Breaking down OU's class: Defensive tackle

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.

Defensive tackle

Jenks (Okla.) High DT Marquise Overton (6-2, 301, No. 24 DT, No. 286 Scout 300)

The Intel: From the day Overton received his OU offer, the countdown was on. If there was a more sure thing for the Sooners in the 2015 class, nobody had seen him.

Overton committed a day after OU’s huge win in the Sugar Bowl against Alabama and everybody knew that even though it would be 13 months later for him to sign, there was no question that’s what he was going to do.

Overton became a fixture in Norman this fall after not having spent a lot of time around campus heading into the season. He was at each home game, developing that relationship with the coaches and players and making his imprint.

He was a vital cog in the Jenks machine as the Trojans finished with another state championship, their third in a row.

The only question became about his academic standing. Something that isn’t answered just yet, but he is incredibly determined to make sure he gets everything squared away.

OU is showing faith in Overton, and he is focused and will do everything in his power to make sure that faith gets rewarded.

Signing day surprise? Not seeing it. For weeks it had looked like just maybe OU was going to get back in there and snatch Houston Cypress Falls defensive tackle Du’Vonta Lampkin, but it seems crystal clear that won’t happen. He will stick with Texas.

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