scout 300. Here is a look at 10 realistic offensive prospects for the 2015 class already with OU offers.

Plano (Texas) West running back Sotonye Jamabo (6-1, 190)

Also known as Soso, Jamabo is shaping up to be among the best running backs in the class regardless of geographic area. OU made a strong push early, but Jamabo hasn't really tipped his hand one way or another about what to expect. OU's running back success could play a role, though.

Lawton (Okla.) High offensive guard Jalin Barnett (6-4, 290)

Wouldn't be outlandish to say Barnett is OU's No. 1 overall target for this class. The Sooners offered in the spring, and Barnett has made multiple unofficial visits to Norman during the summer and during the season. He said he wants to wait, but OU is in a great spot and is no doubt in front right now.

Oklahoma City Casady offensive guard Josh Wariboko (6-2, 292)

Committed to OU since June, the offers keep piling up for Wariboko. Although some of the offers might appeal to Wariboko, he is not wavering to his commitment at this point. Only a couple of offers might make Wariboko reconsider things, but they haven't occurred yet.

Allen (Texas) High offensive tackle Bobby Evans (6-5, 235)

Committed to OU since July, Evans is about as strong a lock as can be. His father played basketball for the Sooners and his older brother, linebacker Tay Evans, is a member of OU's 2014 class. He keeps growing and has gone from a tight end to a legit offensive tackle prospect.

Cedar Hill (Texas) High wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge (6-2, 188)

There was no doubt Lodge was going to be a name to watch, but not sure anybody knew just how big of an impact he would make. Lodge has been sensational in his junior season. He has made two unofficial visits to OU this year and OU has the commit of his teammate Marcus Green.

Rockwall (Texas) High running back Chris Warren (6-2, 220)

The most impressive performance of OU's summer camp was turned in by Warren, who quickly earned the offer following his outing. There hasn't been too much talk lately with Warren, but as long as he recovers fully from his torn ACL, the Sooners should stay in the hunt.

Rockwall (Texas) Heath offensive tackle Trevor Elbert (6-6, 290)

Offered during the season, OU is pushing hard for Elbert. He was able to make an unofficial visit during the season so things are looking good for the Sooners right now. Already with the size of a tackle, his stock should only soar during the offseason.

Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus offensive tackle Keaton Sutherland (6-5, 260)

He had never played offense until this season but that didn't matter. Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh took one look at Sutherland and knew he wanted him. Sutherland has made multiple trips to OU since August but schools like Arkansas and TCU are firmly in the mix as well.

Aledo (Texas) High wide receiver Ryan Newsome (5-9, 170)

You can't discount production. You can't discount speed. And you can't discount Newsome, who has been tearing it up this season for one of the most high-powered offenses in the nation. His 5-9 frame makes him perfect for a future slot receiver for OU, and the Sooners are now in the conversation.

Upland (Calif.) High quarterback Tyler Hilinski (6-3, 200)

The only spot not really being talked about for the 2015 class offensively is quarterback. Just not much to report on this front right now. Not surprising as Josh Heupel tends to be slow to offer and will only do so after a lot of diligence. Hilinski felt like the early favorite in the summer, but a lot is bound to change.

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