Seasons are finally in the books for Oklahoma’s commits. As you would expect/hope, they delivered exactly the way you would want them to on this stage with one more still playing for the championship this weekend.
Pittsburg (Calif.) High CB Jordan Parker (No. 9 CB, No. 125 Scout 300)
Parker came alive during the second half of the season after being hit with some early injury issues. No doubt going to be a top-notch corner for OU, but he was just as effective as a receiver this season. He finished the year with 27 catches for 455 yards with five touchdowns. He also had 23 tackles and three interceptions and is the top-ranked commit for OU’s class.
Durham (N.C.) Hillside RB Abdul Adams (No. 17 RB, No. 261 Scout 300)
The search for OU’s top running back came to an end when Adams wanted to be a Sooner. Even before his senior season, it was clear how much the Sooners liked Adams. He had 180 carries for 2,036 yards and 21 touchdowns, while adding 12 catches for 200 yards. He’s not very talkative, but he gets the job done on the field.
Waco (Texas) La Vega CB Parrish Cobb (No. 22 CB, No. 288 Scout 300)
Is there anything Cobb cannot do on a football field? Now firmly entrenched in the Scout 300, and he is showing why. Cobb has 22 receptions for 488 yards with eight touchdowns. He has 21 carries for 379 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. 19 QB)
OU’s ringleader on the recruiting trail finished his season in style. After being limited with a shoulder injury early, Kendall was back doing what he does best down the stretch. He threw for 2,627 yards, completing 64 percent of his passes with 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also added six rushing touchdowns. He will be a mid-year enrollee.
Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos OLB Bryce Youngquist (No. 22 OLB)
It wasn’t a banner year for Los Osos, but there’s not much more Youngquist could have done on the defensive side of the ball. He led the team with 101 tackles, including 21 for loss. He also forced four fumbles, recovered one and had five sacks. A firm commit since July 31, nothing should change leading up to signing day.
Shreveport (La.) Calvary Baptist S Chanse Sylvie (No. 35 S)
It’s almost a head-scratcher at this point for what rankings people want to see from Sylvie. His senior season was an explosive one with 108 tackles, two interceptions (one returned for touchdown), five forced fumbles and a blocked punt. Sylvie made a name for himself this year by showing he was not afraid to get in the middle of the scrum and be physical.
Tulsa (Okla.) Victory Christian OLB Jon-Michael Terry (No. 29 OLB)
Moving to middle linebacker took away some of the sacks for Terry but absolutely did not take away from his incredible production on both sides of the ball. Terry had 159 tackles with four sacks, two forced fumbles and returned one for a touchdown. As a tight end, he had 52 catches for 978 yards and 11 touchdowns, cementing himself as one of the best in the state.
Harrah (Okla.) High OG Logan Roberson (No. 72 OG)
When it comes to Harrah, you knew what the Panthers wanted to do. They wanted to run the ball, ground-and-pound you into submission. They’re allowed to do that when somebody like Roberson is paving the way. Harrah rushed for 338 yards per game and averaged 36 points per contest. Roberson is going to enroll early.
New Orleans Warren Easton DE Pernell Jefferson (No. 119 DE)
Lackawanna (Pa.) CC OT Ashton Julious (3-star OT, No. 7 OT, No. 47 JuCo 100)
A major addition at offensive tackle, it was a good redshirt sophomore season for Julious. The offense averaged more than 450 yards per game, and he should be ready to roll when he arrives in Norman. Julious signed Wednesday, to make it all official. OU wasn’t the leader for Julious but did the work to earn his signature.
Tyler (Texas) JC WR Ryan Parker (4-star WR, No. 1 WR, No. 6 JuCo 100)
Parker has gone from unknown to four-star sensation in the last several months. He was electric on the field with 41 catches for 824 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging more than 20 yards per reception. He’s the next in line for the Sooners, hopefully, as OU looks to hit it big in the juco ranks once again at receiver. He signed Wednesday and will enroll in January.
El Dorado (Kan.) Butler CC OG Ben Powers (3-star, No. 1 OG, No. 39 JuCo 100)
All it took was one year for OU to realize Powers was somebody they had to have now. His versatility was one reason why Butler was so successful this season. Powers has four years to play three so it will be interesting to see his development. He also signed Wednesday and will enroll next month.
Houston Spring Dekaney WR Adrian Hardy (2-star)
It was a weird season for Hardy as OU fans continue to try to figure him out. He threw for 1,038 yards with 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. He rushed for 523 yards and three touchdowns. But everybody knows he’s going to be a receiver, and that’s where his numbers take a dip at 14 catches for 210 yards and three scores. He’ll be one to monitor in Norman.
2017 Mesquite (Texas) Horn QB Chris Robison (No. 7 QB, No. 79 Scout 300)
A fantastic junior season came to an unexpected close when Robison was injured in the first round of the UIL state playoffs. Still, it was a great year as Robison threw for 2,101 yards, completing more than 63 percent of his passes. He had 27 touchdown passes against just four interceptions and was in Norman for every single OU home game this season.
2017 Collinsville (Okla.) High LB Levi Draper (No. 3 OLB, No. 80 Scout 300)
OU trying to keep the top in-state talent home. Draper, ranked No. 1 in the state for 2017, showed why during his junior season. He had more than 140 tackles with two interceptions and one returned for a touchdown. He also had four touchdown receptions in helping Collinsville to the state championship game. He was as good as advertised this year.
2017 Southlake Carroll (Texas) High S Robert Barnes (No. 12 S, No. 170 Scout 300)
Barnes and Southlake Carroll had one of the better moments in high school football when they upset two-time defending champion Cedar Hill in the first round of playoffs. Barnes had 101 tackles this season, forced a fumble, had a game-saving tackle at the goal line, one interception and also broke up seven passes. Not bad.
2017 Richmond (Texas) Foster WR CeeDee Lamb (3-star)
OU’s most recent commit had a stellar junior season to put him on the map. He had 54 catches for 1,012 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging more than 19 yards per reception. The talent at wide receiver is deep for the 2017 class, and Lamb takes a backseat to nobody. He said he knew for a while OU was the school, and he was ready to make the call.
2018 Moore (Okla.) Southmoore OT Brey Walker (4-star prospect)
Walker could end up being the top-ranked OKPreps prospect for the 2018 class and nothing he did as a sophomore would indicate a drop in his play. Walker was a huge reason why the Southmoore offense had so much success and was so balanced. Southmoore averaged 242 yards on the ground, 245 through the air and nearly 44 points per game this season.