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.
Wide receiver (3)
Giddings (Texas) High’s Treveon Johnson. Yes, a Texas Tech commit is actually the No. 1 favorite right now in terms of OU landing a wide receiver. Had Johnson been able to visit Norman for the spring game, we might not even be having this discussion. It’s all about getting him to campus. Once that occurs, everything else should work itself out.
Schertz (Texas) Clemens’ Tommy Bush. This is the big one. You can’t strikeout with every top receiver in the state of Texas for 2018 and Bush is easily the most realistic one for the Sooners. Bush has not been active on the visit circuit, and OU has clearly made him a top priority in terms of social media edits. OU cannot be forgotten here and is trying to make sure it will not be forgotten.
Next in line
Bradenton (Fla.) IMG’s Joshua Moore. Go back and forth on this one. OU made his final seven yet it still doesn’t appear like a real candidate. But, running back commit T.J. Pledger has been hard at work in trying to get Moore to join him for #ST2K18. You almost wonder if OU pushed the recruitment to the max in the next couple of months, how things might turn out?
Fort Worth (Texas) Timber Creek’s Erik Ezukanma. Putting him ahead of numerous other offers because believe OU could be on the fast track toward landing him if the Sooners will make that leap. It’s clear he’s interested. It’s clear OU is doing its due diligence to make sure everything makes sense and then see what happens. Seems ideal for what the Sooners like to do.
On the radar
Houston Alief Taylor’s Brennan Eagles and Manvel (Texas) High’s Jalen Preston. Eagles and Preston are in the same boat right now. Two incredibly gifted receivers who have already seen OU and seemingly have the Sooners slowly dropping down their lists. OU is in play for both but not even close to the favorite of either.
Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway’s Kundarrius Taylor. A curious one, especially since Taylor made a trip to OU on his own dime already. Taylor doesn’t have the rankings love some OU fans would like to see, but it’s clear the interest is legit. Perhaps the spring evaluation period will give a better understanding of exactly where both sides stand.
Norman (Okla.) North’s Drake Stoops. Really? Maybe? When you examine OU’s offers at slot receiver, there isn’t a standout in that bunch or one Sooners fans should feel confident in. So maybe, just maybe, you stay home and look at Stoops. He’s a quality prospect based on merit alone and is someone who should see more attention this spring. Is that enough to push him into the mix? We shall see.
Tight end (1)
Next in line
Warminster (Pa.) Wood’s Kyle Pitts. Really scrambling here, to be honest. Brevin Jordan is committed to Miami. Luke Ford is committed to Arkansas. Mustapha Muhammad doesn’t feel like a legit player in this race. Pitts is lurking. OU made his top eight and just sort of hoping from that point on. The longer it goes, maybe the better since he’s offered by a lot of familiar regional names.