Took a couple of weeks off to let some dominoes fall, but the Oklahoma recruiting mailbag returns with a look at where Sooners stand with some top targets.
Who is the one target where it feels like OU is slipping?
Going to the secondary for this one and Southlake Carroll (Texas) High cornerback Obi Eboh. Everything seems to have fallen into place for Eboh and OU, but for some reason, it just hasn’t happened.
And if it hasn’t happened by now, then maybe it was just never in the cards. Eboh has made multiple trips to OU with Sooners commit Robert Barnes ever since Eboh pledged to Texas back in September.
Eboh knows the state of both programs, but he also, and maybe rightfully so, loves the Texas academic tradition and what a degree from Austin would mean going forward.
Combine that with a great in-home visit from the Horns on Monday, and it feels like this one might just be getting away. OU is not sulking, not in the least.
The Sooners seem set to pounce on Maryland cornerback commit Parnell Motley. Pledged to the Terps since June, OU offered Motley a long time ago back in the spring.
Motley is great friends with running back commit Abdul Adams and that seems to have opened the door here for the Sooners.
Who is the one target where it feels like OU is about to add some #OUDNA?
The easy answer here is Euless (Texas) Trinity defensive lineman Chris Daniels just because he has already set his announcement date for next Friday.
We’ll stray from that one and look at Coffeyville (Kan.) CC linebacker Tyree Horton. The one-time Florida State commitment should decide in the next week, and OU seems to be in as good a spot anybody else at this juncture.
It looked like Florida might make a charge, but things have died down considerably in that regard. Horton is the No. 1-ranked juco outside linebacker for this class and would be a major addition for the Sooners if it were to happen.
Be on the watch for OKC John Marshall offensive lineman Tramonda Moore. OU is firmly in his top four, and know the plan has been to wait it all out and then decide, but the Sooners might be the most realistic option for him no matter how you slice it.
Is there another underclassmen commitment on the radar?
It doesn’t feel like it. OU already with three commitments for the 2017 class and one for the 2018 and all four of them being four-star prospects so Sooners sitting pretty.
But guess if you really had to throw a name out there, then it’s 2018 Owasso (Okla.) High safety Josh Proctor. The big issue is basketball, whether or not he wants to pursue that more than football.
If it’s football, it will be the Sooners and only a matter of time. He earned the offer from OU three weeks ago, has made two unofficial visits to campus this year and definitely seems like the guy OU is targeting to be the next Steven Parker.
Proctor had a tremendous sophomore season, and you can tell he’s liking OU a lot. But does football trump basketball for him? That’s what we don’t know right now.