November 29, 2009

Huge Night for Thompson Can't Bring a Win


BLAKE BELL - QB 6'6 - 210, Wichita (Kan.) Bishop Carroll

Bishop Carroll's season (11-1) ended in the state semi-finals.

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: N/A.

BRENNAN CLAY - RB 6' - 190, San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch

Scripps Ranch put themselves firmly on Clay's back who earned their faith with 41-carries for 242-yards and two touchdowns in a 30-27 win over Lincoln, who they lost to earlier in the season.

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 (7-5) travels to Helix in the third round of the playoffs.

Aaron Colvin - DB 6'0 - 180, Owasso, Okla.

Owasso's season (6-5) ended in the first round of the playoffs.

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: N/A.

RASHOD FAVORS - LB 6'2 - 215, Fort Worth Dunbar

Favors missed almost the entire season but Dunbar's season (7-4) was completed in the first round of the playoffs.

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: N/A.

ROY FINCH - RB 5'8 - 170, Niceville, Fla.

Another week, another huge showing for Finch who had 187-yards and three touchdowns, including a 62-yard romp, on just six carries. He also returned a punt for a 73-yard touchdown and collected a sack in Niceville's 63-14 beatdown of rival Fort Walton Beach.

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 (11-0) faces Tallahassee Lincoln in the third round of the playoffs.

AARON FRANKLIN - LB 6'1 - 206, Marshall, Texas

Franklin had double-digit tackles, a sack, and two tackles for loss. While the Marshall defense stifled Denison for a half the Yellowjackets stormed back for a 35-26 win in the second half.

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 (9-4) finished their season in the third round of the playoffs.

TREY FRANKS - WR 5'9 - 172, Orange (Texas) West Orange-Stark

Franks was suspended at mid-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.
Next: N/A.

QUENTIN HAYES - DB 6'1 - 175, Lancaster, Texas

Lancaster's season came to an end at 4-6.

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: N/A.

JAMES HAYNES - DB 6'0 - 181, Orange (Texas) West Orange-Stark

West Orange-Stark's season (8-3) came to an end in the first round of the playoffs.

Haynes is yet another member of this class blessed with truly elite speed and could play either safety or cornerback for the Sooners.
Next: N/A.

AUSTIN HAYWOOD - TE 6'4 - 245, Moore (Okla.) Southmoore

Haywood did his part with a touchdown run along with five catches for 81-yards and another score as well as a defensive sack but Southmoore fell short of mighty Jenks 44-26.

Haywood is one of the most entertaining stories of the year coming from the realm of a complete unknown to one of the state's most sought-after prospects int he matter of a few months.
Next: Southmoore (11-2) finished their season in the state semi-finals.

BRONSON IRWIN - OL 6'4 - 322, Mustang, Okla.

Mustang's season (7-4) came to an end in the first round of the playoffs..

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: N/A.

KAMEEL JACKSON - WR 6'1 - 195, Arlington (Texas) Sam Houston - 2011

Sam Houston finished the season at 3-7.

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: N/A.

JARRETT LAKE - LB 6'2 - 205, Jenks, Okla.

Lake is not taking part in Jenks' season.

Lake will join his good friend Gabe Lynn in Norman in spite of the fact he didn't take part in Jenks' season due to an OSSAA ruling about his move from North Carolina.
Next: N/A

EDDRICK LOFTEN - S 5'10 - 195, Irving (Texas) Nimitz

Nimitz's season (7-4) came to an end in the first round of the playoffs.

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: N/A.

JUSTIN MCCAY - WR 6'3 - 197, Shawnee (Kan.) Bishop Miege

MCay had his most quiet night of the season with just four touches for 45-yards but his teammates took advantage of the defensive focus being aimed his way in a 28-6 state championship win over Topeka Hayden.

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 (12-2) won the Kansas 4A state title.

SHELDON MCCLAIN - WR 6'2 - 174, Cibolo (Texas) Steele

Steel's season (9-2) ended in the second round of the playoffs.

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: N/A.

TREY MILLARD - FB 6'2 - 245, Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge

Rock Bridge's season ended at 5-5.

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: N/A.

CHUKA NDULUE - DE 6'3 - 240, Dallas Jesuit

Jesuit's season ended at 4-6.

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: N/A.

DANIEL NOBLE - DT 6'4 - 275, Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus

Marcus' season (7-4) ended in the second round of the playoffs.

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: N/A.

TORREA PETERSON - DT 6'4 - 300, San Antonio East Central

East Central's season (4-7) ended in the first round of the playoffs.

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: N/A.

JOE POWELL - WR 5'11 - 174, Dallas Skyline

Powell had four catches for 46-yards but it wasn't enough as Skyline was stunned in the final minutes against Cy-Woods 28-21.

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 (12-1) ended their season in the third round of the playoffs.

ADAM SHEAD - OL 6'4 - 315, Cedar Hill, Texas

Cedar Hill was stunned by Abilene when their season came to a shocking end, 41-17.

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 (12-1) ended their season in the third round of the playoffs.

KENDAL THOMPSON - QB 6'2 - 175, Moore (Okla.) Southmoore - 2011

Thompson ran for his life all night but still managed an, all things considered, astonishing 15-for-28 passing for 291-yards and two scores along with 50-yards rushing. Even with all this the Sabercats fell 44-26 to Jenks.

Thompson, the son of former Sooner quarterback Charles, has been well-known around Oklahoma since his pee-wee football days and led Southmoore to a district title in their second year of existence.
Next: Southmoore (11-2) ended their season in the state semi-finals.

TYRUS THOMPSON - OL 6'6 - 278, Pflugerville, Texas

Pflugerville's season (7-5) ended in the second round of the playoffs.

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: N/A.

Daryl Williams - OL 6'5 - 269, Corinth (Texas) Lake Dallas

Lake Dallas' season (10-2) ended in the second round of the playoffs.

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: N/A.

JULIAN WILSON - DB 6'2 - 172, Moore (Okla.) Southmoore

Wilson did more than his part defensively and helped the offensive cause with a 16-yard touchdown run but it wasn't enough as the Sabercats fell 44-26 to Jenks.

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 (11-2) ended their season in the state semi-finals.

AUSTIN WOODS - OL 6'5 - 290, Rockwall (Texas) Heath

Heath's season (7-4) ended in the first round of the playoffs.

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: N/A.

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