Most of the focus is squarely on SoonerSquad17, but the Sooners are certainly hoping for some unfinished business when it comes to the 2016 class.
The one to watch is absolutely Devin Duvernay from Sachse (Texas) High. For those that have missed it, Duvernay signed his letter of intent with Baylor back in February, but the Bears never turned in the paperwork.
The paperwork was turned in for his twin brother, Donovan, but not Devin so he is indeed a free agent as we get closer and closer to the season.
The three schools are easy to identify in OU, Texas and TCU. The Sooners, of course, went all-in with Duvernay during his recruitment. He was in Norman for junior day and then made an official visit later in the fall before opting for the Bears.
The plan is for Duvernay to visit Texas and TCU this weekend and perhaps another trip to Norman. If he picks OU, things will get interesting in a hurry at the slot position.
A position, by the way, that has completely opened up. First there was John Humphrey transferring from OU to Arizona State. Now we have confirmed reports of Michiah Quick moving from wide receiver to cornerback.
Those were the two slot receivers clogging things up after Jarvis Baxter. Now? If Duvernay were to make the call, he’s right there with Mykel Jones.
Duvernay has always been rather quiet in the media and a tough read to figure out. With Donovan having to stick with Baylor, at least for now, it’s one heck of an intriguing situation to see where Devin winds up.
More Baylor fallout?
Multiple recruits from Baylor’s 2016 class continue to request a release from their national letter of intent by Baylor with nothing having been done at this point.
Although the majority won’t affect the Sooners, absolutely be on the watch for Scout 300 cornerback Parrish Cobb.
Cobb, from Waco La Vega, was committed to the Sooners for sixth months before flipping to Baylor on the day before signing day.
There is no question the relationship was strained (at best) with Cobb and OU with the way things transpired. But time has a way of healing all wounds. Now more than four months later, and there seems to be little doubt the spot would be there for Cobb.
Other schools are knocking on the door, namely Texas but surprisingly, a source mentioned Georgia. When you look at Cobb and how OU, Texas, Baylor and TCU were always mentioned in his recruitment, perhaps a fresh start in Athens is what it is needed to get away from it all.
Baylor’s continued stubbornness (stupidity?) to release kids from their national letter of intent simply means it doesn’t look like any of these recruits will be able to factor in the 2016 season. With the appeal process and rulings from the NCAA, you just don’t know when a decision would be rendered.