OU defensive tackle 'wish list'

Diron Reynolds has his sights set on a few top defensive tackles for this class.

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.


Defensive tackle (1-2)

Committed: None.

Favorite: Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints Episcopal’s Mike Williams. If there’s one prospect where first-year coach Diron Reynolds is knocking it out of the park right now, it’s with Williams. A fantastic junior day visit has only been bolstered during the spring evaluation period. OU is sitting pretty with Williams.

Next in line: Duncanville (Texas) High’s Marcel Southall. OU’s most recent offer at defensive tackle and could end up being one of its most crucial. Southall is picking up steam like crazy in the last couple of weeks and Reynolds is making sure the Sooners don’t get left behind. The key will be to get that first campus visit. The secret’s out, though, with the Alabama offer Monday evening.

Euless (Texas) Trinity’s Chris Daniels. Reynolds is doing everything right with Daniels, but it might not matter anyway. TCU and Arkansas are going to be so tough to beat when it comes to Daniels, but OU has already been able to get him to campus. Reynolds has made sure Daniels realizes what a top target he is for OU.

On the radar: Houston Westside’s Jordan Elliott. Pretty big longshot right now. OU’s only saving grace is that OU made his initial top 10. No school seems to stand a chance against USC right now for the one-time Baylor commit. A commitment to USC seems more likely than a trip to OU as of today.

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