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OU has lost two Scout 300 commits in last 10 days. But Sooner fans, we're looking on the bright side today.

It hasn't been a fun week for Oklahoma fans regarding their team on the recruiting trail. The Sooners have lost two Scout 300 prospects in a seven-day period.

It started with Oklahoma City Casady offensive lineman Josh Wariboko and continued with Cypress (Texas) Falls defensive lineman Du'Vonta Lampkin this week.

OU is not doomed, however. The class, which stands at three commits right now, still has a high probability of being among the best in the nation and certainly the Big 12 conference.

It's only April, but here are some names where OU won't get shutout and left in the cold. Sooners won't grab them all, obviously, but it's not all awful in Norman, either.

Plano (Texas) West running back Soso Jamabo

OU's eyes have been on Jamabo for a long time. And Jamabo's reluctance to make a lot of visits certainly sounds promising for the Sooners considering Jamabo headed up to Norman for junior day in February. Baylor and Oregon are definitely in the picture, but there's no question OU is in a good spot right now for Soso.

Houston Episcopal running back Tyreik Gray

Gray keeps releasing top five lists and every time OU finds its way to stay in there. He has yet to visit campus and things should clear up between Gray and the coaching staff during this spring evaluation period about how real and legit the mutual interest is between the two parties.

Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge wide receiver Alex Ofodile

Two trips to Norman is never a bad sign, and that's exactly what Ofodile has made in the last two months. Once for junior day and another for spring practice. As somebody who seems to fully understand the recruiting game, Ofodile is speeding up his process and should decide in the next month.

Lufkin (Texas) High wide receiver Keke Coutee

The one-time Texas commit said earlier this month OU is his leader. After getting offers from OU, Texas and Texas Tech last summer, things have been quiet for Coutee. OU is definitely looking for that game-changer in the slot and Coutee and Aledo (Texas) High's Ryan Newsome seem to be the two obvious targets.

Mesquite (Texas) Horn offensive lineman Conner Dyer

Dyer's offer list isn't slowing down by any means, but OU keeps finding itself back in the conversation. He camped at Norman last summer, was offered in person at OU's junior day and returned to Norman for the spring game. Add in his good friend Jonathan Alvarez having already signed with OU, it's a good combination.

Lawton (Okla.) High offensive lineman Jalin Barnett

No uncommitted prospect has made more trips to Norman in the last 12 months than Barnett. No question he is among OU's top targets, and there's no question Barnett seems as interested in OU as OU is interested in him. A quiet recruit who doesn't say much, it feels like commitment could happen at any time or could take a while to develop.

Dallas Skyline linebacker Anthony Wheeler

It's a two-team race between OU and Texas. After his OU junior day visit, the Sooners were in the lead. After his Texas spring game visit, things are neck and neck with the Red River rivals. Provided OU can get Wheeler up to campus once again, that might be enough to land linebackers coach Tim Kish a best of an inside linebacker.

Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point linebacker Cameron Townsend

The opposite of Wheeler in terms of size, but no less important. Townsend has made three trips to OU since last summer and has OU in his top four. It's a familiar spot for the Sooners in terms of being in the final schools. Sooners, though, need to close this one out instead of being on the outside looking in.

Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson defensive back P.J. Mbanasor

If signing day was today, Mbanasor would be heading to Norman right now. OU was his second offer, and it's something he has not forgotten. He made one trip to OU for junior day and really was hoping to return for the spring game. No doubt he is circled for OU during this evaluation period.

Waco (Texas) Midway safety Kahlil Haughton

If you believe OU is taking two safeties this year, then these next two might be your answers. Haughton was offered by OU in person at the first junior day and then returned with his family to OU for the spring game two weeks ago. Other schools continue to pursue, and it won't be easy, but Sooners are squarely in the hunt.

Midwest City (Okla.) High safety Will Sunderland

The worst thing for OU has been how well Sunderland has performed at every camp he has attended in the spring. The secret is out. No longer just a regional prospect as witnessed by the Ohio State offer, Sunderland could be this year's Steven Parker. And it might happen the same way where he waits and sees all schools before deciding, but OU is the leader right now.

Belleville (Ill.) West kicker Austin Seibert

If you're going to get a kicker, might as well get the best one in the country. Jay Boulware has a strong history of finding great kickers, and Seibert is OU's first and, so far, only offer to a kicker. He attended OU's junior day and was offered by Sooners earlier this week. He said he plans to return to Norman this spring or summer with his family to get to know the coaches better.

Other names OU is sitting pretty with but too early to tell: WR Ryan Newsome, WR Desean Holmes, DL Darrion Daniels, DL Kahlil McKenzie, LB Justin Hilliard, DB Kris Boyd, DB Jaylon Lane, DB Dechaun Holiday.


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