OU wish list: Running back

The wish list continues with a look at OU's top targets at running back.

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.

Here is an idea of where OU stands in late June. 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.

With it only being the summer, all of these are with offered prospects. Later in the cycle we'll return to guessing who might deserve an offer down the road.

Offense

RB (1-2)

Committed (1) Katy (Texas) High's Rodney Anderson. OU did everything right in getting the four-star all-purpose back to switch from Texas A&M to the Sooners. After decommitting from the Aggies in April, Anderson returned to Norman for the camp and spent all three days at OU before making it official. If Anderson ends up as the lone back for the class, nobody is going to be complaining.

Favorite: Plano (Texas) West's Sotonye Jamabo. Better known as Soso, OU has felt like the frontrunner, but the Anderson commitment certainly could have changed things. No doubt schools like Notre Dame, Baylor and Oregon aren't going to throw in the towel. So the question for the summer is do the Sooners still want Jamabo as much as they did a couple of months ago. It would be one heck of a one-two punch from the state of Texas.

Next in line: Cedar Hill (Texas) Aca'cedric Ware. His recruitment exploded during the spring evaluation period, no disputing that. Ware has been pretty consistent about his summer in that he wants to take as many unofficial visits as possible. OU has been mentioned, but when somebody takes so many visits at once, it's tough to stand out. It's a waiting game.

Houston Lamar's Tyreik Gray. Still not too much is known about the four-star recruit who has transferred from Houston Episcopal to Houston Lamar this spring. He's still consistent with saying OU is in his top five, but it doesn't sound like the Sooners are paying as much attention to Gray as some other backs. That could change, obviously, and OU seems to be in a good spot.

On the radar: None.


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