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Things are starting to work themselves out on the recruiting trail. It’s time to start looking more intently on Oklahoma’s “wish list” for the Class of 2017.
Here is an idea of where OU stands heading into May. The number in parentheses indicates the number of recruits OU is looking to sign at the position for the Class of 2017. The names do not necessarily reflect OU’s official board but are the best guesstimate of who OU is targeting.
Interior Offensive Line (2)
Committed (1): McKinney (Texas) Boyd’s Tyrese Robinson. You could make a valid argument that Robinson is the glue of this class. A huge position of need combined with having great relationships with basically every other commit in the group. Robinson surprised a lot of people by committing at junior day, but he has been rock solid ever since. Offensive line is always a need, but it’s a less of one when you start with someone as big as talented as Robinson.
Favorite: Shawnee (Okla.) High’s Creed Humphrey. Robinson is a clear offensive guard, but with Humphrey, you’re looking at center as of now. The Sooners were late getting into this picture, and right now it looks as though Texas A&M is sitting in the driver’s seat. OU has been in contact with Humphrey and is trying to make up the ground so it will be interesting to see how things progress. Humphrey seems to be Bill Bedenbaugh’s No. 1 priority right now.
Next in line: Sugarcreek (Ohio) Garaway’s Joel Honigford. Not going to lie here. Once you get beyond Humphrey, it’s a shot in the dark as to who the most realistic prospects are. No clear-cut favorite and Honigford might even be an offensive tackle when all said and done. He makes the cut, though, because he did already visit the campus so that says something for a kid from Ohio to come all the way to check out Norman this early in the game.