It’s been a while since we have had one of these posts, and things have changed somewhat with the Sooners class of 2017 over the past couple months as players have committed elsewhere and new targets have emerged. These predictions will operate under the assumption that the Sooners have 30 scholarships available for the class of 2017. So without further hesitation, here are the players I believe will end up Sooners on National Signing Day.
CURRENT COMMITS – 21
Robinson has been the anchor of the class. His commitment helped set the foundation for what is already a stellar 2017 recruiting class.
Sermon gives the Sooners a prototypical power back. Depending on what happens with Mixon and Perine and the NFL, Sermon could be a massive part of the Sooners offense next year.
Brooks is simply annihilating Texas high school football. Need proof…he rushed for 320 yards and 7 TDs in last weeks playoff game.
Lamb is the player from this class with the highest ceiling in my opinion and that is saying A LOT. He is incredible.
Rambo was flirting with TCU a few weeks ago, but with the collapse of the Horned Frogs, I believe that has gone by the wayside. That being said, it will be something to continue to watch.
Calcaterra is an incredibly gifted receiver. He will need to fill out and get stronger, but after a redshirt season, it will be hard to keep him off the field.
Watch what current Sooner Dimitri Flowers does on the field and you will get an idea of the way the Sooners intend to use Hall.
He should excel at one of the interior line positions, but it wouldn’t shock me to see him end up at RT as well.
Hayes is a mauler and exactly what you would look for in an offensive guard.
Creed should find a home at center for the Sooners.
Thomas will need to put on weight, but few players in this class have the potential of Thomas.
I believe Phillips starts a MLB for the Sooners next year.
Its been a long time since the Sooners had two players of this caliber at MLB (Draper and Phillips)
Gumbs is the type of player the Sooners must continue to recruit if they are to be successful at running the 3-4.
Daley has a really good first step, Obo like first step.
Murray is bit undersized, but he should find a home for the Sooners nonetheless.
Brown has elite speed.
Broiles will likely play nickel back for the Sooners.
Barnes is a safety not unlike that of Steven Parker.
Sutton is like a bigger version of Roy Finch. Hopefully Riley will know how to use him.
Mundschau is a kicker. They are necessary.
COMMIT PREDICTIONS – 9
Brown will be visiting for Bedlam. I bet he commits.
Ealy has only visited the Sooners and is an early enrollee. At some point this is a commitment right?
Filiaga seems to be down to OU and Michigan. I believe distance wins out.
Graham seems to be a matter or when, not if, especially with the Charlie Strong situation.
I bet Rogers commits when he visits for Bedlam
This one is a bit of flyer, but according to his twitter, he will be in Norman for Bedlam. Assuming he really is 6-3/315, Brandon would be a player that is much more suited for nose guard in the Sooners 3-4. If Brandon is the only DT in this class, then it makes it a huge priority in the class of 2018. I do think Brandon can play though however.
Curl picked up an OU offer recently and should be visiting for Bedlam. While this isn’t a slam dunk, I believe the Sooners will win out in the end.
Again with Boyce already visiting OU and the Charlie Strong situation, this one makes sense.
9. Another LB not yet having an OU Offer. Possibly 4-Star JUCO Gary Johnson 6-2/225 from Dodge City, KS