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Football Recruiting News

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

Open Post | Thursday, July 17th

John Humphrey: Earlier this week OU 2015 WR target John Humphrey released his Top 5 which included: Oklahoma, Texas, Notre Dame, Baylor and Ole Miss. It seemed, at one point, that a decision might be coming later this month, but Humphrey has now pushed his commitment...Read more

Oklahoma Preparing for 'Year of the Quarterbacks'

(by Josh McCuistion) Since 2008 the state of Oklahoma has produced at least one division one quarterback in all but one class including the class of 2014 that boasted a trio of stars; David Cornwell (Alabama), Justice Hansen (Oklahoma), and Coleman Key (Colorado State)...Read more

What lies in recruiting's future?

(by Mitch Sherman) BEAVERTON, Ore. -- A drone equipped with a tiny GoPro camera buzzed the playing fields last week outside the Tiger Woods Center at Nike's world headquarters as 17-year-old football players on the flawless turf below showcased their skills on...Read more

Cats offer four-star junior tackle

(by Josh Edwards) Woodberry Forest (Va.) junior offensive tackle Clark Yarbrough (6-foot-5, 255) received an offer from Kentucky on Tuesday. Yarbrough is rated as a 94 by 247Sports and is considered the nation's No. 11 offensive tackle in the class of 2016...Read more

Open Post | Tuesday, July 15th

Cody Ford: As we've already reported, TCU commit Cody Ford is likely to give word on his final commitment before the summer is over. And it may actually come before the month is out. It's clear that Cody is very high on the Sooners. However when we spoke to Cody a few weeks back...Read more

Four-star 2016 QB sets two key July visits

(by Ryan Bartow) Shane Buechele informed 247Sports.com on Monday afternoon of two upcoming visits. "I'll be at Texas on July 18 and I'm going to UCLA on July 26," Buechele said. "Hopefully I'll get to Texas Tech and Arizona State, too." Kentucky, Oklahoma, Texas Tech...Read more

Open Post | Monday, July 14th

Jamal Danley: 2015 OL target Jamal Danley has put the OU fan base on a bit of a roller coaster ride. On Friday he announced that he wouldn’t be taking his scheduled unofficial visit, but instead that he’d be delaying the trip. But then there were the positive things Danley had...Read more

Wilson Keeps Shining

EDMOND, Okla. -- One of the top prospects in the state of Oklahoma's class of 2016 is Del City's Terry Wilson and the star quarterback shined for SCOOPHD this week...Watch video

Lawton's Jalin Barnett to decide between OU and Arkansas

(by Ryan Aber) Lawton offensive lineman Jalin Barnett, one of the top recruits in the state for the 2015 class, has narrowed his choice to two. Barnett said he will choose between Oklahoma and Arkansas, though a choice is not eminent. The 6-foot-3, 303-pound offensive guard said...Read more

247Sports' The Opening Dream Team

(by Barton Simmons) BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Opening has come to a close and already Nike has recognized whom it saw as the week’s top performers. Below we take a look at our best of the best and bring you the 247Sports Dream Team from the event...Read more

Open Post | Weekend, July 11th – 13th (UPDATED Fri., 12:50 pm)

Andre James: As we predicted earlier this week, Andre James committed to UCLA yesterday at The Opening. Proximity prevented James from ever making a trip to Norman. He was however able to make take an unofficial visit to UCLA, which clearly played a role in his decision...Read more

The Opening Elite 11 Awards

(by Luke Stampini) BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Opening and Elite 11, which features 162 of the nation’s top high school prospects, came to a conclusion Thursday afternoon on the campus of NIKE World Headquarters. After five days of competition, which included SPARQ combine...Read more

Nike's The Opening Thursday: Live updates and video

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The nation's top players got a chance to show out on the field on Wednesday with 7-on-7 pool play and linemen in pads. Today the intensity gets turned up another notch with a championship on the line and the action kicks off at 9:30 a.m. PT. 247Sports will cover...Read more

OU-NHS connection still strong

(by Corbin Hosler) NORMAN -- The Norman High-OU connection is going strong. Norman's original high school has a long sports history with the college the city revolves around. Numerous Norman High School athletes have gone on to The University of Oklahoma to play for the Sooners...Read more

Open Post | Thursday, July 10th

David Long: Yesterday Josh Helmholdt of Rivals.com tweeted out that LB David Long from Ohio will be visiting Oklahoma this month. We checked in with David last night, and confirmed that he will be taking an unofficial visit to OU on July 21st. We'll have more on David later...Read more

Louisiana lineman commits to Texas

(by Dave Behr) Garrett Thomas, a three-star prospect out of Many, LA, pulled the trigger on the announcement two days after saying via Twitter he was considering the Longhorns along with Michigan, South Carolina, Ole Miss, and Oklahoma. Thomas is the fourth offensive lineman...Read more

The Opening Wednesday: Live updates

(by Barton Simmons) BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Wednesday is a game-changing day for the prospects competing at The Opening. For the quarterbacks, 7on7 pool play begins which means no more throwing on air and misfires have real consequences. For the position players, it's...Read more

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