Need further proof that Midwest City (Okla.) Carl Albert running back David Oku is one of the top players in the class of 2009?
Then check out the two new offers that he recently picked up from some pretty good programs.
Oku, who is 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, rushed for 1,462 yards and 19 touchdowns as a sophomore and picked up an early oral offer from Auburn. Then after a dominating performance at the Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp in early May things have heated up for him even more.
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"I picked up offers from Minnesota and Texas Tech," Oku said. "Those are both pretty big offers for me."
Oku has admittedly talked about his ideal plan to go out of state, but isn't ruling neither Oklahoma or Oklahoma State out at this point, so that's what makes the latest offers even more intriguing.
Minnesota is a school that never really has recruited Oklahoma, but under new coach Tim Brewster's aggressive approach to recruit the best players wherever they are, the Gophers definitely look like an interesting option for Oku.
"I know that Lawrence Maroney went there, and so did Marion Barber," Oku said."They're a cool school, but the offer definitely caught me off guard big time since I hadn't really talked to them that much."
Tech's offer came from Red Raider assistant Seth Littrell, who has had quite a bit of success recruiting in Oklahoma.
"I was calling coach Littrell just to check up on him and talk to him.," Oku said. "I told him that I got an offer from Minnesota and he said 'well, since you got one from them, then I'm just going to offer you now.' "
The three offers are still only oral offers because coaches can't officially put them in writing until September 1 of his junior year in high school. And don't be surprised if this is just the tip of the iceberg for the talented rusher.
He does have plans to make it to Auburn's summer camp, along with a few other stops across the country.