Przybylo: Tackling recruiting questions

OU recruiting is doing well, but fans always think it can do better. Who should the Sooners try to steal?

SoonersIllustrated.com readers have questions about Oklahoma recruiting. Here are some answers to some of the more pressing questions.

Who’s the best prospect you’ve seen this season?

The easy answer is to say Midwest City safety Will Sunderland. Being a Scout 300 prospect and committed to OU makes him the safe bet.

But we’re going to look to the future and say Moore Southmoore defensive back Quindon Lewis. A Class of 2017 prospect, Lewis already looks comfortable playing against the top level competition in the state.

Lewis is playing both ways for the SaberCats and made several tackles and a touchdown catch in the game Sooners Illustrated was there. His future is definitely at defensive back, but he can contribute in a lot of other ways.

Moore Southmoore is taking a lot of lumps right now, but the future is incredibly bright as the school is loaded with freshmen and sophomore ready to get Southmoore back on track.

Lewis is already regarded as a four-star prospect with Scout and is getting early interest from the Sooners.

Who should OU try to poach, if anybody, from another school?

There’s a lot to consider here. You have to look at position. You have to look at need. And you have to look at the most realistic option.

That eliminates a lot of spots, but OU needs linebackers in the worst way. And Michigan is going through a rough time that doesn’t look like it’s going to get better anytime soon.

The answer could be Indianapolis Lawrence Central inside linebacker Darrin Kirkland. A four-star prospect, Kirkland was offered by OU in the spring and talked about visiting OU. He never got around to that, committing to Michigan in May.

Another prospect to look at is Nacogdoches (Texas) cornerback Jaylon Lane. Committed to Oklahoma State, OU really wants Lane but made a poor initial impression.

There is nothing at all to suggest OSU and Lane have had any kind of falling out, but OU wants one more elite cornerback and Lane could be that guy.

All realistic answers would be on defense because OU’s offensive class is coming along just fine.

What commitment is having the best senior season so far?

Another very subjective question. P.J. Mbanasor isn’t getting thrown at whatsoever so tough to judge him. Running back Rodney Anderson has delivered exactly like he was expected.

When you’re talking about having a good senior season, you’re talking about guys who might be a little under the radar or not thought of as highly as some of the other guys.

In that regard, it’s clear it’s Metairie (La.) Rummel defensive lineman Tyrell Jacobs, who has been an absolute beast for one of the best schools in Louisiana.

OU defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery saw Jacobs play last week, and it was another great outing. He doesn’t necessarily rack up the stats, but he has come up with some huge plays to keep Rummel undefeated.


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