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    The class of 2015 is now in full motion with Oklahoma already having five commitments and new offers going out as we approach the spring evaluation period. It's time to take an overall look at each position as it relates to Oklahoma's class of 2015. From projected number of signees, to need, to the primary focus SoonerScoop.com gives you a blanket look at what is going on in Norman right here.
    SoonerScoop.com's Class of 2015 Oklahoma WAR BOARD

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    QUARTERBACK
    Position Coach: Josh Heupel
    Offers: 3
    Uncommitted: 2
    Rivals100 Targets: 1
    State of Focus: Texas


    2015 Returnees: 3

    Predicted No. of Signees: 1

    2015 Commitments: 0

    2016 Offers: 0

    Current Status: Strong

    Top Target: Torrance Gibson

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    The Skinny: Unlike 2014 Oklahoma doesn't seem to have a ready made situation waiting to work itself out at this position. Their two current uncommitted offers Gibson and Kyler Murray are both considerable climbs. For Gibson it's going to be about distance and Oklahoma winning out over numerous SEC programs far closer to home. With Murray can Oklahoma overcome Texas A&M; where his father played? It's all even more interesting to see what the players think of Trevor Knight and how they may fit into Oklahoma's plans and just how quickly they could truly push for playing time. Gibson's recent visit to Norman seems to have made Oklahoma a real competitor.

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    RUNNING BACK
    Position Coach: Cale Gundy
    Offers: 8
    Uncommitted: 8
    Rivals100 Targets: 5
    State of Focus: Texas


    2015 Returnees: 7

    Predicted No. of Signees: 2

    2015 Commitments: 0

    2016 Offers: 0

    Current Status: Strong

    Top Target: Ronald Jones

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    The Skinny: This is a position that seems to be taken for granted each and every year but that's because each and every year Gundy seems to bring in a top talent. This year it looks as though Oklahoma is a very legitimate contender for not only Jones but fellow D/FW area superstar Soso Jamabo. A dark horse to keep an eye on is Houston area star running back Tyreik Gray who has game-breaking speed and recently listed the Sooners high on his list.

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    WIDE RECEIVER
    Position Coach: Jay Norvell
    Offers: 11
    Uncommitted: 4
    Rivals100 Targets: 3
    State of Focus: Texas


    2015 Returnees: 11

    Predicted No. of Signees: 2

    2015 Commitments: 0

    2016 Offers: 0

    Current Status: Strong

    Top Target: Christian Kirk

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    The Skinny: Kirk isn't the only player that Oklahoma is truly invovled with but the standout from Arizona really has a lot of interest and will be in Norman on April 12 for the Sooners annual Red-White game. It does seem the Sooners are taking a very real look at several slot receiver targets with some of the primary names being Ryan Newsome, John Humphrey, DeSean Holmes, and Stanley Norman. A few bigger receivers who seem to be giving Oklahoma a very long look is Jalen Guyton and Alex Ofodile.

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    TIGHT END
    Position Coach: Jay Boulware
    Offers: 6
    Uncommitted: 4
    Rivals100 Targets: 0
    State of Focus: Arkansas


    2015 Returnees: 3

    Predicted No. of Signees: 1

    2015 Commitments: 0

    2016 Offers: 1

    Current Status: Uncertain

    Top Target: Hale Hentges

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    The Skinny: This position, as the offer list stands now, will come down to Oklahoma beating out some schools closer to home for some of it's top targets. For Hentges can Oklahoma beat Missouri? For Natural State offers Will Gragg and C.J. O'Grady can Oklahoma best the Razorbacks - who've got a tight end commitment from within Oklahoma's borders? Finally can the Sooners try and pull another SEC area surprise with a commitment from Jackson Harris? So far the Volunteers haven't offered Harris could that leave the door open for Oklahoma or someone else?

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    OFFENSIVE TACKLE
    Position Coach: Bill Bedenbaugh
    Offers: 12
    Uncommitted: 7
    Rivals100 Targets: 2
    State of Focus: Texas


    2015 Returnees: 7

    Predicted No. of Signees: 3

    2015 Commitments: 1

    2016 Offers: 2

    Current Status: Uncertain

    Top Target: Conner Dyer

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    The Skinny: Oklahoma's class of 2014 closed strong at offensive tackle and it's given Oklahoma a bit of time to be more patient with it's 2015 recruiting and offer list. However, the Sooners are already on the board with the commitment of Bobby Evans and are in strong shape with players like Dyer, Andre James, Keaton Sutherland and also have an outside chance at an elite Florida standout Martez Ivey - from the same school as Sooners starting center Ty Darlington.

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    FOUR-STAR: Bobby Evans

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    INTERIOR OFFENSIVE LINE
    Position Coach: Bill Bedenbaugh
    Offers: 7
    Uncommitted: 4
    Rivals100 Targets: 3
    State of Focus: Texas


    2015 Returnees: 6

    Predicted No. of Signees: 2

    2015 Commitments: 1

    2016 Offers: 1

    Current Status: Strengthening

    Top Target: Josh Wariboko

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    The Skinny: It's hard to have a much better start to a position group than a player who could be set to take over as the nation's No. 1 prospect, Wariboko. The big offensive lineman may still look around a bit but there is plenty of reason to think the Sooners are in very good standing for the Oklahoma City Casady star. Joining him figures to be fellow in-state star, Lawton's Jalin Barnett who will look around some but is very serious about the Sooners. Several other targets already hold offers but don't be shocked if some more go out over the next month.

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    FOUR-STAR: Josh Wariboko

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    DEFENSIVE END
    Position Coach: Jerry Montgomery
    Offers: 7
    Uncommitted: 5
    Rivals100 Targets: 3
    State of Focus: Texas


    2015 Returnees: 7

    Predicted No. of Signees: 2

    2015 Commitments: 1

    2016 Offers: 1

    Current Status: Strong

    Top Target: Kahlil McKenzie

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    The Skinny: It's taking some getting used to to decipher just what defensive linemen Oklahoma see as defensive ends and which will slide inside at the nose tackle position. However, as time goes on it's becoming more clear that Oklahoma will be putting plenty of size at defensive end with the likes of McKenzie, and long-time commitment, Du'Vonta Lampkin both being recruited as defensive ends (4i) at over 300-pounds. Keep an eye on Darrion Daniels and Breiden Fehoko as a pair of Oklahoma's most highly regarded prospects as well.

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    THREE-STAR: Du'Vonta Lampkin

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    NOSETACKLE
    Position Coach: Jerry Montgomery
    Offers: 3
    Uncommitted: 2
    Rivals100 Targets: 2
    State of Focus: Oklahoma


    2015 Returnees: 3

    Predicted No. of Signees: 1

    2015 Commitments: 1

    2016 Offers: 2

    Current Status: Strong

    Top Target: Marquise Overton

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    The Skinny: Oklahoma's defensive tackle recruiting is an interesting thing where, again, it must be sorted out what type of player Oklahoma has identified as their 'prototype'. With one commitment already in hand from Overton the Sooners are continuing to eye some of the nation's best in Tim Settle, who will visit for the REd-White game, and Jacob Daniel but omre offers definitely seem possible. Also, could one of the defensive end targets end up sliding inside to tackle?

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    FOUR-STAR: Marquise Overton

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    OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
    Position Coach: Tim Kish
    Offers: 8
    Uncommitted: 7
    Rivals100 Targets: 2
    State of Focus: Texas


    2015 Returnees: 6

    Predicted No. of Signees: 2

    2015 Commitments: 0

    2016 Offers: 1

    Current Status: Solid

    Top Target: James Lockhart

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    The Skinny: In what is becoming a broken record the outside linebacker position is a bit debateable as some targets could end up at defensive end while a few others could end up at inside linebacker. The question has become is outside linebacker going to look more like Eric Striker or Devante Bond. Either way, there is no question that the position has changed somewhat. A few to keep a real eye on are Cassius Peat, Manny Bowen, and Bo Wallace.

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    INSIDE LINEBACKER
    Position Coach: Tim Kish
    Offers: 8
    Uncommitted: 7
    Rivals100 Targets: 5
    State of Focus: Texas


    2015 Returnees: 4

    Predicted No. of Signees: 2

    2015 Commitments: 0

    2016 Offers: 0

    Current Status: Fair

    Top Target: Justin Hilliard

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    The Skinny: Tons of talent has been offered at inside linebacker - again if you feel you know where the offers lie - and Oklahoma isn't, perhaps, the favorite for any of them but is in the chase for almost all of them. It was just last year that the Sooners landed a four-star Ohio talent in offensive lineman Alex Dalton and hope that Hilliard can continue that trend. Aside from him keep an eye on players like Malik Jefferson and Ricky Deberry who both seem very likely to show up in Norman at some point before National Signing Day - with Jefferson perhaps being a repeat visitor.

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    CORNERBACK
    Position Coach: Bobby Jack Wright
    Offers: 9
    Uncommitted: 8
    Rivals100 Targets: 3
    State of Focus: Texas


    2015 Returnees: 6

    Predicted No. of Signees: 2

    2015 Commitments: 0

    2016 Offers: 0

    Current Status: Stable

    Top Target: Kris Boyd

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    The Skinny: Oklahoma is working the country to try and find some help at cornerback and has several strong leads with Boyd, Kendall Sheffield, Isaiah Langley, Dechaun Holiday, P.J. Mbanasor, and Ykili Ross all expressing very real interest in the Sooners. In the case of Boyd, Holiday, Mbanasor, and Ross they seem near perfect fits for what the Stoops brothers like to do with their corners.

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    SAFETY
    Position Coach: Mike Stoops
    Offers: 10
    Uncommitted: 6
    Rivals100 Targets: 2
    State of Focus: Texas


    2015 Returnees: 7

    Predicted No. of Signees: 2

    2015 Commitments: 1

    2016 Offers: 1

    Current Status: Solid

    Top Target: Will Sunderland

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    The Skinny: The safety position seems as safe a bet to end strongly as any in this class with the potential commitment of Sunderland seeming a very likely scenario. Aside from him players like Kahlil Haughton, Prentice McKinney, and a few others should end up alongside current commitment Dallas South Oak Cliff three-star safety commitment Johnson.

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    THREE-STAR: Jamile Johnson

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    SPECIAL TEAMS
    Position Coach: Jay Boulware
    Offers: 0
    Uncommitted: 0
    Rivals100 Targets: 0
    State of Focus: Texas


    2015 Returnees: 2

    Predicted No. of Signees: 1

    2015 Commitments: 0

    2016 Offers: 0

    Current Status: Stable

    Top Target: Drew Galitz

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    The Skinny: Oklahoma brought in a kicker to each of it's two junior days and seems dead set on offering a prospect to replace their one departing senior on special teams; potential All-American Michael Hunnicutt. It seems likely that Galitz will be the choice and it could happen before the end of April but regardless he seems the option and if he isn't, it's a safe bet the Sooners will end up with a kicker in the class of 2015.

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    NOTE: This is not Oklahoma's actual board, it is merely an educated opinion on the comings and goings of Oklahoma's recruiting.
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