Somebody woke up Oklahoma cornerbacks coach Bobby Jack Wright. Kidding, sort of. Wright has been a stalwart on the recruiting trail for the Sooners the last few seasons with defensive ends and San Antonio area products.
But this year his position changed to cornerbacks coach and not much had been heard from him. We're hearing stuff now. As OU prepares for its biggest visit weekend of the recruiting cycle, a look at some of those defensive back visitors and how the targets have changed this month.
Jenks (Okla.) High safety Steven Parker
Not going to beat a dead horse here. It's obvious Parker is OU's No. 1 target, and he will make an official visit to Norman this weekend. OU has been in the picture since May 2012 and isn't going to leave anytime soon.
Klein (Texas) Collins safety Jordan Thomas
Here is where Wright's impact is being felt. Thomas was the first commit to Northwestern for its 2014 class and has been committed for more than a year. But Wright never let up, periodically checking in to see how things were going. Now things are going in the right direction for OU, and Thomas is making his first trip to OU this weekend.
Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage cornerback Juwan Dowels
OK, it is confirmed by Dowels that OU is no longer in the picture. Not too shocking as his visit date kept getting switched from Jan. 17 to Jan. 31. Dowels texted SoonersIllustrated.com on Wednesday night to say OU is no longer in consideration. OU jumped in the mix in December but, for whatever reason, have decided to part ways.
Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln safety Kendall Randolph
Once again Wright doing work. Randolph got along great with all the OU commits at the Semper Fi game and throughout that week. A couple of conversations later, an offer was given and a visit has been set up for Jan. 31. The Sooners have gone from not even thought about to now debatably being the clear-cut leader in the clubhouse.
Miami Gulliver Prep cornerback Cornelius Floyd
When Wright started to make more cornerback offers around November and December, Floyd was among the first ones. Once nothing materialized a lot of people assumed the door was shut. Not so fast. Floyd said there is a strong chance of him visiting OU next weekend. OU is looking for three more defensive backs to fill out its 2014 class. The Sooners already have three solid defensive back commits and had all of them by the middle of May.***Click here to discuss all things OU recruiting***