OU's offensive tackle 'wish list'

This time around the "wish list" looks at OU's top offensive tackle prospects.

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.

OT (3-4)

Committed (1): Allen (Texas) High's Bobby Evans. A firm commit to OU since July, it's tough to envision Evans going anywhere. His older brother, Tay Evans, is a 2014 signee for the Sooners, while his father played basketball at OU. Bobby Evans just continues to grow more and more and developing into a top offensive tackle prospect for the class.

Favorite: Mesquite (Texas) Horn's Conner Dyer. Even though his offer list keeps increasing and features some big-time names in college football, somehow OU always gets itself back in the picture. He was offered in person by offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh at junior day and was back at OU for the spring game. Add in his friendship with signee Jonathan Alvarez and his family, and things look good.

Next in line: Arlington (Texas) Bowie's Madison Akamnonu. After attending OU's junior day, he wasn't sure where he stood. It became real clear when OU offered the first day Bowie wore pads last week. A lot of schools are entering the mix in a hurry, but it should help the Sooners knowing Akamnonu's father graduated from OU.

Coppell (Texas) High's Connor Williams. At this time last year he was a tight end searching for that first offer. A position change has done him wonders and Bedenbaugh loves the potential he sees in Williams. He was able to make it to campus for a spring scrimmage, and in all likelihood, he will return to Norman sometime soon.

Herriman (Utah) High's Andre James. OU was able to go into Utah and snag Kenyon Frison for the 2014 class and is hoping to do the same with James. A team effort of Bedenbaugh and Jerry Montgomery, the OU coaches have been in contact with James since the summer and have built a solid rapport. Obviously things will feel even better if the Sooners can find a way to get James in for a visit.

On the radar: Cincinnati Winton Woods' George Brown. He got OU fans excited in a major way in January when he said a bunch of 2015 prospects were headed to the same school with Joe Mixon implying it was OU. Nothing has happened since then, but Brown continues to mention he really wants to visit OU even if it hasn't occurred at this point.


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