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Recruiting notebook: Oku finalizing list of official visits; OU looking at WRs

Brandon Chatmon Published: July 5, 2008
Blankenship awaiting offers
Norman North running back Beau Blankenship has been a productive running back since his sophomore year at the Class 6A school, yet the offers haven't been coming in at the pace you would expect for a running back with Blankenship's abilities.

The 5-foot-9, 207-pounder with 4.47 speed has a good size-speed ratio, but his lone offer is from Air Force. Blankenship said expects to receive offers from Oregon, Iowa State and New Mexico in the near future.

Blankenship has been receiving letters from every team in the Big 12 except Texas. He's also heard from Florida, UCLA and many others.

Blankenship has visited Oregon and Iowa State this summer and plans to take a trip to Texas A&M and possibly Arkansas later this year. Blankenship said he wants to take official visits to Oregon, Iowa State and Texas A&M this fall.

Asked what school he wished was showing more interest, Blankenship responded: "Georgia. That's the school I wish was recruiting me.”

Blankenship doesn't care what conference he ends up playing in.

"I just want the opportunity to play,” said Blankenship, who rushed for 2,200 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior.

•Oku sets visits: Carl Albert running back David Oku is finalizing his list of official visits for the fall.

The 5-10, 170-pounder plans to visit Florida State when the Seminoles host Clemson on Nov. 8; travel to Tennessee when the Volunteers host Florida on Sept. 20; head to Nebraska when the Cornhuskers host Virginia Tech on Sept. 27; visit Michigan on Oct. 25 when the Wolverines host Michigan State; and travel to Illinois on Nov. 15 when the Illini host Ohio State.

Oku is the No. 82 player in the nation and top-ranked all-purpose back on, the No. 36 player overall on the Scout top 300 and is on the ESPN top 150 watch list.

•Brent names Sooners among top two: Dallas South Oak Cliff safety Kevin Brent has named Oklahoma and LSU as his top two schools according to rivals.

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