Last week, we looked at the top recruits in the Oklahoma Sooners' 2011 recruiting class. These players are sure to make an immediate impact as soon as they set foot on the practice fields in Norman, whether that be a starting role or simply pushing older players for those positions.
Now we turn our attention to the rest of the recruiting class. These are all great players, don't get me wrong, but the fact of the matter is that they aren't quite on the same level as the other players in this class. This group of players will need some time to develop and will probably see some redshirts, or even some greyshirts, according to some rumblings around the program.
However, these players are instrumental in the continued building of a successful program at the University of Oklahoma, and they will play a key role when their time comes two or three years down the road. It's a fact of life that college football teams often have more great players than they need at a particular time.
But these players will be ready and will work hard in preparation for when their names are called.