At this time last year everybody was wondering whether or not it was true Oklahoma was going to have zero visitors for the final weekend before signing day.
The Sooners didn’t bring one prospect in and fared pretty dang well on signing day. That’s not the case this year as speculation runs rampant about secret visitors and about the visitors expected to be on campus.
Without further ado, breaking down what will be an eventful final weekend for OU.
New Orleans Warren Easton Charter linebacker Arthur McGinnis
It’s time for OU to go all-in with the high three-star prospect. After this weekend, we’re going to find out if it was a blessing or a curse that McGinnis had to switch his OU visit date.
McGinnis was excited to see the Sooners for Bedlam weekend, but when it became clear his high school team would still be in the playoffs, a postponement had to happen.
Following that, a top five was released with OU making the cut but visits to Arizona and Texas Tech have already occurred this month. Heading into the weekend, it seems clear the Wildcats are the team to beat.
McGinnis has sent out some contemplative tweets, and it’s obvious he is taking this as seriously as possible. OU, of course, is in dire need of another linebacker and McGinnis is the No. 1 target heading toward signing day.
Dallas Bishop Dunne WR Adrian Miller
Miller is a very interesting case because it felt like the OU offer simply wasn’t going to come. OU recruiting coordinator Cale Gundy had been talking to Miller for a while but things didn’t get serious until Lincoln Riley came onboard as OU’s offensive coordinator.
In the last two weeks, Miller has decommitted from Illinois and visited California. The question remains whether or not the Bears are still in the hunt after the huge addition of Dallas Skyline receiver Carlos Strickland earlier this week.
That could make Miller fall into OU’s lap although Kentucky is certainly a player in this race. Miller was offered Monday night when Riley and Gundy did an in-home visit, and he confirmed he would take an official visit this weekend.
It’s clear OU wants at least one more receiver, and though it happened late, Miller has definitely made the cut.
Moore (Okla.) Westmoore WR Dahu Green
You can see this going one of two ways. Green, who has been in OU’s backyard the last two seasons, could feel slighted for it taking this long to get an offer. Or he could put those emotions to the side and jump on a chance to stay close to home.
There is no wrong answer for Green, who is already committed to Washington State, but we should get a pretty good idea of his answer after this weekend and after his visit.
Riley and Gundy visited Green on Tuesday afternoon and made the offer and also had an in-home visit with Green later that night.
Some OU fans have been clamoring for a while for Green to get this offer. Now that he has it he has a lot to consider.
Oklahoma City Casady offensive guard Josh Wariboko
After a trip to the west coast last weekend, it wouldn’t be shocking if Wariboko sticks close to home and makes his way to Norman one final time before signing day.
There really isn’t much more that needs to be said regarding Wariboko and his recruitment. The Scout 300 prospect ranked No. 2 in the state was a one-time OU commit and is now down to OU, UCLA and Ohio State.
Wariboko let the cat out of the bag late Thursday night that he was indeed going to spend the weekend at OU, but the question remains how much of the weekend and what’s the real purpose of the visit?
Wariboko is a big need for the Sooners, and one final visit would be huge for OU heading into Wednesday.
These are just some of the possible names who could show up this weekend. It’s wide open as because OU is not having junior day this weekend as it has in the past, all focus, all efforts are on making the 2015 class as strong as possible.