Take your pick: OU's signing day decisions

Sooners Illustrated is ready to give its predictions on OU's signing day targets.

We know it’s hard to be up-to-date with everything going on before signing day so Sooners Illustrated is here to help.

Just a day away, here are the key players for Oklahoma fans to be watching on signing day.

Duncanville (Texas) High DT Marcel Southall (7:30 a.m. CST)

Contenders: OU or Texas or Miami

The pick: Texas. The Sooners were in the lead forever, at least heading into the 2016 calendar year. And though Texas is getting a lot of DTs, will add another one in Southall.

Confidence: Medium.

Euless (Texas) Trinity DT Chris Daniels (7:45 a.m. CST)

Contenders: OU or Texas or Texas A&M

The pick: Texas. The one-time OU commit joins Jean Delance as former Sooners commits who eventually sign with Texas for 2016 class. A close battle and tough pill to swallow in this instance.

Confidence: Medium.

Sachse (Texas) High CB Jared Mayden (8:15 a.m. CST)

Contenders: OU or Alabama

The pick: Oklahoma. The Mayden legacy continues in Norman. Mayden’s father, James, played basketball for the Sooners and now Jared, a Scout 100 prospect, is going to be cornerback.

Confidence: High.

Patterson (La.) High WR Mykel Jones

Contenders: OU or Alabama

The pick: Alabama. The Sooners tried an 11th-hour steal here with Jones visiting the campus Sunday. The Tide’s availability is the question, but Bama makes it work.

Confidence: Low. About as low as you can go. OU is right there.

Waco (Texas) La Vega CB Parrish Cobb (committed to OU)

Contenders: OU or Baylor

The pick: Baylor. Despite being committed to OU since August, Cobb was more than willing to listen to other Big 12 schools. Baylor, his hometown school, comes in and swoops him up late.

Confidence: Medium.

Murray (Utah) High DE Maxs Tupai

Contenders: OU, Utah, USC, Oregon State

The pick: Utah. Not sure if it’s the Utes but more positive that it won’t be the Sooners. It was a good official visit last weekend, not a great one that sways things in OU’s favor.

Confidence: Medium.

Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West LB Caleb Kelly (7:30 p.m. CST)

Contenders: OU or Notre Dame or Oregon

The pick: Oklahoma. Have to ride with the Sooners here. The last 24 months have felt like OU being in the lead. Yea, Irish made it tough. But OU gets its only 5-star prospect.

Confidence: High.

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