Open Post | Monday, November 27th

Running Back Numbers: The 2018 class hasn’t even signed yet and the Sooners are already landing commitments from 2019 and 2020 prospects.

Yesterday, Oklahoma picked up a commitment from elite Klein (TX) RB, Isaiah Spiller. Spiller fits the OU offense perfectly with how can be used in various positions. His high school team uses him at WR, RB and slot. He has height and speed to be a big asset at OU.

So is that it for 2019? No.

Oklahoma would like to take two running backs in 2019  class.

OU is very much still in touch with Noah Cain and per a source close to Cain, the staff has let him know that they will absolutely take another running back in this class. And, they’d like it to be him.

Oklahoma usually finds a versatile back and a Samaje Perine-type to compliment each other. OU has others they are pursuing, but Cain seems to be the guy the Sooners staff has pinpointed as their “bruiser” type back ala Perine and Sermon. – (Brandon)

Bookie: For those who don’t know by now, ever since 2018 DB Brendan Radley-Hiles (AKA Bookie) visited OU, the Sooners have been in a good spot for him. He recently visited Clemson and our sources inside the building at Clemson did not feel confident after the visit.

The past weekend, Bookie and TJ Pledger both took visits to UCLA. Folks on our donor board will recall a insider note I posted a couple months ago saying that UCLA was the school to watch for Pledger. There are a number of folks in the area, including families of UCLA players that would really like to see both Pledger and Bookie end up at UCLA. – (Super K)

DaShaun White: Last week DaShaun White let us know that he planned on taking a official visit this past weekend to Oklahoma State. The OV did not happen.

Oklahoma did speak with White last night about his plans now that Kevin Sumlin has been let go. They are impressing upon him the importance of reserving his spot as the numbers are extremely tight. The Sooners remain the leader here but the staff wants this thing finalized in the very near future. – (Brandon)

– Really like where things stand right now with 2019 LB, Marcel Brooks (Flour Mound, TX). Our sources indicate that Oklahoma has taken the lead in his recruitment.

– 2018 OL, Tank Jenkins (Montgomery, AL) and 2018 ATH/DE, Vernon Jackson (Boling, TX) were both expected to visit Oklahoma this past weekend. Jenkins had indicated to folks close to him, we are told, that had he made the visit he would’ve committed (assuming, of course, OU has a spot for him). Neither prospect made it in for the visit. No word yet on if anything will be rescheduled. – (Brandon & Super K)

Weekend Visitors: Sooners 2020 OL commit, Andrew Raym, broke a streak of Broken Arrow players committing to Oklahoma State in recent years. I caught up with Raym and asked him why he chose OU and committed so early. His response was epic, “Why wait when you know what you want in life.”

Raym is the 3rd 2020 commit for the Sooners and Riley and staff continue their hot pace on the recruiting trail.

2019 Wichita ( Northwest HS) DL Marcus Hicks has made numerous visits over the past year to several schools. Hicks and his father has been to OU on numerous occasions. Likely far more than any other school. I talked with Kelvin Hicks, Marcus father, and he spoke of them looking to build relationships at this point. Hicks stated, “He is close, in no order, with OU, OSU, KState and Nebraska former staff.”

Hicks said that Riley is very relatable with younger the generation and Marcus says, “you can talk to him like he is your friend.”

Hicks added that Mike Stoops plans to be in attendance of one of Marcus’ wrestling matches the week after the Big 12 title game. That is an early trip for OU to see Hicks and shows you just how much of a priority he is for Oklahoma in the 2019 class.

Sooners offered 2020 Memphis (TN) offensive lineman Chris Morris on Saturday. Morris is considered one of the top 2020 OL in the country in country with offers from Alabama, Oregon, Penn State and Georgia to name a few. I spoke with Morris tonight and the visit couldn’t have gone better. Morris said, “It was great! Love the environment there!”

Morris has a long ways to go till 2020 signing day, but he has already set up a return visit to OU for their elite camp this summer to get work in with Sooners offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh. – (Brandon)

In-Home Visits: Spoke with a source who tells me that because of the game this upcoming weekend, in-home visits will be position dependent; meaning coaches will have the choice whether they want to do their in-home visits this week or not.

Two visits OU did elect to take yesterday were to see Bobby Tre Brown and Ronnie Perkins – (Brandon)