National signing day is still more than three weeks away, but the Oklahoma coaching staff can breathe a sigh of relief as six recruits for the 2015 class are already locked down.
This weekend will see three junior college transfers and three early enrollees from high school head to Norman to begin their journey as Sooners.
So what is OU getting with these guys? We start with the juco products.
From Blinn (Texas) CC, OU is getting another receiver who can stretch the field. Westbrook was badly needed even before it was announced Dorial Green-Beckham was turning pro. Now that it’s known Green-Beckham won’t be at OU, Westbrook’s value has just shot up that much more. He has been inspired by the way Sterling Shepard plays the game and is excited about bringing a dynamic one-two punch to the Sooners. To go along with his explosive receiving talent, look for Westbrook to play a real role in special teams and don’t be shocked if he’s OU’s punt returner when the 2015 season rolls around. He has two years of eligibility left. He is ranked No. 22 in the Scout juco 100.
OG/OT Jamal Danley
All Danley does is win so OU fans have to like that. Danley, in two seasons at East Mississippi CC, helped the school to a 24-0 record and back-to-back national championships. Danley’s position remains a question, but based on his preference and OU’s depth chart, it sure feels like he’s a natural selection for offensive guard. Like Westbrook, Danley is going to have two years to figure everything out so he’ll have to acclimate himself to Big 12 football immediately. Not the highest-ranked juco recruit for OU, but it was one heck of a job by Bill Bedenbaugh to land Danley right in the heart of SEC country. He is ranked No. 49 in the Scout juco 100.
CB Will Johnson
The unknown piece of the puzzle. Nobody has any idea about what Johnson brings to the table, but we’re all going to find out together. There was no real way to see what Johnson could do at Monroe CC in New York because juco ball just isn’t as big on the east coast as it is in other areas of the country. Originally from Baltimore, Johnson has an extremely tight relationship with Charles Tapper and is glad to have another Baltimore product as a teammate. Unlike a lot of juco kids, Johnson actually has three years of eligibility left. He is ranked No. 53 in the Scout juco 100.