Durham, Patterson should receive OU looks

The spring evaluation period is here, and the Sooners are back on the road. Here are five prospects that might deserve offers during this six-week period.

There was no post-signing day boom for Oklahoma on the recruiting trail. Junior days didn't bring about any commits. The spring game brought a plethora of recruits to campus but no pledges.

OU is still at its five commits for the Class of 2015, the same number it was at on Valentine's Day. But the number is still more than what the Sooners had at this point for last year's class that wound up being the best in the conference.

The Sooners picked up the slack on the trail during the spring evaluation period last year, and the spring period is officially underway Tuesday. From now until May 31, it's open season in recruiting as college coaches will be flocking to one school after another to see who is out there.

OU added to its 2014 crop with commitments from signees offensive lineman Alex Dalton, cornerback Marcus Green, cornerback Tito Windham and tight end Carson Meier during this time last year.

It hasn't been a lack of offers for the Sooners at this point with this class. But if OU is going to add to that commitment list, here are five notable names it could look to for help.

Plano (Texas) East linebacker Landis Durham

Durham's offer list has increased a lot in the last couple of months, including a gigantic one from Texas A&M last month. Following that offer, he quickly named the Aggies the leader. But Durham was in Norman for the spring game and certainly looked to be having a good time. At 6-foot-3 and 228 pounds, Durham is a three-star inside linebacker. OU is in great position with Dallas Skyline's Anthony Wheeler but adding another big boy in the middle wouldn't hurt.

Rowlett (Texas) High kicker Andrew Galitz

Make the offer now before somebody else does. Schools can sometimes be hesitant to offer a kicker, but it's obvious Galitz is going to be one of those guys for the class. A&M and LSU have already had him on campus. OU has had Galitz in Norman twice in the last two months. Expected to visit for Texas' spring game Saturday, will be interesting to see if an offer comes his way. OU special teams coach Jay Boulware wants to see him kick in the spring, but will it be too late?

Moore (Okla.) Westmoore wide receiver Dahu Green

This isn't a necessity by any means and maybe after further evaluation, Green doesn't fit what OU is looking for at wide receiver. But OU needs to at least reach the further evaluation portion of the process with Green. Racking up offers and looking great in camps, Green has become a top five prospect in the state. He was hoping to visit OU for the spring game, but the ACT kept him from making it. His size combined with his footwork and route running make him somebody worth watching.

Cedar Hill (Texas) High linebacker Richard Moore

Time is running out with Moore, too. A&M, Missouri and Texas Tech are some of his notable offers, but the Sooners have such a good relationship with Cedar Hill that it still seems like OU can make a push. It did last year with Marcus Green at the same school. A three-star outside linebacker, Moore is no slouch, and it's up to OU to make the next move.

Lawton (Okla.) High defensive back Darreyl Patterson

The move is up to Patterson. He arrived late to the spring game because he had to take the ACT. His scores will determine his offers from this point forward. His dream school is OU, and he is not afraid to say that. A nice offer list right now that will grow in a major way if his scores are solid. OU has so many top defensive backs in the mix, but it just feels like Patterson is somebody who is going to pay off in a huge way for OU as long as the scores are good.

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