Oklahoma has chance to make move with top visitors this weekend

Oklahoma has chance to make move with top visitors this weekend

Jeremy Crabtree11 days
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Four-star OL Hero Kanu is expected on campus this weekend at Oklahoma for an official visit. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

While Oklahoma isn’t expecting a lengthy list of recruits on campus this weekend for visits, it’s certainly shaping up as a big few days for the Sooners.

On300 DL Hero Kanu is scheduled to take his official visit to Oklahoma this weekend. The nation’s No. 189 player narrowed his list to five schools recently. The schools that made the cut were LSUOhio StateNotre Dame, Oklahoma and Georgia.

Insiders have had a hard time figuring out what school is truly on top for Kanu, which means the round of official visits coming up will be monster when it comes time to decide.

On300 safety visiting Oklahoma

Niceville (Fla.) High four-star safety Azareye’h Thomas is also heading to Norman this weekend to watch No. 4 Oklahoma live and visit the Sooners campus.

Thomas is one of the best safeties in the country, ranking as the No. 143 overall recruit in the country. He has previously stated his top three is Florida,  Georgia Tech, and LSU. The Sooners have been on his list, but never were considered one of his top teams.

Thomas’ two older brothers, Juanyeh Thomas and Azende Rey Thomas, both play at Georgia Tech. Azende Rey Thomas is a graduate transfer wide receiver from Florida A&M. Juanyeh Thomas is in his third season as a starting safety for the Yellow Jackets and has one year of eligibility remaining.

In the 2022 class, the Sooners are also expecting longtime four-star tight-end commitment Kaden Helms to return to campus. The nation’s No. 5 tight end is a special piece of OU’s 2022 class.

Top juniors visiting OU, too

Sought-after 2023 EDGE Nyckoles Harbor of Washington (D.C.) Archbishop Carroll is also slated to be at Oklahoma this weekend.

Getting him on campus early in the process is a big win for Oklahoma. The Sooners are part of a top group that includes Michigan, Maryland, Oregon and Penn State.

Harbor – a potential five-star prospect – will be looking hard at the school’s football and track programs. He is one of the best sprinters in the country. He ran a 10.38-second 100-meter time and a 21.36-second 200-meter time as a sophomore.

Another top junior is expected on an unofficial visit, according to On3’s Chad Simmons. Many (La.) High four-star linebacker Tackett Curtis will be in Norman.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior is ranked as the No. 52 player in the On100 and the fourth-ranked linebacker in the country. He has around 40 scholarship offers, and this will be his second trip to Norman this year.