The last few weeks, as expected, have helped clear up the Oklahoma recruiting board. There is still a lot of time for stuff to happen and no doubt it certainly will.
As we stand right now OU is at 20 commits with a target number being anywhere from 25-27 depending on how the dominoes fall.
Here is a look at the top 10 OU targets based on their interest in OU and the realistic probability they end up signing with the Sooners.
Jenks (Okla.) High safety Steven Parker
There is certainly a question about whether or not he will visit Ole Miss this month. If he doesn't it's still shaping up to be a two-school battle between the Sooners and Texas A&M. The Aggies definitely have room for Parker, while no coach has recruited Parker harder than Bob Stoops. OU still feels like it's solidly in front.
Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage cornerback Juwan Dowels
Dowels had an impressive senior season to earn himself an OU offer last month. He decommitted from Northern Illinois last week, and it feels like as long as he sees OU's campus this month, the Sooners should be able to lock up his commitment.
Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill linebacker Jonathan Thomas
From following Thomas on Twitter, one thing is obvious – he wants to be part of the crimson and cream. The way things have been shaking out should allow him that opportunity. The chips are falling in the right place for Thomas and OU and provided he visits on Jan. 17 as he said he would, OU is in a nice spot here.
Fresno (Calif.) Central wide receiver Michiah Quick
If Parker is 1a. for the Sooners, then Quick is 1b. overall. OU desperately wants to fill out its class with the dynamic five-star prospect. OU already gave its best shot with its official visit and as long as Sooners keep up the intensity, OU still feels like the school to beat although Notre Dame and UCLA, among others, will give it a good run.
Oklahoma City Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark
Back in play after months of thinking OU wasn't in the picture. This Scout 300 prospect and LSU commit is in the mix again after huge efforts by OU coaches Bob Stoops and Jerry Montgomery to reach out to Clark and his mother. LSU is going to get its chance next month to make sure he stays a Tiger. Smart money right now, though, is for Clark to be a Sooner.
Goodman (Miss.) Holmes College cornerback Tee Shepard
Shepard has talked about visiting OU for almost two years now. The wait should be over as Shepard said he intends to visit the campus in a couple of weeks. Don't be surprised if Shepard and Quick end up being a package deal and don't be surprised if that means either great things for the Sooners or USC. Shepard was sensational during his only junior college season.
New Orleans St. Augustine defensive lineman Courtney Garnett
The definition of being a soft commit, Garnett lists his top three schools as OU, Tennessee and Texas despite being a Longhorns commit since the spring so he ended with an official decommitment from the Longhorns late Tuesday night. Some see him as a defensive tackle, but the Sooners have him pegged as a defensive end. Garnett has been very vocal and very pro-OU on Twitter during the last couple of weks.
Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln defensive back Kendall Randolph
Not even in the discussion at this time last week. OU commits worked him hard at the Semper Fi game and then cornerbacks coach Bobby Jack Wright entered the mix, too. Already set on leaving the state for college, Wright has asked Randolph to visit Jan. 17 weekend. Could be nothing or could be the next commit. Find out soon enough.
West Valley City (Utah) offensive tackle Kenyon Frison
OU is in dire need of some offensive line help, and Frison would be exactly what the doctor has ordered in that department. A Utah commit, the Sooners are putting on the full-court press to flip his commitment, which was aided by a great official visit last month. Other schools are still in the hunt, but OU has to hope the Sugar Bowl win helps in this department.
San Antonio Warren defensive tackle Trey LealaimatafaoThe Sooners were among the first to target Lealaimatafao in the spring before he eventually committed to Texas. He has been busy visiting other schools and made his decommitment from Texas official late Tuesday night. Provided OU gets the expected visit, it should be between OU, Arizona State and UCLA.