Things are starting to work themselves out on the recruiting trail. It’s time to start looking more intently on Oklahoma’s “wish list” for the Class of 2016.
Here is an idea of where OU stands in May, the first list of the cycle. The number in parentheses indicates the number of recruits OU is looking to sign at the position for the Class of 2016. The names do not necessarily reflect OU’s official board but are the best guesstimate of who OU is targeting.
Wide receiver (2-4)
Committed (2): Houston Spring Dekaney’s Adrian Hardy. The surprise commitment of the cycle to this point. Hardy had no other offers, but OU got in there nice and early. Following a great trip to Norman for junior day in March, Hardy went home and thought about it and committed less than 72 hours later.
Tyler (Texas) Junior College’s Ryan Parker. Not known nationally at the time of his commitment, Parker certainly will be now. Could end up being a true steal for the Sooners for the one-time TCU commit coming out of high school. Still learning the game, but it didn’t take him long to jump on the OU offer. Has yet to see the campus.
Favorite: Dallas First Baptist Academy’s Camron Williams. The spots are filling up fast for OU at this position for this class, but these guys you know OU will still make an exception for. Williams was sensational at a satellite camp last summer and earned the OU offer. Williams hasn’t visited campus yet, but first-year coach Dennis Simmons is certainly trying to build that rapport.
Next in line: Sachse (Texas) High’s Devin Duvernay. The dream for OU is to pull off that Sachse double with Duvernay and cornerback Jared Mayden. Duvernay will be one tough battle to win, but the Sooners put their best foot forward with a great junior day visit two months ago. Where things go from here will tell the real story.
Navasota (Texas) High’s Tren’Davian Dickson. Copy and paste the last sentence with Duvernay and applies 100 percent to Dickson as well. He seems to have hit it off well with Simmons. A one-time commit to Baylor, the quest for Dickson is another long one in the making.
On the radar: La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat’s Tyler Vaughns. Recently released a top 11 that had OU making the cut. Where it really stands? Not sure. And will the list really mean anything until he visits? Good question. Hangs around in this part of the wish list, but long ways from happening.