The official visitors list for Oklahoma this week is about as short as it gets. After having zero two weeks ago against Kansas State, the Sooners have one this weekend with the Jayhawks coming to town.
But it’s a big one.
Aledo (Texas) High offensive tackle Chuck Filiaga is set to return to Norman for the first time since the spring to see what OU’s offensive line can do against KU.
OU and offensive tackle has been a curious spot to watch throughout this cycle. All along, it felt like the Sooners were going to only take one. And if that was the case, then Scout 300 prospect Adrian Ealy seemed to be the guy.
But as weeks have gone on since Ealy’s visit, the growing trend among multiple sources is simply that OU will take another.
No idea if that’s an indicator of somebody like Orlando Brown thinking of leaving early for the NFL Draft or just a case of where offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh looked at his board and wanted to make sure he had another lined up.
Whatever it may be, the door is open for the Sooners with Filiaga this weekend. But they need to make a splash because they’re trying to overcome the “it” team in college football.
Filiaga visited Michigan earlier this month, and it was a slam dunk for the Wolverines. The early speculation had Filiaga staying close to his new home and headed to TCU. Now the scuttlebutt sees him joining Jim Harbaugh in Ann Arbor.
OU is clearly in the top five for Filiaga, but that’s not news. And it’s definitely not news as we head into November. You have to be better than that, and this is OU’s opportunity to do just that.
Filiaga on a couple of occasions had talked about visiting Norman during the summer only for those plans to fall through for one reason or another.
Everything is coming together here for the Sooners and Filiaga. He’s the first official visitor for OU since the 21-point beatdown by Ohio State so it will be intriguing to see if the Sooners can start building up that steam again for SoonerSquad17.