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Football Recruiting News

Open Post | Wednesday, July 30th

DeAndre McNeal & Malik Jefferson: After OU recently offered 2015 ATH DeAndre McNeal, we had a chance to catch up with him. He told us that he's being recruited by OU as a flex TE/H-back. He also said he was hoping to make a trip to Norman before the summer is out. Well, we...Read more

Texas Longhorns offer 2016 QB Shane Buechele

(by Wescott Eberts/SB Nation) Recruiting at the position in 2016 is starting to take shape. On the same day that potential Texas Longhorns quarterback target Shea Patterson decommitted from Arizona, the Horns extended a 2016 quarterback offer to Arlington Lamar's Shane Buechele...Read more

Open Post | Tuesday, July 29th

Keisean Lucier-South: Yesterday OU fans got some good news when stud 2015 OLB/DE Keisean Lucier-South released his Top 5 schools which included (in no order): Oklahoma, Oregon, Florida, UCLA, and Michigan. Some additional good news, we chatted with Keisean afterwards...Read more

Akamnonu feels good about OU in list of finalists

(by James Hale) It is coming close to decision time for 247 Sports 4-star offensive tackle Madison Akamnonu (6’5, 269, 5.0) of Arlington (Bowie), Texas as he took an unofficial visit at OU on Sunday and hopes to have a decision made in late August. "This was my second time to...Read more

Former OU commit switches to Texas

(by Guerin Emig) NORMAN -- The Sooners saw it coming, but it didn't make Monday afternoon's bulletin any easier to digest -- Du'Vonta Lampkin, the Houston Cypress Falls defensive tackle once committed to OU, switched to Texas. Lampkin is a three-star prospect according to...Read more

Longhorns get commitment from WR

(by Ryan Autullo) On Sunday, the Longhorns added the 13th commitment to their 2015 football signing class in Tallahassee, Fla. wide receiver John Burt. Burt, a four-star prospect and the nation’s No. 19 receiver by 247Sports, picked Texas over Auburn, a decision most expected...Read more

Open Post | Monday, July 28th (UPDATE 8:30 am)

Well despite the madness of the weekend, we we’re able to gather some non-Mixon related news. Thanks largely to JY and our newest contributor down in NOLA, who we will introduce y’all to shortly. - Madison Akamnonu: One of the top offensive tackles in the state of Texas...Read more

Aggies land big-time commit

(by Ryan Bartow) On Friday afternoon, four-star defensive end James Lockhart, one of the nation’s premiere defensive ends, verbally committed to Texas A&M. “I chose Texas A&M because they play in the SEC,” Lockhart told 247Sports.com Thursday afternoon...Read more

Oklahoma offers Texas athlete

(by Kevin Flaherty) Oklahoma just extended an offer to Mesquite Poteet athlete DeAndre McNeal. McNeal is one of the more intriguing prospects in the state of Texas because of his size, frame and athleticism. He'll play multiple roles for Poteet this year...Read more

Open Post | Weekend, July 25th – 27th

Patrick Allen: 2015 offensive tackle Pat Allen (Reisterstown, MD) told us recently he’s hearing from Oklahoma a lot and that the Sooners have a “great chance” of landing his services. Along with OU, a couple other schools standing out for Allen are Ohio State and Georgia...Read more

Cody Ford Thoughts and Recruiting Notes

(by JY) Coach Bedenbaugh is hot on the trail of this 2015 kid named Cody Ford (Pineville, LA). I actually came across the young man a while back, but K and I are texting back and forth one day (we do that quite a bit most days) and I was at work when he mentioned him to me...Read more

Horns land three-star athlete

(by Dave Behr) Texas' "Under the Lights" camp had its first pay off Monday evening when three-star Burton athlete Louis Brown committed to the Longhorns. Brown, who received a scholarship offer last month, worked out as a defensive end during Friday's camp...Read more

U.S. Army All-American Bowl roster

The growing roster for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl is loaded with Top247 prospects set to play in the game. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will take place on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The game will be televised live on NBC at Noon CT...Read more

Former OU Star, Tony Jefferson, Takes The Blind Tape Test

(by Tony Jefferson) In this edition of the Blind Tape Test, we asked Arizona Cardinal and former OU freshman All-American safety Tony Jefferson to look at film of Will Sunderland, Justin Reid, and McKinley Whitfield. Three 2015 safeties OU is looking at and who have been talked about...Read more

Sooners receive second commit of the week

With head coach, Bob Stoops, in Bristol selling the program's recent success through the various platforms of the World Wide Leader. Oklahoma assistant coach Jerry Montgomery remained on the homefront Wednesday selling the Sooners college experience to 2015 Burleson (Texas)...Read more

Kenneth Mann Commits to Oklahoma (Updated 7:00 pm)

OU received it's second defensive end commitment of the week earlier today. As TFB first reported, DE Kenneth Mann out of Burleson, TX committed to the Sooners. On Monday Tyrell Jacobs committed to OU. Both Jacobs and Mann are long athletic defensive lineman who are projected...Read more

Mann commits to Sooners

(by Bob Przybylo) Remember the anxiety some Oklahoma fans felt about defensive end recruiting a mere five days ago? It’s all gone. The Sooners picked up one commitment Monday and have followed it up with another Wednesday as Burleson (Texas) High defensive end...Read more

Baylor surging in the Texas hierarchy

(by Barton Simmons) Things are getting complicated in the state of Texas. Just a few years ago, recruiting in the Longhorn State went through the Longhorns. Texas would effectively pick its class and then the rest of the state would have at the leftovers. We know what happened next...Read more

Open Post | Wednesday, July 23rd

Kenneth Mann: 2015 DE Kenneth Mann out of Burleson, Texas is heading up to Norman today with his coach. Earlier this week, Oklahoma got a DE commitment from Louisiana’s Tyrell Jacobs. We’ve been told that OU is planning on taking two DEs, so Mann could conceivably fill that final...Read more

Open Post | Tuesday, July 22nd

Kendall Sheffield: ESPN Gerry Hamilton reported that star 2015 CB Kendall Sheffield is planning a visit to OU next week. Really wouldn’t have expected this. We’ve had a little contact with his coach in the past, so we’ll try to reach out to him and see what we can find out...Read more w/video

Open Post | Monday, July 21st

Tyrell Jacobs: Tyrell made the trip from Louisiana to Norman yesterday. He and his family arrived in town around 3:00 pm and stopped by to see the campus briefly. Interestingly, the first people the Jacobs ran into while on campus happened to be some folks from their...Read more

OU lands Jacobs

(by Bob Przybylo) The last few weeks have been full of disappointment for Oklahoma in terms of top prospects not being able to get to campus. But the news was good Sunday as Metairie (La.) Rummel defensive end Tyrell Jacobs let everybody know he had arrived in Norman. Arrived on...Read more

Open Post | Weekend, July 18th – 20th

Tyrell Jacobs: Caught up with Tyrell Jacobs earlier this week. He continues to pick up offers and just yesterday received another, this time from Arkansas. Jacobs will be leaving New Orleans for Norman on Saturday night and expects to meet with the coaches on Monday. We asked Tyrell...Read more

Watch Live: FBU Top Gun Camp

The Football University Top Gun Camp this week in Dublin, Ohio will play host to some of the nation's top high school football prospects and you can watch all of the action live right here, beginning with the first session Thursday night. Top talent scheduled to compete includes...Read more w/video

Sooner commits, targets fluctuate in new Top247

(by Joey Helmer) The new Top247 rankings were released on Wednesday at noon and there were some shakeups with respect to Oklahoma Sooners commits and targets. Out of OU's four commits, the biggest mover upwards was Jenks defensive tackle Marquise Overton, who rose 51...Read more

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