OU's running back 'wish list'

The "wish list" returns this afternoon with a look at OU and the running back targets.

With all spring games in the books, things are starting to work themselves out on the recruiting trail. It's time to start looking more intently on Oklahoma's "wish list" for the Class of 2015.

SoonersIllustrated.com is going to examine the recruiting situation for the Sooners at every single position in the next week.

Here is an idea of where OU stands heading into May. The number in parentheses indicates the number of recruits OU is looking to sign at the position for the Class of 2015. The names in no way reflect OU's official board but are the best guesstimate of who OU is targeting.

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Committed: None.

Favorite: Plano (Texas) West's Sotonye Jamabo. Better known as Soso, it sure feels like the Sooners have the inside track the long, lanky four-star prospect. OU running backs coach Cale Gundy has done a great job cultivating the relationship, and OU was one of the few visits from Jamabo during the junior day/spring game months. No telling if a commitment is imminent, but OU is in good shape.

Next in line: Houston Episcopal's Tyreik Gray. A fascinating recruit if only because not too much is revealed through Gray himself. He lists top five schools on Twitter, and OU always makes the cut. He reported an OU offer a long time ago when not much was known about him at all. The spring evaluation period should help clear things up about how much mutual interest actually exists.

Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek's Eric Swinney. Never easy to pull a top recruit out of Georgia, but Gundy is certainly giving it a try. Gundy has already visited once during the spring evaluation period, and Swinney tweeted the visit meant a lot. Still a lot of work to be done, but OU isn't out of the picture.

On the radar: Berea (Ky.) Madison Southern's Damien Harris. The No. 1-ranked running back in the country. When he released his top 10 a while back, OU made the cut. Since that point nothing to really gauge whether or not OU has fallen off or helped itself get into the race even more.

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