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Chat wrap: Breakout year for Washington?

SoonerNation writer Jake Trotter chatted with readers on Monday about Oklahoma football and recruiting. Here's the full transcript. If you didn't get your question answered, send it to Jake's mailbag.

Here are a few highlights from the chat:

Kevin (Reno, NV): Which highly-regarded lineman will the light finally turn on for, resulting in a huge season for OU, Jamarkus McFarland or R.J. Washington?

Jake Trotter: I lean toward Washington. We kinda know what McFarland is about. He's played the last three seasons. RJ is little more of an unknown because he hasn't had as much playing time. Plus the light bulb really came on for him last year. He could make another jump this season.

Landry (Arkansas): With OU favored to win the Big 12 again, can, and will the Sooners handle the pressure and take care of business?

Jake Trotter: It will come down to those last three games, WV, OSU, TCU. If the Sooners win all three, they'll likely be conference champs. We'll see.

nick (glenpool): Let's say both Jalen Saunders and Cortez Johnson qualify to play this year. What's your take on the kind of impact they could have?

Jake Trotter: I'm not sure Johnson would play much of a role, but Saunders definitely would. Saunders has elite speed, and would give Landry the downfield threat he lacked at times last season.

Bufford (Tuttle): With a great QB and two awesome RB recruits will this help get some great O-line prospects that we are needing?

Jake Trotter: I think so. [Line coach James] Patton has done a solid job recruiting in recent years, notably with last year's interior haul. It's on Kittle now to land a couple of tackles.