As the season is just over 24 hours away from beginning, here is a quick update on where the Sooners stand with multiple prospects in our September Edition of the class of 2016 predictions.
CURRENT COMMITS: 10
FUTURE COMMIT PREDICTIONS: 11***
Whaley is seemingly is a UGA and Sooner battle. The Bulldogs just received a commitment from one of the top running backs in the class of 2016 in Elijah Holyfield, so they should fade. I'm not ready to call Whaley a lock, but he is all but a guarantee to be a part of the Sooners class of 2016.
I am starting to lose some confidence in Williams being a part of the class of 2016, because he is so quiet and also because I think OU might prefer a slot WR to round out this class. Should he continue to be a priority for the Sooners, I think he is a near lock, but as time passes my doubts might increas.
Moore's recruitment has climbed to even higher highs as he now has offers from powerhouse programs like FSU, Bama, Auburn, and UGA along with the offer from the Sooners. Distance to home and the fact that Moore really likes the Sooners will be too much for the out of state programs to overcome. The big question with Moore is will he qualify?
Julious has the size to be an immediate impact type player. The only thing that could derail this commitment could be the play of the young Sooner tackles. Should the begin to be dominate the need for an immediate JUCO OT diminishes.
6. An OL currently committed to another team. Although I don't know who....
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Despite some tough competition from across the country, Kelly will end up a Sooner. He has far too many connections to the program and the Sooners have made him the highest of priorities.
I will admit I had written him off until he cancelled his UCLA visit. If the Sooners beat the Vols, I believe that Parker will be a Sooner. He is a stellar cover corner.
***Should additional scholarship open up (which they almost inevitably do so), I expect the Sooners class to grow to 22 or 23. This would probably mean the Sooners take another DB and either an additional OL or DL player.