OU visit preview: Kapri Doucet, Mark Jackson, Maxs Tupai

OU visit previews for Mark Jackson, Kapri Doucet and Maxs Tupai.

It’s the final visit weekend before national signing day. Some schools are sitting this one out, having already taken their best shot.

But not Oklahoma. The Sooners sat patiently waiting two weeks ago when had zero official visitors just for an event like this.

As of now, OU is scheduled to bring in five official visitors with the hope of there being a sixth one. Sooners Illustrated is going to break down all the visitors on both offense and defense.

Here are the defensive recruits headed to Norman.

Cibolo (Texas) Steele DE Mark Jackson (committed to Texas A&M)

The story here has been the same one it was three weeks ago. Nothing at all has changed in this recruitment. Jackson, ranked in the Scout 150, will be down to three schools in OU, Texas and Texas A&M. He has been committed to the Aggies since May but visited Texas two weeks ago and College Station last week.

Now it’s OU’s turn. The Sooners were among the first offers for Jackson and have never given up hope he could become a Sooner. With OU’s success on final weekend visits, the Sooners hoping that Jackson did indeed save the best for last.

Murray (Utah) High DE Maxs Tupai

Where Jackson is a name OU fans have known for a while, Tupai is a relatively new one. The Sooners started recruiting him hard a few months ago but only made the confirmed offer last week. A Scout 300 prospect, Tupai is coming off a visit to USC last week.

Tupai is sought after in the region with schools like Oregon State and Utah also firmly in the mix. OU has an uphill climb, but getting someone like Tupai to campus is half the battle.

Scranton (Pa.) Lackawanna CC LB Kapri Doucet (committed to OU)

This is just for fun, really. Doucet, ranked No. 78 in the Scout Juco 100, was supposed to visit Norman last weekend but was snowed in by Winter Storm Jonas. That didn’t stop him from committing to OU last Friday and setting up another visit this weekend.

Doucet is one of three Lackawanna recruits headed to Norman, and this visit really is all about getting Doucet more familiar with Norman and more comfortable with the players, coaches and campus. The hard part is over. Now it’s time for the fun part.


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