Will OU return to Jenks for 2017 class?

OU doesn't look like it will be going to Jenks for the 2016 class but that could change in 2017.

Oklahoma and Jenks go hand-in-hand, especially in recent years. But it seems pretty clear for the 2016 class that the Sooners will not have a Trojan in their signing class.

If it does happen, that will break a string of four consecutive years of OU plucking a Jenks kid on signing day.

It started with Alex Ross for 2012, then Jordan Smallwood for 2013. That was followed by Steven Parker in 2014 and Marquise Overton last year.

Doesn’t mean Jenks doesn’t have talent, and boy are the Trojans off to a fantastic start to their 2015 season. Just feels like OU might have to return to Jenks for the 2017 class.

Safety/linebacker Austin Quillen has been committed to Vanderbilt since the spring and hard to see that changing anytime soon, while receiver/safety Dillon Stoner has been a firm Oklahoma State commit since the summer.

The one to watch is 2017 prospect Reese Leitao, and it will be interesting to see where he projects going forward. Leitao had glimpses as a sophomore but should be an integral part for Jenks if the Trojans are going to win their fourth consecutive state title.

Leitato could be a defensive end or he could be a tight end, really not clear how it’s going to shake out for him. What is clear is the interest is already there as Leitao has a Tulsa offer and is bound to see his interest soar following his junior season.

Jenks makes its first trip to the OKC metro area by playing at Putnam City on Friday night. Sooners Illustrated will be there to see just what’s going on with the Trojans in 2015.


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