October 4, 2009

Sooner Commits on a Seesaw

FOLLOWING THE FUTURE

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

Bell went 17-for-28 for 151-yards and three scores (25, 18, 2). He also had six carries for 29 yards and a 10-yard touchdown.

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 (5-0) hosts Wichita Kapaun Mt. Carmel on ESPNU.

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

Clay and his teammates suffered their first loss of the season falling to fellow highly-regarded San Diego program Fountain Valley 42-14.

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 (3-1) hosts University City.

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

Colvin could do little to help his team from the defensive backfield as Tulsa Union ran wild and stuffed the run of the Rams, as the South Tulsa power won 42-7.

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 (2-3) hosts U.S. Grant.

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

Favors's season is done with an ankle injury but even so Darius White and Dominique Sanders led Dunbar to a 36-7 win over Fort Worth Polytechnic.

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 (4-2) has the week off.

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

In the best news of the week Finch returned from his concussion and a recent bout with the flu. He had 102-yards rushing with three scores and 55-yards receiving including a 25-yard catch in a 42-28 win over Pace.

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 (5-0) hosts Mosley.

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

Franklin and his Mavericks got off to their winning ways with a 38-33 win over Hallsville in their district opener as he had 10 tackles, a sack, two tackles for loss, and two pass break-ups.

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 (3-2) travels to Hallsville.

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

Franks had a ho-hum night by his lofty standards with one carry for 12-yards and three-catches for 38-yards.

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 (4-1) travels to Silsbee.

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

Hayes for the first time this season got some carries with 8 rushes for 19 yards and two scores (4,8) in a 31-7 win over Mesquite Poteet.

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 (2-3) hosts Forney.

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

Haynes had his biggest game of the season with a 25-yards interception return for touchdown to go along with four catches for 22-yards and one carry for a 12-yard touchdown in W O-S's 49-6 slapping of Royal.

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 (4-1) travels to Silsbee.

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

Irwin couldn't help his team overcome a monstrous amount of turnovers as the Broncos fell to Lawton 27-14.

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 (3-2) hosts Norman North.

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

Jackson was held out of his team's lopsided 56-27 loss to Arlington Lamar.

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 (3-3) hosts Arlington.

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

The talented safety helped his team on their way to another big win, this time 20-13 over rival Irving.

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 (5-1) hosts Duncanville.

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

MCay had yet another big game with 146-yards in kickoff returns and a score (96), along with six catches for 60 yards and a defensive pass deflection.

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 (3-2) travels to Blue Valley North.

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 28-7 over Schertz Clemens.

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 (4-1) hosts New Braunfels Canyon.

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

Millard had a solid night with 20 carries for 88 yards and two touchdowns (28, 31).

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 (3-3) hosts Riverview Gardens.

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

Ndulue and his Jesuit teammates fell short of Plano East losing 41-24 in spite of Ndulue's six tackles and two sacks.

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 (2-3) hosts Wylie.

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

Noble and his Marauder teammates had the week off.

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 (3-1) hosts Lewisville.

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

Peterson and his East Cental teammates struggled again, falling 47-22 to Corpus Christi Carroll.

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 (1-4) hosts Corpus Christi King.

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

The starters were pulled early as Powell and Skyline rolled over Dallas Molina 65-0.

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 (5-0) travels to Richardson.

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

Shead and his Longhorn teammates rolled over South Grand Prairie 47-22 to maintain their state No. 1 ranking.

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 (5-0) hosts Irving.

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

Thompson and his teammates suffered their third straight loss falling to district rival Austin Westlake 30-19.

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 (2-3) travels to Austin Anderson.

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

Wilson and his Sabercats suffered their first loss of the season falling in the waning moments 30-28 to Putnam City North.

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 (4-1) hosts Edmond Santa Fe.

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

Woods and his Heath offense dismantled a well-regarded group from Rockwall, with 317-yards rushing, on their way to a 55-38 win.

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 (4-1) travels to Carrollton Newman Smith.


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