Class Snapshot: Oklahoma
Led by three gigantic wide receiver prospects, Oklahoma has one of the top classes in the Big 12 this recruiting cycle, which is good enough to rank among the best in the country.
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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