Big 12: Marlon Brown
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
The Sooners' signing class can be found here.
Breakdown: 20 high school, three junior college.
Positions: 5 DB, 4 LB, 4 OL, 3 DE, 2 WR, 1 ATH, 1 QB, 1 TE, 1 RB, 1 DT.
Where they came from: Texas 11, Oklahoma 5, Kansas 2, Missouri 1, Tennessee 1, Georgia 1, Pennsylvania 1, Nevada 1.
The stud: DT Jamarkus McFarland (Lufkin, Texas). The nation's No. 54 prospect on the ESPNU 150. He's a prototypical run-stuffer who projects to be a big contributor at a position where the Sooners are already among the nation's strongest with the return of Gerald McCoy and DeMarcus Granger. He should learn from some of the nation's best.
Recruiting-class sleeper: WR Cameron Kenney of Dacula, Ga., and Garden City Community College. He becomes the most notable addition at wide receiver -- the Sooners' biggest need after the departure of Manuel Johnson, Juaquin Iglesias and Quentin Chaney. Kenney, a former Auburn commitment, is a legitimate deep threat. And he also comes with additional value after averaging 47 yards as a punter and converting eight of nine field goals including a 52-yarder last season at Garden City.
The one who got away: WR Rueben Randle of Bastrop, La. The Sooners were in the hunt for the nation's top receiver until the end, but he couldn't resist the urge to stay close to home by committing to LSU. Randle would have been a key addition for the Sooners where they really need some players.
Needs addressed: Defensive backs, linebackers, defensive line.
Didn't get it: A deep collection of skill-position talent.
Scouts Inc. grade: B (second in the Big 12, second in South Division).
My take: The Sooners loaded up on prime defensive players, but could have used some offensive playmakers. They whiffed late on receivers Randle and Marlon Brown and lost Eric Ward to Texas Tech, but still had an impressive, deep class stacked with top defensive talent.
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Oklahoma attracted a typically solid group that was stacked with defensive playmakers.
The Sooners missed out Wednesday on three highly publicized offensive recruits who all opted to remain closer to home and play with Southeastern Conference schools.
Two of the more notable whiffs came for wide receiver prospects which would have met one of the Sooners' most notable recruiting needs.
The biggest disappointment came when Rueben Randle of Bastrop, La., the nation's No. 1 wide receiver recruit, decided to play for LSU. Marlon Brown of Memphis, Tenn., the nation's No. 3 receiver, chose Georgia.
And Eddie Lacy, ESPNU's No. 143 ranked prospect and Scouts Inc.'s No. 17 running back,, announced on Wednesday he would attend Alabama.
The Sooners' class is strong defensively with all six of their ESPNU top 150 recruits defensive players. Included in that group were defensive tackle Jamarkus McFarland of Lufkin, Texas; safety Gabe Lynn of Jenks, Okla.; outside linebacker Ronnell Lewis of Dewar, Okla.; inside linebacker Tom Wort of New Braunfels, Texas; defensive end Justin Chaisson of Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High School and safety Kevin Brent of Dallas South Oak Cliff.
The two most intriguing prospects are Lewis and Wort. Lewis played eight-man football at a small town in Oklahoma. And Wort, a potential special-teams standout, moved to America from England when he was 13 years old.
"We approached recruiting like we do in most years," Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said in a prepared statement. "If a player isn't leaving this year, it's possible that he'll be gone in the next one or two so it's important to maintain depth across the board.
"The caliber of these players will allow us to continue to compete at a high level. We like their skill, their football intelligence and their character. All classes are better judged two or three years down the road, but this one certainly gives every appearance of being one that gives us a very solid group of players and individuals."