OU week in review

OU week in review takes a look at all the happenings on the recruiting trail since Monday.

Another week down in the spring evaluation period and more news and notes from Oklahoma so let’s get to it with the offers and all-star game updates.

California

2018 Gardena (Calif.) Serra OLB Merlin Robertson

2018 Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne OLB Raymond Scott (committed to USC)

Get ready to hear this a lot in the next month that it’s all about the Sooners looking to build the foundation for the 2018 class. Scott is committed to the Trojans, but OU will try to give him something to think about. OU was also in California this week to check in once again with Addison Gumbs as the Sooners continue to build that relationship.

Florida

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Dillard DT Jonathan Ford (committed to Miami, No. 182 Scout 300)

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Dillard DE Jordan Wright

2018 Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage CB Patrick Surtain

2018 Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage DB Tyson Campbell

There is absolutely a renewed focus on the state of Florida after OU seemingly disappearing from the Sunshine State the last few classes. OU was back in town to check in with Miami Columbus commit Bandy and make the multiple offers listed above. Surtain is indeed the son of the former Miami Dolphins cornerback of the same name. Very intriguing to see all 2017 defensive line offers from this point forward as first-year coach Calvin Thibodeaux gets more and more in tune with what he needs and what he likes with his linemen.

Texas

2018 Cibolo (Texas) Steele WR Caden Sterns

2018 Yoakum (Texas) High WR Joshua Moore

OU looked toward receiver this week with the 2018 class in the state of Texas, and it’s a pretty good place to be shopping. Between the in-state prospects and the recruits in the Lone Star State, OU most likely won’t have to look beyond its home base for incredibly quality receivers. Moore seems like an early candidate to eventually join OU’s 2018 class. The Sooners also spent quality time with top 2017 targets such as Omar Manning, Marvin Wilson, Jeffrey Okudah and continue to be persistent in the recruitment of Ohio State commitment J.K. Dobbins. OU also has checked in with commit Charleston Rambo.

All-star games

This week was also a major one for SoonerSquad17 with multiple recruits being invited to all-star games and multiple recruits accepting invitations to games.

Oklahoma City John Marshall defensive back Justin Broiles accepted his invitation to the Under Armour All-America Game. Based off a strong performance in the illSpeed finals last weekend in Baltimore, he earned the invite Monday morning.

Broiles was then invited to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Tuesday but hasn’t said a thing about switching allegiances with the games at this time.

Waxahachie (Texas) High’s Jalen Reagor was invited and accepted that invitation to the Under Armour All-America Game as well. Reagor actually started it all Monday evening with Broiles accepting less than an hour after Reagor.

Tulsa (Okla.) Union’s Tre Brown has been invited to the Under Armour All-America Game after placing in the top three of the illSpeed challenge. Brown has not made a decision yet.

Reagor and Broiles join McKinney (Texas) Boyd’s Tyrese Robinson in being committed to the Under Armour All-America Game. So far Collinsville (Okla.) High’s Levi Draper is the lone pledge to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but it’s a heck of a change from the past when OU has usually had zero at this point in time.


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