The book has been closed on the Class of 2014 and now it’s time to look ahead toward the Class of 2015 in the state of Oklahoma.
Currently with four recruits in the Scout 300, the state has a lot of on the cusp recruits that will be able to make an impact in the months to come.
SoonersIllustrated.com is counting down the top 25 this week.
No. 5 Midwest City Carl Albert defensive back Dillon Lohr (6-1, 200)
So versatile, so talented, only a matter of time before he becomes a household name. Lohr rushed for 160 yards with two touchdowns. He caught 28 passes for 583 yards and five more scores. And then add on 30 tackles and five interceptions on defense. His future appears to be in the secondary, and he has solid size and speed to make an impact.
No. 4 Jenks defensive tackle Marquise Overton (6-2, 301)
Committed to Oklahoma, Overton had a huge junior season in helping Jenks win another state championship. The knock on him was his lack of size, but he’s a legit 6-2 now. And anybody who has watched him play knows he clogs up the middle but can also make plays from the defensive tackle position.
No. 3 Midwest City safety Will Sunderland (6-3, 185)
Sunderland became a name to watch in the summer, and all he has done is raise his profile since that time. Oklahoma appears to have the inside track, but a lot of top schools are making offers and showing consistent interest. It did help the Sooners being the first program to offer. He had eight receptions for 121 yards with a touchdown, but he’s all about defense with 98 tackles and five interceptions.
No. 2 Oklahoma City Casady offensive guard Josh Wariboko (6-3, 305)
Committed to Oklahoma, it won’t be easy for the Sooners to keep Wariboko. Schools like LSU, USC, Texas A&M and Florida State, among numerous others, have also offered. Wariboko has incredible quick feet for an offensive linemen. He pledged to the Sooners last June and has been a frequent visitor to Norman in the last year.
No. 1 Lawton offensive guard Jalin Barnett (6-4, 290)
The unquestioned No. 1 prospect in the state. Barnett said he is closer to 310 pounds than 290 at this point and has offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Auburn, Alabama and Stanford, among numerous others. OU once again has done a great job of targeting the top in-state recruit and appears to have a nice-sized lead at this point. But schools are going to keep coming for Barnett.