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.
Interior Offensive Lineman (1)
Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy’s Curtis Dunlap. There is a huge obstacle to overcome in this one, but OU has been right there for Dunlap for so long. He has made it clear he wants a degree in oceanography, which obviously is not something OU can offer being smack dab in the middle of the country. If there is some sort of compromise there, Dunlap has been a major OU recruit for nearly two full years.
Next in line
St. George (Utah) Desert Hills’ Penei Sewell. Always been there on the peripheral, but he’s coming into full focus with news of Sewell visiting OU this month. OU hasn’t been able to make a real dent with top talents from Utah in recent years, but it’s never a bad sign when you’re able to get a Scout 100 prospect to visit outside of an official trip.
Montgomery (Ala.) Park Crossing’s Marcus “Tank” Jenkins. Absolutely just basing this off of social media with the way OU commit Patrick Fields has tried to persuade Jenkins. OU only needs one interior guy so it’s not crucial to have him locked down in May. Bill Bedenbaugh could poke around during this month and see if it’s worth pursuing.
On the radar
Bixby (Okla.) High’s Bryce Bray. Will he be the next Creed Humphrey by flipping to OU? That’s the question right now. Bray surprised some by committing to Oklahoma State last month when he had grown up an OU fan. Bedenbaugh could elect to move on or could double-down his efforts and try even harder. That’s what we should be able to learn by the end of this month.