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 the beginning of the 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.
Favorite: Shreveport (La.) Calvary Baptist’s Chanse Sylvie. The battle is on for the Sooners against some SEC schools that are trying to make a strong push. OU has done well in getting Sylvie to campus twice. The third time could be the charm. The lingering question is all about if OU can get that third trip to regain that momentum from those SEC schools.
Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe’s Calvin Bundage. Seems like an open-and-shut case here, right? No. 1 prospect within the state, offered early by OU, no-brainer? Not quite so fast. Yes, the Sooners are absolutely sitting pretty right now. But a very interesting offer from Michigan is going to make this one worth watching.
Next in line: Dallas Wilmer-Hutchins’ Demarkus Acy. It seems obvious that it’s going to be between OU and Texas. But it also seems obvious the Longhorns are the clear No. 1 choice right now. Will that change? OU hasn’t thrown in the towel at all, but this is another Red River Rivalry battle to watch.
On the radar: Houston Alief Elsik’s Chris Brown. The dream is the Elsik double of Brown and linebacker Dontavious Jackson. But it realistically feels like OU will get neither of them before it would end up with both of them. OU made the offer to Brown and is in the hunt but shouldn’t be considered the favorite at this time.
Next in line: Gardena (Calif.) Serra’s Brandon Burton. Another case where it’s going to be tough for OU to take somebody away from the west coast. Burton has, though, already stated his desire for OU to be one of those five official visits so Sooners have that going in their favor.
Brentwood (Calif.) Liberty’s Shurod Thompson. OU has made the first cut, now in Thompson’s final seven. It’s a waiting game from this point on now.