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Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting | Week In Review, DL/OL Offers and the Sooners Returning to Canada

Lots of things happened on the recruiting front this week and it's next to impossible to keep up with everything. Here is a summary of the week that was for recruiting.

1. Calvin Thibodeaux's first Offer as Defensive Line Coach

Plano, TX defensive tackle Deiontae Watts (6-3/300) picked up a Sooner offer, almost immediately from the Sooners. Watts has offers from multiple schools (Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, and UCLA) to name a few. The Sooner have a lot of momentum with this one, as Watts is originally from Chickasha. He let us know that he was thrilled with the Sooner offer. I would look for him to visit for the Sooners next Junior Day which is scheduled for March 5th. A huge visit could cement the Sooners at the top of Watts list.

2. Multiple Midwest OL Offers Went Out

Joel Honigford 6-6/265 from Sugarcreek, OH

Blaise Andries 6-6/290 from Marhsall, MN

Out of these two players, I expect the Sooners to be a major player for Honigford, even though he is clearly lives in Buckeye territory. In fact at this point, I would predict him to be a Sooner commit on National Signing Day in 2017.

3. Sooners Going North of the Border for Running Back

2017 running back//athlete Chuba Hubbard 6-1/190 from Sherwood Park, Alberta has burst on to the scene. So much so that he has picked up offers from OU, OKState, Tennessee, A&M, Iowa State, and Wazzu this week along to name a few. The Sooners have had some pretty good success in Canada, landing Neville Gallimore and Josiah St. John in the past few recruiting classes. I look for the Sooners to be a big player in Hubbard's commitment.

4. Chip Viney is Staying in Norman

While not directly recruiting related, Chip Viney is by far a huge asset to the Sooners not only on the field, but with recruiting. While he can't recruit off campus, he relates incredibly well to today's recruits. Earlier this week Viney interviewed at Michigan for one of their vacant defensive back coach positions. In the end Michigan went a different direction, which mean Viney will stay. This is definitely good news.

5. 2017 Recruits I Believe OU leads for (I Won't List Current Commits)

This list is just players that I believe OU current leads for. it doesn't list the complete list of commitment predictions however

4-Star WR Charleston Rambo 6-2/170 from Cedar Hill, TX

4-Star RB JK Dobbins from La Grange, TX

3-Star DT Deiontae Watts 6-3/300 from Plano, TX

4-Star DB Tre Brown 5-11/180 from Tulsa, OK

4-Star DB Justin Broiles 6-0/170 from Oklahoma City, OK

4-Star DB Chevin Calloway 5-10/180 from Dallas, TX

3-Star ATH Roshauud Paul 5-11/160 from Bremond, TX

DE/OLB Isaiah Thomas 6-5/230 from Tulsa OK (Thomas doesn't have a star ranking yet, but he should be a high 3-Star / Low 4-Star prospect when he gets his ranking

TE/OLB Nick Robinson 6-4/210 from Oklahoma City, OK (Robinson's ranking will also rise)