OU week in review

Recapping the week that was for OU as football is one week closer from being here.

It wasn’t the most eventful week for Oklahoma, which is a great thing when it’s the beginning of July. No news means good news.

But here are some of the more noteworthy things that happened in the last week.

Sooners make top seven for Kelly

Every time it happens, it’s going to be accompanied by a duh and a sigh of relief. The Sooners have felt like a clear contender for Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West five-star linebacker Caleb Kelly for more than a year.

Still, it’s good news when you see you’ve made the cut. OU made his top 10 in April and has made the next cut to seven last week.

Three months ago it felt like OU was in the best position as possible, but now it appears like Michigan is definitely in the conversation and gaining ground with each passing week.

OU will no doubt put on a full court press for Kelly throughout the rest of the recruiting cycle, and there’s still no reason to think OU won’t make the next cut for Kelly whenever he decides to do so.

OU in hunt for 2017 four-star prospect

Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer could be very kind for OU for the 2017 class. OU is in the hunt for two four-star defensive backs from the school with cornerback Jamyest Williams and safety Isaiah Pryor.

Pryor has camped at OU the last three summers, while Williams released his top 10 last week with OU coming in at No. 6 as of right now.

The Pryor connection is evident with his father’s ties to Bob Stoops and the rest of the staff. But Williams’ connection is a little more obscure but might end up being more helpful.

His father is originally from Oklahoma City so even though it’s going to be incredible tough to pluck out a top target from the Peach State, the Sooners do at least have some sort of chance.

OU and Audie going strong

The Sooners haven’t been afraid to make offers at wide receiver despite already having two committed at the position.

And one of those spring evaluation offers could pay off. Plano (Texas) East receiver Adewale Omotosho has OU in his top 10 he released Saturday evening.

Omotosho was a spring riser, now earning four-star status with Scout and no doubt has a quality list of schools to entertain. A trip to Norman would be huge as it’s clear OU coaches like his mix of size and speed.

And you know OU will be there often, the same school as No. 1 inside linebacker for 2017, Anthony Hines.

OU out of Cuffee sweepstakes

No reason to panic but worth passing along that the Sooners are not in the hunt for Waco (Texas) High cornerback Eric Cuffee.

Despite getting him to campus for junior day, Cuffee has been to a lot of other schools and did not have the Sooners in his top 11 last week.

Houck making the switch

This news didn’t generate a lot of waves with fans, but it could end up being a big one. Mike Houck is making the switch from basketball to football in the media department.

Houck has long been the basketball media contact and has done an incredible job. His move to football could start a change in the OU-media relations with the football team.

Houck is replacing Pete Moris, who left to take the same job at Virginia Tech.


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