Sizing up OU recruiting: 2015 CB

The final week of looking at every Sooners offer starts with the search for cornerback.

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 in April. Instead this is examining all offers at the position and listed in order of Scout's rankings.


Cornerback spots keep opening up in Norman as OU has seen one of its corners for the 2012 and 2013 class already leave the team.

Bobby Jack Wright was able to add a couple of quality ones for 2014, but it looks like OU should be gunning for 2-3 more in 2015.

Missouri City (Texas) Marshall's Kendall Sheffield (6-0, 180, No. 2 CB)

OU got in there nice and early, but it hasn't exactly paid off in terms of visits. He has been the boy who cried wolf at this point with several planned visits not happening.

Gilmer (Texas) High's Kris Boyd (6-1, 185, No. 6 CB)

The Sooners are definitely in the hunt here. Boyd released a top four two weeks ago and OU was in it. The Sooners got into the picture in a major way during his junior day visit. If OU can get him back on campus this spring, that would be huge.

Gardena (Calif.) Serra's Stanley Norman (5-10, 165, No. 7 CB)

Another top player from Serra that OU is going to take a run at. Not a bad idea considering OU's track record right now in California. Sooners are in good early position, but it's too early in process to read much into it.

Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill's Isaiah Langley (6-0, 165, No. 12 CB)

Sort of copy and paste what's said about Norman with Langley. OU not out of the race but not winning it yet, either, at this point.

San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills' Dechaun Holiday (6-2, 190, No. 13 CB)

OU seemed to be an offer Holiday was waiting for a couple of weeks ago. Because one he received it, the Sooners moved up to one of his favorites. Getting him on campus is next step.

Pflugerville (Texas) High's P.J. Mbanasor (6-2, 182, No. 22 CB)

If you're looking for a strong possibility of an OU commitment, Mbanasor is your guy. Grew up a huge Derrick Strait fan and wears No. 2 in his honor. Add that to a great OU junior day visit and officially decommitting from TCU, well, things are looking good.

Riverside (Calif.) Polytechnic's Ykili Ross (6-2, 185, No. 26 CB)

Ross has blown up here lately, and OU is just one of several major offers he has picked up in the last month.

Adamsville (Ala.) Minor's Maurice Smitherman (5-11, 170, No. 35 CB)

Not too much to report with Smitherman and OU.

Richmond (Va.) St. Christopher's Garrett Taylor (6-1, 187, No. 36 CB)

Committed to Michigan on Monday. OU was never really in the picture.

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