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Final Piece at Defensive Back for Class of 2016?

Obi Eboh
Obi Eboh
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As we close in on the beginning of the football season, we are also starting to be able to piece together the different players that will also make up the class of 2016. New Defensive Backs coach Kerry Cooks has all but locked up what appears to be his first class for the Sooners. As we head into the season it appears the Sooners will only have one additional scholarship available in the defensive backfield.*

The suitors for this lone scholarship appear to have been narrowed down to 2 individual players.

1. Obi Eboh 6-1/180 from Southlake, TX

Eboh stars at one of the elite high school football programs in the nation in Southlake Carroll. In addtion to a Sooner offer the talented DB holds offers from school such as ASU, Ark, Cal, Illinois, Ole Miss, Miss. St., Mizzou, Nebraska, TTech, Washington, and Wisconsin. While Eboh is a very good athlete, I believe that he is more a hybrid type player, that could find just a much success on the field as safety as he could at cornerback.

2. Jordan Parker 5-11/184 from Pittsburg. CA.

Parker was thought at one point to be a virtual lock to be a part of the Sooners class of 2016. However, since the Sooners have passed on his close friend Shurod Thompson, the status of Parker is definitely up in the air. With all of that being said Jordan Parker tweeted out his intent to visit the Sooners when they take on the Mountaineers.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oklahoma official visit set for West Virginia game October 3 <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jordan J-Jona (@_2FOE) <a href="">August 26, 2015</a></blockquote>
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I truly believe that this is an either or situation. If I had a prediction, I would place Eboh in the Sooners class of 2016 come National Signing Day. While not rated at high as Parker, I don't believe in any way that we should look at Eboh as a consolation prize. It doesn't hurt that Eboh also gives the Sooners some additional ammunition in their pursuit of elite 2017 safety Robert Barnes (6-3/190).

*This number could change as any number of things could lead to a defensive back no longer being on the team by the start of next season.