Sometimes it’s good to take a deep breath and look at how things are going. It can get a bit crazy during the football season, but here is a look at how Oklahoma’s commits have fared during the 2015 season.
Pittsburg (Calif.) High CB Jordan Parker (No. 12 CB, No. 132 Scout 300)
Parker has been a two-way threat this season. He has 18 catches for 265 yards and two touchdowns. But of course he’s known more for his stellar defensive play where he has two interceptions, five pass breakups and 17 tackles. Parker committed earlier this month and is the next Cali Sooner and currently the highest-ranked pledge for OU’s 2016 class.
Waco (Texas) La Vega CB Parrish Cobb (No. 24 CB, No. 289 Scout 300)
Is there anything Cobb cannot do on a football field? The most recent addition to the Scout 300, and he is showing why. Cobb has 15 receptions for 397 yards with six touchdowns. He has 10 carries for 327 yards and four touchdowns. He has returned a kickoff for a score and has been among the top cornerbacks in the nation. Feels like OU is getting a steal in this Waco product.
Waxhaw (N.C.) Cuthbertson QB Austin Kendall (No. 18 QB)
Injuries have hampered Kendall and his receivers so the numbers are not nearly what he was able to produce last season. So far Kendall has completed 121 of 197 passes for 1,693 yards with 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also has three rushing touchdowns. Depending on how things go, he might not take an official to OU since he is going to be a mid-year enrollee.
Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos OLB Bryce Youngquist (No. 23 OLB)
Coming off a great official visit to OU, Youngquist looks to continue a solid senior season. Although the offense has had its issues, Youngquist has held up his end of the bargain. He has 81 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Used sparingly on offense, he also has three rushing touchdowns this season. It’s clear Youngquist is 100 percent comfortable with being a Sooner.
Shreveport (La.) Calvary Baptist S Chanse Sylvie (No. 29 S)
If you want to talk about the prospect that seems to have made the leap to four-star discussion, it’s definitely Sylvie. He has 82 tackles, four forced fumbles and four pass breakups this season. He has been everywhere for Calvary Baptist and recently earned his U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey. He has not made his official visit to OU just yet.
Tulsa (Okla.) Victory Christian OLB Jon-Michael Terry (No. 29 OLB)
A change in position but not really a change in production. Terry is now a middle linebacker for Victory Christian, which has diminished his amount of sacks. He has 92 tackles, three sacks, two fumble recoveries (one TD). Offensively he has 27 catches for 509 yards and eight touchdowns. He never takes a play off on offense or defense and has made multiple OU visits this season.
Harrah (Okla.) High OG Logan Roberson (No. 72 OG)
Roberson just earned a recent bump up to three-star status. It has been a solid senior season for Roberson, who is helping anchor an offensive line to help Harrah average more than 325 rushing yards per game. Roberson is as big as advertised and has made multiple trips to Norman with his official visit coming next month.
New Orleans Warren Easton DE Pernell Jefferson (No. 119 DE)
The biggest question is where does Jefferson fit in? Ranked as a defensive end but viewed as a linebacker for the Sooners, it’s something to monitor going forward. With OU doing so well on the trail at linebacker, it becomes a numbers game. Will Jefferson be the odd man out? Not out of the realm of possibility.
Lackawanna (Pa.) CC OT Ashton Julious (3-star OT)
The most recent commit for the Sooners, it has been a good redshirt sophomore season for Julious. Lackawanna is on a six-game winning streak and is 7-1 this season. The offense is averaging more than 450 yards per game. He’s a mid-year enrollee and found everything he was looking for during his OU visit last weekend.
Tyler (Texas) JC WR Ryan Parker (3-star WR)
Parker has been as good as advertised before and after his suspension. If he wasn’t suspended, his numbers might even be better. Parker has 41 catches for 824 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging more than 20 yards per catch. He took his official visit back in September and could be one of those borderline four-star juco prospects.
Miami (Okla.) NEO A&M CB Maurice Chandler (3-star CB)
It was a disappointing season for NEO, who ends at 4-5. Chandler did his part and is ready to arrive in Norman in the middle of the year. He took his official visit nearly two months ago and nothing has changed since. Expect Chandler to see the campus for both of OU’s remaining home games before arriving for good in January.
Houston Spring Dekaney WR Adrian Hardy (2-star)
It has been a strange senior season for Hardy, but it feels like he has found his home at wide receiver after spending part of the season at quarterback. Hardy is 30-of-47 passing for 574 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions. He has rushed for 290 yards and a touchdown. And his move to receiver has resulted in 14 catches for 210 yards and three more scores.
2017 Mesquite (Texas) Horn QB Chris Robison (No. 7 QB, No. 80 Scout 300)
Robison hasn’t played the last two games, recovering from a foot injury suffered when Sooners Illustrated saw him in person. It hasn’t stopped him from attending every OU home game this season, though. He is 101-of-166 passing for 1,482 yards with 20 touchdowns and four interceptions and has also added 191 yards on the ground. It’s possible he will return this week.
2017 Southlake Carroll (Texas) High S Robert Barnes (No. 12 S, No. 170 Scout 300)
Barnes has been sensational in his junior season. He has 69 tackles, three pass breakups, a forced fumble and a game-saving tackle earlier this season. OU would love for Barnes to stay at safety, but it will be interesting to see how his body matures going forward. He has made one trip back to OU and that might be it since Southlake Carroll will probably be in the thick of a playoff race next month.