There's no doubt recruiting for Oklahoma has certainly picked up in the last month. A lot of the targeted areas are being addressed, but one that has been strangely pretty quiet has been defensive line.
The lack of offers or even urgency is a sign of how happy defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery is with who he has on campus. Now it does look like OU is going to end up with two defensive linemen for the class, but who those will be is still a mystery.
The one that seems locked up is Homewood (Ala.) High's defensive end Dwayne Orso. A lot of SEC schools have started to knock on Orso's door in the last month, but the Sooners were there first and that looks like it will mean something.
Once committed to Western Kentucky, Orso jumped at OU's offer and committed on his official visit two months ago. Nothing should change with Orso in these last three weeks.
This is where it gets interesting. OU's first defensive lineman commit came in June with Carrollton (Texas) Ranchview defensive lineman Brandon Glenn.
No question in anybody's mind Glenn wants to be a Sooner. He attended every OU home game he could, but it's starting to get a feeling like it's not going to happen for him.
Glenn admits he needs a lot of work to do in the classroom to ever see time in Norman.
"I have to get my grades up," Glenn said. "I'm not where I want to be right now. I have to focus and try really hard this semester and see what I can do."
Things are so shaky Glenn said he's not sure if he's going to come up to OU this weekend for what is shaping up to be the big commit official visitor weekend because he doesn't want to get a taste of OU and then not be able to be there in the summer.
Glenn, never one to pull punches, said he realizes he has put himself in this situation and knows Montgomery might look elsewhere.
"He said they're going to look for another defensive lineman, and I understand that," Glenn said. "They were already taking a risk on me in the summer and this semester decided everything."
Leaving the door open for New Orleans St. Augustine defensive lineman Courtney Garnett. OU offered Garnett in March, but he ended up visiting Texas before OU and committing to the Longhorns.
Even before the coaching changes, Garnett was never 100 percent at home with Texas, and Montgomery never lost contact.
Garnett is set to visit OU this weekend and a commitment could certainly happen. Helping OU's cause is the fact his teammate, three-star offensive tackle Joseph Paul, pledged to the Sooners last week and is also taking his official visit to Norman.
"I always wanted to keep them (Sooners) around in case I didn't feel comfortable with everything," Garnett said.
But there's no doubt the Sooners are in the lead."Right now they are the front runner," he said. "If signing day was tomorrow, that's where I would sign."
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