A rising 2015 offensive line prospect picked up three new offers in two days this week. Here's a…
OU week in review, Pt. I
The results aren't coming right now for Oklahoma on the recruiting trail, but the Sooners coaches are back to work and hitting the road. Here are some of the highlights from this week. Seibert gets offer OU is not going to settle for a kicker, and the Sooners are going after the best one in the nation. Special teams coach Jay Boulware offered Belleville (Ill.) West kicker Austin Seibert on Tuesday afternoon. Seibert is a three-star prospect who has positioned himself to be the unquestioned No. 1 kicker for the Class of 2015. Received my 8th offer to the UNIVERSITY of OKLAHOMA!!— Austin Seibert (@austinseibert1) April 22, 2014 This was an offer he clearly desired so OU is no doubt in great shape right now. The question is if OU can sustain the momentum with Seibert and not drop off. Boulware told Seibert at junior day that he would come see him in the spring, and if he liked what he saw, he would offer. Seibert said it means a lot to know the OU coaches are honest about everything, and he hopes to make a return visit to Norman. Being so far away might hurt although Seibert said being eight hours from home isn't that big of a deal to him whatsoever. Seibert didn't give the impression of having a dream school that was around his area so OU is definitely a player. It will be interesting to see if OU revisits Rowlett (Texas) High kicker Andrew Galitz. Almost every major regional school has been in touch with Galitz even if the offers haven't come his way. He visited OU at junior day and at the spring game. It's obvious Seibert is the No. 1 choice with Galitz being a solid No. 2 option. OU received the No. 1 long snapper in the country with Wesley Horky last year so it's clear Boulware doesn't mind using a scholarship for people he believes are difference makers. Seibert and Galitz look like they could be that. OU goes north of the border The Sooners have been a bit stingy with defensive end offers, but it looks like Jerry Montgomery has found one worth making. Ontario St. Catharines defensive end Neville Gallimore was one of the few OU offers of the week. His offer list is getting more impressive by the day. At 6-foot-3 and 260 pounds, he's around the size Montgomery seems to be gunning for with his defensive ends. And if that doesn't pan out, he definitely fits the mold of Geneo Grissom coming off the edge standing up. Gallimore said he was appreciative of the offer and that he obviously knows about OU's tradition. He likes all offers, but the OU one might resonate a little more, especially the instant connection he said he felt with Montgomery. What is helping Gallimore's case is his coach used to be at California so he understands how the recruiting process works. And despite being in Canada, Gallimore said his school actually plays against a lot of United States teams, which helps get him exposure as well. OU's most recent Canadian transplant is offensive tackle Josiah St. John. Originally from Toronto, St. John transferred to OU from Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. Campbell pumped for offer Montgomery wasn't done with just Gallimore, though, as OU offered Yazoo City (Miss.) High defensive end Gabriel Campbell on Wednesday night. #BoomerSooner baby!! got the offer from them that I been waitin on and I couldn't be happier gotta thank God for blessin me with the talent— Gabriel Campbell (@Gabecatcampbell) April 24, 2014 Campbell might be Mississippi's best kept secret. Ole Miss and Mississippi State were quick to offer him. But his only other offers are OU and Alabama. That's not bad for out of state offers. Campell's size is more in line with what OU, and Montgomery in particular, is looking for. Already with a 6-5 frame to work with, he seems to be a natural fit at defensive end. It won't be easy to pull him away from SEC country, but Campbell hasn't been shy in the past to talk about just how much he likes the Sooners. Coming from a kid that is nowhere near OU's target region, that has to be nice to hear for Montgomery. Interior linemen hunt continues With the recent decommitment of Oklahoma City Casady offensive guard Josh Wariboko, the interior linemen position is wide open once again for the Sooners. The safe bet is OU taking two, and until proven otherwise, OU feels like the solid favorite for Lawton (Okla.) High offensive guard Jalin Barnett. That leaves one other hole to plug, and it could be with Coppell (Texas) High offensive guard Connor Williams. Williams, a three-star prospect, was offered by OU on Wednesday night as his interest continues to increase during the spring evaluation period. Just got offered by Oklahoma!!! #BoomerSooner— Connor Williams (@Connorw1lliams) April 23, 2014 Not nearly as big as Barnett or Wariboko, OU offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh must really like the potential he sees if Williams gets to campus. Coming from a solid program like Coppell certainly helps the cause. Another prospect OU continue to sniff around about is Galena Park (Texas) North Shore center Tyler Moore. A three-star prospect in his own right, Moore is ranked the No. 6 center in the country. He visited OU for spring practice and for the spring game. Things became more interesting with a trip to Texas' spring game. It seems obvious that if OU or Texas offer, Moore is going to jump on it and never look back. The Sooners took another look at Moore this week, but the waiting game continues to see if he's in Bedenbaugh's future plans.
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