October 28, 2009

Sooner Commitments Get Rolling

FOLLOWING THE FUTURE

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

Bell didn't play long as the game was over at the half but still manged 159-yards passing and four touchdowns (6, 8, 11, 27) He also ran for 62-yards on six carries in a 52-0 win over Valley Center.

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 (8-0) travels to Liberal.

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 and his eight tackles helped his team to a 30-8 win over Choctaw.

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 (5-3) hosts Yukon.

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 Trimble Tech 40-20.

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 (6-2) travels to Fort Worth Western Hills.

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

Finch, due to what his head coach called a 'family situation', did not play in the first half but managed 55-yards and two touchdows in just over a quarter of play in a 36-13 win over 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 (7-0) hosts Daphne.

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

Franklin was in on a lot of plays for Marshall as they defeated district rival Texas High 36-30 in a game that came down to the final seconds.

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 (5-3) travels to Sulphur Springs.

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.
Next: N/A.

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

Hayes had three carries for 22-yards but he and his Lancaster teammates fell short of West Mesquite, 42-29.

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 (3-5) hosts Mabank.

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

Haynes contributed a two-point conversion, one catch for 11-yards, and two carries for 11-yards in WO-S's 29-15 win over Bridge City.

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 (6-2) hosts Hardin-Jefferson.

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

Irwin was a big part of his teammate, Daniel Farrow, having one of the most monstrous games of the 2009 Oklahoma high school season in a 46-14 win over Putnam City North.

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 (6-2) hosts Del City.

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

Jackson had a six-yard touchdown on four catches for 43-yards in a wild shootout with Mansfield Summit, however they still fell short 60-54.

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 (3-6) hosts Arlington Bowie.

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 two catches for 25-yards in a 35-26 win over Grand Prairie.

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) has an off week.

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

MCay helped his team to a huge 60-15 win over St. James Academy.

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 (6-2) travels to Desoto.

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

McClain's season is over with a torn ACL and the Knights fell short against Kerville-Tivy 38-34.

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 (6-2) travels to Seguin.

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 had a sack but he and his Jesuit teammates took a beating at the hands of district powerhouse Allen, 55-14.

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 (3-5) travels to McKinney Boyd.

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

Noble slowed down Coppell to just 59-yards rushing but fell short 42-21.

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 (4-3) hosts Flower Mound.

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

Peterson and his teammates fell short of San Antonio area power Converse Judson 46-30 but Peterson managed 10 tackles (three solo), two tackles for loss, and two quarterback hurries.

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 (3-5) travels to Wagner.

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

Powell had five catches for 56-yards including a 21-yard touchdown in a 62-21 win over Carrollton Creekview.

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 (8-0) hosts W.T. White.

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

Shead helped Cedar Hill to nearly 500-yards rushing and over 600-yards of total offense in a 66-31 win over Irving MacArthur.

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 (8-0) travels to Grand Prairie.

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

Thompson helped Pflugerville get their third straight disrict win against Akins 42-10

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 (5-3) hosts Austin Bowie.

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

It wasn't always pretty but Williams helped his team, that rushed for 317-yards, to a 21-7 win over Wichita Falls Rider.

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 (7-1) hosts Denton.

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

Wilson is rolling right on along with another win over fast emerging rival, Norman North, 38-23.

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 (7-1) travels to Moore.

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

Woods helped pave the way for his team's 27-24 win over Richardson Pearce, in the game the Hawks ran for 290-yards on the ground.

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 (6-2) hosts Carrollton R.L. Turner.


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