Przybylo: Tackling recruiting questions

Been a quiet month in recruiting, but the questions still pouring in readers have questions about Oklahoma recruiting. Here are some answers to some of the more pressing questions.

Has the recruiting momentum slowed since Tennessee weekend?

Depends on what you’re asking. Yea, recruiting info has been pretty dang light here in the last few weeks. That can happen when you have a home game Sept. 13 and then don’t have one again until Oct. 18.

But if you’re asking if OU’s recent troubles against TCU and Texas have seen OU fall out of favor with any recruits, then that answer is a definitive no.

One game won’t win over a recruit, and it won’t lose one, either. Sure the Sooners have seen a few top targets slither away during the last week, but it had absolutely nothing to do with the on field performance by the Sooners.

OU has 14 commits and the only glaring spot of concern is linebacker. Of course the Sooners have a myriad of options but no clear-cut favorite where you know it’s wrapped up.

Wide receiver seems to be a point of concern so why isn’t OU reaching out to some of the bigger ones out there?

Not a crazy question. OU has a logjam at receiver right now, and it’s too early to label anybody a bust. But it’s also clear that certain guys aren’t going to make that impact as early as it first looked.

OU lacks size with the three receivers it’s using right now. No doubt about that. It feels like the trend is to just ride out this season and then let Jeffery Mead, Mark Andrews and Dallis Todd have their time to shine.

And the unknown intangible is certainly Dorial Green-Beckham and whether or not he leaves for the NFL or comes back to play for the Sooners.

OU has the commitment of League City (Clear Falls) wide receiver John Humphrey and is all-in with Aledo (Texas) High receiver Ryan Newsome.

That appears to be it. It’s clear Jay Norvell must really like what he has coming in the future that he’s willing to bypass some lucrative targets like DaMarkus Lodge and Christian Kirk. We’ll see if that pans out going forward.

A lot of young guys at OU-Texas, who is one of those guys you could see getting an offer?

Going to ignore Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints defensive lineman Mike Williams because stated that case too many times before.

Staying in that area, though, and saying North Mesquite (Texas) High offensive tackle Jean Delance is a name to circle right now.

Delance, who is around 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds, has offers from TCU and Texas Tech and offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh checked him out during the bye week.

Delance said he loved the atmosphere of being at OU-Texas and is definitely liking what he’s seeing from the Sooners. Not sure the offer comes right this second, but Delance should be in the short list for OU at the position going forward.

Who has OU slipped the most with since Tennessee weekend?

With five weeks without a home game, a lot of schools have had a chance to make an impression on quality names.

Five-star linebackers Ricky DeBerry and Keisean Lucier-South have both made other visits. Lawton (Okla.) High offensive lineman Jalin Barnett had a great time at Arkansas.

But the one that sort of stands out right now is Waco (Texas) Midway safety Kahlil Haughton, who has already made trips to Nebraska and Arkansas since being in Norman.

No doubt Texas Tech and Baylor are going to get their shot, too. Not saying OU is out with Haughton, but it’s not the slam dunk it felt like back in August.

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