Sizing up OU recruiting: 2015 safety

Ending things on the defensive side of the ball with looking at every OU offer at safety.

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.


Things worked out well for OU at the safety position for the 2014 class. The Sooners were able to land two pure safeties with complete different styles in Vontre McQuinnie and Steven Parker.

Depth is still a concern, however, at the spot. And with another safety graduating this season, OU should definitely be looking at two more once again for 2015.

Encino (Calif.) Crespi Carmelite's Marvell Tell (6-2, 180, No. 3 S)

Not much to say at this point of Tell's recruitment regarding OU.

Larry Pryor (No. 7 S) and Justin Dunning (No. 10 S)

Both committed to Texas A&M, not likely to change.

Rockwall (Texas) Heath's DeShon Elliott (6-2, 205, No. 13 S)

Still not sure if he's a linebacker or safety, but he's not headed to Norma. Elliott committed to Texas last week.

Missouri City (Texas) Marshall's J.W. Ketchum (6-0, 200, No. 14 S)

One of the more intriguing prospects in the class. Is he a quarterback? Wide receiver? Safety? To be determined, but it's obvious he's a top-notch prospect. OU made the offer early last month, but spring evaluation will probably determine his position he's being recruited at by OU.

Newton (Texas) High's Roney Elam (6-3, 167, No. 18 S)

Came out of nowhere to become the most sought after safety in Texas during the last month. One top offer after another. OU has joined the list but hasn't been able to get him on campus at this point. As of right now, Sooners not in his top three.

Midwest City (Okla.) High's Will Sunderland (6-3, 185, No. 21 S)

The best kept secret in the state is starting to get out. OU was the first school to offer Sunderland back in August. It certainly appears the Sooners are a strong favorite but other top schools continue to creep in. A visit for the spring game could lock up his commitment.

Waco (Texas) Midway's Kahlil Haughton (6-2, 170, No. 23 S)

Another prospect who has gone from a relative unknown to being everywhere in the last month. He was offered at OU's first junior day. But as more major schools continue to enter the mix, will be a while to see how much it means.

Dallas South Oak Cliff's Jamile Johnson (6-0, 190, No. 31 S)

Committed to OU on Valentine's Day, but he has been pretty quiet ever since. Has made junior day trips to Texas and OU but hasn't been too outspoken about either trip. Doesn't mean he's not still loving OU, but tough to gauge at this point.

Dallas South Oak Cliff's Prentice McKinney (6-2, 180, No. 34 S)

Teammates with Johnson, McKinney was offered last month and also made the junior day trip to Norman earlier this month. Hasn't said too much one way or another regarding OU in his recruitment.

Converse (Texas) Judson's Keivon Ramsey (6-1, 165, No. 38 S)

Officially found out about his offer at OU's second junior day. Loved his visit and definitely wants to head back to Norman sooner than later.

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