Oklahoma recruiting: New offers go out for last spots in class

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Stay up to date with Oklahoma football recruiting with the latest news and notes and analysis in the daily edition of DieHards’ Wagon Wheels. In this edition we look at new offers going out for the 2018 class.

There are only a handful spots remaining in Oklahoma’s next recruiting class. They have 19 commitments, and it’s doubtful it can take many over the 25 scholarship threshold.

Arizona Western Junior College tight end Dominick Wood-Anderson reported an offer this week. The 3-star prospect committed to Texas 2 months ago.

You can take that as a sign the Sooners are at least preparing for current junior tight end Mark Andrews to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Assuming Andrews, who redshirted in 2014, graduates before departing, the Sooners could offer it to a player who enrolls in January without it counting on the 2018 total.

Also, the Sooners offered 4-star defensive end, Jeremiah Martin, this week. The No. 268 player in the 247Sports composite ranking is from Cajon High School in San Bernardino, Calif.

Martin has shown some interest in leaving the Pac-12 footprint. He’s scheduled to make an official visit to Texas A&M this weekend.

For those keeping count, that runs the Sooners’ total to 41 offers to defensive lineman in the 2018 class. The only ones to accept thus far are in-state recruits — 4-star defensive ends Ron Tatum (Oklahoma City) and Jalen Redmond (Midwest City) and 3-star defensive tackle Jordan Kelly (Tulsa).

The Sooners are expected to take at least 5 defensive linemen in the upcoming class.

DE Marcus Hicks will be at Iowa State game

Defensive end Marcus Hicks announced he will make an unofficial visit to Oklahoma this weekend. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound 4-star recruit from Northwest High School in Wichita, Kan., is the No. 243 player in the country and the top recruit in Kansas.

Hicks picked up an offer from the Sooners in March. They were the first Power 5 Conference school to do so. Over the last 6 months, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Ohio State, Nebraska and Texas did the same.

Sooners send out 2021 offer

The college recruiting calendar keeps moving up. Oklahoma joined a growing group that isn’t even waiting on prospects to get a driver’s license before getting college offers.

Donovan Jackson, a freshman tackle at Houston Christian High School, reported an offer on Tuesday.

Before anyone asks if that’s too soon to offer a player, it’s not. As Jackson states in his tweet, it’s the 5th offer he’s received. LSU, Memphis, Ohio State and Tennessee also offered him.

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