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 late June. 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.
Wide receiver (3-4)
Committed (2): Waxahachie (Texas) High’s Jalen Reagor. A one-time Texas Tech commit, Reagor spoke incredibly high about the Sooners even when pledged to the Red Raiders. A trip to Norman in March got the ball rolling for something that escalated quickly. Around 24 hours after his visit and on Easter Sunday, Reagor made the call to join SoonerSquad17. He is the quintessential slot receiver, perhaps most natural in that spot for OU in years. He is headed to The Opening next month.
Cedar Hill (Texas) High’s Charleston Rambo. Just minutes after Reagor’s commitment, Rambo joined the party and said the two of them had been discussing committing to the same school for a while. OU has targeted Rambo in a major way ever since a satellite camp last summer. Multiple trips to Norman in a short time frame led everyone to believe OU was sitting in the driver’s seat. Turns out everything was exactly as it appeared and Rambo gives a nice blend of size and speed.
Favorite: Richmond (Texas) Foster’s CeeDee Lamb. Seriously? Yes. Despite decommitting from the Sooners a couple of months ago, there were no burned bridges. He wanted to see other schools, and he has done that. Lamb visited a bunch of his top schools in June and announced he is ready to make his choice July 25. OU, through social media, has shown 100 percent it still would take Lamb in a heartbeat, and OU’s calm reaction to his initial decision has it still in the race in a major way.
Next in line: Lancaster (Texas) High’s Omar Manning. OU has been recruiting for a long time, even having him at junior day when he was a sophomore. So although the Sooners weren’t among the first to offer, they’ve been in the picture the whole time. At one point Texas A&M looked like the favorite. Now it appears TCU is the biggest threat, but OU is exactly where you want to be at this stage of the game. Manning is considered by some to be the best receiver in Texas but no news as of late.
On the radar: Los Angeles Hawkins’ Joseph Lewis. With Lewis saying he’s going to take an official visit to OU this fall, it gives the impression the Sooners are going to take at least three receivers and then maybe a fourth if everything falls into place. Lewis would be one of those guys if everything fell into place. Ranked the No. 1 receiver in the nation by Scout, it doesn’t look rosy for OU, but the Sooners are in the mix heading into the fall.