OU with big visit weekend

First weekend after the dead period, and OU is looking to come out swinging with a lot of top targets in town.

The visit list for Oklahoma took a little hit this week with a couple of visits being rescheduled, but it’s still a nice set of recruits heading to Norman this weekend.

Here is a quick preview of the six prospects OU is hosting this weekend.


Brentwood (Tenn.) Ravenwood WR Van Jefferson

You can thank OU commit Ricky DeBerry for this one. DeBerry got into Jefferson’s ear during their week together at the U.S. Army game, and now Jefferson is coming to Norman. Committed to Georgia, Jefferson was originally an early enrollee prospect before deciding to open things back up. OU and Florida are the two biggest threats to the Bulldogs right now.

Omaha (Neb.) Central DE DaiShon Neal

OU does not need any more defensive ends, not after the job co-defensive coordinator Jerry Montgomery has done in the last few weeks. But when you’re 6-foot-7 and can move like Neal, you don’t turn that down. Neal, committed to Nebraska, is going to visit OU, Nebraska and Oregon in the next three weekends.

Lawton (Okla.) High CB Darreyl Patterson

After a bit of miscommunication during the school year, OU tight ends coach Jay Boulware has been the ringleader in trying to make sure Patterson becomes a Sooner. He rushed for more than 2,000 yards this season, but it’s clear he is being looked at as a defensive back. A commitment wouldn’t be shocking although he has visits scheduled for Kansas State and Washington State the next two weekends.

Dallas Kimball CB Antoine Stephens

Stephens was originally going to commit Thursday before deciding Wednesday night he was going to delay that announcement. Down to OU, Texas Tech and Baylor, OU brought the big guns for an in-home visit Thursday, and a commitment this weekend after the visit isn’t a crazy thought. Things are happening fast for the under the radar cornerback.


McAlester (Okla.) ATH Dalton Wood

Committed since September, Wood has maintained his level-headedness. Following a great senior season at quarterback, he’s ready to make the full transition to tight end at OU. Wood has only been to campus one time since his commitment so this will be a good opportunity for him to bond more with the players and coaches.

Belleville (Ill.) West K Austin Seibert

Despite the distance he has to travel, Seibert has already seen the campus multiple times since committing in May. Coming off his Under Armour appearance, it’s now time for an official visit for the top-ranked kicker in the nation. Seibert can also punt so his future at OU looks incredibly bright, and he’ll probably put on his recruiting hat this weekend, too.

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