Eleven members of Oklahoma’s 2017 recruiting class enrolled in January and will take part in spring drills.
Ten of them have four-star rankings from at least one national service. Five of them rank among the top 110 high school seniors. Two of the early enrollees are junior college transfers and both are rated in the Top 20 in the nation.
OU and other colleges began signing letters of intent on National Signing Day on February 1. (That list will be in the Tulsa Beacon February 9).
Here are the early enrollees at OU:
Defensive back, 6-0, 180, Oklahoma City
He was the top-ranked player in the state of Oklahoma by ESPN, second-ranked by Scout and No. 3 according to 247Sports and Rivals. Broiles is an Under Armour All-American. As a senior, he had posted 34 tackles and six interceptions while having 898 yards and nine touchdowns on 38 receptions in leading his team to state semifinals. He chose Oklahoma over other programs that included Auburn, Michigan and Texas.
Wide receiver, 5-11, 175, College of the Canyons (Calif.)
Brown was described as the third-best Juco wide receiver by 247Sports and ESPN. He led College of the Canyons with 50 receptions for 754 yards and 10 touchdowns and returned 13 kickoffs for 402 yards and a touchdown. He chose Oklahoma over TCU, Tennessee and USC
Tight End, 6-4, 220, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
He was called the No. 2 tight end in the country by ESPN, No. 6 by 247Sports and No. 9 by Scout and the No. 28 athlete by Rivals. Calcaterra caught 57 passes for 958 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. He chose Oklahoma over Florida, Nebraska, Texas A&M and others.
Linebacker, 6-3, 225, Collinsville
He was ranked as the No. 2 inside linebacker in the nation by Scout, No. 4 by 247Sports and No. 6 by ESPN and Rivals. Draper was rated as the top player in the state of Oklahoma by 247Sports and No. 2 by ESPN and Rivals. He made 143 tackles with 4 sacks and two interceptions as a senior and helped lead Collinsville to the state championship game as a junior. He chose OU over Alabama, Clemson and Florida State, among others.
Linebacker, 6-3, 215, Hayward, Calif.
Gumbs was ranked as the No. 65 overall player in the country by Rivals and ranked No. 7 among outside linebackers by Rivals, No. 9 by Scout and No. 16 by ESPN. A U.S. Army All-American, he made 74 tackles (23 sacks) and forced two fumbles as a senior. He chose OU over Louisville, USC, Washington and others.
Fullback, 6-3, 230, Charlotte, N.C.
He was ranked as the No. 11 tight end in the country by ESPN and rated as the No. 13 player in North Carolina by ESPN, No. 18 by Rivals and No. 24 by 247Sports. He had 1,005 yards of total offense and 22 touchdowns as a senior and chose OU over Maryland, Pitt and Syracuse.
Offensive lineman, 6-4, 290, Shawnee, Okla.
Humphrey was the third-ranked player in the state of Oklahoma according to 247Sports, No. 7 according to ESPN and No. 10 according to Rivals. He chose Oklahoma over Alabama, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, among others.
Linebacker, 6-3, 220, Missouri City, Texas
Murray was ranked 17th among outside linebackers by Rivals, 23rd by Scout, 27th by 247Sports and 45th by ESPN. He was selected as the No. 34 player in the state of Texas by Rivals and posted 104 tackles as a senior with 4 sacks, six passes defended and one forced fumble. He chose OU over Baylor, Michigan, Texas and others.
Quarterback, 6-2, 190, Mesquite, Texas
A four-star recruit, Robison was ranked as the No. 4 pro-style quarterback in the country by Rivals and No. 7 by 247Sports. He was also ranked the No. 9 overall quarterback in the country by Scout and the No. 11 dual-threat quarterback by ESPN. Robison was seen as the No. 8 recruit in the state of Texas by Rivals, No. 28 in Texas by 247Sports and No. 42 by 247Sports. He passed for 8,027 yards and 95 touchdowns in his four-year career against 20 interceptions with a completion percentage better than 62 percent. Robison also ran for 841 yards and four scores on 215 career carries. He was his team’s punter and averaged 40.1 yards per kick on 86 career punts. He had offers from schools that included Houston, OSU and TCU.
Running back, 6-1, 220, Marietta, Ga.
Sermon was ranked as the No. 9 running back in the country by ESPN, No. 10 by 247Sports, No. 12 by Rivals and No. 19 by Scout. He was rated by ESPN as the No. 8 recruit in the state of Georgia, No. 15 by Rivals and No. 18 by 247Sports. He ran for 1,227 yards and 16 touchdowns on 166 carries as a senior. He got offers from Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State and others.
Running back, 5-10, 195, Lackawanna College (Pa.)
Sutton was an honorable mention NJCAA All-American in 2016 as a sophomore. He was the No. 19 overall junior college recruit in the country by Rivals, No. 26 overall by ESPN and No. 38 by 247Sports and Scout. Sutton was the No. 2 juco running back in the nation by ESPN and the No. 2 juco athlete by 247Sports. He signed with North Carolina State out of high school.