National signing day is next week, and Oklahoma is heading into the annual February event with a lot of momentum. The 2014 class is coming along and the Sooners are looking to finish strong.
But before we start talking about the stars of tomorrow, Sooners Illustrated is going to look back at the last five classes to see how OU has gotten where it is heading into the 2014 season.
Class of 2009
Gabe Lynn (No. 1 CB)
Left on the highest note possible. Went from being ridiculed by fans to being adored by season's end by becoming a captain of the defense. Led the team with four interceptions and had 57 tackles. Honorable mention All-Big 12 by the coaches. Found his role at safety in 2013.
Gabe Ikard (No. 15 TE)
No doubt has left his mark on the program, both on and off the field. He won the Wuerffel Trophy, Selmon Spirit Award and Don Key Award. Started every game at center and was voted team captain. Ikard's legacy won't be forgotten anytime soon.
Jaz Reynolds (No. 93 WR)
Nobody faced more off the field troubles than Reynolds, while also managing to survive and stay on the team. Finished season with 14 catches for 216 yards and a touchdown.
Rank: No. 10 (23 signees).
Breakdown: For the most part, the 2009 class didn't play a role for OU in 2013, but the contributions of Lynn and Ikard were obviously vital to the team's success. It closed the chapter on a high note for what was a pretty uneven class.