Open Post | Thursday, May 7th (UPDATE 5:40 pm)

Image of Mark Jackson via scout.com

– Mark Jackson: Heard a bit of good news recently and wanted to pass it along. Caught up with 2016 DE/OLB Mark Jackson (6’3″ 215 – Cibolo, TX). It’s starting to sound as though Diron Reynolds has made quite the impression, and the Sooners are a very serious player for the Cibolo product. Jackson let me know he’s actually considering a commitment decision at the beginning of the summer, which is obviously just a few weeks away.

In addition to OU, it sounds like the other schools he is considering are Baylor, Texas, and Texas A&M. However, after talking with a couple sources I get the sense OU is very high on that short list. In fact one of the sources I spoke with told me the Sooners may be in Jackson’s top two schools at the moment. But again, Jackson has yet to make anything like that official.

I hope to speak to Mark again in the next few days and hopefully have more from him. Right now he’s definitely a prospect Sooner fans are going to want to keep their eye on. – (Super K)

– Devin White: OU extended an offer today to the 2016 athlete (6’0″ 253) out of Spring Hill, LA. We’re hoping to have more soon with regards to where the Sooners may stand now with offer in hand. – (Alex)

– UPDATE (2:17 pm):

UPDATE (5:40 pm): 2015 Notre Dame signee, Bo Wallace out of New Orleans tweeted out the following:

We found this interesting because OU was in hot pursuit of Wallace for a while. Wallace is academically qualified by NCAA standards but we’ve been told by a source that there was a particular requirement at Notre Dame that was the sticking point. I did ask the source if Oklahoma would be in the mix and he said that he did not believe so. He said he expects Wallace to end up at UCLA. I haven’t communicated with Wallace to confirm anything but just passing along info from a source that knows Wallace – (Super K)

 

  • Brad Holland

    first!

  • 47 Straight OU Know

    Second!!!

  • Sooner 4Ever

    So, is OU looking at White as Samaje Perine 2.0? Or, at least physically, do they see him as the second coming of Ronnell Lewis? That’s the two players that came to mind while watching his video.

    Initially when I thought of where they would play him, I dismissed offense because most Air Raid attacks look for smaller jitterbug backs. And, several of the offers we’ve seen for RB in the class of 17 have been those smaller backs. But, White looks to have great hands and really good vision (granted, it’s a highlight video; not like they’re going to show him passing up a hole to run head-on into the nose tackle or dropping passes).

    • L’Carpetron Dookmarriot

      I like him at LB. He can run (even jumped a tackler), has power, is relatively nasty, but lacks the “ideal” size.

      • Boom

        Instinct comes in different packages. Doesn’t have to be 6’4. Lot of those guys around who can’t play.

      • SoonerMGB56

        I’m with Boom….lot’s of great football players who don’t/didn’t have the “measureables”. And from what I saw, this guy is a FOOTBALL PLAYER!

  • Soonerfandave84

    6′ 0″ is a bit short at LB/DE but I like his size, no one will mistake him as a FS playing LB

    • L’Carpetron Dookmarriot

      Eric Striker says hi. You knew this was coming…

      • Soonerfandave84

        Thinking more of being able to get his hand up while dropping in zone coverage not rushing the passer

        • ouwooferman

          Dave, practicing snarky> >LMAO

          • Soonerfandave84

            always nice to get a jab in at MS when you can

        • L’Carpetron Dookmarriot

          Of course. I’m not trolling really. I’d like White to be two inches taller.

          Queue the music.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryDOy3AosBw

    • SoonerKevin

      Dat Nyguen, Zach Thomas, Mike Singletary, Curtis Lofton, the six foot and under club.

  • WYOSOONER

    I really enjoy watching the tape you guys put up for recruits but this….dude…is..a.beast.
    I had a smile on my face the whole time

  • Stephen

    We’re offering White as a RB, not as a LB/DE, right?

  • Boom

    ILB Please. Lofton only bigger

    • L’Carpetron Dookmarriot

      Good call on Lofton. He was “only” 6’0″, but heavy, could run, and was nasty.

      • Stephen

        No, White should be a RB. Bigger than Perine and looks just as fast.

        • Bob Edwards

          We have plenty of RB’s we need a big time ILB.

          • Stephen

            Understandable, but he’s stronger at RB, at least in my opinion.

          • Boom

            go both ways

          • Soonerfandave84

            his personal life is his own 😉

          • Stephen

            Myles Jack?

        • SoonerMGB56

          Let’s get him here and let the coaches argue over him…..
          But I’m thinking LB. Maybe just because the need is greater, but…..

        • L’Carpetron Dookmarriot

          Ok. So, I’ll say “No” to a RB. ILB.

  • Rick Stansel

    He does have very good vision. What I was impressed with is his quickness, balance and wheels for such a big guy.

  • Jordan Esco

    update added

    • ouwooferman

      Thanks Jordan. How is that new one?

      • Jordan Esco

        ??

  • hushnpa

    He looks like a cross between Samaje Perine and Trey Millard to me . And when was the last time anyone but a QB had a highlight reel anywhere near this long ? In fact , how many QB’s have a highlight video anywhere near this long ?

  • Brian

    That punt return though…

    • John Garner

      LOL! Let it go brother.

  • hushnpa

    I can’t keep track of all these great kids and their film; its starting to all run together in my head ,, like ham salad .. in my head ,, now I’m getting hungry .. uh

    • EasTex

      I know what you mean about the names/videos getting all scrambled up in the brain pan.
      Makes my mind get all crispy on the outside and mushy on the inside.
      Now I’m hungry.
      http://www.seriouseats.com/images/20110325-food-lab-tater-tots-mushy-center.jpg

      • JD

        what’s with you and tators lol

        • EasTex

          We have a lot in common.
          Crispy on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside.

        • Sooner Ray

          Can’t remember if you have ever shared your location but there is a JD that calls Big Al and coach Jones in Tulsa and I enjoy listening to his comments….have wondered if that was you?

          • JD

            Not me…I live in Ardmore….there’s another JD that has popped up recently so I might need to go back to shifty…I only listen to the radio for music

          • EasTex

            Now hold on just one danged minute!
            I have been lamenting for months that Shifty wasn’t here anymore.
            Dang you Shifty, tempted to go out and get my knotted plow line.

          • Sooner Ray

            I guess there’s a reason he’s called “shifty”. 🙂

          • EasTex

            I never imagined that was why, figured he was a shape-shifter or scat-back or sumpin’.

          • JD

            haha…yep…don’t go do anything extreme

      • BleedCrimson

        A great hamburger is only complete with good Tots!

      • hushnpa

        hungry again already lol

  • Stephen

    Hitting Louisiana hard lately.

    • EasTex

      As well they should.
      Some big, fast country strong young men in that state.

      • Stephen

        Definitely, although I hope they make Texas a priority this year, some great prospects available.

        • EasTex

          I don’t think OU coaches will ever ignore the amount of talent so close to their Southern border.

          • Boom

            While they are going east, i think they need to stop by East Texas.

          • EasTex

            You ain’t never lied!

  • Stephen

    Also, this Everett Golson guy…

    • SoonerinLondon

      Already proven he can win big games on Owen Field.

      Man, I really, really hate that I said that. I’m sorry. I didn’t know I was going to say it. It just came out.

      • John Garner

        Well, for the record, you didn’t “say” it. You “typed” it.

  • EasTex

    It appears to me his high school coaches utilize White correctly.
    He never leaves the field.

    • Boom

      cornerstone on both sides.

    • soonerthunder

      Sometimes coaches get it like that. I know a guy in HS 4A school who was on the kickoff, kick return, punt (snapper, but he was also backup punter), punt return, FG (the holder, but also the backup kicker), offense (QB/WR/TE), defense (DB/LB/DE). He told me, funny, one time, “When I’m pooped I walk off the field to rest a couple of plays.” He was so tired he didn’t tell the coaches why is was walking off, he just signaled–get someone in there and would go and sit down. He told me one time he was playing DE at/against Ardmore and he walked off. Exhausted. Ardmore ran the next two plays at his position for 7 yds and 8 yds. They told him they needed him back in and he played every other play of that game and at DE against a college bound OT. They beat Ardmore; he threw for 4 TDs and intercepted a pass at the end of the game when they were up 8 to seal the deal.

      • Defend Colfax

        That’s the opposite of utilize correctly. Iron man football at its finest. Shout out to all the 160 lb lineman.

        • soonerthunder

          Ha. I know what you are saying. I don’t know if you were talking about some 160 lber above or not, but the kid I’m talking about was 6’2, 215 and played JC then small college as a QB. His dad had taken him to a personal trainer from NFL since he was in elementary and could out lift most of the OL/DL linemen at JC. His 4A school had no bench to compete with 5A Ardmore. Very few guys on the bench, and only sophomores usually who could n/compete 5A very large school. They’d have lost w/o playing every available good player. But, if you are talking about White above, I bet you could call his HS coach and tell him he’s not utilizing him correctly. I don’t know.

      • Sooner Ray

        I just thought that was a normal thing when I played. I was the Tailback, Corner, kick returner, punt returner, kickoff, FG, etc. Couldn’t even tell you what happens on a sideline.

        • BleedCrimson

          The sideline is for half-time and time-outs. Played small school football myself. At 6ft flat, 140lbs, played QB, center, NG, DE. NG was my favorite, got to crash and burn with pure animalistic ferocity. SEE BALL, GET BALL

        • soonerthunder

          I was the opposite. I just wanted to get on the field! I’ve known some like u and this kid. Some have played at schools like union and jenks, too. Woods from McAlester sounds like he did the same. Knew another kid played everything. Went to tcu and started on defense at tcu as true fr.tcu top 5 team too. kid I was referring to had OL at 4a school weighing 190. He weighed more than some OL.

          • Sooner Ray

            LOL, My O linemen only outweighed me by about 10 to 20 pounds…..my body still hurts to this day.

          • soonerthunder

            My cousin won played both ways until he got to HS. RB in HS. Won state 6A and were best team in state both JR/SR years. He’s in his early 50s and he walks like an old man. All football related.

          • Sooner Ray

            I know that walk. :-0

          • J J

            Me too…. And mine is football related sort of…

        • J J

          Sideline….. Lol… What’s that?

      • EasTex

        That’s the way it used to be done.

  • OceanDescender

    Cool name on that new offer, I like it haha.

    • EasTex

      Says the man that knows about splashing. 🙂

      • OceanDescender

        Caught that, did ya? Thought I was gonna get away with one haha

    • Jeremy Phillips

      I miss Bob Barry, if only for his butchering of players names…

      • OceanDescender

        Bob Barry was so entertaining for that reason. You could always see it coming, when he would start calling the play faster than he was processing what was actually happening. I was at his farewell game (tech in 2010) and the send off was great.

  • Defend Colfax

    Devin White is a grown man. Hopefully we can stand out in his sea of offers.

    • Defend Colfax

      It’s like watching Takeo Spikes play high school football.

  • Jordan Esco

    Former highly sought after OU LB target….
    https://twitter.com/_BoWallace/status/596430156509548545

    • Tucker

      sooooooooo?

    • KJ1123

      Interesting that per Rivals, Cooks recruited him to ND.

    • Boom

      Oh wow, he was a good one. Does Bo know OU?

      • Defend Colfax

        Bo Knows.

    • j l

      Hes already signed an NLI though, that means he has to sit this season, correct?

      • KJ1123

        Dont want to speculate, but if he couldn’t get admitted into ND because of grades (or for whatever reason), then Im not sure how that works with his NLI as far as needing a release.

  • Daryl

    Not to Brag but i called it

  • Caleb Miller

    Can’t see the Bo Wallace update, can anybody else?

    • Jordan Esco

      how about now?

      • SoonerFan16

        Can see now. Thanks!

  • Matt

    Any word on Q Hayes signing as a free agent anywhere? I felt like his momentum was heading up into his senior year, was surprised he fell all the way to undrafted.

    • Jordan Esco

      He agreed to a UDFA deal w/ Seattle.

      • Matt

        oh great! Maybe I’m alone in this but I felt like he took some unnecessary heat for last year. Feel like he could be a decent safety somewhere

        • Jordan Esco

          Actually, just found on Twitter he apparently is going to Cleveland, not Seattle, fwiw.

  • Jason Vos

    Bo Wallace was recruited and committed to Kerry Cooks. Not buying UCLA as an option. I think he is OU or ASU bound

    • SamSooner

      Is Bo a 2015 recruit?

    • Lane Gilstrap

      Do you think that he could be so disappointed that Coach Cooks left that he doesn’t even consider coming here because of him?

  • Jeff

    Looks like LNC will get a make over

  • Sooner born, Sooner bred

    Devin White…..This is in response to Crimson & Cream article. Alabama I understand, even though we’ve won the last three meetings. But LSU? The kids from Louisiana, I get it. As a Sooner fan I don’t understand the thinking in that we can’t recruit any athlete from anywhere. OU has an football tradition that is second to none, and as Sooners that’s what we should present, and represent all the time. Devin White looks awesome…….maybe we should look at Perine at linebacker. Just kidding, we’ve got some great looking linebackers already. If your going to be No.1, you’ve got to look, play and believe your the best. There is only ONE!

    • Sooner Ray

      I’m with you on that lead in paragraph, just not sure the rest of that stuff was needed. 🙂

      • Sooner born, Sooner bred

        Yeah, I know….too many monsters today. I’m liable to get a little wound up ” carried away “. Just too passionate about OU football sometimes. I’m chillin now. Boomer!

      • Sooner born, Sooner bred

        Just think of me as defensive Coach Wally Rig in Necessary Roughness. He takes over for head Coach Ed Gennero who’s in the hospital…….half time speech he gets a little wound up and starts cursing and saying how they are gonna rip their heads off and shi* down their wind pipes and then says….”let’s pray”. Classic football movie.

  • Lane Gilstrap

    Would we really need Bo Wallace if we landed Caleb Kelly, Mark Jackson, Jon-Michael Terry, Marvin Terry, and Dontavious Jackson? Or at least 4 of those guys? I don’t think so.

    • kokevo

      We might land 3 of these guys and that’s including terry. So yes we want and need him.

  • #1¢WW2

    Just imagine what a good coach could do with the amount of talent that is so enamored with UCLA which I don’t get. I do know one NCAA record that UCLA holds and that is punt returns given up for TD in one game.

    • SavageSoonerEsq

      I was there! I accidentally broke a new front-bumper OU plate and a new pair of sunglasses when he ran the 3rd one back.