The Oklahoma football squad will welcome another group of recruits into the Sooner family on national signing day, Feb. 6.
Before that highly anticipated Wednesday arrives, OU hopes to win over several more athletes to round out a class that currently includes 20 committed players.
Defensive tackle and defensive back are two key focus areas for the Sooners. Although they have added multiple prospects at both positions, more signings would help make these uncertain units areas of promise.
With the recruiting window closing, the Sooners need to end on a high note. Although it's unlikely OU will add any marquee prospects, several touted recruits are seriously considering joining the crimson and cream.
Here are three key players Oklahoma has a realistic chance of acquiring on national signing day.
Oklahoma and Clemson seem to be the two major contenders to sign cornerback Adrian Baker.
The Hollywood, Fla., native visited Norman Dec. 14, after visiting Clemson shortly before. Hopefully for defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, Baker will choose OU over Brett Venables' Tiger defense.
Scout lists Baker as 6'1" and 165 pounds. It also claims he has 4.45 speed. If he could bulk up a bit and maintain his speed, he'd have the physical tools to be a stud in the Sooner secondary.
If Oklahoma does win the battle for Baker, it will acquire an athletic prospect with promising potential. Plus, any team in the Big 12 can always use more defensive backs.
Port Arthur, Texas, native Matthew Romar is another intriguing defensive tackle prospect on OU's radar.
According to Rivals, Romar is also seriously considering Houston and Baylor. The site also noted he recently visited Tulsa and was recruited by former Sooner Calvin Thibodeaux.
The 6'3" 276-pound tackle is set to visit OU Friday, according to 247sports.
The timing of Romar's visit seems favorable for Sooner fans. Adding him would round out a talented group of D-line signees that includes Quincy Russell and D.J. Ward.
The Sooners are thin at defensive tackle and haven't had a dominant one for a while. Landing JUCO stud Toby Johnson would be encouraging.
The odds aren't looking great, however. Johnson indicated the Georgia Bulldogs is currently his No. 1 choice (via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
The 6'4", 305-pound Georgia native attended Hutchinson Community College in Kansas and is a 4-star prospect (according to ESPN). ESPN gives him praise for his pass rushing and run defense, both areas in which OU could use improvement.
It'd be somewhat surprising if Johnson picked the Sooners over the Bulldogs. But much stranger things have happened in college football recruiting.