Weekend clears things up for OU

OU didn't load up on commits, but it was still a pretty noteworthy weekend for the Sooners.

So the giant recruiting splash didn't happen for Oklahoma, at least on the surface. All that being said, it was still a very productive and noteworthy weekend for the Sooners on the trail.

OU had 11 official visitors with seven of those being commits. Of the four other prospects visiting, the Sooners added one more pledge with Klein (Texas) Collins safety Jordan Thomas.

Thomas, a three-star prospect, got home from his OU official visit, told the Northwestern coaches he was switching his commitment and then went public saying he's a Sooner.

OU now has four defensive back commitments and two more prospects are still heavily involved at the position. One of them is Jenks (Okla.) High safety Steven Parker. The No. 1-ranked player in the state also made his official visit to OU last weekend.

The Sooners have been recruiting Parker longer than anybody and other visitors from the weekend have talked about how much fun it looked like Parker was having.

He still has official visits to Oklahoma State this weekend and Auburn on Jan. 31 weekend before making his decision.

The same can be said for Oklahoma City Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark. The second-ranked player in the state made his official visit to Norman as well last weekend. His mother gave the visit a 93 percent grade on Twitter.

Clark, a soft LSU commit, will visit Baton Rouge this weekend and close out with a trip to Arizona State on Jan. 31 weekend.

OU will obviously continue to make in-home and school visits with Parker and Clark, but OU took its best shot with the two best in the state. Now it will wait to see if it was enough.

New Orleans St. Augustine defensive tackle Courtney Garnett thought about committing on multiple occasions during his visit but stayed true to his word and said he will wait.

Garnett's parents loved the visit and said they would feel very comfortable if OU is eventually the school Garnett chooses. Visits to Oregon and Tennessee are expected to close out his visit itinerary for the month.

The seven commits all made it to campus, and it was the first time for Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta linebacker Curtis Bolton and New Orleans St. Augustine offensive tackle Joseph Paul.

Both loved their visit and spent most of the time trying to recruit others to join them. Obviously Paul was doing all he could with his teammate, Garnett. Bolton, meanwhile, was in the ear of Parker whenever he had the chance.

OU closed the weekend with 22 commits for the Class of 2014. It still feels like the class should be around 27-28 prospects depending on how the chips fall.

Elsewhere, some of those chips started to fall. Two visitors were rumored to be taking trips to OU for this weekend but that doesn't appear to be the case now.

Miami Gulliver Prep cornerback Cornelius Floyd had an incredible official visit at Arkansas that it's starting to feel like that's a matter of when and not if he commits to the Razorbacks. He confirmed Sunday night he is no longer considering taking an OU visit this weekend.

Goodyear (Ariz.) Desert Edge linebacker Ismael Murphy-Richardson also ended things with his situation by committing to Arizona State. Murphy-Richardson had been in talks with an OU visit coming up but that seems highly unlikely to happen.

Following a visit to Arizona State, West Valley City (Utah) Granger Kenyon Frison also made some moves by officially decommitting from Utah. This feels like it had been in the works, but it was a move that had to be made.

Frison will visit Nebraska this week and pick between OU, ASU and the Huskers. OU recruits have launched an all-out assault on Frison on Twitter to try to have him join the Sooners for the class.

This week will be all about in-home visits and maybe some official visits. At this time, though, no confirmed official visits are happening at OU this weekend.

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