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 2018, #SavageTeam2K18.
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 2018. The names do not necessarily reflect OU’s official board but are the best guesstimate of who OU is targeting.
None. This is about as rare as it gets with OU recruiting, but the Sooners are hitting the reset button after things not panning out with Newbury Park (Calif.) High’s Cameron Rising or Moore (Okla.) Southmoore’s Casey Thompson. So it’s back to the drawing board and a whole lot of guessing going on.
Next in line
Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West’s Adrian Martinez. Wisdom says Martinez decommitted from California last week because he has every intention on eventually committing to Tennessee. But then Lincoln Riley came calling. OU’s offensive coordinator got in touch with Martinez last week and is expected to really eval the situation this week. Same high school as Caleb Kelly is about the only ‘in’ OU has right now.
Kennesaw (Ga.) Harrison’s Justin Fields. You want a quarterback at OU, you reach for the stars. Few bigger than Fields, a borderline five-star prospect. He has been committed to Penn State for a while, but the recent scuttlebutt has Fields eventually looking at Florida State. Whether that’s true is TBD, but it does indicate he’s looking around and Riley is ready to pounce and hopeful to earn a visit.
On the radar
Denton (Texas) Ryan’s Spencer Sanders. The definition of an on the radar prospect. There has been nothing to suggest Sanders is listening to Riley right now. Riley followed Sanders on Twitter, but Sanders has not reciprocated that. Sanders has been committed to Oklahoma State since October so no guarantee he’s even considering seeing what OU has to offer. It’s the local choice as of this moment.