Among the football visitors to Norman on the last weekend before signing day was Baylor commit Dionte Savage.
Savage, an offensive lineman, has been committed to the Bears since Jan. 20 but has since taken visits to Texas Tech, Kansas and OU.
Savage (6-foot-5, 345 pounds) told ESPN.com this weekend that he would decide between the Bears and Sooners.
Savage, from Flint, Mich., played the last two seasons for Arizona Western, blocking for current Sooners running back Damian Williams during the 2011 season.
MEAD PICKS UP OFFER
Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen wasn't the only in-state player to pick up an offer from Oklahoma at Saturday's Sooners junior day.
Also picking up an offer was Tulsa Union wide receiver Jeffery Mead.
Mead (6-6, 175) picked up an offer from Oklahoma State later Saturday night. He already had an offer from Clemson, where he's being recruited by former Sooners defensive coordinator Brent Venables.
Mead is also a high-profile basketball recruit.
Mead and Hansen give the Sooners five in-state 2014 recruits with offers.
Those two join Douglass' Deondre Clark, Jenks' Steven Parker and Broken Arrow's Gyasi Akem.
DEBOSKIE'S RECRUITMENT HEATING UP
Cody Thomas and Kaelin Deboskie established fantastic rhythm last season at Colleyville (Texas) Heritage. So much so, that Thomas would like it to continue one day in college.
Deboskie (5-foot-9, 155 pounds) caught 54 passes for 964 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior last season, and accounted for 1,351 all-purpose yards. He moved to Colleyville from Chandler, Ariz., last spring and has become close on and off the field with Thomas, a 2013 Oklahoma quarterback commit.
“He's gonna get a lot of looks,” Thomas said. “He might be undersized, but with his playing ability and athleticism, he's just unbelievable.
“I know I'm gonna talk to OU coaches about him. Maybe let him play some slot receiver. When you have a playmaker like that, it just changes the game.”
Deboskie said he hasn't received any scholarship offers yet, but has been talking lots with Arizona coaches.
“You throw him a 5-yard pass, and he can break it,” Thomas said. “No doubt about it.”
CANADIAN-BORN ST. JOHN READY FOR THE BIG-TIME
Josiah St. John watched his first major college football game Oct. 27, when Notre Dame and Oklahoma clashed in Norman.
“It was kinda crazy to me,” said the Canadian-born St. John, a junior college offensive tackle who plans to sign with OU on Wednesday.
“Just how crazy the fans are about the game, how into they are, in the United States, and in the Big 12.”
St. John (6-foot-6, 305 pounds) played 12-man football at Pickering High School in Toronto, and originally signed with Fresno (Calif.) City College.
He began picking up big-time offers after his freshman season, but wasn't ready academically for Division I.
Through Philadelphia Eagles lineman Danny Watkins — another Canadian, who played college football at Baylor — St. John's high school coach got in touch with the Trinity Valley staff.
“He said, ‘He's got thirty-something offers, but his transcript isn't the prettiest in the world; can you help him?'” remembered Trinity Valley coach Brad Smiley. “We said, ‘Yeah, we can help him.'”
St. John will join the Sooners after he wraps up his classes this semester at Trinity Valley, and said he expects to compete for a starting job.
“That's what they've talked to me about,” St. John said of offensive line coaches Bruce Kittle and James Patton.
“They're basically gonna let me come in and compete.”