October 18, 2009

Sooner Commits Collect Lopsided Wins


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

Bell threw for 245-yards and five touchdowns on 17-for-27 passing in his team's 55-0 demolition of Wichita West.

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 (7-0) hosts Valley Center.

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

Clay and his Falcon teammates took it on the chin in a 38-10 loss.

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 (4-2) hosts Henry.

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

Colvin had a 'pick-six' for 80-yards in a 48-20 win over Ponca City.

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 (4-3) travels to Choctaw.

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

Favors' season is done with an ankle injury but even so Favors' Dunbar teammates dominated Southwest 49-14 on Friday.

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 (5-2) hosts Trimble Tech.

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

Finch and his No. 1 ranked Niceville Eagles had the week off.

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 (6-0) travels to Fort Walton Beach.

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

Franklin had 10 tackles (six solo) and a forced fumble but his Mavericks still came up short against one of the top teams in Texas, Longview, 47-30.

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 (4-3) hosts Texas High.

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

Franks seems to have found his way into some trouble as he was suspended from W O-S's 62-0 win over Hamshire-Fannett.

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: West Orange-Stark (5-2) travels to Bridge City.

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

Hayes and his Lancaster teammates had the week off.

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 (3-4) travels to West Mesquite.

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

Haynes had his biggest game of the season with 156 yards and two touchdowns (80, 29) on seven carries. and also had two catches for 31-yards and one 16-yard touchdown in a 62-0 win over Hamshire-Fannett.

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 (5-2) travels to Bridge City.

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

Irwin was held out of Mustang's 42-6 win over Moore after a minor hand surgery on Tuesday.

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 (5-2) travels to Putnam City North.

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

Jackson had a three-yard touchdown run and five catches for 37-yards but Sam Houston fell short of rival Arlington Martin 46-27.

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 (3-5) travels to Mansfield Summitt.

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.
Next: N/A

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

Loften had 13 tackles and an interception but suffered a disappointing loss to Irving MacArthur 21-10.

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 (6-2) travels to Irving McArthur.

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

MCay helped his team to a 41-7 win over Spring Hill with two catches for 42-yards, two carries for seven yards, a pass deflection and a 90-yard KO return for touchdown.

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 (4-2) travels to Spring Hill.

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

McClain's season is over with a torn ACL but the Knights collected another win on Friday 42-7 over Boerne-Champion.

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 (6-1) hosts Kerville Tivy.

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

Millard had 18-carries for 193-yards and a 54-yard touchdown run but Rock Bridge fell short of Liberty 35-20.

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 (4-4) travels to Blue Springs South.

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

Ndulue and his Jesuit teammates had a rough night being drummed by Plano West 49-14.

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 (3-4) hosts Allen.

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

Noble slowed down mighty Southlake Carroll's ground game but it wasn't enough as the Marauders were downed 41-30.

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 (4-2) hosts Coppell.

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

Peterson and his East Cental teammates got their second straight win, a 51-15 beating of South San Antonio. Peterson had two tackles for loss, five assisted tackles, and one forced fumble in spite of only playing a few series into the second half.

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 (3-4) hosts Converse Judson.

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

Powell had three catches for 55-yards and a 14-yard touchdown in Skyline's 39-7 win over Richardson Berkner.

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 (7-0) hosts Carrollton Creekview.

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

Cedar Hill got off to a slow start against rival Duncanville but scored 41 second-half points and ran for nearly 300-yards in a 50-23 win.

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 (7-0) hosts Irving MacArthur.

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

Thompson helped Pflugerville get their second straight disrict win against well-regarded Austin High in a 23-17 victory.

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 (4-3) travels to Akins.

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

Wilson had a couple of catches and a carry and made several big hits on defense as Southmoore grabbed a crucial 6A-1 victory 46-28 over Lawton.

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 (6-1) hosts Norman North.

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

Woods and his Heath teammates got rolling again with a 31-24 over Royse City to keep district title hopes alive.

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 (5-2) travels to Richardson Pearce.

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