Sooner Intel: OKPreps edition

The first week of spring practice in the state, and the OU coaches made sure their impact was felt.

As mentioned repeatedly in the last five days, this week started the Oklahoma spring practice sessions throughout the state, and there was a good chance you could find Josh Heupel or Cale Gundy if you were making the rounds, too.

No offers have been made, but the coaches were going from school to school and checking in and making sure some of these kids head to OU's camp next month.

Heupel is all about the quarterbacks right now as he visited 2016 studs Chandler Garrett (Mustang) and Keaton Torre (Edmond Santa Fe) this week. Both signal-callers confirmed they will be in Norman on June 7 for the second day of camp, which is always the most exciting and competitive day.

Torre continues to hear a lot from Oklahoma State and Notre Dame, while Garrett is getting a lot of early attention from Notre Dame and North Carolina.

Heupel wasn't done, though, making the assumed stop to Norman North to check out quarterback John Kolar. Of course Kolar has been committed to Oklahoma State since March so it's tough to get a read into if anything is going to change.

Wasn't always quarterbacks, though, as Heupel was also at Edmond Santa Fe to try to make sure defensive back Ashton Preston is back at camp. Preston camped all three days last summer, would expect him to do the one-day event this time around.

Same can be said for Edmond North linebacker Caileb Booze. A frequent visitor to campus throughout last season, Booze said he will camp at OU.

While at Norman North, Heupel checked out a Sooners Illustrated early favorite for 2016 with running back Quan Hogan. Hogan is one of the most versatile talents in the state as a runner and receiver.

Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh was expected to be in Lawton to check on Jalin Barnett and Darreyl Patterson. No word on if it happened, but Sooners Illustrated will be making that trip to Lawton next week.

And Gundy made a stop at his old stomping grounds in Midwest City with defensive coordinator Mike Stoops to check on Scout 300 prospect Will Sunderland and watch out for the name DeMikal Harrison. A virtual unknown last fall, Midwest City defensive coordinator Jason Sexton made sure Harrison got the attention of OU coaches throughout the fall, winter and spring.

In Sexton's words, Harrison is about to blow up this spring.

But the biggest news came from Sunderland, who listed OU, Oklahoma State, Ohio State as his top three in order. Sunderland said he plans to attend OU's one-day camp but has no intention on participating.

When Gundy and Stoops came Wednesday, the talk had nothing to do with football. Instead, Sunderland said it was just about catching up and seeing how life is.

Oklahoma City Millwood's Joshua Little continues to see his stock soar. No offers at this time last week, he now has offers from Purdue, Texas State, Iowa State, Washington State and Tulsa.

The Tulsa one came as no shock as Sooners Illustrated was there on the same day as Tulsa, and it was clear they liked what they were seeing.

Little is 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds and grew up a huge Miami (Fla.) fan. It took a while to get his tape out there, but once it hit, everything has happened so fast for him.

He's not talking with Jerry Montgomery just yet, but Gundy has checked in to make sure he is also at OU's one day camp next month.

One name not being mentioned is Oklahoma City Casady's Max Wariboko. The Class of 2016 defensive back earned an offer from UCLA earlier this week but nothing new regarding him and OU.

As long as nothing is new there, don't expect any positive news for OU with one-time commit Josh Wariboko. UCLA and Louisville both look like the early leaders for the Wariboko package deal.

OU wide receivers coach Jay Norvell was out at Westmoore to check in with Dahu Green. It has been well established at this point that though Green is loaded with offers, none of them have really caught his eye at this time.

Obviously OU can be pretty stingy as it pertains to wide receiver offers, but Green has the size and speed that could eventually make him a top priority for the Sooners.


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