Sooners plan big recruiting weekend

Anywhere from 14 to 17 propsects will visit Norman in what will the be the biggest weekend this season

The Oklahoma Sooners are putting together one of the top recruiting classes in the country, and one that according to network is ranked currently as the top recruiting class in the country. The Sooners will work hard this weekend to improve on that ranking as they bring in their largest weekend of recruits of the year.

The Sooners will bring in anywhere from 14 to 17 recruits this weekend as the roster is still in development.

The Sooners will only bring in two athletes that are already committed, including All-American quarterback Tommy Grady of Huntington Beach (Edison HS), California. Grady is totally committed to the Sooners and will enjoy spending the weekend watching the current Sooner quarterbacks at work and talking offense with Offensive Coordinator Chuck Long. Also visiting the Sooners this weekend is punter Cody Freeby of Ft. Worth (Christian HS), Texas. There is no question that Freeby is going to be a Sooner and there is probably no player prouder to visit OU as a committed athlete than Freeby.

The Sooners will bring the top defensive tackle in Texas in Xavier Lawson-Kennedy of Duncanville (Duncanville HS), Texas, who has already visited Texas A&M and will visit Arkansas (1-10), OSU (1-17) and USC (1-24) following his visit to Norman this weekend. It appears that Kennedy's parents really like OU and that XLK has been impressed with the Sooners as well.

Lawrence Dampeer of Decatur, Illinois also gives the Sooners a chance this weekend. Dampeer recently visited with Jackie Shipp in his home and seems to want to give the Sooners an excellent chance to sign him. Dampeer has already visited home-state Illinois with the Sooners coming next and then Tennessee (1-17) and Miami (1-24).

A sleeper at defensive tackle is Brad Girtman (6'6, 305, 5.1) of Houston (Memorial HS), Texas. Girtman was recently named the Defensive Player of the Year in Houston and has been a late riser in the collegiate recruiting game. The Sooners got in on him late, but appear to have a good shot to sign him. Girtman has already visited Texas Tech.

Super quick linebacker Robert Killebrew of Houston (Klein HS), Texas also makes an appearance in Norman this weekend. Killebrew is a very intelligent player who is looking very deep into each program that he visits. Killebrew has long been thought to be a strong Texas lean, but he left Austin last weekend on banquet weekend without giving the Longhorns a verbal. He has also already been to UCLA and he will finish out his visit January 10th at Florida.

Wide receiver Tyrell Gatewood of (Tyler Chapel Hill HS), Texas will give the Sooners his full attention this weekend. Gatewood is a former commitment to the Aggies who is now back on the recruiting trail following the firing of coach R.C. Slocum. Gatewood visited Texas last weekend and also left without giving a verbal. Gatewood will visit the Sooners this weekend and then the Aggies (1-10) will be his final visit.

Defensive end Vegas Franklin of New Orleans (East St. John HS), Louisiana has recently landed on the Sooners radar screen. Franklin has already been to LSU and will take his second visit to OU this weekend. He will finish with visits to Florida State (1-10), Tennessee (1-17) and Miami (1-24).

Free safety Darien Williams of Mesquite, (North Mesquite), Texas recently moved the Sooners to the top of his list. Mike Stoops was in his home this past week and that gives the Sooners a super chance this weekend. Williams has already been to visit the Aggies and West Virginia and the Sooners may be his last visit.

Free safety Corey Campbell (6'3, 205, 4.3) of Houston (Westfield HS), Texas is a super athlete that the Sooners have been able to get in on as of late. Campbell has already been to ISU (12-6) and Arkansas (12-13) and now checks out OU.

Defensive end John Williams of Houston (Lamar HS), Texas has a serious interest in the Sooners and will take a look at Norman this weekend. Williams has already been to ISU and he has visits set with Arizona (1-10) and UCLA (1-17). He also hopes to visit Colorado.

Athlete Willie Cooper of St. Augustine, Florida is set to visit this weekend. However, early in the week he was considering not coming in.

Wide receiver Jimmy Sutton of Boca Rotan, Florida brings a very solid interest to Norman this weekend. Sutton went to Texas last weekend and the former UT commitment failed to commit to the Longhorns this time around. OU will put their best foot forward with this very talented player.

The Sooners appear to have lost out on All-American offensive guard Ofa Mohetau, but they may have found a noble replacement in Aaron Sears (6'4, 310, 5.0) of Russellville (Russellville HS), Alabama. The Russellville coaching staff has participated in the Sooner summer camp the last few years and they have been telling the OU coaches about Sears for some time. He has already been to Tennessee and has visits set to Florida and Auburn in January.

The Sooners are also looking to bring in defensive tackle Carnel Stewart of New Orleans (John Curtis HS), Louisiana, but that visit was still trying to be worked out as late as Thursday.

Also late Thursday Oklahoma will still trying to get Sedric Ellis of Los Angeles (Chino HS), California to check in this weekend. If he can't make it this weekend then he will come in early January.

The Sooners were scheduled to bring in All-American offensive tackle Jorrie Adams and defensive tackle Joseph Bryant of Jasper (Jasper HS), Texas. However, both have decided to visit January 10th instead.

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