Scout rankings for the 2016 class are live, here is a look at some of the Midlands top names, who…
OU prospects in the 2016 Scout 300
The Scout 300 for the Class of 2016 was unveiled Wednesday afternoon and there is plenty of reason for Oklahoma fans to be excited. The Sooners don't have a commitment for the class yet but are in the hunt for several top targets. Here is a list of the most realistic chances. It doesn't include every offer, but the ones that it feels OU has made a positive impression as of now. Allen (Texas) High offensive tackle Greg Little (6-6, 285, No. 2 in Scout 300) The Sooners came in early for Little, the No. 1-ranked prospect in the Midlands. The problem is every other school has come into the mix, too. OU has developed a great relationship at Allen, but there's no way of knowing if OU can make a splash yet. Killeen (Texas) Shoemaker defensive tackle Kendell Jones (6-4, 300, No. 4) A growing trend in this list is going to be how early OU was able to get in the race. That is certainly the case as it pertains to Jones, whose recruitment is only going to increase as time goes on. Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West outside linebacker Caleb Kelly (6-2, 220, No. 12) Before all the who's who programs out on the west coast, it was actually OU that made the first offer. Kelly is a product of the Tony Perry system, which is obviously great news for the Sooners because of their fantastic relationship with Perry and his prospects. Houston Westfield defensive tackle Ed Oliver (6-2, 285, No. 14) Way back when Oliver was offered by OU. It was his first offer, and it was after his freshman year, which is almost unheard of when it comes to the Sooners. Westfield has a great connection with Texas A&M so the Sooners have their work cut out but are definitely in the picture. Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus tight end Kaden Smith (6-5, 235, No. 31) Tight end hasn't been a major priority with OU the last couple of years, but the Sooners saw something special with Smith a long time ago. His size is terrific, and it's all going to be about he develops going forward. Sachse (Texas) High cornerback Jared Mayden (6-0, 190, No. 41) It feels like every regional school has some sort of family connection to Mayden. OU is no different in that matter. He has visited campus and was back working with the OU coaches two weeks ago at OU's satellite camp. Manvel (Texas) High wide receiver Reggie Hemphill (6-1, 175, No. 47) It's going to be one heck of a battle for Hemphill and Deontay Anderson. As of now, it feels like OU is higher with Hemphill than Anderson. In his recently released top 10 list, the Sooners came in at No. 5, and he said he has a good early relationship with the OU coaches. Rialto (Calif.) Carter middle linebacker Lokeni Toailoa (6-2, 225, No. 56) No idea if they're going to end up a package deal, but Toailoa and Caleb Kelly have been preaching it for the last couple of months. If that's the case, OU is sitting about as pretty as you can be in June. OU has offered both and showed the significant interest necessary to this point. Houston MacArthur defensive end Isaiah Chambers (6-4, 235, No. 76) One of the offers made during the spring evaluation period, Chambers has the size that it feels like OU defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery is going to be searching for at the position going forward. Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West wide receiver Darian Owens (6-0, 180, No. 84) OU was also the first offer for Owens, who has seen plenty of schools jump into the conversation since that time. The Sooners will be a factor, but no clue how big of a factor in the future. Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (6-4, 195, No. 143) OU quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel thought enough of Guarantano to make the trip and watch him throw. Had Guarantano visited for OU's camp, things would really be interesting. As is, it's going to be a waiting game to see if OU makes the offer and becomes a contender. Norman (Okla.) North running back Quan Hogan (6-0, 175, No. 167) The Sooners actually haven't shown that much interest in Hogan at this time, but his production on the field cannot be matched. There might be a question about whether or not he can be a running back in college, but he's in OU's backyard and is definitely interested. Hope (Ark.) High defensive end McTelvin Agim (6-2, 240, No. 170) Agim made his first trip to OU last weekend for the camp and received a lot of special attention from Montgomery and defensive end Charles Tapper. Agim was offered by OU in March, and he said it meant a lot to him since he grew up an OU fan. Nothing more OU can do at this point.
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