Oklahoma Sooners: Jordan Sims

The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's latest feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: Several recruits in Los Angeles took to Twitter on Wednesday to criticize Lane Kiffin, sparking a heated debate with Trojan fans; how Florida losing a four-star offensive line commitment is a good thing, and Oklahoma sends out offers to two of the nation’s top juniors.

The spotlight rarely shines on the big guys in the heart of the offensive trenches, but guards and centers play a key role in the success of an offense. The 2014 class offers a talentedand fairly deep group of interior offensive linemen and the most recent release of the updated ESPN 300 saw several move up in the rankings.

Offensive guard prospects like USC commit Toa Lobendahn and Florida State commit Corey Martinez were among those who made sizeable moves up in the latest rankings release. Center and Alabama commit J.C. Hassenauer moved into the 300.

Four of the top five OG prospects are already off the board, as well as nine of the top 10 centers. But if your team is still looking for talent, here are five to keep an eye on:


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Greg Ostendorf talks with Homewood (Ala.) offensive lineman Jordan Sims, who is quickly gathering offers from nearly every BCS conference. Sims discusses offers from Oklahoma as well as in-state powers Alabama and Auburn.
Every Friday, 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's top running back target is trying to make it to Norman soon
  • Texas running back has OU and Alabama on top
  • Have the Sooners contacted an in-state tailback?
  • Offensive line signees get acquainted with their new coach
  • There's no pressure on one legacy on being a Sooner
  • Elite Texas wideout wants to make it to OU junior day
  • In-state receiver is staying patient with the process

Read the Sooner Intel after the jump.


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Busy afternoon for OT Jordan Sims 

February, 25, 2013
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Forgive offensive tackle Jordan Sims (Homewood, Ala./Homewood) if he seems rather stunned. He has had a busy afternoon. After returning from Auburn on Saturday -- where he picked up an offer from the Tigers -- he received a couple messages to call various coaches after school. Sims did so, and now his offer list has grown yet again.


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