Sooners Remaining 2012 Targets Pt. I

Texarkana OG/C John Michael McGee

Over the last week the Sooners have picked up a few big time commitments to raise their class from six members to eight. The Sooners class will continue to grow and even though the 2012 group won't be a large class there is reason to believe that this year has a chance to end up being just as good or better than any class Coach Stoops has ever recruited talent wise.

Over the last few weeks the Sooners have picked up quite a few commitments from the likes of Devante Harris, Laith Harlow, Eric Striker and most recently Durron Neal. Each of them have major potential at each of their respective positions and are all extremely excited to be Sooners.

There are still quite a few targets left on the board that the Sooners are going after and with the recent news of the loss of Daniel Noble and Jarrett Brown two more scholarships may have now become available to use with this class as well depending on what the Sooners decide to do with those two scholarships. It appears the Sooners may take somewhere around four to seven more commits and could be even more.

Below are offensive prospects the Sooners are still pursuing the hardest and where the Sooners currently stand with each of them.

Dorial Green-Beckham (WR, Hillcrest HS, MO) – This past weekend DGB was in Norman yet again which makes that his fourth visit over the span of his recruiting process. The fact that this time around DGB and his entire family were in town is definitely a positive sign for the Sooners. There is chatter that Durron Neal and DGB may want to play together and even though we can't prove that at this time the fact that Neal committed yesterday may also play another part in all of this. Another part of this equation is Gunner Kiel. This Sunday is when Kiel is saying he will be announcing and if the Sooners can land the number one quarterback in the country you got to wonder if the dominoes are lining up for the Sooners to land DGB. Missouri and Alabama are definitely still in the thick of things but the Sooners definitely appear to be sitting in a pretty good spot at the moment.

Gunner Kiel (QB, East HS, IN) – It appears to be an Oklahoma, Alabama and Indiana battle for Kiel's services from what we have heard from Allen Trieu of Scout.com. Kiel has visited each of these schools and most recently was in Norman for a visit. Kiel made an interesting comment to Durron Neal while on campus and even though we aren't positive that he was meaning Oklahoma it sure sounds like he definitely could have been. Sam Bradford winning the Heisman and going number one in the draft along with Landry Jones being a Heisman contender next season is something the Sooners have going in their favor that none of the other schools in the equation can match when it comes to quarterback production. This Sunday if Kiel does announce his decision Oklahoma fans have a great chance of having a big smile on their face when they go to sleep that night but don't count out Alabama and Indiana just yet.

Evan Boehm (OG/C, Lee Summit West HS, MO) – Boehm is the best offensive lineman in Missouri and ranked as the number one center in the country on Scout.com. Boehm has family ties to Missouri who was his first offer but Oklahoma was also one of the first to offer as well and they are always a school that he talks about highly in interviews. Other schools like Nebraska, Iowa, Alabama and Auburn are also schools that Boehm is considering in his top six but Oklahoma and Missouri are always the common denominator with him. Oklahoma is talked about as being the leader with Boehm and Missouri is as well but more time and more visits are sure to follow for Boehm who isn't certain of when he could announce his decision. Boehm is yet another top prospect in Missouri and in the country that the Sooners have a great chance of landing.

John Michael McGee (OG/C, Texarkana HS, TX) – More time goes by and it's more of the same with McGee, Oklahoma is still his leader. The Sooners have been the leader McGee for as long as anyone can remember it seems. And surprise, surprise the other school that McGee also talks about is the Missouri Tigers. McGee says that Oklahoma and Missouri are his top two yet talking to multiple sources it will definitely be a surprise if McGee ends up anywhere else but in the Crimson and Cream. It really just appears to be more of when he announces that is the true question in this situation.

Ty Darlington (OG/C, Apopka HS, FL) – Darlington's story is a little different than the other prospects on this list because he actually has ties to the Sooner program. His mother was a cheerleader at Oklahoma which in turned played a hand in Darlington growing up a Sooner fan. Plus, Darlington has plenty of family in the state of Oklahoma and he always mentions that when he talks about the Sooners. Other schools that are standing out to him are Auburn, Iowa and Miami. Darlington visited last year and says he wants to get back for another visit again this year to Norman. Auburn has definitely impressed the talented offensive lineman but at this moment we believe that the Sooners are the leader to get his signature come NSD.

Erik Magnuson (OT, La Costa Canyon HS, CA) – Once the Sooners joined the party and offered Magnuson they immediately were talked about as one of the favorites to land the big offensive tackle. The fact that his friend and ex-teammate Kenny Stills is a Sooner has played a factor in the Sooners chances in landing Magnuson. Even though the Sooners aren't his leader at the moment they are always the program he says he is heavily considering. As time has progressed a new school appears to have become his leader, the Michigan Wolverines. Magnuson is supposed to be visiting the Wolverines tomorrow and hasn't ruled out the chance of a commitment. Even though the Sooners aren't his leader at the moment they are always the program he says he is heavily considering. Since he is not committed at the moment the Sooners along with other schools like Notre Dame and Miami still have a chance to persuade Magnuson their way. But that could all change once Magnuson arrives in Ann Harbor (MI).

Other prospects to keep an eye on:

Avery Young (OT, Palm Beach Gardens HS, FL)

Cayman Bundage (OG/C, Douglass HS, OK)

Kyle Fuller (OG, Wylie HS, TX)

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