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The class of 2015 is now over halfway done with Oklahoma already having 14 known commitments, including six since August 1. 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: 1
Rivals100 Targets: 1
State of Focus: Texas

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2015 Returnees: 4
Predicted No. of Signees: 0
2015 Commitments: 0
2016 Offers: 3
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 lone current active offer is Gibson, who has interest but more and more it feels like it won't be enough for him to make another trip to Norman. He hasn't yet set up an Oklahoma official visit and though it is possible it all feels a bit like a certainty that he'll end up at Ohio State. The interesting question is whether the Sooners will mind, we're guessing not and the Sooners will stick with the 'signing' of Baker Mayfield.
COMMITMENTS:
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RUNNING BACK
>Position Coach: Cale Gundy
Offers: 9
Uncommitted: 5
Rivals100 Targets: 5
State of Focus: Texas

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2015 Returnees: 7
Predicted No. of Signees: 1
2015 Commitments: 1
2016 Offers: 1
Current Status: Strong
Top Target: Rodney Anderson
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The Skinny: Oklahoma has to feel infinitely comfortable with their situation thanks to the addition of Rivals100 running back Rodney Anderson and as such there should be no reason to feel things are amiss here. For a while it seemed unclear if the Sooners would call it a day with Anderson but that looks to be exactly what they have done. There is still some talk a fullback could play a role in this class but Dalton Wood at tight end feels like the kind of player who may play several different roles for the Sooners rather than just as a pure tight end.
COMMITMENTS:
FOUR-STAR: Rodney Anderson
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WIDE RECEIVER
>Position Coach: Jay Norvell
Offers: 14
Uncommitted: 7
Rivals100 Targets: 7
State of Focus: Texas

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2015 Returnees: 12
Predicted No. of Signees: 1
2015 Commitments: 1
2016 Offers: 6
Current Status: Strong
Top Target: Ryan Newsome
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The Skinny: The commitment of John Humphrey pretty much turned this position on it's head. The talented slot receiver has all but shut down Oklahoma's recruiting on the perimeter of the offense but don't sleep on Newsome who the Sooners are still wanting and who will be taking one of his five official visits to Norman this fall. And with the ever-evolving world of recruiting things can change dramatically in a short amount of time.
COMMITMENTS:
THREE-STAR: John Humphrey
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TIGHT END
>Position Coach: Jay Boulware
Offers: 9
Uncommitted: 2
Rivals100 Targets: 0
State of Focus: Arkansas

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2015 Returnees: 3
Predicted No. of Signees: 1
2015 Commitments: 1
2016 Offers: 2
Current Status: Uncertain
Top Target: Dalton Wood
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The Skinny: What is going to happen at tight end? It's a reasonable question to ask, it really is." - That was the commentary from the last update and now that it has played out a bit more it's hard to argue that what was going to have to happen would be a surprise. Wood came out of left field but looks to be another quality find by the Sooners coaching staff.
COMMITMENTS:
THREE-STAR: Dalton Wood
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OFFENSIVE TACKLE
>Position Coach: Bill Bedenbaugh
Offers: 20
Uncommitted: 2
Rivals100 Targets: 4
State of Focus: Texas

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2015 Returnees: 6
Predicted No. of Signees: 3
2015 Commitments: 2
2016 Offers: 8
Current Status: Solid
Top Target: Bobby Evans
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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 junior college standout Martinas Rankin. If they can land Rankin, then that may close up shop at the position for this class. If not, it will be interesting to see where the Sooners go in offensive tackle recruiting.
COMMITMENTS:
FOUR-STAR: Bobby Evans
THREE-STAR: Dru Samia
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INTERIOR OFFENSIVE LINE
>Position Coach: Bill Bedenbaugh
Offers: 7
Uncommitted: 4
Rivals100 Targets: 3
State of Focus: Texas

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2015 Returnees: 5
Predicted No. of Signees: 5
2015 Commitments: 3
2016 Offers: 1
Current Status: Solid
Top Target: Josh Wariboko
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The Skinny: It is crazy to think that Wariboko is not only back on board with looking at the Sooners but seems to have Oklahoma very, very high uph is list. There are some around Westwood that think UCLA is definitely going to be the choice but there is a feeling that the idea of getting away from his family is going to be tougher than he expected. Add in the Sooners landing a commitment from Jamal Danley and the reality they are in on Rivals250 star Jalin Barnett and it could be a big close for Oklahoma's line.
COMMITMENTS:
FOUR-STAR: Jamal Danley, Cody Ford,
THREE-STAR: Dominique Hearne
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DEFENSIVE END
>Position Coach: Jerry Montgomery
Offers: 15
Uncommitted: 11
Rivals100 Targets: 4
State of Focus: Texas

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2015 Returnees: 6
Predicted No. of Signees: 3
2015 Commitments: 2
2016 Offers: 5
Current Status: Strong
Top Target: Darian Roseboro
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The Skinny: Oklahoma has found a couple of commitments already, including a real diamond in the rough in Kenneth Mann with Tyrell Jacobs being a player with potential who faces some of the country's best competition. However the Sooners show no signs of slowing down withs everal other talented players still on their radar none more notable than the recently targeted Darian Roseboro, a former Michigan commitment who is the nation's No. 42 overall player.
COMMITMENTS:
TWO-STAR: Tyrell Jacobs, Kenneth Mann
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NOSETACKLE
>Position Coach: Jerry Montgomery
Offers: 4
Uncommitted: 2
Rivals100 Targets: 2
State of Focus: Oklahoma

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2015 Returnees: 3
Predicted No. of Signees: 1
2015 Commitments: 1
2016 Offers: 4
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 but there is definitely a feeling that they'll call it 'good' with Overton if they can't find just the right talent to join his. The lone player to keep an eye on is California junior college star Deonte Reynolds.
COMMITMENTS:
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

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2015 Returnees: 5
Predicted No. of Signees: 2
2015 Commitments: 0
2016 Offers: 6
Current Status: Solid
Top Target: Keisean Lucier-South
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The Skinny: Oklahoma's sure of one thing, they'll get some solid outside linebacker targets. The question is - who will they be? The blend of players like Bo Wallace Lucier-South, and Cassius Peat start the top of the list but there are plenty of other names who could emerge. The most interesting news in the past few weeks has been the emergence of Lucier-South who once seemed a certain passer-by in Oklahoma recruiting.
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INSIDE LINEBACKER
>Position Coach: Tim Kish
Offers: 14
Uncommitted: 9
Rivals100 Targets: 4
State of Focus: Texas

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2015 Returnees: 4
Predicted No. of Signees: 2
2015 Commitments: 0
2016 Offers: 4
Current Status: Critical
Top Target: Anthony Wheeler
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The Skinny: Oklahoma seems to be the leaders at the moment for Wheeler and Oklahoma looks likely to get an official visit from five-star John Houston and during an unofficial visit from fellow five-star Malik Jefferson made a solid impression. They also are legitimate contenders for players like Anthony McKee, Arthur McGinnis, and a few others. This has the feel of a position that a few late offers could have a substantial role in it's final play out but still the Sooners are battling for some quality names and Wheeler could be a huge win.
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CORNERBACK
>Position Coach: Bobby Jack Wright
Offers: 12
Uncommitted: 7
Rivals100 Targets: 4
State of Focus: Texas

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2015 Returnees: 7
Predicted No. of Signees: 2
2015 Commitments: 1
2016 Offers: 1
Current Status: Solid
Top Target: P.J. Mbanasor
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The Skinny: Oklahoma is working the country to try and find some help at cornerback to go along with the commitment of Mbanasor and has Kris Boyd, Dechaun Holiday, and Ykili Ross all expressing very real interest in the Sooners. Another name to keep an eye on is California four-star Frank Buncom IV, he was one of Oklahoma's final cornerback offers and is already talking about using Oklahoma as one of his five official visits. Another position where a few late surprise offers shouldn't be, well, surprising.
COMMITMENTS:
FOUR-STAR: P.J. Mbanasor
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SAFETY
>Position Coach: Mike Stoops
Offers: 10
Uncommitted: 5
Rivals100 Targets: 1
State of Focus: Texas

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2015 Returnees: 3
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 commitment of Sunderland seeming a very likely scenario to go along with two other key potential prospects. Aside from him the Sooners seem to have a lot of focus on Waco Midway standout Kahlil Haughton, who delayed a decision planned for early August but most feel the Sooners have pulled in front with him. The final piece to watch is Louisiana three-star safety Justin Reid.
COMMITMENTS:
FOUR-STAR: Will Sunderland
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SPECIAL TEAMS
>Position Coach: Jay Boulware
Offers: 1
Uncommitted: 0
Rivals100 Targets: 0
State of Focus: Texas

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2015 Returnees: 1
Predicted No. of Signees: 1
2015 Commitments: 0
2016 Offers: 0
Current Status: Strong
Top Target: Austin Seibert
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The Skinny: Oklahoma had one special teams need and, to put it simply, hit a home run in the need. Many consider Seibert to be the nation's No. 1 kicker with some discussing him as the best in several years. Oklahoma is all done here and really couldn't have accomplished more as Seibert, arguably the nation's top prep kicker, will succeed Michael Hunnicutt, who has a legitimate case to be this year's top college kicker.
COMMITMENTS:
THREE-STAR: Austin Seibert
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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