Two JUCO lineman will be visiting this weekend and both could find themselves as central parts of the class of 2015.
The first visitor is JUCO OT/OG Martinas Rankin
Rankin checks in at 6'4" 295lbs. and plays for Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, Mississippi. Rankin has offers from programs such as Louisville, Missouri, and Ohio State to go along with his Sooner offer.
Offensive line is definitely the key position for this class and interior offensive line is probably at the top. The Sooners will loses 6 interior lineman over the next two years. A player like Rankin could easily find himself starting at guard next year for the Sooners.
Joey Helmer of 247sports confirmed Rankin's visit via twitter.
Most believe that the Sooners are in the pole position to land a commitment from Rankin. He has not shied away from letting people know via twitter of what he thinks about the Sooners.
"Success is a choice. You have 100% control over how hard, how smart, and how consistently you train." #Boomer— Martinas Rankin™ (@MTRankin_57) July 20, 2014
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.. #BoomerSooner— Martinas Rankin™ (@MTRankin_57) August 17, 2014
The second is JUCO OT Jamal Danley
Danley's visit was confirmed via twitter by 247sports
Danley checks in at 6'5" 305lbs. and plays for East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Mississippi. Danley has offers from programs such as LSU, Florida, Miss St, and Missouri to go along with his offer from the Sooners. Danley is down to Mississippi State and the Sooners, and according to this article Danley had previously planned to commit to the Sooners.
A commitment from either Danley or Rankin this weekend would not come as a surprise. Both figure to be central parts of the class of 2015. The question is do the Sooners find room to take both or is this a first come first serve situation?
This weekend just keeps growing and easily will be the biggest recruiting weekend in recent memory for the Sooners.