The building blocks are in place for this to be the best class of Bob Stoops tenure (at least on paper). The Sooners are on an incredible recruiting run right now, and that run should only continue as we move throughout the summer. Here is a quick overview of who we believe will be a part of the Sooners 2017 recruiting class as of today. With the scholarship number situation as it is, we believe this class will finish with 24 recruits. Here are our predictions.
CURRENT COMMITS - 13
COMMIT PREDICTIONS - 12
The Sooners quietly appear to be in the lead for this super talented running back.
OU appears to be way out in front here. I believe he takes the spot vacated from former Sooner commit Cedarian Lamb.
Many are saying that Texas A&M is leading, but I will believe he heads south of the Red River when I see it.
Ealy is a huge and dominant high school offensive lineman. Even though he has an LSU offer, he doesn't seem at all locked into the Tigers. This is a player that Sooner fans should get to know, as he has a better than decent chance to be a surprise and unexpected part of the Sooners class of 2017.
An offer from Ohio State could dramatically change things, but as of now this is a battle between OU and Auburn.
Rogers recently released his top 6 which included the Sooners. I believe that its really a battle between OU and USC. Rogers will visit OU this summer.
Watts grew up in Oklahoma as a Sooner fan. This one eventually makes too much sense for it not to work out.
Odeyingbo just recently picked up an OU offer and I can't see them losing out on his commitment if they truly push after him. He has prototypical size to be 6-5/270+ after a couple years in a college strength program.
Hines and OU just seem to be a fit. He is planning on enrolling early.
There is lots of talk that the Sooners are out in front for Phillips, who has offers from basically the entire SEC.
Gumbs is planning on deciding at some point this summer. The Sooners are according to many in the driver's seat, but I wouldn't sleep on UCLA
I believe the Sooners want another safety in this class and Curl is definitely a player to watch as we move into the fall. An OU offer would all but lock him up.