Phillips, Dismuke Big Men in OU 2011 Class

Oklahoma DT commit Jordan Phillips

Last season the Oklahoma football team signed 29 players and was ranked No. 2 behind Florida in the Scout.com team rankings for the 2010 class. And from the looks of things, the Sooner coaches have not slowed down for the class of 2011. To date, 18 junior athletes had given their verbal commitments. We'll take a brief look at the offensive and defensive line in this feature.

For the previous recruiting class in 2010, the Oklahoma coaches made sure to get solid players and added depth for the offensive and defensive line. Players like Adam Shead (offense) and Eric Humphrey (defense) are just a few of the names who signed a letter of intent with the Sooners. 

For the 2011 class, not a lot of players committed to the trenches, but still some quality guys have given their verbals.

Offensive Trenches 
In 2010, the Sooners had a nice haul of top offensive lineman from the state of Texas and Oklahoma. Now for the 2011, there is a couple more to add to the depth to the line. With their commitments being about 48-72 hours part, Duncan (OK) Dylan Dismuke and Washington (SD) Derek Farniok both made the call for Oklahoma. Dismuke is 6-foot-6, 295 pounds and is ranked No. 66 at the tackle position while the 6-foot-8, 302-pound Farniok is ranked No. 71.

Defensive Trenches-Tackles
Last season, Oklahoma pulled in four from the 2010 class and so far, three are committed for 2010. Headlining the class at this position is Circle (KS) High's Jordan Phillips. In the end, it came down to the Sooners and Kansas State for the 6-foot-5, 300-pound Phillips. 

From Cibolo Steele, Marquis Anderson made the call to the Oklahoma coaches in early May. Anderson weighs in at about 260 pounds and is 6-foot-3. Anderson has a knack for getting to the ball and has plenty of quickness for his size. Also from Central Texas area, Round Rock Stony Brook's Jordan Wade is headed to Norman. Wade committed after the Sooner junior day on February 20. Last season Wade (also known as Bear) recorded 14 sacks.

Defensive Trenches-Ends
The Sooner coaching staff made sure to pull in a couple of solid defensive ends in this class as well. For starters, the coaches found a good talent in Spring, TX at Klein Oak when Nathan Hughes made his commitment on May 1 of this year. The North Houston native Hughes is 6-foot-5, 260 pounds and is a four-star athlete, ranked No. 15 nationally by Scout.com. 

From Muleshoe, TX, the No. 23 ranked defensive end on the Scout.com rankings is Cooper Washington. Towards the end of April, the 6-foot-4, 255-pound Washington committed to Oklahoma over other options like Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Houston, Baylor and New Mexico State.

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