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Oklahoma’s Top Targets Heading Into National Signing Day

The Sooner’s 2017 recruiting class is about wrapped up, but there are a couple of names to watch tomorrow.

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Oklahoma has been consistently great at recruiting under Bob Stoops, and that tradition has continued this year. They’re the only Big 12 team in the top 20, and that kind of recruiting gap makes a big difference on the field. Oklahoma has an interesting class, because unlike every top ten class (outside of Texas A&M), they have no 5-star recruits committed. However, the Sooners are tied with Georgia for most 4-star prospects committed, with 18.

Current Class National Rank: 7th

The Sooners have the top class in the Big 12, and nothing that happens tomorrow will change that. Their class is pretty much wrapped up with the addition of Ryan Jones and Troy James over the weekend, but they have a small chance to make some noise on Wednesday. If you’re an Oklahoma fan, here’s who you want to keep an eye on.

Top Targets Remaining

Name Hometown POS POS Rank Stars Leaning
Marvin Wilson Bellaire, TX DT 1 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ LSU
Tyler Taylor Bufford, GA ILB 11 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ LSU
Latavious Brini Hialeah, FL CB 42 ⭐⭐⭐ FIU
Taquon Graham Temple, TX WDE 15 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ TEX

Wilson is all but committed to LSU, but I don’t think Oklahoma is being given a fair shot in the crystal ball. Everything around this recruitment has indicated that the three teams with a shot are LSU, Ohio State, and Oklahoma. The Sooners won’t likely land him, but they have more than a 0% chance.

Graham is currently committed to Texas, so his addition is may seem odd here. However, don’t think that Oklahoma can’t flip him for a huge win over Tom Herman. We know there will be surprises tomorrow, there are every year. If this were one of them, it would be a huge get for coach Stoops. Although, since Graham cancelled his late visit to Norman, chances are low.

Oklahoma’s class was largely settled before NSD, so it won’t be a big finish for the Sooners, but they fill some needs in a great class. A miss on Wilson is expected, but they recently Sooners landed Tyreece Lott on Friday, which helps make up for the likely loss of Wilson.

If anything interesting happens tomorrow, we’ll be here to cover it, and check back after NSD as we’ll cover the 2017 class and how it address the Sooner’s needs.

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