ou-twitter-avatar1 Open Post | Wednesday, Feb. 26th (Updated 4:40 pm)

We’ve got a few notes for today:

– We will start out with a big offer out in Arizona. Oklahoma has extended an offer to LB/DE Cassius Peat. I talked to Peat a little bit and he said that it was coach Kish that extended the offer so my assumption was he’s being recruited as a stand-up LB in our scheme. He confirmed that he is indeed being recruited as an LB. Also here’s something interesting, when we talked about his interest in Oklahoma he said, “I have a lot of interest in OU! Always have been a huge fan.” So it sounds like Oklahoma may be a real player in Peat’s recruitment. We’ll try to review some film of Peat in the very near future.

– One of the Big Texas 3 DBs that we highlighted this morning (LINK), Roney Elam Jr. picked up a Texas Tech and Baylor offer. He has told me he wants an offer from Oklahoma and as I said before, he’d be my next offer. He’s a bad dude and in my opinion a superior talent on tape than any of the other safeties Oklahoma is currently recruiting.

– A couple months ago one of our regular readers/commenters, Ed Cotter, told us about a DB/WR out in California that he knew named Ykili Ross. We were very impressed with Ykili’s film. He’s a kid we believe can play anywhere in the country including Oklahoma. We got in touch with Ykili and his family over a month ago and we’ve been in touch with them ever since. We’re happy to say that Ykili picked up his first offer yesterday from Arizona State. That offer was quickly followed by two more offers with UCLA and San Diego State offering today. The recruiting game is a funny business. All those west coast schools knew about him. But no one wants to be the first to offer because no one wants to lose their job if the a player doesn’t pan out. In fact UCLA had been in contact with the Ross family for a while and had given him the classic “we want to see you in camp this summer” (and just a little tidbit – camps aren’t always a good thing; sometimes they can kill your recruiting for good). Fortunately a big school (ASU) believed in him enough and surprise surprise UCLA decides he’s good enough now haha. We expect a lot more schools to get in the picture soon.

– As Jordan noted here Kendal Thompson will transfer to Utah. We’re excited to see him play there!

– One of our favorite in-state players, Dahu Green, picked up another offer yesterday. This time from Washington State. For those who didn’t see his film a couple weeks back when we posted it on our YouTube account, here it is: LINK. Dahu will be heading to Arkansas for jr. day this weekend. Don’t be surprised if Arkansas offers. He currently holds offers from Washington State, Tulsa,  Southern Miss, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Not sure what Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are waiting on. 6’4+ kid with great body control that can run and is sitting right in your backyard? No brainer to us.

UPDATE (2:20 pm): DE and current TCU commit, Breylin Mitchell plans on attending in Oklahoma’s Jr. day this weekend. It’s going to be a small group but it looks like there will be a lot of talent there.

UPDATE (2:50 pm): It looks like Oklahoma has made another offer. This time to ATH/LB Manny Bowen from New Jersey.

UPDATE (4:30 pm): DB, Roney Elam that we featured this morning in our Big Texas 3 DBs post just picked up an Alabama offer!

UPDATE (4:40 pm): Westmoore WR, Dahu Green has just picked up an offer from Kentucky!


  • Zack

    Was dahu originally from out of state? I know he transferred I just didn’t know if it was from another state. Has he expressed interest in playing for the state schools?

    • Doobie74OU

      Super K said in one of his Recruiting Posts that he was originally from Cali!

      • Zack

        Thanks. Even if he hasn’t expressed interest I still don’t see why ou hasn’t offered I mean they offer over 100 guys each year knowing 75% or more will end up somewhere else.

        • boomer-d

          We’re targeting smaller WR’s and speed for this class after getting so many Big WR’s in the last class I believe. Probably only take one bigger WR like Dahu so they will be very selective.

          • J.K. Abbott

            Really? OU coaches decided they had enough “bigger” wr’s and would recruit primarily small wr’s? I guess they have enough tall bigger wr’s/ mix it a little?

          • Doobie74OU

            I definatly agree! We have several good options at Slot and Outside recievers at this time. That should open it up to take the best available receiver now!

          • boomer-d

            Since Malcolm Kelly in the 2005 signing class we haven’t signed a big WR 6-3 or over that has panned out. With Cavil, Andrews, Todd and Mead we’ll have 4 freshmen next year over 6-4… we good imo

          • Andrew

            If you are gonna eat a 14 oz steak you might as well eat the 18-20 oz.
            Just sayin’.

  • Gary Robbins

    Just noticed where Connor Lanfear out of Buda, Tx.-a soft Texas commit has changed his mind evidently. Now all 11 predictions on 247 Sports have him 100% Texas A&M. Has anyone heard anything thru the grapevine?

    • Jordan Esco

      Aggies have been rumored w/ him for a while I believe.

    • Doobie74OU

      Yeah nothing Official or on his Twitter Page about switching yet but most people believe if a SEC school offers they are in the lead and like Jordan says he has been linked to A&M for a while!

      • J.K. Abbott

        Twitter? Man you guys are high tech following recruits twitter and all.

        • Doobie74OU

          Seems like nowdays if the kid is under 20 that is the best place to get info!

  • Doobie74OU

    Cassius Peat has great size for a coming out of HS 6’5″ 240 going into his senior year. Pretty Quick, hold point well and great awareness knocked down several short passes to the flat. Ykili Ross looks like the real deal too great size 6’2″ 185 and listed as a 4.4 guy. I like the looks of both of these guys!

    • Ed Cotter

      Ykili is also a real down to earth kid. Yes, Sir, no, sir kind of guy. He’s open to going pretty much anywhere, but gonna be tough to get him off the West Coast.

      • Doobie74OU

        Thanks for the extra Info Ed! Sooner Magic has worked good on the West Coast lately maybe we can pull in one more Big Time Recruit!

        • Ed Cotter

          You never know. The last convo I had with him right after the new year, he was all up for getting interviewed by TFB to help him get more recognition in the Midwest, especially from teams in the BIG 12 and the B1G. He is serious about going to a school where he can get a good education.

    • Ed Cotter

      Doobie…..Ross was one of the top shot putters in the state as an 8th grader and also finished second in the district in the 400 meters. Oh yeah, he was the anchor on our 4X100 relay team as well. Kid is a serious athlete. Most services have him listed as a DB, but he should be listed as an athlete for his skills at WR and as a returner. He is more like a running back playing WR. Kid is legit.

  • Sooner Ray

    Looks like the zona connections are still active. Love the Elam kid, hopefully his offer comes soon. Looks like it will be a talented Jr. day in Norman, sucks that I will be there Tuesday after it’s all over.

  • Jim

    I watched Peat’s film twice, and honestly, I don’t see him as an LB. I just don’t think he has the speed. He’s quick off the line, but straight-line/pursuit isn’t enough. HOWEVER, I think he’d be an incredible DE in our new system. He’s got the DE arsenal of moves, though they need to be polished a touch. Not too many JR DEs have a quality spin move but can also utilize a bull rush or dip/rip. He’s able to sift through traffic and toss double-teams very well. He also does a great job of getting his hands up when he doesn’t reach the QB in time. I think he could become an incredible 5-tech DE in our system. All of this is my opinion of course, so take it with a grain of salt! :-)

    • J.K. Abbott

      5 tech??? How does he look to you at the 4i?

      • Jim

        4/5, whatever. He should be a DE in our 3-4 system. It’s possilble to also flex him as a SOLB in running situations where he can hold the edge. I don’t see him excelling in pass coverage. His skill set, as of now, is best suited for trench warfare.

    • Doobie74OU

      Yeah at 6’5″ 240 in HS he could be 6’5″ – 6’6″ & 265 by the time he gets to play in college. If he can keep his quickness and get a bit bigger he could be unstoppable!

  • http://twitter.com/mikeytyler08 @mikeytyler08

    Can you guys do a special thread of a visitor list for the upcoming junior day?
    Thank you

  • Atlantasooner

    On Dahu, I think Norvell is trying to figure out where he is with Lodge from Texas, Ofadile from Missouri, and the big time WR from Lousiana Tyron Johnson. I think can only take two WRs in this class tops. One big, one slot.

    • Zack

      Yeah that’s a good point I didn’t even think about ofadile and lodge. TFB should do a breakdown of what they think the focus is at each position for this class if they haven’t already. I know B/H does a thread every once in awhile.

    • CoachStauder

      Give me Ofodile and Newsome….then Kirk since he is a must take regardless of #’s…#dreams

  • Leroy Jenkins

    I’m confident Dahu will get an offer from OU soon.

  • Ed Cotter

    247 Sports shows that Ykili also has an offer from Boise State.

    • Ed Cotter

      They also now show an offer from Washington State and San Jose State.

      • Ed Cotter

        Ross doesn’t have a USC offer, but he has accepted an offer to come to their camp this coming weekend. Not sure how the rain we are going to have will affect it. He tore it up apparently in a passing tournament last weekend. If I get any specific info on how he did I will pass it along. Norvell, get on this kid.

        • Ed Cotter

          Ross confirmed that he is going to the Rivals Camp this weekend at USC. Probably can expect an offer from them in person.

  • Ed Cotter

    Hey K, Ykili only showed 8 interests yesterday on 247Sports, with the 6 offers, plus USC and Cal. Now he it shows 12 interests, and one of them is OU. Positive sign. Michigan, Washington and Oregon St. are the other 3. Michigan is now looking at him, but now offer yet. Washington and Arizona are rumored to be getting ready to offer. Could come tomorrow. He also moved up to 160 in the 247 rankings.

  • Ed Cotter

    For anyone interested in getting an inside look at Ykili Ross, check out this video. His interview is at 23 minutes. Hard not to like this young man.

    You need to scroll down a little to get to the video.

    http://blog.pe.com/hsgametime/2014/02/26/blitz-2-26-14-centennial-boys-basketball-and-poly-football-star-ykili-ross/