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Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: A look at Oklahoma’s signees and targets in the 2018 US Army All-American Bowl

Five Oklahoma signees will be in San Antonio, but they aren’t the only players to watch.

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On Saturday, five of the Oklahoma Sooners’ 2018 signees will be in San Antonio to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game. A number of targets will also be in action, including highly-touted cornerback Brendan “Bookie” Radley-Hiles, who will make his announcement during the game.

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Oklahoma Signees

Four-star OT Brey Walker: Moore, OK (Westmoore), West Team

Height: 6’7”

Weight: 320

247Composite Rankings: No. 29 overall, No. 4 OT, No. 1 overall in Oklahoma

Four-star APB TJ Pledger: Bradenton, FL (IMG Academy), West Team

Height: 5’8”

Weight: 190

247Composite Rankings: No. 84 overall, No. 3 APB, No. 18 overall in Florida

Four-star DE Ronnie Perkins: St. Louis, MO (Lutheran North), West Team

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 256

247Composite Rankings: No. 97 overall, No. 6 WDE, No. 3 overall in Missouri

Four-star DE Ron Tatum: Oklahoma City, OK (Putnam City), West Team

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 269

247Composite Rankings: No. 105 overall. No. 4 SDE, No. 3 overall in Oklahoma

Four-star OT Darrell Simpson: Justin, TX (Northwest), West Team

Height: 6’7”

Weight: 336

247Composite Rankings: No. 221 overall, No. 14 OT, No. 27 overall in Texas

Oklahoma Targets

Four-star CB Brendan Radley-Hiles: Bradenton, FL (IMG Academy), West Team

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 183

247Composite Rankings: No. 48 overall, No. 7 CB, No. 9 overall in Florida

Radley-Hiles’ decision is between Oklahoma, Clemson, Florida State, Alabama, Nebraska and UCLA, with OU being the perceived favorite heading into the announcement. What has helped Oklahoma as much as anything has been his relationship with TJ Pledger, who is a fellow California native and IMG teammate. The two made their official visits to Oklahoma for the Texas Tech game in late October, which was followed by Radley-Hiles’ decommitment from Nebraska shortly thereafter.

He may not be the biggest guy, but he’s a legit playmaker who could seriously push for playing time in spite of the young depth at his position, so this would be a big one for Oklahoma if he indeed wears their hat on Saturday.

Four-star OLB DaShaun White (Texas A&M commit): North Richland Hills, TX (Richland), West Team

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 222

247Composite Rankings: No. 227 overall, No. 16 OLB, No. 29 overall in Texas

White committed to Texas A&M back in August, but it has seemed like a back-and-forth between the Aggies and Sooners ever since. An OV to Norman back in late October combined with the staff change in College Station has really given Oklahoma an opening, and it’s now down to whether or not Jimbo Fisher and his staff can do what’s necessary to keep him on board. A&M recently hired Notre Dame’s Mike Elko to be its defensive coordinator, so we’ll see what kind of impact that has between now and National Signing Day.

Other Targets

Four-star S Leon O’Neal: Cypress, TX (Cy Springs), West Team - O’Neal decommitted from Texas A&M about a month ago, but the Aggies are still considered the favorite to earn his signature.

Four-star ILB Solomon Tuliapupu: Santa Ana, CA (Mater Dei), West Team - He would be an enormous addition if OU were able to get a signature from him in February, but there are plenty of suitors closer to home that pose a challenge for the Sooners.