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What is still needed for 2014 class?

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

With National Signing Day fast approaching (February 5th), there are still several needs to round out this class. While many of the needs have been filled (QB, RB), there are still several key positions on the field that need some attention. So let's look at what could still take place over the next few weeks to not only fill needs but make the 2014 class truly special.

Quarterback: (1 Current Commit)

Justice Hansen 6'4" 216 lbs.

Needs: 0

OU returns 4 QBs. (Knight , Thompson, Bell, Thomas)

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Running Back/ Fullback: (3 Current Commits)

Joe Mixon 6'2 205 lbs.

Samaje Perrine 6'0 213 lbs.

Dimitri Flowers 6'3 219 lbs. (fullback)

Needs: 0

OU returns 4 RBs (Ross, Ford, Smith, Brooks) and 1 FB (Ripkowski).

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Wide Receiver: (3 Current Commits)

Dallis Todd 6'4" 205 lbs.

Mark Andrews 6'6" 225 lbs.

Jeffery Mead 6'5" 180 lbs.

Needs: 0

I still expect OU to take a player that is capable of playing either slot WR or CB.

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Tight End; (2 Current Commits)

Isaac Ijalana JUCO 6'5" 235 lbs.

Carson Meier 6'7" 220 lbs.

Needs: 0

OU returns 2 TEs (Grant and McNamara). Aaron Ripkowski also is used as TE in various offensive sets.

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Offensive Line: (4 Current Commits)

Jonathon Alvarez 6'3" 300 lbs.

Natrell Curtis 6'3" 325 lbs.

Alex Dalton 6'4 280 lbs.

Joseph Paul 6'4" 320 lbs.

Needs: 1-2 Offensive Tackles

OU returns 5 offensive tackles (Thompson, Williams, St. John, Farniok, and Daimler) and 7 interior offensive linemen (Shead, Feo, Evans, Darlington, Savage, Kasitati, and Marrs)

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Defensive Line: (2 Current Commits)

Brandon Glenn 6'3" 285 lbs.

Dwayne Orso 6'6" 255 lbs.

Needs: 1 Possible Lineman

The need for an additional lineman should only be to upgrade the talent level as OU returns every DL player on scholarship except Chaz Nelson.

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Linebacker: (3 Current Commits)

Devante Bond JUCO 6'3" 240 lbs.

Tay Evans 6'3" 200 lbs.

Curtis Bolton 6'2" 215 lbs.

Needs: 1-2

OU returns 6 LBs (Alexander, Evans, Lindley, Shannon, Striker, and Franklin).

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Cornerback: (1 Current Commit)

Tito Windham 5'10" 180 lbs.

Needs: 1-2

OU returns 5 corners (Sanchez, Moore, Taylor, Austin, and Johnson)

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Safety (2 Current Commits)

Marcus Green 6'1" 175 lbs.

Vontre McQuinne 6'1" 205 lbs.

Needs: 1-2

OU returns 4 safeties (Wilson, Thomas, Byrd, and Hayes)

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K/P: (0 commits)

OU returns its Kicker and Punter

Needs: 0

OU has the ability to not sign a punter or kicker in order to sign a player at another position.

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The next few posts will look at who might fill out these remaining slots to round out the class of 2014.

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