California Love: Offense

Recruiting coverage at Sooner Illustrated is going strong as we look to bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we look at some of the top Sooner targets from the state of California. Who is still in the mix?

In the Bag…
Brennan Clay
With offers from programs like Oregon, Washington Georgia, Oregon State, Washington State, Michigan, Stanford, Wisconsin and many others, the Scripps Ranch running back Clay (5-11, 190) chose Oklahoma in early June.

The weekend of September 19, Clay took his official visit to Norman and that solidified an already solid commitment.

In the Running…
Kenny Stills
Sure this names comes up quite a bit, but seeing what a player like La Costa Canyon's Stills (6-1, 175) can bring to the table it's more than worth it. Stills, a wide receiver and return specialist, has been quite a vocal player in most updates, but even saying that, he does not fully count anyone out. From latest reports, Oklahoma, Florida, California and USC are the primary programs in the mix for this speedster's services.

On different occasions Stills has expressed how all the listed programs could be a good fit for him. In late November, we'll find out for sure.

Roszell Gayden
Though Gayden is originally from Minnesota, College of the Sequoias (junior college) is located in the state of California. Either way, the 6-foot-7, 310-pound offensive lineman is becoming a wanted man. So far, Oklahoma is his only official visit, but he will likely take trips to Minnesota and California. 

But the list goes on with programs like Miami, Oregon, Houston, Ole Miss, Auburn, Arkansas, Michigan State, Memphis and Iowa State seeking his services. No clear favorite as everyone seems to be in the running. 

No Mention…
Anthony Jefferson
So far, Cathedral wide receiver Jefferson has made two official visits to California and Oregon. There could be a possible USC, Notre Dame and UCLA trip as well, but Jefferson (6-2, 180) will wait until the season is over. In late September it seem as though he was looking to set something up with Oklahoma, but no mention of the Sooners since then.

Committed Elsewhere…
Malcolm Jones – UCLA 
For some time, Oklahoma was the only school outside of California that was even considered by Oaks Christian running back Jones, and that was around late June. Then, by August was down to Stanford and UCLA. Early October was when the 6-foot, 215-pound Jones chose the Bruins.

Robert Woods – USC 
Some analysts consider, Junipero Serra's wide receiver Robert Woods as the best in the country. This past August, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound made his mind up that USC is where he plans to be.


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