Five Top 25 Oklahoma H.S. kids still have not verballed.
#5 Dominique Petties, ATHLETE, Ton of BCS offers plus Tulsa
#13 Daniel Davis, DE, Ohio, Western Kentucky, Tulsa
#19 Emilio Gatewood, RB, Tulsa, Louisiana Tech
#21 Kameron Doolittle, WR, Tulsa, Colorado, Wyoming
#22 Brandon Swindall, WR/S, Tulsa, New Mexico
At this point, Tulsa has 2 RBs and many WRs verballed so I don't know if they will pursue Gatewood or Doolittle. Swindall is supposed to be an excellent Safety.
Daniel Davis would be an excellent pick up for Tulsa; he had verballed early on to Stanford and so other BCS schools quit recruiting him.
Tulsa has 24 verbals, probably including 2 or 3 grey shirts...so there is room for TU to add a few more...maybe as many as 3 more players.
Given his short time and the problems created by Graham poaching our players, I think Blankenship has done a very fine job. I really, really like his emphasis on defense. When Graham left, the defense recruiting was not strong in this class but the 4 DL players added by Blankenship changed it around.
Edited to add the following:
Daily Oklahoman reporting this morning that Daniel Davis will play football at Pennsylvania. Since Penn doesn't give football scholarships, it allows Davis to transfer to any school at anytime without losing a year of elgibility.
As per this evenings's Daily Oklahoman, Dominque Petties verballed to Arizona. Academics appear to be an issue and may go JUCO first two years.
(This post was last modified: 01-31-2011 10:17 PM by Tallgrass.)