Ranking the Sooners' class of 2008

Published: July 13, 2007
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Less than five months into recruiting season, the Sooner coaching staff has already assembled a bevy of talent representing almost every position on the field.

Highlighted by five of nation's top 100 prospects, OU's Class of 2008 could go down as one of the best in the Bob Stoops era.

1. Jermie Calhoun, RB, Van (Texas): The nation's second-best running back, according to Rivals.com, Calhoun doesn't have the moves of top-rated rusher Darrell Scott. However, he more than makes up the difference in sheer power.

2. R.J. Washington, DE, Fossil Ridge (Texas): A relentless pass rusher, Washington accounted for 18 tackles for loss and 10 sacks as a junior. Slightly undersized, but possesses impressive upper-body strength and foot-speed.

3. Stephen Good, OG, Paris (Texas): Has not allowed a single sack through three years of his high school career. Has offers from Tennessee, Texas, Notre Dame and Georgia, among others.

4. Landry Jones, QB, Artesia (N.M.): Jones has been hailed as the most talented player to come out of the Land of Enchantment in years. Built and trained in the mold of a traditional pocket passer, Jones threw for 3,432 yards and 45 touchdowns as a junior.

5. Justin Johnson, RB, Gilmer (Texas): One of Johnson's greatest strengths is his ability to break away from defenders. Now, if only he can distance himself from allegations of vandalism levied earlier this spring.

6. Dejuan Miller, WR, Metuchen (N.J.): The lightning-quick, 6-foot-6, 205-pound Miller picked OU over Oklahoma State, Penn State, Michigan and his hometown favorite, Rutgers.

7. Joseph Ibiloye, S, South Garland (Texas): The younger of the talented Ibiloye brothers — his brother Alex is a defensive back at TCU — Joseph has the height, but will need to add weight to his 195-pound frame to play safety at the collegiate level.


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