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7-5 Isn’t Chasing Off Recruits At Oklahoma

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Blake Bell is the prized recruit in a star studded class but a decision by Cam Newton could possibly be looming as well.
Blake Bell is the prized recruit in a star studded class but a decision by Cam Newton could possibly be looming as well.

If there's one thing that's good about Oklahoma's struggles on the football field this season it's that the team's short comings in various positions were exposed and the need for talent and depth at quarterback, receiver and offensive line couldn't have been clearer. The Sooners were decimated by injury on the line not to mention injuries to the quarterback and tight ends. Then there are the receivers who didn't necessarily suffer from injuries. Instead they had the drops and the inability to separate from defenders which ultimately could be worse because eventually injuries heal.   

Apparently recruits love the opportunities birthed by Oklahoma's struggles because despite five losses this season Oklahoma has officially moved to "waiting list" mode with the 2010 recruiting class. Apparently the reports of Oklahoma's football demise have been greatly exaggerated.

OKLAHOMA COMMITTED/UNSIGNED Pos Stars Ht Wt 40 RR Committed Hometown
Blake Bell QB 6-6 210 4.75 5.9 April 3rd Wichita, KS
Brennan Clay RB 6-0 190 4.46 5.9 June 5th San Diego, CA
Aaron Colvin DB 6-0 180 4.42 5.7 July 27th Owasso, OK
Rashod Favors LB 6-2 215 4.5 5.6 Aug 31st Fort Worth, TX
Roy Finch RB 5-8 170 4.45 5.9 June 26th Niceville, FL
Aaron Franklin LB 6-1 206 4.5 5.6 Aug 7th Marshall, TX
Trey Franks ATH 5-9 172 4.4 5.6 July 22nd Orange, TX
Quentin Hayes DB 6-1 175 4.4 5.7 April 14th Lancaster, TX
James Haynes DB 6-0 181 4.36 5.8 July 22nd Orange, TX
Austin Haywood TE 6-4 245 4.8 5.8 Nov 2nd Moore, OK
Bronson Irwin OL 6-4 322 - 5.8 March 12 Mustang, OK
Tony Jefferson DB 6-0 196 4.5 5.9 Dec 18th Chula Vista, CA
Jarrett Lake ATH 6-2 205 - 5.5 July 13th Jenks, OK
Eddrick Loften DB 5-10 195 4.5 5.8 Feb 10th Irving, TX
Justin McCay ATH 6-3 197 4.5 6.0 Aug 12th Shawnee, KS
Sheldon McClain WR 6-2 174 4.48 5.6 May 12th Cibolo, TX
Trey Millard TE 6-2 245 4.5 5.8 Aug 24th Columbia, MO
Chuka Ndulue DE 6-3 240 - 5.7 May 22nd Dallas, TX
Daniel Noble DT 6-4 275 4.85 5.7 Jan 29th Flower Mound, TX
Torrea Peterson DT 6-4 300 5.1 5.7 June 25th San Antonio, TX
Joe Powell ATH 5-11 174 4.49 5.7 March 4th Dallas, TX
Adam Shead OL 6-4 315 - 5.7 May 12th Cedar Hill, TX
Kenny Stills WR 6-2 175 4.4 5.8 Dec 18th Carlsbad, CA
Tyrus Thompson OL 6-6 278 5 5.8 Feb 22nd Pflugerville, TX
Daryl Williams OL 6-5 269 4.9 5.8 Oct 11th Corinth, TX
Julian Wilson ATH 6-2 172 4.4 5.6 July 7th Moore, OK
Austin Woods OL 6-5 290 - 5.8 July 1st Rockwall, TX

 

As of right now the Sooners have 27 commitments for 2010 and are still in on the Cameron Newton sweepstakes. Currently Rivals has Oklahoma's recruiting class ranked #4. ESPN has them at #5 and Scout puts them at #2. The class consists of 12 offensive players, 10 defensive and 5 guys who are being recruited as athletes. Of the 27 commits 14 of them are 4-star recruits and 13 are 3-star. At least five of Oklahoma's 2010 commits are expected to be enrolled for spring classes and thus spring ball.