OU and the Scout 300: Part II

OU is in the hunt for several prospects in the second half of the Scout 300 for 2016.

Spring is officially here. April is officially here. With that in mind, Sooners Illustrated is going to return to the Scout 300 and see where Oklahoma stands with some of its top targets.

Included in this list is not all of the offered prospects by OU in the Scout 300, but it does indicate who Sooners Illustrated believes are the most realistic targets for the Sooners going forward.

Here is Part II where we look at players from No. 151-300 in the Scout 300.

Lawrence (Kan.) High DE Amani Bledsoe (No. 152)

This is going to be another waiting game. Bledsoe’s main connection was Jerry Montgomery, and no idea how the relationship is right now with Diron Reynolds. Bledsoe seems pretty open, but he also has around 25 offers so he’s going to have a lot of choices no matter what.

Beaumont (Texas) Central RB Devwah Whaley (No. 159)

OU’s No. 1 running back target. The Sooners are in about as good a position as can be following a tremendous two-day visit to the campus two weeks ago. Whaley stressed he’s going to visit his top schools multiple times so OU will have to be persistent.

Nashville (Tenn.) Father Ryan’s JoeJuan Williams (No. 205)

The area has never really been a hotbed for OU, but Williams has a tremendous relationship with first-year defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks. The key obviously will be about getting Williams to campus. He has spoken highly of OU but no visit is set as of yet.

Cibolo (Texas) Steele DE Mark Jackson (No. 215)

Sort of lumping in Mark Jackson, Erick Fowler and Jeffery McCullouch all in one. Three early offers from OU in the state of Texas. There’s a reason to believe OU is in the mix with all three and reason to believe OU is out of the picture. Early impressions were nice but have to go beyond that.

Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe S Calvin Bundage (No. 228)

The only in-state player in the list, Bundage has had the OU offer for more than four months now. There’s nothing to suggest Bundage is ready to end his recruitment but a great sign would be if he returns to OU for the spring game next weekend.

Shreveport (La.) Calvary Baptist CB Andraez Williams (No. 240)

The No. 1-ranked prospect of the Calvary Baptist trio. Greedy Williams, along with his twin brother Rodarius Williams and safety Chanse Sylvie. Sylvie has already seen the campus twice and initial plans were for all three to head back to OU next weekend. We’ll see if that is indeed the case.

Dallas South Oak Cliff LB Marvin Terry (No. 246)

OU has made a great impression with Terry, offering him in person at junior day less than two months ago. Terry was incredibly close to committing to OU on that day but has held off. His recruitment is going to take off, and the Sooners should stay in the race.

Waco (Texas) High CB Eric Cuffee (No. 247)

Cuffee was an early offer from OU, but he has seen his interest increase dramatically in the last couple of months. The Sooners were able to get him to campus, and it feels like OU is in the mix but not quite the leader.

Sealy (Texas) High S Christian Wallace

His recruitment has opened up once again for the one-time TCU commit. Wallace has a top three of OU, Texas and LSU. The Sooners have been there for a long time with Wallace and will need to get him to campus once or twice to start separating itself from the pack.

Houston C.E. King RB Trayveon Williams (No. 286)

OU made Williams’ top 10 three weeks ago, and he appears to be OU’s second choice at running back for this class. The Sooners have made a nice impression, but it sure looks like TCU is the favorite right now for Williams.

Manvel (Texas) LB Jordan Carmouche (No. 295)

Sooners were able to get Carmouche to campus for junior day last month, but OU has not fared too well with Manvel products in the last couple of years. A return visit to campus would certainly do wonders for OU’s chances.


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