Lost in a bit of the shuffle of last night’s practice report were Stoops’ comments about the 2014 recruiting class. There’s been some question as to how many players the school could sign, and Stoops confirmed that they want to take 28, the max amount of scholarships available:
“We need 28 players, I promise you. So we’re going to try to get 28.”
The Cats currently have 25 commitments in the class, and Stoops says they’re still going after offensive and defensive lineman to bulk up the size of the line. Matt Elam is an obvious target, and the staff is also trying to flip Marcelys Jones, the 8th best offensive guard in the country currently committed to Ohio State. Overall, Stoops feels good about the class:
“We’ll continue to recruit pretty hard through February. Things change, as you know. We feel very good, feel like we’re solid with the guys we have, but you never know and we want to keep on recruiting. And we have a few spots to fill, so we’ll keep on going.”
Make it happen, Matt Elam.