Oklahoma recruiting: Big weekend sets up the Sooners’ spring

Stay up to date with Oklahoma football recruiting with the latest news and notes and analysis in the daily edition of DieHards’ Wagon Wheels. In this edition, we look at the Sooners’ upcoming junior day and look back on the week.

Top prospects coming to Norman

The Sooners will host their second junior day on Saturday and it’s shaping into a massive event. The eventual tally of prospects to drop by won’t be known until Saturday. But here’s a list of players who have indicated they will attend.

2019 prospects

• 5-star T Kenyon Green, Atascocita (Humble, Texas)

• 4-star WR Theo Wease, Allen (Texas)

• 4-star T Tyler Johnson, Oak Ridge (Conroe, Texas)

• 4-star DE Marcus Stripling, Mayde Creek (Houston)

• 4-star WR Trejan Bridges, Hebron (Carrollton, Texas) — Oklahoma commit

• 4-star S Jamal Morris, Fort Bend Bush (Richmond, Texas)

• 4-star WR Garrett Wilson, Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)

• 4-star CB Erick Young, Fort Bend Bush (Richmond, Texas)

• 4-star S Jalani Williams, Parkway North (St. Louis)

• 3-star DE Kori Roberson, Manvel (Texas)

• 3-star LB Jonathan Perkins, Cajon (San Bernardino, Calif.)

• 3-star DE Taurean Carter, Legacy (Mansfield, Texas)

• 3-star G Jack Buford, Lutheran North (St. Louis)

2020 prospects

• 5-star OL Andrew Raym, Broken Arrow (Okla.) —  Oklahoma commit

• 4-star CB RJ Mickens, Carroll (Southlake, Texas)

• 4-star WR Javian Hester, Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)

• 4-star WR Demond Demas, North Forest (Houston, Texas)

Where Oklahoma’s class ranks

The Sooners currently have five commitments in the 2019 class. They have the No. 6 class in the 247Sports composite ranking and the No. 1 class in the Big 12. Four of the commits are 4-star prospects.

The latest news

While the Sooners are trying to secure official visits from 2019 recruits on Saturday, they’ll also try to woo a final piece for the 2018 class. Graduate transfer tackle Calvin Anderson arrives on Friday for an official visit. The Sooners get their last crack at Anderson. He’s previously visited Texas, Michigan and Auburn. He’ll make his decision in March.

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Reported offers: 128
5-star offers: 16
4-star offers: 95
In-state recruits offered:3
Texas recruits offered: 35
Florida recruits offered: 24
Georgia recruits offered: 14
California recruits offered: 12


QB Spencer Rattler, 4 stars, Pinnacle (Phoenix)

TE Austin Stoger, 4 stars, Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas)

WR Trejan Bridges, 4 stars, Hebron (Carrollton, Texas)

RB Isaiah Spiller, 4 stars, Klein Collins (Spring, Texas)

DT Derek Green, 3 stars, Southwest (Jacksonville, N.C.)

Top 5 uncommitted targets

5-star S Daxton Hill, Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)

The best prep player in Oklahoma is piling up offers. Hill is exactly what you want in a deep safety. He’s long with tremendous closing speed.

Hill also plays a position of need in Oklahoma’s defense. It missed out on potential starters Josh Proctor (Ohio State) and Leon O’Neal Jr. (Texas A&M) in the 2018 class. Hill could make that misery go away.

Oklahoma doesn’t produce a lot of 5-star recruits from the prep ranks. When it does, they usually find their way to Norman. The Sooners need to make sure that remains the case.

5-star T Kenyon Green, Atascocita (Humble, Texas)

There isn’t a college football program on a better run producing and developing tackles than Oklahoma. Green could be another great one in that run. He might be the best in the 2019 class.

The Sooners get to make an early pitch on Saturday. Green is coming to town for Junior Day. Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh would love to be able to lock up an official visit from the former LSU commit.

4-star WR Theo Wease, Allen (Texas)

The Sooners have always seemed to be the school to beat for one of the top receivers in Texas. Wease is the outside receiver with the size to catch the ball over the middle and the speed to get behind defenses.

Wease committed to Oklahoma about a year ago but changed his mind a few months later. The Sooners are still in the mix. He makes another trip to Norman this weekend.

4-star T Tyler Johnson, Oak Ridge (Conroe, Texas)

Another elite tackle who could fight for playing time immediately. Johnson is fluid in ways most 300-plus pound men are not.

He’ll be in Norman this weekend to check things out. Expect the Sooners to push hard for this elite tackle.

4-star ATH Marquez Beason, Bishop Dunne (Dallas)

Beason could be a wide receiver or defensive back. He’s explosive on either side of the ball and will also be a factor on special teams.

Beason is no stranger to Norman. He took in a game last season as an unofficial visitor. Seems like he wants to be a wide receiver. Oklahoma has plenty of room for the elite athlete.

Position breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by position and how many are projected to be signed in the class:

QB: 1/1 (Rattler)
RB: 1/2 (Spiller)
OL: 0/4
WR: 1/5 (Bridges)
TE: 1/1 (Stogner)
DL: 1/4 (Green)
ILB: 0/1
OLB: 0/2
CB: 0/3
S: 0/4

Geographical breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of Oklahoma commits by state:

Texas: 3 (Stogner, Bridges, Siller)
Arizona: 1 (Rattler)
North Carolina: 1 (Green)

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