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Class Snapshot: Oklahoma

By JC Shurburtt | 247Sports

Joe Mixon is the No. 1 ranked all-purpose back in the 2014 class. (247Sports)
Joe Mixon is the No. 1 ranked all-purpose back in the 2014 class. (247Sports)

Class Snapshot: Oklahoma (22 commits)

Current Rank: No. 16 nationally, No. 2 Big 12, (0.8692 average 247Sports Composite Rating)

Top Commit: Running back Joe Mixon (Oakley, Calif./Freedom) has an outstanding skill set in the passing game and had nearly 50 scholarship offers to his credit. Oklahoma landed him during an announcement at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl where he picked the Sooners over UCLA. Mixon is the No. 1 all-purpose back in the 2014 class according to 247Sports Composite Rankings and the No. 21 overall.

Class Strength: Wide receiver. Oklahoma has a trio of what best can be described as gigantic pass catchers. Mark Andrews (Scottsdale, Ariz./Desert Mountain) stands 6-foot-6, 230 pounds, Dallis Todd (La Mirada, Calif.) is listed at 6-foot-5, 210 pounds and late-riser Jeffery Mead (Tulsa, Okla./Union) is 6-foot-5.5, 170 with an outstanding frame. There won't be many jump balls that get away from this group as they develop and see snaps in the Big 12.

Sleeper: Defensive end Dwayne Orso (Birmingham, Ala./Homewood) is a 6-foot-5, 255-pound, athletic jumbo athlete type that the Sooners staff did an excellent job of evaluating and landing. He could end up having a career similar to another defensive end with upside that Oklahoma landed out of a Southeastern Conference-centric state- Frank Alexander from Louisiana.

Top Remaining Target: Athlete Michiah Quick (Fresno, Calif./Central East) is a versatile, explosive athlete who can project at a high level at either cornerback or wide receiver and the Sooners are currently a popular choice (along with Notre Dame) on the 247Sports Crystal Ball, getting 43 percent of the vote, same as the Fighting Irish.

Remaining Needs: Oklahoma would like to add another defensive tackle in this class for future depth. Former Texas commit Courtney Garnett (New Orleans, La./St. Augustine) could fit the bill as the Sooners currently are the team to beat.

Top Recruiter: Linebackers coach Tim Kish is the primary recruiter of record for Andrews and U.S. Army All-American offensive guard Natrell Curtis (Phoenix, Ariz./Mountain Pointe) and two others and is the secondary recruiter for three prospects giving him a total of seven commits- nearly a third of the class. He's also the secondary recruiter for Quick. Kish, who coached at Arizona under Mike Stoops prior to coming to Norman, is currently ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 in 247Sports recruiter rankings this cycle, good enough for No. 52 nationally.

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