We are just under two months away from National Signing Day and the Sooners still have lots of work to do on the recruiting trail. Here is an overview of the players that are still on the Sooners recruiting board. This list will not include QB and RB as the Sooners appear to be finished at both of these positions.
Wide Receiver (Expected Commits 2)
4* Velus Jones 6-0/185 from Saraland, AL - While still technically a USC Commit, Jones appears to be down to Tenn/OU. He has to be at the top of the Sooners WR board.
4* Jackie Jones 5-10/170 from Long Beach, CA. Jones was set to visit this weekend, but tweeted he will no longer be visiting Oklahoma. I don't expect him to reschedule.
3* JUCO Derrick Willies 6-4/210 from Athens, TX (TTech Commit) - Willies has gone quiet after his visit to OU. I believe the Sooners need to add another impact WR as they are set to lose both Shepard and Neal. I wouldn't be shocked either way if he sticks with Tech of flips to the Sooners.
3* Adewale Omotosho 6-3/190 from Plano, TX - Omotosho is seemingly still on the Sooners radar, but as of yet hasn't taken a visit. I wouldn't be shocked to see him visit in January.
I look for several other names to pop up at Wide Receiver as the Sooners appear to still want 2 additional commits, and I am not sure they come from the 3 players listed above.
Offensive Line (Expected Commits 2)
4* OT EJ Price 6-6/315 from Lawrenceville, GA - This will be a tough pull but Price is an elite level offensive tackle at the college level. Many think it will be the instate Dawgs for Price.
3* OT Tramonda Moore 6-5/330 from Oklahoma City, OK - Moore will be in Norman this weekend for his official visit. Can the Sooners beat the Pokes for the extremely talented in state lineman? I think they can.
3* OG Rowdy Frederick 6-4/330 from Broken Arrow, OK (Tulsa Commit) - Will OU offer? Not sure at this point, but he is definitely on the radar
3* OG Trystan Castillo 6-4/280 from Webb City, MO (MIZZOU Commit) - He is in the same boat as Rowdy. I think with an OU offer his is a definite commit to OU.
I believe OU wants 2 more offensive lineman with 1 being an offensive tackle. I wouldn't be shocked to see an additional name pop up at offensive tackle as the Sooners close out the class of 2016.
Defensive Line (Expected Commits 2-3)
4* Chris Daniels 6-3/300 from Euless, TX - The Sooners won't have to wait long as Daniels will commit on December 18th. I expect him to choose the Sooners over the Wolverines.
4* Amani Bledsoe 6-5/270 from Lawrence, KS - This appears to be a Kansas/OU battle and I am serious. I'll have to see a player pick Kansas over OU before I would believe it.
3* Marcel Southall 6-3/270 from Duncanville, TX - Southall should barring something crazy be a Sooner.
3* Stephon Taylor 6-5/300 from New Orleans, LA - He is so quiet it's tough to know where things stand. That said the Sooners are definitely in hot pursuit.
I think the Sooners are more than happy where they stand with their current defensive line offers. While they would obviously take star DL Ed Oliver, I expect he will stick with Houston.
Linebacker (Expected Commits 2)
5* Mique Juarez from Torrance, CA - Juarez would be a major coup as I just can't see him ending up at somewhere other than USC or UCLA. He will be visiting OU this weekend.
5* Caleb Kelly 6-3/215 from Fresno, CA - Kelly should be a Sooner.
4* Elysee Mbem-Bosse 6-2/228 from Ellenwood, GA - Mbem-Bosse will decide next Thursday. Surely the Sooners can beat out Auburn and their recently departed DC Muschamp?
3* Clifford Chattman 6-4/195 from New Orleans, LA - Chattman was a longtime LSU commit, but that has all changed. Should he be able to put on weight, Chattman could be a great OLB.
Defensive Back (Expected Commits 1-2)
3* Andaez Williams 6-1/170 from Shreveport, LA (LSU Commit) - Williams' teammate Chanse Sylvie is already committed to Oklahoma. Williams has an LSU offer and is from Louisiana. I just don't see the Sooners winning this battle although he should visit.
3* Baylen Buchanan 5-11/187 from Suwanee, GA (Louisville Commit) - Buchanan has NFL bloodlines and seems like his could flip from Louisville to the Sooners, but as of yet hasn't done so.
3* Obi Eboh 6-1/180 from Southlake, TX (Texas Commit) - Eboh has visited numerous times, but it appears like he will stick with Texas.
3* Parnell Motley 6-1/170 from Washington D.C. (Maryland Commit) - Motley is visiting OU this weekend. It will be interesting to watch and see if he remains a Terp or jumps on board with the Sooners.
I believe the Sooners are after one more player in the secondary and then will take a player like one of the athletes mentioned below.
Athlete (Expected Commits 0-1)
4* Brandon Burton 6-1/190 from Gardena, CA - I've almost talked myself into putting him in the Sooners class of 2016. He could star at either WR or DB, although I think he is a first round talent at safety.
3* Armunz Mathews 5-10/195 from Tallahassee, FL (USF Commit) - Mathews is kinda off most Sooners fans radar but recently picked up a Sooner offer. He could find a home at either DB or WR, but based on his highlight videos I like him at WR.
This will undoubtedly change between now and National Signing Day, but this should at least give Sooner fans a sense of where this class could be headed.