It's that time of year again as Oklahoma returns for its second and final junior day this weekend. The Sooners had a very successful first outing Feb. 1 even though no commits were earned at the event.
Looking at the select visitors OU is choosing to bring in this time around, it should be more of the same where it won't be shocking if OU ends the day with the same number of commits as it entered the day.
But the visitors are impressive and here are five for OU fans to keep tabs on this weekend.
Mesquite (Texas) Poteet's Malik Jefferson (6-3, 220, No. 1 OLB)
You never forget your first love, right? With Jefferson, it feels like he'll never forget his first offer. For the record, it was OU that was his first offer and something Jefferson brings up routinely when talking recruiting. There's no guarantee Jefferson makes it to campus this weekend, but he has been pretty vocal about wanting to see Norman once again. A five-star prospect, an unofficial visit from Jefferson would be huge for the Sooners at this point.
Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson's P.J. Mbanasor (6-2, 182, No. 23 CB)
Way back when Mbanasor committed to TCU. Possibly because he felt at home in Fort Worth, Texas. Possibly because he had no idea if any other big-time offers were going to come his way. Regardless, he'll visit Norman as a Horned Frog commitment, but the offers have come. Plenty of them and the Sooners were one of the first programs to reach out to Mbanasor last month. With OU also having his former teammate running back Samaje Perine in the fold, that won't hurt the Sooners' chances going forward and the mutual interest is there.
Concord (Calif.) De La Salle's Kahlil McKenzie (6-4, 310, No. 8 DE)
OU has had its eyes on McKenzie for a long time, and McKenzie is ready to check out the campus for the first time. It's another sign of how in tune defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery is right now with recruiting and with the 2015 class in particular. Heading into the week, can't envision a scenario that sees McKenzie committed to the Sooners, but it's huge to get an unofficial visit from a prospect like him. If all goes well, counting on an official visit in the fall or winter would set things up nicely for OU down the road.
Aledo (Texas) High's Ryan Newsome (5-9, 170, No. 25 WR)
Texas, Florida State, Nebraska and Ole Miss. Those aren't Newsome's other offers – those are his other offers since last Friday. Newsome is one of the most electric talents in the class, and OU was real quick to recognize that. He had hoped to attend the first junior day but a family conflict kept him from doing so. It's a great sign that Newsome has built up such a solid foundation that he is indeed willing to make sure he sees Norman during this spring cycle.
Moore (Okla.) Southmoore's Bobby Henry (6-4, 250, DT)
From four prospects that everybody knows about to a huge unknown quantity in Henry. There are so many unanswered questions about Henry. Will he be able to stay healthy? What's his position and what position is OU looking at him for? The first question won't get answered until the fall, but hopefully this weekend will shed some insight on No. 2. Henry was considered the guy for the in-state class as a freshman and sophomore. Watching his recruitment will be very interesting going forward.