The spring evaluation period is here for recruiting, and it’s an incredibly interesting six-week period coming up for Oklahoma.
The Sooners enter the period with three commitments but have put themselves in good position with certain recruits going forward.
Here is a list of five recruits where OU has done well but can take it up to an even bigger level during the next six weeks.
Euless (Texas) Trinity DL Chris Daniels
Daniels has been vocal about saying how much he has enjoyed his early interactions with first-year defensive line coach Diron Reynolds. Daniels also enjoyed his junior day visit two months ago, but the issue now is to make sure OU doesn’t fall out of sight and out of mind. Something like that could certainly happen when being pursued by as many schools as Daniels has been and will be. His ties to Arkansas stand out and his proximity to TCU will be a concern so it’s going to be up to Reynolds and OU to make sure the Sooners don’t lose any valuable ground here.
Houston Alief Elsik LB Dontavious Jackson
OU isn’t fighting for position with Jackson. No, instead it’s about maintaining what feels like is the top spot in his pecking order. The biggest issue for OU with Jackson right now is every time it feels like the Scout 100 prospect might be ready to release any sort of list, another major offer comes down the pipe. Jackson is a must-have for the Sooners in this class. Based off position, his relationship with linebackers coach Tim Kish, everything adds up for OU when it comes to landing Jackson. OU still has one ace in the hole no other school can throw out there with Jackson’s years-long friendship with OU linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo.
Dallas First Baptist Academy WR Camron Williams
There is a much clearer understanding of where things stand with OU and Williams after the last few weeks. Williams was an offer by former receivers coach Jay Norvell so it was a little murky about where he stood with the Sooners. First-year receivers coach Dennis Simmons, though, has been in constant contact with the Scout 300 receiver. The goal is clearly to get Williams to campus, which hasn’t happened just yet. Despite his size and talent, Williams isn’t a household name just yet, which could allow OU to go all-in and lock him up before some other schools even realize he’s out there.
Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore OL Parker Boudreaux
They call him mini-Brock Lesnar, and it’s a title Boudreaux loves carrying around with him. Boudreaux recently made a two-day visit to Norman, and it’s obvious OU is in good standing right now. What’s not so obvious is where the Sooners will be after May 31. The list of suitors for Boudreaux is ridiculous so maintaining and building upon that relationship is going to be so crucial. OU quarterback commit Austin Kendall didn’t mince words last week when he said Boudreaux is a huge priority for him to try to get Boudreaux to be a Sooner as well.
Dallas South Oak Cliff LB Marvin Terry
There’s a strong feeling that had Terry been back in Norman for the spring game, OU would have had its fourth commitment. Transportation issues kept Terry back home, and now it’s back to work for the Sooners. Other schools have noticed Terry as well, but it feels like a positive visit from OU coaches could be enough to help the Sooners land this Scout 300 prospect.