Oklahoma football: A look at some of OU's top recruiting targets

Among some of the Sooners' top targets: Dallas Skyline's Ty Barrett, Mount Pleasant's KD Cannon and Cedar Hill's Marcus Green.
by Jason Kersey Published: May 11, 2013

— Oklahoma coaches have hit the recruiting trail hard since spring football ended, working to lure elite talent to Norman and strengthen depth at key positions.

Here's a sampling of some of the Sooners' top targets:

Ty Barrett, OT, Skyline (Dallas) HS

Rivals rating: Three stars

Scout rating: Four stars

Barrett (6-foot-4, 309 pounds) visited Oklahoma for its spring game last month and came away impressed. New offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh — brought in largely because of his recruiting prowess — has developed a strong relationship with Barrett, who told Rivals.com he plans to make his commitment this summer.

Other offers: Arizona State, Baylor, Duke, Houston, Kansas State, Louisiana-Monroe, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Morgan State, Oklahoma State, Rice, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, UCF, Washington State, West Virginia

KD Cannon, WR, Mount Pleasant (Texas) HS

Rivals rating: Four stars

Scout rating: Four stars

Co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell made Oklahoma Cannon's first scholarship offer last summer, and the 5-10, 163-pound prospect has kept the Sooners high on his list. He's caught 167 passes for 2,604 yards and 36 touchdowns over his past two high-school seasons.

Other offers: Baylor, Clemson, Houston, Louisiana-Lafayette, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, West Virginia.

Marcus Green, CB, Cedar Hill (Texas) HS

Rivals rating: Three stars

Scout rating: Three stars

Green's recruitment has started to explode. He picked up an Oklahoma offer last week when defensive coordinator Mike Stoops paid him a visit. The 6-1, 176-pound cornerback told ESPN.com he'd like to make a commitment by the end of the summer.

Other offers: Arkansas State, Houston, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Texas, Texas Tech

Da'Shawn Hand, DE, Woodbridge (Va.) Senior HS

Rivals rating: Five stars

Scout rating: Five stars

Rivals.com ranks Hand (6-4, 248 pounds) as the nation's top overall player. He'd narrowed his choices to five — Alabama, Florida, Michigan, South Carolina and Virginia Tech — but Oklahoma might have an outside shot because of new defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery, who left the Wolverines to join the Sooners.

Other offers: Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon State, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Syracuse, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Washington, West Virginia.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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