Breaking down OU's 2016 class: CB

Looking at OU's 2016 class concludes with a glance at the cornerback spot.

Signing day is almost here. New to the recruiting game or just want a refresher of what has already happened, here is a look at Oklahoma’s class heading into Wednesday.


Pittsburg (Calif.) High’s Jordan Parker (5-11, 175, No. 11 CB)

The Intel: Once committed to UCLA, Parker has been OU’s highest-ranked commit for nearly four months now. He most likely won’t end up as the top guy, but Parker has been a key piece to OU’s 2016 puzzle.

Not only does he continue the Cali pipeline, but he’s somebody who has been active in terms of recruiting other kids to Norman. A lot of people wondered if this commitment would stick, but keeping Parker has been relatively easy by recruiting standards.

Washington D.C. Woodson’s Parnell Motley (5-11, 165, No. 39 ATH)

The Intel: Motley could simply end up wherever OU needs the most help. Is in the secondary? Is it at receiver? Not sure. See how it all shakes out and then where Motley fits in best after he arrives on campus.

Motley was offered back in the spring before committing to Maryland in the summer. But OU came back around to Motley, combined with having one of his best friends Abdul Adams in the fold, and the Sooners became the team to beat. Skills at both receiver and defensive back, but can he reach his potential at one or the other?

Signing day surprise? Parrish Cobb should pick Baylor early this evening. Sachse (Texas) High Scout 100 cornerback Jared Mayden will be an early signing day decision.

The top-five cornerback will pick between OU and Alabama at 8:15 a.m. CST on signing day. Mayden is an OU legacy with his father having played basketball for the Sooners. Defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks has done everything possible to put OU in this race.

Signing day result? Cobb to Baylor. Mayden to Alabama.

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