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 heading into summer. 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.
Offensive tackle (2)
Favorite: Hutchinson (Kan.) CC’s Tate Leavitt. Another recruit where offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh has absolutely put in the work to have the Sooners in such a great spot. Recently offered, it feels like OU is guaranteed an official visit and should be in the short list going forward. Has already visited the campus once.
Oklahoma City John Marshall’s Tramonda Moore. A move from defense to offense has opened up the recruiting world to Moore. Dominant at OU’s elite camp, he earned the offer from the Sooners last week. But he also earned an offer from Oklahoma State and his uncle is former OSU star wide receiver/tight end Tracy Moore so it will be interesting to see where things go from here.
Next in line: Lackawanna (Pa.) CC’s Ashton Julious. Sooners were one of many major offers that happened in a span of a couple of weeks. But as he continues to make visits, OU has not yet been one of them. As other juco targets have gone off the board, seems pretty clear right now it’s down to Leavitt and Julious for that juco tackle spot.
On the radar: None, for now. Bedenbaugh will go back to work and find a high school offensive tackle, but it might be during the season. OU has struck out with J.P. Urquidez (Baylor), Kellen Diesch (Arkansas) and Jean Delance (OU not in top nine). As documented before, it just feels that when it comes to offensive line recruiting and Bedenbaugh, there’s never a real concern about OU getting what it wants and needs.