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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: How is Stoops Recruiting the Defense for 2017?


Yesterday you hopefully saw my breakdown of what the early, early 2017 roster was shaping out to be with the already committed recruits.  Just where is Mark Stoops and staff trying to fill out their recruiting class.  Are they focusing on offense or defense?  Are certain positions the most in need?  Take a look at the defense with who could be returning in 2017 and those who have already committed.  Keep in mind this assumes everybody returns and does not take into account any players that will redshirt in 2016.  ALL CLASSES LISTED WOULD BE FOR 2017.  Give your thoughts on where the Cats need more help.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE (7 returning, 2 incoming)
Seniors: Reggie Meant, Matt Elam, Jacob Hyde
Juniors: Adrian Middleton, Tymere Dubose
Sophomores: Kordell Looney, Ja’Quize Cross
Freshmen: Phil Hoskins, Quinton Bohanna

DEFENSIVE END (4 returning, 1 incoming)
Seniors: Alvonte Bell
Juniors: Denzil Ware, Kenegra Daniel
Sophomores: TJ Carter
Freshman: Alex King


LINEBACKER (12 returning, 1 incoming)
Seniors: Courtney Love, De’Niro Laster
Juniors: Josh Allen, Jordan Bonner, Nico Firios, Jordan Jones, 
Kobie Walker
Sophomores: Eli Brown, Jaylin Bannerman, Kash Daniel, Roland Walder, Jamar Watson
Freshmen: Jamin Davis


CORNERBACK (8 returning, 1 incoming)
Seniors: Kendall Randolph
Juniors: Jared Tucker, Chris Westry, Derrick Baity
Sophomores: Davonte Robinson, Kei Beckham, Jordan Griffin, Tobias Gilliam
Freshmen: Tyrell Ajian

SAFETY (2 returning, 1 incoming)

Juniors: Mike Edwards, Darius West
Sophomores: Marcus Walker

Article written by Bryan the Intern

2 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: How is Stoops Recruiting the Defense for 2017?

  1. tratpat2
    12:44 pm July 20, 2016 Permalink

    Did Marcus McWilson leave and I not know?

    • @GoCayts
      2:48 pm July 20, 2016 Permalink

      McWilson is a senior THIS year and this depth chart is a guess as to what the we could look like NEXT year, not THIS year