FOLLOWING THE FUTURE
BLAKE BELL - QB 6'6 - 210, Wichita (Kan.) Bishop Carroll
|Go ahead and stop reading, Bell has already locked up player of the week with nine total touchdowns. Five passing (36, 13, 12, 3, 1) and four rushing (60, 2, 38, 2). |
Perhaps no quarterback in the country has a bigger upside, his senior year at Bishop Carroll will be his second at the position. Blessed with a great frame and NFL bloodlines, Bell is expected to have a big senior year.
|Next: Bishop Carroll (9-0) hosts Newton in the first round of the playoffs.|
BRENNAN CLAY - RB 6' - 190, San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch
|Clay and Scripps Ranch had a tough night with one of the top teams in the San Diego area, Lincoln, falling 42-7. |
No player has been a bigger catalyst for Oklahoma's top five ranking nationally due to his ability to network and talk to recruits from across the country. Clay is a dual-threat running back equally adept in receiving and rushing.
|Next: Scripps Ranch (5-3) travels to Mira Mesa.|
Aaron Colvin - DB 6'0 - 180, Owasso, Okla.
|Colvin had 12 tackles and a 60-yard touchdown on an end around in a narrow 29-26 overtime win against Yukon. |
In one summer Colvin went from relatively unknown into a guy with multiple BCS offers, his footwork and quickness made him highly coveted before his commitment.
|Next: Owasso (6-3) hosts Stillwater.|
RASHOD FAVORS - LB 6'2 - 215, Fort Worth Dunbar
|Favors' season is done with an ankle injury but even so Favors' Dunbar teammates beat district rival Fort Worth Western Hills 28-6. |
Favors had a big summer prior to his senior year that left a lot of people impressed with his budding talent in spite of not a lot of experience at the linebacker position.
|Next: Dunbar (7-2) hosts Arlington Heights.|
ROY FINCH - RB 5'8 - 170, Niceville, Fla.
|Finch had a big night with six carries for 119 yards and two touchdowns (55, 41) he also added three catches for 69-yards and two more scores (32, 29) in a 49-14 beating of Daphne, Ala.. |
Finch, formerly of Edmond, is among the nation's most explosive running backs and seems a near perfect fit for Oklahoma's wide open passing offense.
|Next: Niceville (8-0) hosts Crestview.|
AARON FRANKLIN - LB 6'1 - 206, Marshall, Texas
|Franklin helped Marshall collect a big win over defending state champion Sulphur Springs 48-13. |
If not for an injury early in his junior season Franklin would likely be regarded as one of the top linebackers in the Big 12 region, if not the nation.
|Next: Marshall (6-3) hosts Mt. Pleasant.|
TREY FRANKS - WR 5'9 - 172, Orange (Texas) West Orange-Stark
|Franks has been suspended for the remainder of the season for a violation of school policy.|
Franks brings a level of speed to Norman that hasn't been on campus since the short-lived career of DaBryan Blanton and as such could bring an entirely new weapon to both the passing game as well as kick and punt return.
QUENTIN HAYES - DB 6'1 - 175, Lancaster, Texas
|Hayes helped Lancaster to it's first win in nearly a month by helping to force six turnovers in a 7-0 win over Mabank. |
Hayes was a player Oklahoma found while watching current freshman cornerback Demontre Hurst and clearly liked what they saw offering him very early to play either corner or safety.
|Next: Lancaster (4-5) travels to Terrell.|
JAMES HAYNES - DB 6'0 - 181, Orange (Texas) West Orange-Stark
|Haynes had three carries for 15-yards and an interception in WO-S's playoff clinching win, 29-10 over Hardin-Jefferson. |
Haynes is yet another member of this class blessed with truly elite speed and could play either safety or cornerback for the Sooners.
|Next: West Orange-Stark (7-2) travels to Orangefield.|
BRONSON IRWIN - OL 6'4 - 322, Mustang, Okla.
|Irwin was a big part of his teammate, Daniel Farrow, having a second straight massive game in a 41-24 over highly-ranked Del City. |
Irwin, a lifelong Sooner fan, fulfilled a dream when he committed to the Sooners and was the first piece of a strong group of offensive lineman.
|Next: Mustang (7-2) travels to Southmoore.|
KAMEEL JACKSON - WR 6'1 - 195, Arlington (Texas) Sam Houston - 2011
|Jackson had four catches for 144-yards in a wild one against Arlington Bowie but the Texans came up short 56-44. |
Jackson's commitment to Oklahoma, six games into his junior season, may have been the earliest in the long and proud history of Oklahoma football.
|Next: Sam Houston finished the season at 3-7.|
JARRETT LAKE - LB 6'2 - 205, Jenks, Okla.
|Lake is not taking part in Jenks' regular season games. |
Lake will join his good friend Gabe Lynn in Norman in spite of the fact he won't take part in Jenks' season due to an OSSAA ruling about his move from North Carolina.
EDDRICK LOFTEN - S 5'10 - 195, Irving (Texas) Nimitz
|Loften and his teammates had a bye week. |
Early on some wondered how Loften could work in pass coverage and although run support is definitely his strength his ability in space is better than most realize.
|Next: Nimitz (7-2) travels to Cedar Hill.|
JUSTIN MCCAY - WR 6'3 - 197, Shawnee (Kan.) Bishop Miege
|MCay had two touchdowns, an 11-yard catch and a three-yard run, in a 29-15 win over DeSoto. |
McCay is the most highly regarded wide receiver Oklahoma has landed a commitment from since Malcolm Kelly and could be an early difference maker with his big frame and ability as a deep threat.
|Next: Miege (7-2) hosts Baldwin in the first round of the playoffs.|
SHELDON MCCLAIN - WR 6'2 - 174, Cibolo (Texas) Steele
|McClain's season is over with a torn ACL but the Knights won big over rival Seguin, 48-0. |
McClain is a track star that is still emerging as a true football player, he is a guy that could definitely surprass expectations as he continues to develop.
|Next: Steele (7-2) hosts Alamo Heights.|
TREY MILLARD - FB 6'2 - 245, Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge
|Millard had 170-yards rushing including a 64-yard touchdown run and another 57-yards receiving in a 49-14 loss to Blue Springs. |
Millard is a near perfect fit for Oklahoma's h-back role with an ability to block, run with the ball, and even catch.
|Next: Rock Bridge's season ended at 5-5.|
CHUKA NDULUE - DE 6'3 - 240, Dallas Jesuit
|Ndulue had three tackles and a fumble recovery in a 42-35 win over McKinney Boyd. |
Ndulue came to Oklahoma's junior day almost entirely unknown and came back for Oklahoma's summer camp as a Sooner commitment holding nearly 20 other offers.
|Next: Jesuit (4-5) hosts Plano.|
DANIEL NOBLE - DT 6'4 - 275, Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus
|Noble had a solid night holding rival Flower Mound to just 76-yards rushing on the night in a 63-39 win voer Marcus. |
Noble was Oklahoma's first commitment for the class of 2010 and has gone almost completely quiet since while preparing for another season at a strong Dallas area program.
|Next: Marcus (5-3) travels to Hebron.|
TORREA PETERSON - DT 6'4 - 300, San Antonio East Central
|Peterson had a solid night with seven tackles (two solo), two tackles for loss, and one sack but East Central was crushed by Wagner 59-7.|
Few defensive tackles in the country collected more offers than the talented run stuffer from the land of the Alamo, Peterson is raw but has loads of talent.
|Next: East Central (3-6) hosts Victoria Memorial.|
JOE POWELL - WR 5'11 - 174, Dallas Skyline
|Powell had four catches for 88-yards and two touchdowns (32, 20) in a 62-3 beating of W.T. White. |
Powell is as confident in his ability as any five-star prospect in the country. With his talent as a defensive back it will be intereting to see if he gets a shot on defense.
|Next: Skyline (9-0) travels to Sunset.|
ADAM SHEAD - OL 6'4 - 315, Cedar Hill, Texas
|Shead helped Cedar Hill to yet another lopsided win, this time over Grand Prairie 55-7. |
Perhaps no player who is part of this class was more excited by the opportunity to play for the Sooners than Shead who was brought to tears when Oklahoma officially offered him.
|Next: Cedar Hill (9-0) hosts Irving Nimitz.|
TYRUS THOMPSON - OL 6'6 - 278, Pflugerville, Texas
|Thompson and Pflugerville fought hard but fell short of Austin Bowie 38-35 in overtime. |
Thompson has played very little on the offensive line and spent some of his summer working with former teammate, and current Texas Longhorn, Alex Okafor on preparing for major college football.
|Next: Pflugerville (5-4) travels to Connally.|
Daryl Williams - OL 6'5 - 269, Corinth (Texas) Lake Dallas
|Williams helped Lake Dallas run wild in a 49-3 win over Denton. |
Williams was a player that Oklahoma waited to offer until his appearance at their summer camp, after a strong showing he picked up an offer and waited a few months to commit while on a return trip for his official visit.
|Next: Lake Dallas (8-1) travels to The Colony.|
JULIAN WILSON - DB 6'2 - 172, Moore (Okla.) Southmoore
|Wilson, with his eight tackles and two pass break-ups, and the Sabercats kept rolling in a 58-15 win over Moore. |
Wilson is yet another piece of an extremely fast class, though he stars on both sides of the ball as Southmoore's first division one commitment in school history, he'll play defensive back for the Sooners.
|Next: Southmoore (8-1) hosts Mustang.|
AUSTIN WOODS - OL 6'5 - 290, Rockwall (Texas) Heath
|Woods helped pave the way for his team's 51-6 beating of Carrollton Turner. |
As Oklahoma has learned this spring, you can never have enough depth at center and Woods brings something to the table that Oklahoma could use this year.
|Next: Heath (7-2) travels to Highland Park.|