Oklahoma Sooners: Matt Finnin

In the stretch run, and while so much of Oklahoma’s class has been decided, plenty more will happen in the next two weeks.

Top targets are changing on almost a daily basis, but heading into the weekend here are OU’s top 10 targets left on the board.

Every Thursday, SoonerNation releases the Sooner Intel, a sneak peek inside Oklahoma Sooners football recruiting with news and notes on the latest happenings around the program. Talk about it on our forum. A few things discussed in this week's update:

  • OU tailback commit has been approached by a Big 12 rival. But he's not going anywhere.
  • A new school enters the mix for a four-star cornerback.
  • Breaking down OU's dilemma at offensive tackle.
  • One OU commit took a visit to Arkansas last weekend. Is he still solid with the Sooners?
  • Sooners defensive end commit says "thanks but no thanks" to an SEC school.
  • Who will OU offer at quarterback for 2014?

Read the Sooner Intel after the jump.


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While so much of Oklahoma’s class has been decided, there is still much to come in the next three weeks.

Top targets are changing on almost a daily basis but heading into this weekend, here are OU’s top 10 targets still left on the board.


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Every Thursday, SoonerNation releases the Sooner Intel, a sneak peek inside Oklahoma Sooners football recruiting with news and notes on the latest happenings around the program. Talk about it on our forum. A few things discussed in this week's update:

  • The Sooners are right back in the mix with a four-star cornerback
  • One target is headed to a junior college
  • New receiver commit gets to know his position coach on official visit
  • New defensive tackle commits talks official visit, how he and his host bonded
  • Breaking down Oklahoma's search for two more offensive tackles
  • The Sooners have offered a new defensive tackle

Read the Sooner Intel after the jump.


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Certain weekends during the football season stand out as blatant big-time recruiting opportunities. Oklahoma is no stranger to that.

But after the season, there are always one or two weekends that set themselves apart heading into national signing day. The Sooners are having one of those this weekend.


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Every Thursday, SoonerNation releases the Sooner Intel, a sneak peek inside Oklahoma Sooners football recruiting with news and notes on the latest happenings around the program. Talk about it on our forum. A few things discussed in this week's update:

  • Stock soaring for recent Sooners offer who's visiting this weekend
  • Breaking down OU's big recruiting weekend
  • Former in-state star looking at visiting soon
  • More on the Sooners canceling junior day and the impact it has
  • DE D.J. Ward, who sat out his senior season, is ready to enroll early.
  • ESPN 300 safety staying true to OU
  • Three-star defensive back, once thought to be an OU lock, isn't hearing from the Sooners

Read the Sooner Intel after the jump.


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NORMAN, Okla. -- Before Friday, Oklahoma was finally riding a wave of positive recruiting momentum. December was a banner month for the Sooners, who added five verbal commitments.

It wasn't just about getting five commits, it was about the positions OU added. Four combined at offensive and defensive tackle alleviated panic for Sooners fans.

But then Friday happened. It remains to be seen if the 41-13 blowout loss to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl will put a damper on recruiting for OU, but it certainly didn't help matters. And then Sunday happened with a big-time shocker and blow to the class when ESPN 300 linebacker Jordan Mastrogiovanni (Dallas/Jesuit) flipped his commitment from OU to Texas A&M.

Heading into the final month until national signing day, OU has 17 commits with another 5-7 spots still available.

To start, OU is not pursuing any quarterbacks, running backs, interior offensive linemen, defensive ends or kickers. The Sooners are content there for this class. But at the other spots, there is still some work to do.

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Juco OT Matt Finnin to commit Friday 

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One of the top junior college linemen in the country is ready to end things early.

Matt Finnin (Crete, Ill./College of Dupage) told ESPN.com he plans to make a commitment Friday, Dec. 21. Finnin has double-digit offers.

The 6-foot-7, 315-pound offensive tackle took December visits to Kansas (Dec. 7) and Maryland (Dec. 14), and had scheduled visits to Oklahoma (Jan. 11), Nebraska (Jan. 18) and Marshall (Jan. 25). He said those visits will no longer take place.

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Offensive tackles remain OU's focus 

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Oklahoma’s last offensive commit for its 2013 class was three-star athlete Austin Bennett (Manvel, Texas/Manvel) on June 20.

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Miller Safrit/ESPN.comATH Austin Bennett pledged to OU in June, which was the last time an offensive player committed to the program.
June 20? The Sooners have gone nearly six months without a commit on that side of the ball. Heading into the final two months until national signing day, that will obviously have to change.

Here is a position-by-position breakdown of who OU is looking at to close out the class.

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