Breaking down OU's class: QB, RB, TE, Kicker

Ready for signing day? Sooners Illustrated is going to help you get to know all of OU's commits just days before the big day.

Signing day is almost here. New to the recruiting game or just want a refresher of what has already happened, here is a look at Oklahoma’s class heading into Wednesday.

Quarterback

None. In a rarity, OU most likely will not end up with a quarterback for this class. The only possible option is Allen (Texas) High’s Kyler Murray, but that is an extreme longshot.

Running back

Katy (Texas) High RB Rodney Anderson (6-1, 205, No. 21 RB, No. 152 Scout 300)

The Intel: A one-time Texas A&M commit, everything started to sound like OU around April of last year. He eventually decommitted from the Aggies, and it was readily apparent it was going to be the Sooners. He did just that in June, committing at the end OU’s camp.

Coming off an incredible senior season, Anderson has already enrolled and is on campus. There’s no doubt the logjam at running back isn’t going to make it easy for Anderson, but he said all he wanted was an opportunity. He’ll get his chance at OU, and it will be up to him to make the most of it.

Anderson is in rare company as he winds up being the only commit that never got to take an official visit. Katy’s playoff run was so deep that he never got around to it. He said it never mattered, though.

Signing day surprise? No. It has been crystal clear for a while that Anderson will be the sole OU running back taken for this class.

Tight end

McAlester (Okla.) High ATH Dalton Wood (6-4, 250, No. 51 TE)

The Intel: There’s always that one under the radar in-state prospect that busts out during his senior season. It was Wood this season. Once Wood accepted he wouldn’t be a quarterback, the doors opened for him.

OU tight ends coach Jay Boulware wasted little time in making the offer, and Wood wasted even less time in committing in September. Wood wasn’t a real fixture at OU games, but he was also never close to looking elsewhere.

Wood finally made his official visit two weeks ago and had an incredible time. He doesn’t really care at all what position he winds up playing for the Sooners. Wood has made it clear he just wants to be a part of the team.

He brings a lot of size and versatility, and there’s no telling how offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley is going to choose to use him going forward.

Signing day surprise? No. This was another one of those positions where it was obvious it was one-and-done for OU. Wood is that one, and the Sooners are done.

Kicker

Belleville (Ill.) West kicker Austin Seibert (5-10, 200, 3-star kicker)

The Intel: Boulware set his targets on Seibert nice and early as the kicker visited for junior day in February. Upset he didn’t get the offer, it finally did come his way and Seibert committed on his second trip to OU in May.

Kickers don’t tend to get noticed too much, but Seibert has been among the most vocal and outgoing commits on social media. He has learned to dislike Texas and fans have learned to love him for it.

Seibert is the man for OU at kicking field goals going forward, but Seibert isn’t done at just that. He wants to handle the punting and kickoff duties, too.

Boulware has nicknamed him Legatron in recent weeks, and Seibert was an Under Armour All-American.

Signing day surprise? No. The biggest shock of anything for the class would be if there was a second kicker. Not going to happen.


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