The Oklahoma Sooners' 2010 season was one of great success. The team was able to accomplish many goals and also shake some stereotypes that had been trailing the team for the past several seasons.
The Sooners went 12-2 while winning their seventh Big 12 championship and won the Fiesta Bowl, their first BCS bowl win since the 2003 Rose Bowl.
With the season in the books, the Sooners now turn their attention to wrapping up the 2011 recruiting class. So far Oklahoma has 17 commitments and has the No. 5 recruiting class according to ESPN and the No. 6 class according to Rivals.
With a month still to go before Signing Day, Oklahoma is looking to possibly land a couple of other players, and solidify the commitments they have already received.
Here are the top 10 commitments in the Sooners' 2011 recruiting class.
Rivals Rank- 5-star, #2 WR, #15 overall
ESPN Rank- 4-star, #7 WR, #49 overall
Metoyer is a native of Whitehouse, Texas, and checks in at 6'2'', 196 pounds. The best attribute of Metoyer is his hands. Scouts have been raving about his soft hands and his ability to catch the ball well with them and not using his body.
Metoyer is a big player, not to the degree of an Alshon Jeffery or a Julio Jones, but he uses his size to his advantage. He is great on jump balls and catching the ball in traffic, as well as adjusting to the football, both on bad throws or on deep balls.
While Metoyer is fast, around a 4.5 40 time, that's something that he can definitely improve while at Oklahoma.
Metoyer is definitely Oklahoma's best catch in this class and paired with Ryan Broyles and Kenny Stills, could help Oklahoma possess the best receiving corps in the country by far.
Rivals Rank- 5-star, #3 RB, #16 overall
ESPN Rank- 4-star, #7 RB, #70 overall
What Oklahoma recruiting class would be complete without a stud running back? According to some scouts, Williams has the chance to be the very best back in this year's group.
Williams is fast and has a lot of great moves. Williams isn't the thickest or most powerful back, but with his skill set, he will be another great horse in the large stable of Oklahoma running backs.
Rivals Rank- 4-star, #8 DT, #92 overall
ESPN Rank- 4-star, #15 DT
Anderson is far from the biggest tackle prospect, but gaining bulk is something that will be easy to do at the next level. Anderson possesses a quick get-off and has the size that, filled out, can be quite intimidating. Overall, he has a lot of speed that enables him to get to the quarterback quicker than most.
Defensive tackle is a place of need for the Sooners, so Anderson, along with Jordan Wade and Jordan Phillips will be huge depth boosters. Anderson is the high school teammate of Texas star recruit Malcolm Brown.
Rivals Rank- 4-star, #23 OT
ESPN Rank- 3-star, #55 OT
Dismuke is a home grown Oklahoman, so the Sooners didn't have to look far to find him. Dismuke is a tough run blocker and has good feet.
However, he needs some work in order to be a top-tier lineman at the next level. Improvement in the passing game is a must.
Dismuke makes this list, though, because he has the potential to be a great lineman for the Sooners and because depth at this position is essential at all times.
Rivals Rank- 3-star, #30 Athlete
ESPN Rank- 4-star, #6 Athlete, #61 overall
Williams is a small, shifty back, much like Roy Finch. He has a lot of speed, quickness, and good balance while running. However, he does not have the size or strength to be an every-down back at the next level.
And because of his smaller frame, he probably won't ever gain the size or ability to be a tough, downhill, every-down back. But Williams will be an explosive player, always capable of busting a long run or kick return.
Rivals Rank- 4-star, #19 DE
ESPN Rank- 4-star, #9 DE, #89 overall
Hughes, at 6'6" is a big guy, but he can also move very well. With lots of strength and plenty of speed, Hughes could be a great swing person that could play both defensive end and tackle.
However, because of his speed and height, he will more than likely stay primarily at end. With some growth, both physically and with his skill set, he could be a J.J. Watt-type end.
Rivals Rank- 4-star, #11 DT
ESPN Rank- 4-star, #8 DT, #103 overall
Wade is the second of the three solid defensive-tackle recruits that Oklahoma is signing in this class. Wade is more like a defensive tackle in terms of physical appearance and build.
He has a very quick first step and has great upper-body strength. However, he still needs to work a bit on his overall movement and pad level, as well as getting stronger in his lower body.
Rivals Rank- 4-star, #4 DT, #42 overall
ESPN- 4-star, #12 DT, #146 overall
Phillips comes to OU as the top player in the state of Kansas, according to Rivals. Because of his size and skill set, Phillips has been able to simply overpower opponents at the high school level.
That is not going to happen without some serious work at the college level and Phillips' tendency to take some plays off and not go 100 percent all the time is a knock against him.
However, his abilities as a pass rusher and tackler far outweigh those concerns. Those will be corrected by the college game, as will filling out his defensive-tackle frame. All three tackles should play a big role for the Sooners in 2011.
Rivals Rank- 3-star, #32 LB
ESPN Rank- 4-star, #11 OLB
Lindley has tremendous upside and many are pegging him to be an outside linebacker at the next level.
The only downside is that he needs to fill out his frame a little bit, but as you've seen and read from this list, who doesn't need to do that?
Lindley has great speed from sideline to sideline and can track a play extremely well. He's flexible in the sense that he can play from multiple positions on the field, close or far away from the line of scrimmage.
Rivals Rank- 3-star, #48 athlete
ESPN Rank- 4-star, #29 WR
Carter's skill set brings thoughts of Ryan Broyles to mind. He isn't big or extremely fast, but is very quick and has the unique ability to get open and often. He is a great route runner and can set up defensive backs to his advantage in order to create separation.
A bit more upper-body strength would be a good thing for Carter as he becomes a receiver at the next level.
Many are thinking that OU is getting a steal with this commitment, as Carter is a phenomenal athlete and could develop into a dangerous weapon for the Sooners in the future.