Bundage, Jackson among top OU targets

Now getting into the 200s of the Scout 300, but there is no lack of OU targets still on the board.

The Class of 2016 is about to get rolling in a huge way for Oklahoma as the Sooners will have their first junior day Sunday.

OU enters this week with one commitment. And with the release of the Scout 300 2.0 for the 2016 class, Sooners Illustrated presents 25 realistic targets at this time.

This is not all of the Scout 300 prospects OU has offered, just the ones Sooners Illustrated feels comfortable in saying OU is a legit factor.

Here is part four of a five-part series.

Houston Alief Elsik LB Dontavious Jackson (No. 174)

Jackson is without question a huge need for OU in the 2016 class. Can never have too many pure middle linebackers, and Jackson is certainly that. OU has been in contact for a long time and offered a couple of weeks ago. Next step is to get him to campus, which should happen next month for junior day, according to Jackson.

Southlake Carroll (Texas) CB Obi Eboh (No. 179)

Eboh is an interesting case because he continues to earn one quality offer after another, while it remains to be seen if OU will join the hunt. The reason Eboh is in this list is because he has already stated how much he likes OU and would love an offer and has already made an unofficial visit to campus. The offer must come first before anything else materializes.

Arlington (Texas) Lamar QB Shane Buechele (No. 190)

The family connections are there. The fact OU didn’t sign a quarterback for the 2015 class is there. Everything points toward the Sooners being able to land Buechele for the class. His relationship was built with Josh Heupel so it’s going to be up to Lincoln Riley to make sure things remain going well and trying to get him to OU for a junior day.

Cibolo (Texas) Steele DL Mark Jackson (No. 201)

OU fans had a near freak out moment during the Texas high school playoffs when a TV commentator said Jackson was committed to the Sooners. No, that’s not the case. At least not yet, but Jackson and OU have definitely been seeing eye-to-eye throughout this process.

Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe S/OLB Calvin Bundage (No. 213)

Once again it looks like the top prospect in the state is going to be a safety. Steven Parker in 2014. Will Sunderland in 2015. Common thread there? Both signed with OU. The Sooners offered Bundage incredibly early in the process. All he does now is rack up one top offer after another, and OU was able to get him to campus Bedlam weekend.


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