Fall recruiting season is ramping up right now for all college football teams, making this a crucial time for head coaches and their staffs to make plays for blue-chippers around the nation. The Oklahoma Sooners are no exception. With that being said, here's our weekend recruiting preview for the program.
OU To Get First Shot At Elite Safety
2016 Gardena (CA) Junipero Serra safety/wide receiver Brandon Burton will make the first official visit of his recruiting process on Saturday when the Sooners take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in Norman.
He is slated to take official visits to Alabama and Ohio State in November. While some believe that he'll stay on the West Coast at a school like USC or UCLA, those around Burton get the sense that he's willing to travel wherever for school as long as it provides a good overall experience for him. The four-star recruit is currently listed as the 6th-ranked safety in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.
Another Key Visit On Saturday
Three-star 2016 Suwanee (GA) Peachtree Ridge cornerback Baylen Buchanan is widely considered to be a 50/50 decision split between Oklahoma and Georgia right now, and it will be OU who gets the first crack at moving the needle in person. Buchanan will visit Norman on Saturday.
"OU is the only school that Buchanan has an official visit set with at this time, but he has been unofficially to Wisconsin, Louisville and he has been unofficially to Georgia twice," 247Sports' James Hale offered on Thursday. "At one time he was committed to Louisville, but I don’t get the impression that the Cardinals are in it with Buchanan anymore. OU is the leader here and has a great shot."
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