ESPN Junior 300 wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge (Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill) has some business to tend to on Friday, as his Longhorns play defending Class 5A, Division I state champion Allen.
It was only revealed after his commitment just how much ESPN 300 quarterback Cody Thomas wanted to be Oklahoma’s quarterback.Pretty quiet during his recruitment, Thomas came clean after he committed about how he made sure OU offensive coordinator Josh Heupel didn’t forget about him.
There’s always going to be a positive feeling for Oklahoma fans when it comes to Fresno (Calif.) Central East safety Hatari Byrd.Byrd committed exactly when the Sooners needed some good news, as ESPN 150 running back Greg Bryant had decommitted from OU the previous day.
In the fifth round of the all-time Oklahoma Sooners team draft earlier this week, OU legend Joe Washington selected offensive guard Greg Roberts.Roberts, who starred for the Sooners from 1975-78, was the first guard chosen.
There’s a special distinction that comes with being the first commit. For Oklahoma’s 2013 class, that first commit also happened to be its top-rated recruit in running back Keith Ford.
The Opening wasn’t a showcase of any Oklahoma commits, but some major top targets displayed their talents last week in Beaverton, Ore.With The Opening in the books, here are five prospects from that event the Sooners are still solidly in the hunt to sign.
If anybody wants to know if Oklahoma coaches keep their word, ask linebacker signee Dominique Alexander. After camping at OU last June, he was told the Sooners would do more evaluating and get in touch with him.
Oklahoma fans can relax a little bit. There is no doubt linebacker recruiting has been a sore spot for the Sooners, but OU is on the board for the Class of 2014.
Under-the-radar prospects can be found all the time. During the spring evaluation period, during camp season and even after the season, prospects pop up everywhere.
There are some positions where Oklahoma doesn’t need any help with in its Class of 2014. But then there are others where OU’s targets should be dead-set on trying to improve.
It sure felt like linebacker Jordan Evans was just an afterthought at Oklahoma’s camp a year ago. OU appreciated him coming out for the event, but the Sooners' coaching staff was looking elsewhere.
NORMAN, Okla. -- On the last Tuesday of every month, SoonerNation is going to examine Oklahoma's defensive recruiting situation by taking a look at the Sooners' commits and targets.
NORMAN, Okla. -- On the last Monday of every month, SoonerNation is going to examine Oklahoma's offensive recruiting situation by taking a look at the Sooners' commits and targets.
For Oklahoma's coaches, it’s clear which player is one of their top priorities to fill in the Class of 2014. It has been clear for more than 13 months.
NORMAN, Okla. -- Not everything is a well-oiled machine for Oklahoma when it comes to recruiting. Though there are still issues to be addressed, with eight months left until signing day, time is on the Sooners' side.