OU has placed a premium on recruiting the state of California and the results speak for themselves. Every since the first cali trio of Brennan Clay, Tony Jefferson, and Kenny Stills to Roy Williams and Damian Mackey the Golden state has been kind to the Sooners. The Sooners had 8 California players on scholarship during the last season. OU further made recruiting California a priority for the class of 2014 secure commitments from
RB Joe Mixon 6'2 210lbs.
ATH Michian Quick 6'0 170lbs.
LB Curtis Bolton 6'2 215lbs
WR Dallis Todd 6'4 205lbs.
along with both JUCOs
LB Devante Bond 6'3 240lbs
TE Isaac Ijalana 6'5 235lbs.
It's not just that Sooners are securing commitments from players in California, but these players are playing significant roles with the team. The success ratio of the California players is really high. Imagine removing Brennan Clay and Jalen Saunders from last years team. Or Kenny Stills and Tony Jefferson from the 2013 team. Recruiting California has paid huge dividends for the Sooners. It's one of the reasons that I feel that OU would benefit even more than it already has in the state if it would have joined the PAC 12 several years ago.
Once again the Sooners have also placed a heavy emphasis on the state of California for the class of 2015 having already offered the following juniors.
WR Desean Holmes 5'9 170lbs.
Desean Holmes '15 Alemany High (CA) (via utrhighlightvideos)
LB John Houston 6'3 207lbs.
Dwight Williams LB '14 + John Houston LB '15: Nike Football Camp LA - CollegeLevelAthletes.com (via D1Bound Nation. CollegeLevelAthletes.com)
DB Isaiah Langley 6'0 175lbs
Isaiah Langley : Foothill High (Pleasanton, CA) Class of 2015 - Junior Year Highlights (via utrhighlightvideos)
ATH Stanley "Scrappy" Norman 5'10 160lbs
Stanley 'Scrappy" Norman : Culver City High (CA) (via utrhighlightvideos)
DT Kahlil McKenzie 6'3 316lbs.
McKenzie will be in Norman this Saturday for OU's 2nd junior day.
DTJacob Daniel 6'5" 300lbs.
Clovis North (CA) Jacob Daniel #90 T DE DT (via MaxPreps High School Sports)