OU hitting the road

Sooners coaches had to wait a week before hitting the road for in-home visits. Who are some of the top targets they should visit?

Oklahoma had to miss out on a week of in-home visits because of preparation for Bedlam against Oklahoma State. With that out of the way, the Sooners are going to take to the road in full force to try to land some prospects.

The Sooners have already had some crucial in-home visits in the last week, but here are some others that would be very beneficial for OU to make its way to this week.

Lackawanna (Pa.) College running back DeChavon Hayes

This one might have already happened. The Sooners were set to visit Hayes on Sunday, and it's obvious it's down to OU and Arizona State. The Sun Devils are going to take their crack at Hayes later this week and a decision could be imminent. OU loves his explosive ability to make game-changing plays, something you can never have too much of.

North Richland Hills (Texas) Birdville running back Xavier Turner

OU first checked in with Turner back in his junior season and has been monitoring his progress since that point. Turner has had an incredible senior season, rushing for 2,857 yards and 50 touchdowns in helping Birdville to a lengthy playoff run. His GPA is solid, but he has been unable to get a qualifying test score. If he does, OU might have its answer at running back.

West City Valley (Utah) Granger offensive tackle Kenyon Frison

OU made a huge impression on Frison during his official visit last month, but things have started to quiet down with the Utah commit. Offensive tackle remains a pivotal piece of the pie for OU's puzzle and Sooners need to find some answers. A trip to Frison to see where he stands now that the emotion is out of his visit is definitely in order.

Dallas Bishop Dunne offensive tackle Jovan Pruitt

Pruitt was attacked by the Sooners in the spring and certainly looked like OU was going to be involved in the hunt until the bitter end. He ended the drama early with a commitment to Arkansas in June, but he has said he's going to make an official visit to OU. Get to Pruitt now just to make sure that official visit is still necessary.

Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill linebacker Jonathan Thomas

This is another visit that appears to already be set up. Thomas was originally going to visit OU last month but was told to stay home. OU linebackers coach Tim Kish has been talking to Thomas on a weekly basis so it's obvious there was no falling out or anything. An in-home visit this week could help set up a future official visit, make sure everything is good to go academically and seal the deal.

Fresno (Calif.) Central wide receiver Michiah Quick

Things feel like they're slipping with OU and Oakley (Calif.) Freedom five-star running back Joe Mixon so Sooners cannot let things slip with another five-star Cali recruit. It has now been 20 months since OU offered Quick, and the Sooners did all they could with him during his official visit. He still has some official visits left so OU needs to remind him the Sooners are still around.


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