As of Thursday night, the recruiting class Oklahoma has put together ranked No. 29 in the country by Rivals.
That's far off the lofty classes that Bob Stoops has regularly put together during his time in Norman, but there are a few prospects in the 17 current OU commits that give the Sooners hope for the near future:
Running back, 6-0, 213, Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson
A powerful runner with 4.4 speed, Perine could contribute quickly in the backfield. The Sooners lose Brennan Clay and Roy Finch and have already lost Damien Williams, so there could be playing time available as soon as next year.
Quarterback, 6-3, 200, Edmond Santa Fe
Hansen's senior season was marred by injury, but he's still on track to graduate early and enroll in January. It seems unlikely that he could earn the starting job immediately with Trevor Knight looking like the likely starter moving forward, but the system the Sooners are running with the zone-read and read-option packages plays to Hansen's strengths nicely.
Jeffery Mead and Dallis Todd
Mead: 6-5, 179, Tulsa Union
Todd: 6-5, 205, La Mirada, Calif.
The pair of tall, athletic receiver commits have helped further cement Jay Norvell's status as one of the staff's top recruiters. The Sooners have started looking at taller receivers in recent years, and this pair has a chance to make a big impact down the road. Todd also represents a continuation of OU's commitment to recruiting in California.
Linebacker, 6-3, 202, Allen, Texas
Evans is a fine prospect, and his younger brother has already committed to the Sooners for the 2015 class. Even more important, though, is what Evans represents. The Sooners are laying down the foundation for recruiting success at one of the most successful programs in Texas. Even though Evans already had OU connections with his father, Bobby Joe, being a Sooners basketball alum, the possibility of a recruiting pipeline to Allen certainly bodes well for the Sooners.