FOLLOWING THE FUTURE
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.
BRENNAN CLAY - RB 6' - 190, San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch
|Scripps Ranch had a strong playoff run come to an end with a 17-6 loss to Helix with Clay having 73-yards on 23 carries and the Falcons only touchdown. |
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 (7-6) finished their season 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.
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.
ROY FINCH - RB 5'8 - 170, Niceville, Fla.
|Another week, another huge showing for Finch who showed up big time for Niceville with 205-yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns along with a 97-yard kickoff return in a 45-31 win over Tallahassee Lincoln. |
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 (12-0) faces Orlando Edgewater in the Florida 4A state semi-finals.|
AARON FRANKLIN - LB 6'1 - 206, Marshall, Texas
|Marshall (9-4) finished their season in the third round of the playoffs. |
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.
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.
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.
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.
AUSTIN HAYWOOD - TE 6'4 - 245, Moore (Okla.) Southmoore
|Southmoore (11-2) finished their season in the state semi-finals. |
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JUSTIN MCCAY - WR 6'3 - 197, Shawnee (Kan.) Bishop Miege
|Miege (12-2) won the Kansas 4A state title. |
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: N/A. |
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JOE POWELL - WR 5'11 - 174, Dallas Skyline
|Skyline (12-1) ended their season in the third round of the playoffs. |
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.
ADAM SHEAD - OL 6'4 - 315, Cedar Hill, Texas
|Cedar Hill (12-1) ended their season in the third round of the playoffs. |
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.
KENDAL THOMPSON - QB 6'2 - 175, Moore (Okla.) Southmoore - 2011
|Southmoore (11-2) ended their season in the state semi-finals. |
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.
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.
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.
JULIAN WILSON - DB 6'2 - 172, Moore (Okla.) Southmoore
|Southmoore (11-2) ended their season in the state semi-finals. |
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.
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.