Sooners Finish With Top 10 Recruiting Class For The First Time Since 2010

Oklahoma’s momentum is still rolling. The Sooners ended the 2016 regular season by sweeping through the Big 12 (9-0) and pounding Auburn 35-19 in the Sugar Bowl. Now, as the off-season is really just beginning, OU signed perhaps the best recruiting class in Bob Stoops’ 19 years in Norman. Those aren’t my words either, Oklahoma’s head coach said so himself on Wednesday.

“I feel we signed one of the best classes we’ve signed probably in 19 years,” Stoops said. “I love the balance of it.”

By 8:30 Wednesday morning all 27 of Oklahoma’s national letters of intent were in to the football office, with a school-record 11 players already on campus for the spring semester. That “balance” that Stoops was talking about looks like this, 13 offensive players/ 13 defensive players, and one specialist.

Both Rivals and 247Sports have Oklahoma with a Top 10 class for the first time since 2010. Rivals has them ranked #7 and 247Sports has them at #8. The Sooners, back-to-back defending Big 12 champions, will look to use this class as an opportunity to widen what is already an enormous gap in the conference. The next closet conference opponent in the final 2017 recruiting rankings was Texas (#31 Rivals/#26 247Sports).

Names like late-comer Ryan Jones (ATH), Marquise Brown (WR), Kennedy Brooks (LB), Addison Gumbs (LB), and Trey Sermon (RB) are just a handful of names that could be making their impact on the football field sooner rather than later. However, at the end of the day, this is a class that is stocked full of talent at just about every position.

In all, nine different states are represented in Oklahoma’s 2017 class. As usual, Texas leads the way with nine but the Sooner State isn’t far behind with six players choosing to stay home to play their college ball.

“We always start with Oklahoma and Texas, but our brand is national in reach, coming off top-five finishes the last two years, making the College Football Playoff and winning the Sugar Bowl,” Stoops said. “Once again, that’s reflected in the fact we signed players from coast to coast.”

Oklahoma Sooners 2017 Recruiting Class

Name Pos Location Ht Wt
Troy James DE Baton Rouge, LA 6’4″ 268
Ryan Jones WR Charlotte, NC 6’2″ 201
Tyreece Lott DT Ardmore, OK 6’3″ 265
Tre Norwood DB Fort Smith, AR 5’11” 168
Adrian Ealy OL Gonzales, LA 6’7″ 282
Zacchaeus McKinney DT Weatherford, TX 6’5″ 280
Marquise Brown WR Santa Clarita, CA 5’11” 170
K’Jakyre Daley DE Riviera Beach, FL 6’4″ 215
Kennedy Brooks RB Mansfield, TX 6’0″ 197
Addison Gumbs LB Hayward, CA 6’3″ 211
Kenneth Murray LB Missouri City, TX 6’2″ 208
Creed Humphrey OL Shawnee, OK 6’4″ 290
Cedarian Lamb WR Richmond, TX 6’3″ 189
Marquis Hayes OL Maryland Heights, MO 6’5″ 315
Reeves Mundschau K New Braunfels, TX 6’0″ 170
Jeremiah Hall TE Charlotte, NC 6’3″ 225
Isaiah Thomas DE Tulsa, OK 6’5″ 230
Trey Sermon RB Marietta, GA 6’1″ 221
Grant Calcaterra ATH Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 6’4″ 215
Charleston Rambo WR Cedar Hill, TX 6’2″ 170
Marcelias Sutton ATH Scranton, PA 5’10” 195
Tre Brown DB Tulsa, OK 5’11” 180
Justin Broiles DB Oklahoma City, OK 6’0″ 170
Tyrese Robinson OL McKinney, TX 6’5″ 300
Levi Draper LB Collinsville, OK 6’2″ 215
Robert Barnes DB Southlake, TX 6’3″ 198
Chris Robison QB Mesquite, TX 6’2″ 190

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