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Sooners Class of 2016 Predictions | November Edition

Caleb Kelly
Caleb Kelly
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November has already been an interesting month on the recruiting front as the Sooners lost a long time commitment in JUCO DB Maurice Chandler. With his de-commitment the Sooners currently set at 11 commitments. Assuming that no more de-commitments take place (although the usually do), the Sooners should add somewhere around 10-12 additional players to round out the class of 2016. So here are our predictions on how the class will turn out.

Current Commitments - 11

4* QB Austin Kendall 6-2/210

3* JUCO WR Ryan Parker 6-2/180

3* WR Adrian Hardy 6-3/185

3* JUCO OT Ashton Julious 6-8/330

3* OL Logan Roberson 6-5/315

4* LB Bryce Youngquist 6-2/210

3* LB Jon-Michael Terry 6-3/220

3* LB Pernell Jefferson 6-2/235

4* DB Jordan Parker 5-11/185

3* DB Parrish Cobb 5-11/1175

3* DB Chanse Sylvie 6-0/185

Commitment Predictions - 12

3* RB Trevor Speights from McAllen, TX

I had assumed Speights would commit on his visit as the Sooners dismantled Texas Tech and that didn't happen. Speights will seemingly still visit Texas A&M and Stanford before making a decision. Stanford and A&M's true interest in Speights in questionable as both teams already have running back commitments and A&M is recruiting a running back currently committed to TCU very hard. It might take a while longer than expected, but Speights should find himself a Sooner come national signing day.

4* WR Velus Jones 6-0/180 from Saraland, AL

Velus is a recent Sooner offer who is currently committed to USC, but that commitment appears to be shaky. He doesn't have an Alabama offer and should visit. While not a ton is known about him yet, I expect him to not only visit, but wind up in the Sooners class of 2016.

3* JUCO WR Derrick Willies 6-4/210 from Athens, TX

Willies is currently committed to Texas Tech, but I expect him to visit the Sooners at some point. The Sooners have made a rash of JUCO offers and I believe that Willies will switch to the Sooners at some point.

3* OT Tramonda Moore 6-5/330 from Oklahoma City, OK

Moore has continued to see his stock soar. While most assume this a Bedlam battle, Moore tweeting out he will be in Oklahoma this Saturday is a big deal considering he could have chosen to attend the OSU game who is hosting TCU.The biggest question with Moore is whether or not he will qualify.

3* OT Kellen Diesch 6-7/270 from Trophy Club, TX

I really don't know who to pick here, but the Sooners will take another offensive tackle prospect at some point. Diesch visited the Sooners for the TTech game. This is an A&M and Sooner battle and I guess I'm crazy but I see the Sooners winning this battle.

An Offensive Lineman Who Doesn't Currently Have An Offer

4* DL Amani Bledsoe 6-5/265 from Lawrence, KS.

Bledsoe visited the Sooners for the TTech game and the Sooners toughest competition appears to be the hometown Jayhawks. I just can't imagine a scenario where the Jayhawks beat the Sooners for a football prospect.

4* DL Chris Daniels 6-3/300 from Euless, TX.

Daniels is a difference maker along the defensive line. This appears to be an OU/Michigan battle and I bet Daniels ends up much closer to home

3* DL Marcel Southall 6-3/270 from Duncanville, TX

Southall is my favorite recruit in the class of 2016. I believe he is vastly under rated and has star potential. The only question with Southall is will he be the victim of the numbers game. I don't think the Sooners turn him down. Southall will visit for the TCU game.

5* LB Caleb Kelly 6-3/215 from Fresno, CA.

Kelly and the Sooners just fit. Some will say Michigan is leading, but I can't see it. Kelly is a star.

3* LB Sci Martin 6-4/220 from New Orleans, LA.

Martin is an under the radar prospect who has the size to blossom into an elite outside linebacker for the Sooners.

3* DB Baylen Buchanan 5-11/187 from Suwanee, GA

Buchanan is currently committed to Louisville, but rumors continue to mount that he will switch to the Sooners. I believe these rumors to be correct

How crazy are we?