NORMAN, Okla. — With National Signing Day less than a week away, OUInsider.com takes you on a walk down memory lane, and shows you the key recruiting-related dates over the past 12 months:
OU quarterback commit Justice Hansen attended the first Junior Day Feb. 2 and received an offer there.
2 – Oklahoma hosts its first Junior Day, and the visitors include, among others, QB Justice Hansen, RB Samaje Perine, WR Jeffery Mead and S Vontre McQuinnie; three of the four receive offers (Perine already held one), and McQuinnie commits to become the first of the 2014 class
6 – S Steven Parker is named OKPreps Junior of the Year
14 – Oklahoma offers LB Curtis Bolton
20 – Oklahoma offers WR Dallis Todd
24 – Oklahoma offers OG Natrell Curtis
Running back Samaje Perine became OU's second commitment on March 13. Perine is one of three Sooner commits for running back coach Cale Gundy.
9 – Oklahoma hosts its second Junior Day, and LB Tay Evans attends, among other visitors
12 – WR Mark Andrews unofficially visits Oklahoma
13 – RB Samaje Perine commits to Oklahoma
28 – OT Alex Dalton unofficially visits Oklahoma
15 – WR Dallis Todd commits to Oklahoma
It took just two days for cornerback Tito Windham to pull the trigger on Bobby Jack Wright's Oklahoma offer.
6 – Bobby Jack Wright visits CB Marcus Green and offers him
12 – CB Marcus Green commits to Oklahoma
15 – Oklahoma offers CB Tito Windham
16 – CB Tito Windham names Oklahoma his leader
22 – TE Carson Meier commits to Oklahoma
Defensive tackle Brandon Glenn unofficially visited Oklahoma June 14 and committed then, just three days after earning an offer.
2 – TE’s Jeremy Smith and Payton Prince, DT’s Brandon Glenn, Garrald McDowell, DJ Williams, Armon Watts, Travonte Valentine, DE’s Justin Hollins, Jordan Brailford and Grant Blankenship, S Steven Parker, CB Payton Hendrix, K’s Rafael Gaglianone, Mikhail Ellis, Cole Hedlund and Adam Centers and commits, QB Justice Hansen, S Vontre McQuinnie and CB Marcus Green, among others, attend Oklahoma Elite Prospect Camp
14 – DT Brandon Glenn unofficially visits Oklahoma and commits
22 – WR Jeffery Mead commits to Oklahoma
2 – LB Tay Evans commits to Oklahoma
2 – WR Mark Andrews unofficially visits Oklahoma again and commits
Center Jonathan Alvarez committed four days after his unofficial visit for the West Virginia game.
14 – Oklahoma offers CB Jordan Thomas
23 – LB Curtis Bolton commits to Oklahoma
4 – Oklahoma hosts its first of two major recruiting weekends during the 2013-14 season with elite ATH’s Michiah Quick and Adoree’ Jackson, RB Joe Mixon, S Steven Parker, LB’s Dwight Williams and commit Tay Evans, JUCO LB Devante Bond and defensive tackles Tashon Smallwood and Ainuu Taua all in attendance for the TCU game
8 – OG Natrell Curtis commits to Washington
TE/H-back Dimitri Flowers de-committed from Boise State and committed to Oklahoma on the same day, Nov. 6.
11 – RB Joe Mixon names Oklahoma his leader
18 – Oklahoma QB quarterback Justice Hansen suffers season-ending ankle injury
25 – WR’s KD Cannon and commit Dallis Todd officially visit Oklahoma for Texas Tech game
6 – HB Dimitri Flowers de-commits from Boise State and commits to Oklahoma
8 – TE DeAndre Goolsby commits to Florida over Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas State
15 – Oklahoma hosts huge recruiting weekend with running back De’Chavon Hayes, JUCO TE Isaac Ijalana, JUCO offensive tackles Sebastian Tretola and Fahn Cooper, offensive tackle Kenyon Frison, OG Natrell Curtis, DE Dwayne Orso, cornerbacks Arrion Springs and John Plattenburg Jr. all visiting for the Iowa State game
JUCO linebacker Devante Bond selected the Sooners over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
18 – JUCO LB Devante Bond commits to Oklahoma
21 – RB Joe Mixon named semifinalist for the 2014 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award
26 – Oklahoma LB commit Tay Evans earns 10-5A first-team all-district selection
2 – TE Isaac Ijalana de-commits from Oklahoma
JUCO tight end Isaac Ijalana re-committed to Oklahoma and signed after de-committing.
6 – TE Isaac Ijalana officially visits Purdue, his first visit after de-committing
13 – JUCO RB De’Chavon Hayes, who the Crystal Ball had 71 percent Oklahoma, chooses Arizona State Sun Devils over the Sooners; Lukayus McNeil, one of Oklahoma’s two final offensive tackle targets, visits officially
15 – TE Isaac Ijalana re-commits to Oklahoma
21 – Oklahoma CB commit Marcus Green wins Texas 5A Division II State Title
Five-star running back Joe Mixon selected the Sooners at the U.S. Army All-American Game, choosing them over Cal, UCLA and Wisconsin.
30 – OG Natrell Curtis names Oklahoma his leader
2 – Oklahoma QB commit Justice Hansen takes in events at Under Armour All-America Game
4 – Oklahoma WR commit Mark Andrews, as well as targets, RB Joe Mixon, OT Natrell Curtis and OT Jordan Sims and LB Dwight Williams compete in the U.S. Army All-American Game; Mixon commits to Oklahoma over California, UCLA and Wisconsin, then wins MVP, while Williams selects UCLA instead of Oklahoma and other suitors
5 – Oklahoma commits, WR Dallis Todd, TE Carson Meier, and CB’s Marcus Green and Tito Windham, plus targets OT Kenyon Frison, four-technique Deondre Clark and S Steven Clark compete in the Semper-Fidelis Bowl
8 – OT Joseph Paul commits to Oklahoma
6 – OG Natrell Curtis commits to Oklahoma
17 – Oklahoma commits, RB Samaje Perine, LB Curtis Bolton, TE Carson Meier and OT Joseph Paul, plus targets, S Steven Parker, CB Jordan Thomas, defensive end Deondre Clark and four-technique Courtney Garnett officially visit Oklahoma
19 – CB Jordan Thomas commits to Oklahoma
27 – DE Deondre Clark visits Oklahoma for Bedlam basketball game and is displeased with result of fans chanting “left, right, left right” to brother Stevie after he fouls out