wallace Open Post | Weekend, June 13th – 15th (Updated Sat. 7:47 pm)

Image of Marshall ‘Bo’ Wallace via 247 Sports

– Congratulations again Sooner fans on another June commitment! With Dominique Hearne in the fold now, along with OT Bobby Evans, Coach Bedenbaugh has a great foundation for a very good offensive line class.

– I believe OU will be looking at taking another three or four OL, and they’ll get a crack at one in a couple weeks when JUCO OL Jamal Danley comes into town. As we noted a while back, Danley and his father will be visiting Norman at the end of this month. I chatted with Danley a little last night, and he said Bedenbaugh has told him that he can play offensive tackle (though Danley said he wouldn’t mind playing guard). He also said he’s very excited about the visit. Apparently Bob Stoops is also involved in Danley’s recruitment. Jamal said he spoke with the OU head coach a couple nights ago, and Stoops emphasized to him just how important Danley is to this OU class. And also let him (Danley) know that he’s very high on Oklahoma’s board.

– Another OL you might want to keep your eyes on is Tyler Moore who hails from North Shore (Galena Park, TX), the same school as the two defensive players we really like — Dorance Armstrong and Darius Mouton — and featured earlier this week. JY did a few OL write-ups in recent days on OU targets that we haven’t posted just yet (but we will) and Tyler was his favorite.

I caught up with Tyler earlier this week to see where things currently stand with himself and Oklahoma. He said that he and Coach Bedenbaugh communicate every day. He also said that he will be at Alief (Houston) later today for the OU satellite camp. Moore is also being heavily recruited by Coach Wickline at Texas, and he was clear about the fact that OU and Texas are two schools he really likes. However, it’s clear he has established a great relationship with Bedenbaugh. Apparently Coach B has been recruiting Tyler since his sophomore year. Additionally, Tyler said he has a lot of kin living in Oklahoma. Tyler did visit Norman for the Oklahoma spring game. He also said he has visited Austin and will be taking another trip there in July. As I said it before, really seems as though OU and Texas are his main focus and in talking to him, it also felt like whichever one were to offer first would probably be sitting in a great spot.

– Another talented Texas OL to watch is Kinkaid’s (Houston, TX) Tyler Higby. I chatted with him this week as well, and he said that he also has regular communication with Coach Bedenbaugh.

– I also had a chance to catch up with 2015 OL Joshua Jones (Richmond, TX). Jones will actually be in the state of Oklahoma this weekend visiting OSU. I asked him if he’s going to stop by Norman, and he said that he had planned to but with the OU camp down in Houston most of the staff won’t be around. However, he said that he and Bedenbaugh speak almost daily (I hear that from so many recruits it’s unreal…Coach B puts in WORK!) so we’ll keep our eye on Joshua as well.

– I spoke to OU commit PJ Mbanasor earlier this week and it sounds like he’s not only solid to OU, but is starting to do a little recruiting himself. He told me that he and stud safety Kahlil Haughton have really bonded, and that they chat almost daily. He said he really likes Haughton as a person and loves his ability as a player. In fact, PJ echoed our sentiment by saying he felt Haughton might be the best safety in the state of Texas. PJ told me he’d love to play with Haughton.

– Speaking of Haughton, I chatted with him once again as well and it’s clear that OU is high on his list. There are other schools like Baylor, Texas Tech, etc. that he clearly likes as well, but OU is definitely right there in that mix. He’d still like to see Arkansas and was planning on making a visit there this weekend, but he has postponed that trip to the following week. In talking to Kahlil, I get the impression what’s making the process a little difficult for him is that all the schools he likes, he has built genuine relationships with. He’s got a great relationship with Oklahoma and loves the program itself, but he also has a good relationship with coaches like Brian Norwood (he’s also friends with Norwood’s son) at Baylor and Kevin Curtis at Tech. We’ll have to wait and see on this one, but as I said Oklahoma definitely in it doing what they need to do to give themselves a great chance to reel in this ultra talented TX prospect.

– Oklahoma was the first school to offer elite rush end/OLB Marshall ‘Bo’ Wallace out of John Curtis HS in Louisiana. I had a brief exchange with Wallace yesterday, and while he’s been a little quiet in the media that hasn’t been with the OU coaches. He said he’s being heavily recruited by Coach Montgomery and it seems the two have built a good relationship. Bo hasn’t had a chance to visit Norman just yet, but when I asked if he will take an official visit to OU he said “definitely.”

– A name you’re going to be hearing more of in the future is LB Gehrig Scott. Scott hails from San Angelo and I’ve heard about him from a couple of places – one from a reader and the other from Jaylon Lane who used to play in San Angelo. Scott just finished his freshman year but he’s already a stud. Apparently Scott was in attendance at yesterday OU satellite camp in Dallas.

UPDATE (7:45 pm): Wanted to let y’all know that OK Preps stud WR Dahu Green is on his way to Louisville. He’s making trips to Louisville and Tennessee this weekend for an unofficial visit. Ashton Preston is also at Louisville preparing for camp there tomorrow.

UPDATE (7:47 pm): I spoke to WR and Baylor commit John Humphrey a little bit ago. He spoke REALLY highly of OU. I’ll try to write more about our conversation later but wanted to give y’all a quote from our conversation, “I’m really feeling OU right now. They are making a push to be my number one school.”


  • Jim

    Glad to hear the coaches are putting in the work! I know it’s ridiculously time consuming for them, but it’s refreshing to hear they’re working so hard.

    • Gary Robbins

      Not only does the OU coaches keep up with the recruits on a daily basis but the TFB crew is right there also. I’m retired and sometimes I can’t read all the info on this site. The posters just keep adding info also. I’m one of those who thought when we lost Weathersby to Texas and Wariboko and Lampkin decommited it was going to be a terrible year for OU. Shows what I knew. The country is loaded with athletes who will be OU commits come February ’15. What’s interesting is how many recruits OU takes in this class. It’s driving me to drinking-wife said I didn’t have far to go. lol! Thanks everyone.

      • Zack

        It’s all good Gary you weren’t the only one with doubts. And I’m sure there’s still some who are skeptical because it’s June and we only have 7 commits not 30 and one is a kicker.

  • Zack

    Great stuff lots of new names in the post today. Hopefully we can get Danley to commit sounds like he’s the one guy were most focused on right now.

    • Super K

      A Danley commitment would be big. It’s not only a position of need and he’ll have all spring to get ready for the 2015 season but it would also give us 3 OL and put some natural pressure on other linemen to maybe jump on board to get a spot.

  • Jordan Esco
    • Jordan Esco
      • EasTex

        Any money at half a hundred?

      • SoonerfanTU

        That is a big number.

      • Shifty

        Big number since we don’t know how polished the O will be that early in the season

      • ToatsMcGoats

        Wow doesn’t really cover it…that’s pretty ridiculous!

      • soonersd

        but NO, WAIT… SEC!!!

  • EasTex

    Once again, excellent info.
    Watching Moore and Higby was an interesting contrast. Where Moore exhibited impressive size and strength with raw ability, Higby presents as a very polished and well coached player with size and strength.
    Looking forward to hearing from JY on all the OL prospects, and his impressions on the kid from my home town.

  • blaster1371

    The name escapes me but OU has a commitment already from a safety that is in the ESPN 300. For all the talk of guys we hope to get are they any better than the current 2015 safety commit? I mean, the guy has pledged OU early on and seems to be a forgotten quantity. Comments?

    • Gary Robbins

      It’s Jamile Johnson, Dallas, Tx. committed on 2-14-14. The TFB crew could answer about other offers.

    • Jordan Esco

      May be unfair to the young man, but many of us who follow recruiting have expected him to possibly reopen things at some point. I think that’s the primary reason he isn’t talked about more.

      • SoonerPhins

        From his twitter he looks to be all about OU, but then again so did Wariboko’s and Lampkin’s twitters. I trust the Coaches saw something in him, enough to offer.

      • vargo05

        If I’m not mistaken, I believe at one point he was talking about the other places he wanted to visit, so the thought of him reopening was justified.

      • AlvinMack55

        The last I heard about Jamile Johnson was that he was 100% committed to OU & the source is pretty accurate. Said Johnson is just a quiet kid & all of the silence has made people assume that he’s going to open things up. The tidbit I heard on him was after all of the speculation came out that he was a soft commit. Things change, but right now, OU fans shouldn’t have too much to worry about w/ Jamile.

        • Super K

          Last I heard was exactly the same.

    • Zack

      One of the brainiacs spoke on the Johnson kid recently just saying he’s not the best safety at his school and I heard early on Johnson was considered a soft commit. From what I saw of Johnson he doesn’t appear to have great speed I think he would be more successful at putting on weight and playing linebacker but that’s just me.

    • kt-raida

      Jamile Johnson?

  • kt-raida

    Love the work you guys put in!

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      Crazy how many recruits they keep in touch with!

      • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

        Once I get settled up in Chicago we’ll be able to turn up the heat on this!

  • Joe

    Can we get some sort of update on the guys in Cali like Ross, Langley and Norman? USC and UCLA can’t take everyone…

    • Super K

      Sure thing bud! I’ll try :)

      • Joe

        You the man!

    • Fear The Magic

      Thats right only Alabama, Tennesee and the rest of the SEC can since they appear to have unlimited scholarships to give out.

  • Jordan Esco
  • Jason Vos

    I think we should offer all 3 kids outta North Shore. I’m surprised Tyler Moore does not have an offer yet. He looks like the typical Bedenbaugh OLINEMAN. He is 6’4 335 pounds and a road grader. I think we should offer asap considering depth issues at OG going into 2015. Dorance Armstrong and Darius Mouton would also be pretty nice gets

    • Gary Robbins

      Speaking of size. Bobby Evans (ot commit and legacy) was listed at 6-4/250 . I believe his dad was like 6-8. I just wondered how big he was now. Hearne at 6-4/280 was deemed rather small at this time.

      • Doobie74OU

        On his (Bobby Evans) Hudl film he is listed at 6’5″ 265lbs now(His Dad was listed at 6’9″ and 270lbs during his senior year)! If he (Jr) gets another inch or two and 30 to 40lbs should be Perfect! Excited about this recruit!

    • Super K

      You’ll like JY’s take on the kid. I haven’t seen all his film but I know he can roll his hips with the best of him because he literally knocks a kid off his feet early in the film lol.

  • Dana Rogers

    Great article as always.

    • Jordan Esco

      thank you for reading!

    • Super K

      Thanks!

  • AlvinMack55

    Guys, do you think that the commitment of Hearne was more of an indication of where the coaches feel they stand w/ Josh Wariboko or that they want to take 3 OG this class due to Natrell Curtis not qualifying for ’14?

    • Jordan Esco

      Hard to say all those things aren’t related at least on some level. I’d say it’s a combination of all AND them just liking the considerable upside of Hearne.

      • AlvinMack55

        Wow, looking at my my previous post makes it look like I think Hearne was a fall-back option, which I don’t think is the case seeing as how he was an early offer. I’m interested to see when Wariboko is release his “Top Schools.” I know I saw where he tweeted that he’ll release them at the end of the spring evaluation period. That should give us somewhat of an idea of whether or not he’s still leaving the door open to OU.

        • Zack

          I’m sure he will put out his list on his way back from ucla. If ou is still in his top 3 I would be surprised but besides ucla I think Louisville is the only other bcs level team that has offered max and I would only hope he wouldn’t think Louisville is a good fit.

  • Doobie74OU

    BRAIN OVERLOAD! I refresh this page 50 times a day just hoping it will say “(UPDATED AT)” It is great to hear all the recruits saying they hear from Coaches everyday or constantly. Coach B & Coach Monty have brought a lot of juice back to OU recruiting because we weren’t hearing that very much a few years ago!

  • Dagr612

    Any word on Louis Brown? I noticed a blurb on the 247 site that OU’s been the only program he’s been in contact with since his decommitment from Baylor.

    • Super K

      Last time I spoke to Louis he said that he and coach Montgomery were talking a lot and that he was definitely going to take an official. But since then he’s gotten that Texas offer and he decommitted right around the time he got the offer so I’m not sure what to think.

  • rphdenton

    oui posted an interview with hearne where everything sounds great and he’s all in………’til it gets to the end where there’s some waffling on future visits and a mention of tam……just a reminder that it’s not a commit ’til they sign and flipping attempts will be the norm ’til nsd

    • Zack

      He also said he thinks the recruiting process is over. And he’s not a highly ranked kid ranked 41st guard in the country so I don’t know how much time other big schools are going to spend chasing him unless he is a monster his senior year.

  • EasTex

    Good grief.
    Call it the MeatChicken Rule.

    • SoonerPhins

      Then the losing team will get a Participation Trophy….

      God… Future Generations are going to be soft….

    • red clay

      Whoa! I clicked on your link to that article. Sheesh. With all the real problems they have in Michigan and some pea-brained-attention-grabber wants to pass a friggin’ law on that?
      I’m a bad loser, I hate losing – but sometimes you lose – sometimes you get curb-stomped. The sting of a loss can be a very effective teacher and motivator. Getting curb-stomped (as in point total, the metaphor) just might be the lesson some people need to motivate them to get their stuff together.

      • EasTex

        I’m with you.
        If folks don’t like bad sportsmanship from the losing team, then their sports authority should stiffen sanctions against the players/teams that behave badly when the other team is taking a knee. Proposing legislation to address bad sportsmanship exceeds audience comprehension.

  • Riley

    Here is highlights on Gehrig Scott. Kid is 15 years old!
    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2982862/highlights/138364376

    • ToatsMcGoats

      This kid knows how to find the ball! He looks like he may be invisible to offensive linemen AND, he does well in pass coverage! The only knock I have on him is that he seems to have a tendency to tackle low…like, ankle level low. If he happens to run into a human jumping bean ala Trey Millard, he could make a few highlight films for the wrong reason. I’m sure he’ll fix that though. He’s got plenty of time to.

      • Tiger6

        Im looking forward to seeing how he physically matures. He is a big boy already…hopefully will only get bigger and faster as he gets older. Seems to be a disciplined ball player (recovering the trick onside kick) which is always a plus.

  • BoomerNation

    I currently live in San Angelo where my son attends Wall High school. They play 2 A ball and just went to the State championship. Gehrig Scott is a legacy at Central High school 5 A. I believe his father is the head coach and Gehrigs brother was the senior quarterback last year. He’s a good kid from what I hear

    • Super K

      Thanks for the insight bud! I had been told both his parents were college athletes I believe.

  • Zack

    Flip flip flip

    • EasTex

      Yeah, what Zack said.

      • Zack

        I am curious though if this kid is really reconsidering and is thinking ou is where he wants to go. If you look at his twitter the last 24 hours he’s only re tweeting ou fans. It is a little odd.

        • EasTex

          He should consult with us. :}

          • Zack

            This is kind of funny a Baylor fan tweeted him a question. He didn’t answer but he did respond to an ou fan thanking him for following back.

          • EasTex
        • EasTex

          According to his twitter, he was recently clocked at 4.25. That is moving.

          • Zack

            Yeah I would hate to see him 3 or 4 times a year he’s probably going to torch defenses.

  • Ed Cotter

    Any news from the Camp today? Offers that went out, or kids that seem to be looking at OU seriously.

  • Steve Cooke
    • Gary Robbins

      Excellent athlete, can’t wait to see him on the field at OU. Good publicity for OU. Thanks.

    • Sooner Ray

      I’ve seen that clip before. Kid is going to be a great team leader at OU and appears to appreciate his past struggles and be willing to work hard to succeed.

    • Eric Hoffpauir

      What a great story! Nice to see the former coach sporting a SUGAR BOWL CHAMPIONS hat for us, too!

    • EasTex

      I was already excited about his playing ball, now I want him to succeed even more. I hope he will flourish as a young man at OU.

    • Kanfdog

      Thanks for the link! What a great character kid! Really looking forward to seeing him out there now.

  • Zack

    Ryan newsome said on twitter he will release his top 5 on June 21st.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      Gotta be pretty confident we’ll be in it, right? Also, thanks Zack for always keeping track of what these recruits are saying on twitter!

      • Zack

        I think so but maybe not as high as we all would like to be. It’s no problem I’ve got nothing better to do.

  • jon_bence

    This site it the absolute best! You guys bring it EVERY DAY and I for one am very thankful and appreciative for all the hard work that obviously goes in to each article. Keep it up boys!

    • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

      Thanks sir. Really appreciate it!

  • Big Higg

    Can we skip summer and get right into football season? The wait is killing me

    • Sooner Ray

      Agree, can’t wait to see what this team looks like.

      • EasTex

        We know the talent is there.
        What I’m really hoping for is that Heupel will show the kind of confidence in his offense that he did in the Sugar and let them loose.

    • EasTex
  • Zack

    Brainiacs tweeted this out felt I would share it with anyone not on twitter.

    • Sooner Ray

      I feel like I’m feeling what he’s feeling. :-)

      • Zack

        Big news I hope he flips soon. Plus it would be nice if newsome lists us #1. This 2 would be dangerous together for years.

        • EasTex

          I think he will…I just feel it.

        • Sooner Ray

          The only thing better than having a kid the whole way is getting kids that flip. I’m worried that by the time the next signing day rolls around, these coaches are going to have some tough decisions about which kids we have room for.

          • EasTex

            Early enrollees may be crucial with this class.

          • Zack

            The only ones who can sign early are juco right? I would think more kids/schools would help the athletes be ready to graduate early. that extra semester in the weight room plus getting some classes done would probably help the transition.

          • EasTex

            They can enroll in January and be charged to the previous class and sign the LOI in Feb.

          • Zack

            Ah ok gotcha.

          • Zack

            Pj mbanasor is trying to recruit Humphrey for us.

      • EasTex

        All this talk about feelings makes me feel like singing.

    • EasTex

      You think this young man deserves a BOOMER tweet?

      Y'all go watch my highlight video

      • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

        Talked to Chett yesterday and today. He’s camping up at Oklahoma State today. He’s going to let me know how he did. I got that writeup done on him yesterday, and hopefully we’ll get it posted this week.

        • EasTex

          Great!
          Was goofing and came across his twitter address and he had that video posted, which is unlisted at utube.
          I’ve been told he is a nice young man, the Munden family is an old established family in Marshall.
          The strides he has made in just one year under O-line coach C.J. Lottinger has been amazing.

          • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

            Yeah, he sounds like a really great kid. He was yes sir and no sir with everything until I told em I was too full of it for him to call me sir. Haha. I’m excited to hear what he has to say about how the camp went today.

          • EasTex

            Looking forward to what you have to say about him and am pleased you actually contacted him.

          • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

            He said the o state camp went well today. He’s got rice and sfa camps to go to this week. Kid is definitely putting in the work this summer.

          • EasTex

            Man alive, he sure is.
            Good for him, they just wrapped up their spring game on 29 May, so he is staying fit. Hope he finds some time to work on the weights.

  • Stephen

    I wish OU would get on the Dahu Green train! I would hate to see him go to Tennessee!

    • Zack

      Well especially if they think ofadile is going somewhere else. I think dahu has Malcolm Kelly type potential.

      • Shifty

        Reminds me of another Green…likes to high point the ball

        • Zack

          Aj green?

          • Shifty

            yep

        • Stephen

          I can definitely see the comparison.

    • Shifty

      Not sure how many we are taking but I’d be happy w Green and Humphrey Newsome or Proche…we had a big class last year…I’d guess that we take two

    • Super K

      A friend of mine was at the OSU camp and said he destroyed everyone at the Okie State camp.

      • Stephen

        I’ve heard heard similar things as well, definitely high on him and will support him where ever he goes. It just doesn’t feel right letting him go out of state.

  • Zack

    Baylor fans getting salty.

    • EasTex

      RUH-ROH!

      • Zack

        I am getting tired of their sicem and techs wreckem.

        • EasTex

          …and lack of rings or trophys.

    • Sooner Ray

      They bearly bother me.

      • Zack

        Lol

      • EasTex

        I see what you did there.

  • Dustin Parish

    Twitter war going on for Humphrey

    • EasTex

      Do you have a link?

      • Zack

        https://mobile.twitter.com/BReed1644

        I’m not sure if this will work or if his profile is private but this guy has been getting after them

        • EasTex

          I found Humphrey’s.

        • Shifty

          Nice pic of Norvelle and Humphrey in there

    • Zack

      Still going on jay norvells cigar got involved.

  • Maninder

    what was the deal with james proche, why no offer?

    • EasTex

      A mystery to me, too.

      • Zack

        I would imagine this could be a late offer for us depending on how things shake out with the class. His speed has been questioned (although I don’t think it should production means more to me) and because of that and having a shot at some sub 4.4 guys in newsome and Humphrey they don’t have space yet.

        • EasTex

          I was going over a recruiting list at Smoakey for East and Central Texas and was amazed at how many kids I’ve never heard of are listing OU as an offer.
          Never heard of WR Kris Boyd, DE Tyrell Thompson, WR Keke Coutee, S Larry Pryor.

          • Zack

            It’s hard to keep track it seems like soonerscoop and 247 are 100 offers apart. Like rivals only counts hard offers? And 247 counts anything as an offer?

          • Shifty

            I think Boyd and Pryor were offer real early or at least there was interest way early

          • Ed Cotter

            Keke Coutee has been on the National radar for awhile and OU has offered him awhile ago. He was a Texas commit, but has since decomitted. Really good athlete, but not as good a WR as Humphrey, Green, and some of the others. IMO.

    • Shifty

      I think it was said that some coach at his school is anti-OU and the coaches don’t want to deal with him (must be a big time dick)…I’d offer but leave his school out of it…give him the option but tell him whats going on…on the other hand…I’d settle for Humphrey and we’re prob not gonna take many wrs since we signed a big class last year

      • Super K

        Coach O is on good terms with OU. There are some programs that get worried about dealing with Prime Prep because of the Deon Sanders/Dez Bryant thing but I don’t think that was the case here. I think it’s simply because OU is taking very very few WRs and they had some guys higher on their board.

  • EasTex

    The institutional arrogance of that school in Austin was on display yesterday at the CWS press conference.

    “We’re here to support the traditions that separate the University of
    Texas from a lot of the other baseball programs.” – Garrido

    Umm…k…tell that to UC-Irvine, they must not have been listening.

  • rphdenton

    …..Barnett camped with the hogs and they apparently have a strong ol coach/recruiter, pittman, who is after him……..saying Barnett wants to ov later on

  • http://batman-news.com Mr. Jones

    FYI – Seeing reports that John Houston is planning a visit to Norman.

    • Zack

      Good news I hope he likes it but I don’t think we have a shot getting anyone out of junipero Serra it’s mostly a USC pipeline. I thought Dwight Williams was close to ou but he went to ucla. It’s possible we get stanley Norman but this year his senior year will be his first at junipero.

      • http://batman-news.com Mr. Jones

        Yeah I don’t think we get him either but get him on campus and there’s at least a punchers chance. Scrappy sure would be a nice place to start for that school.

        • Zack

          And I think Rasheem green goes there too. You’re right it would be nice to get started somewhere. Maybe the coaches should take a chance at someone under the radar from that school and see if they can get started that high school has produced a lot of good college players at USC.

  • Gary Robbins

    FWIW. OU is in top 15 for Rasheem Green out of Juniperro Serra, Ca. Heavy lean to USC.
    Lots of predictions for Soso Jamabo to Baylor in last couple days. Is it due to Rodney Anderson commit or has anybody been able to verify a reason?

    • Zack

      Thanks for sharing the green info would be a big get for us. I’ve got no clue in jamabo but I’m sure that feeling will change depending on how his ucla visit was with the waribokos.

    • EasTex

      I believed Jamabo would look elsewhere as soon as I saw Anderson commit.
      The longer they wait to commit the more slots get filled with quality players.