Sizing up OU recruiting: 2015 DT

Defensive tackle is not an area of weakness so far for OU's 2015 class.

You've had more than a month to digest Oklahoma's stellar Class of 2014. And with both junior days in the books, the crystal ball is starting to become a little clearer for OU's 2015 class.

It's time to look at the early offers and where OU stands. For some, it's great. For others, the door is closed and both sides have moved on.

This is not the Wish List, which will return to SoonersIllustrated.com in April. Instead this is examining all offers at the position and listed in order of Scout's rankings.

Defensive tackle

The Sooners are rolling in this department, already acquiring two Scout 300 commits at this point. But when you look at the target list, you realize there's no way OU could turn down any of these guys if they also want to come to Norman.

Gladewater (Texas) High's Daylon Mack (6-1, 306, No. 2 DT)

OU attacked fast but never mattered. Firmly committed to Texas A&M.

Manassas (Va.) Jackson's Tim Settle (6-3, 310, No. 3 DT)

OU got into the mix early for Settle and has been able to hang around as he slowly gets around to looking at schools. Early plans have Settle coming to Norman for the spring game. If that happens, things will get interesting in a hurry.

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle's Kahlil McKenzie (6-4, 310, No. 5 DT)

McKenzie is a prime example. It doesn't matter how OU's class is looking. If McKenzie wants in, he's getting in. He had a sensational visit to OU two weeks ago for junior day weekend. OU is likely to get an official visit, and we'll see from there.

Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North's Jacob Daniel (6-4, 298, No. 7 DT)

Daniel has released his early list and OU is nowhere to be found.

Honolulu (Hawaii) Farrington's Breiden Fehoko (6-3, 275, No. 10 DT)

Montgomery has done well in developing the relationship with Fehoko. Not afraid to travel, there are tentative plans for Fehoko to see Norman for the spring game. If that happens, he's another prospect OU wouldn't pass on no matter what.

Shreveport (La.) Woodlawn's T.D. Moton (6-4, 310, No. 13 DT)

Moton exploded onto the scene early and OU jumped pretty quickly. But the prevailing thought is Moton wants to play with former teammate Donovan Wilson, who signed with Texas A&M last month.

Dallas Bishop Dunne's Darrion Daniels (6-4, 275, No. 14 DT)

Sound like a broken record at this point, but the Sooners were able to get Daniels to campus for their first junior day. Daniels doesn't weight as much as some tackles, but OU is incredibly interested. A return visit for a spring practice or game would mean a lot as well.

Houston Cypress Falls' Du'Vonta Lampkin (6-4, 295, No. 19 DT)

OU's first commit at the position, and there has been no question so far about where he stands. Following a great first trip to Norman in February, everything seems to be in order for Lampkin and the Sooners. The offers keep coming, but he doesn't seem to care.

Jenks (Okla.) High's Marquise Overton (6-2, 301, No. 21 DT)

And OU's other big-time commit at the position. Overton grew up an OU fan, and when the offer happened, it felt like a matter of when it would happen. He hasn't been able to make it to OU since committing, but there's no doubt he's anxious to return.


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