Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners fielded another solid recruiting class this offseason. The hefty class includes athletes from a wide array of positions, and was ranked in the Top 10 by Scout.com and Rivals.com.
The class of 2012, in fact, includes several players that have the potential to blossom into stars quickly in Norman. It's likely that many of the prospects will become household names among Sooner Nation soon enough.
That said, it's rare that a true freshman starts at OU or any other Division I program, and only a handful of the incoming class has a legitimate chance to secure a starting role immediately.
However, plenty of prospects should see playing time this upcoming season. Here are six recruits to pay especially close attention to; they have the best chances at getting game experience as freshmen.
As for the rest of the class, several other players not mentioned here could get game experience as freshmen, so don't count them out.