With the 2010 recruiting class in hand and spring football just around the corner its time to focus some attention on how the 2011 class is shaping up. While Oklahoma's coaching staff is still very early in the process of landing the 2011 class the early yield for their efforts looks very promising. Oklahoma already has commitments from five athletes and as usual the Sooners are hitting the state of Texas hard and heavy. Here's a look at the early commits.
TE Chris Barnett (Euless, TX) - Listed at 6-6/245, Barnett has very good speed to go with his size. He's timed at 4.5 in the forty and has a 32 inch vertical. He committed to OU at Junior Day after also receiving offers from 16 other schools including Baylor, Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State, and Oklahoma State of the Big 12.
WR Kameel Jackson (Arlington, TX) - A 6-1/195 receiver with breakaway speed Jackson averaged 14.9 yards per reception last season as a junior at Sam Houston High School in Arlington, TX. He committed to Oklahoma last fall and also had received offers from Kansas, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Tulsa.
Video: Kameel Jackson at Oklahoma's football camp
LB P.L. Lindley (Round Rock, TX) - Lindley is a 6-1/210 linebacker with great speed, superb field awareness and is a very solid tackler. He runs a 4.5 forty and has a 35 inch vertical. As a junior, last season, he racked up 90 tackles, 4 sacks and 2 interceptions. He committed to Oklahoma at Junior Day while also holding offers from Houston, Rice, and SMU.
Video: P.L. Lindley highlight video
QB Kendal Thompson (Moore, OK) - Son of former OU quarterback Charles Thompson, Kendal is more of a pro style quarterback than his father was. He's listed at 6-2/180 and runs a 4.7 forty with a 31 inch vertical. Thompson has very good footwork and field awareness. He's patient in the pocket and makes smart decisions with the football. As a junior he threw for 2,793 yards and 29 touchdowns to just 8 interceptions while leading Southmoore to the 6A state semifinals. He also ran for 466 yards and 10 touchdowns. Thompson committed to Oklahoma last fall.
Video: Kendal Thompson/Southmoore vs. Jenks 2009 6A semifinals
DT Jordan Wade (Round Rock, TX) - A teammate of P.L. Lindley at Round Rock, Wade is 6-4/293. He's a versatile two sport athlete and chose not to attend any football camps last summer so he could play basketball. He too committed at OU's Junior Day and also held offers from Baylor, Houston and Texas A&M.