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How Many In-State Recruits Will the Sooners Sign in 2016?

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There is always seemingly a discussion about why or why not certain instate players receive Oklahoma offers. Often this discussion is heated and ends with people clamoring for more players in the state of Oklahoma to get offers.

While this post will not debate the merits of more instate offers or not, it will look at which instate players could find themselves a part of the class of 2016.

OFFERS

LB Jon-Michael Terry 6-2/225 (COMMITMENT)

LB Calvin Bundage 6-3/200

As of today these are the only two instate players to have Sooner offers. I expect both to end up Sooners.

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Here are several players that I believe are candidates to pick up offers, but might have to wait till well into their senior year to see it happen.

1. DE Noah Jones 6-5/250

OFFERS: Army, KSU, Navy, Ohio, Toledo, TTech

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Jones is slowly gaining recruiting momentum but will most likely have to wait till his senior year

2. RB/ATH Jeremy Lewis 6-2/185

OFFERS: Nebraska, Ohio, Tulsa

Lewis is a superior athlete who in a year that the Sooners could take more players, would probably already have an offer.

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3. OG TJ Fiailoa 6-4/330

OFFERS: Arkansas St., North Texas, Utah St.,

Fiailoa is one of my favorite players in the class of 2016. I think he could excel at OG at the next level.

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4. OG Rowdy Frederick 6-4/330

OFFERS: North Texas, Texas Tech, Tulsa

5. OG Tyler Brown 6-6/315

OFFERS: Arkansas St., Houston, North Texas, SMU, Tulsa, Utah St., Wyoming

Brown is rising quickly. He is easily one of, if not the fastest rising prospect in the state of Oklahoma.

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In the end I believe that one of the offensive lineman will find themselves a part of the class of 2016.  As far as the others, I believe that they will find themselves on the outside looking in. This is a much smaller class and as such multiple players with real talent will find themselves heading out of state to play their college football.