November 8, 2009

Sooner Commits Head to Playoffs

FOLLOWING THE FUTURE

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

Bell had another huge night with 10 carries for 155-yards and two touchdowns (31, 6) along with 20-for-28 passing for 340-yards and four touchdowns (39, 35, 16, 8) in a 63-28 victory over Newton in the first round of the playoffs.

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 (10-0) hosts Emporia in the second round of the playoffs.

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

Clay and Scripps Ranch fell to Mira Mesa 28-18.

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 (5-4) travels to Cathedral.

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

Colvin helped his defense to a big night but fell short of Stillwater 7-3.

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 (6-4) hosts Bartlesville in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Favors' season is done with an ankle injury and Dunbar fell in the district championship game 21-7 to Arlington Heights.

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 (7-3) meets Everman in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Finch had 76-yards rushing and four touchdowns in a 56-35 win over Crestview.

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 (9-0) has an off week.

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

Franklin with eight tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack, helped Marshall crushed Mount Pleasant 42-14 further cementing second place in district.

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 (7-3) meets Kilgore in the first round of the playoffs.

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 and his teammates fell short of the playoffs in a 26-13 loss to Terrell.

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

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

Haynes had five-carries for 52-yards in West Orange-Stark's 49-14 demolotion of Orangefield.

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 (8-2) meets Coldspring in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Haywood had a 52-yard touchdown catch and a 32-yard touchdown pass in yet another big night, this time sealing their district with a 22-19 win over Mustang.

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 (9-1) hosts Lawton in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Irwin tried to help the Broncos secure a district title but fell short of Southmoore 22-19.

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 (7-3) travels to Edmond Memorial in the first round of the playoffs.

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 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 10 tackles but his teammates fell far short of Cedar Hill 52-7.

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 (7-3) meets Allen in the first round of the playoffs.

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

MCay had two games this week in a 62-0 win over Baldwin he had two catches for 47-yards and one touchdown as well as a 56-yard punt return for a score. In the second round McCay helped his team to a 38-14 win over Holton, McCay had a 19-yard touchdown catch.

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 (9-2) meets Louisburg in the third round of the playoffs.

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

McClain's season is over with a torn ACL but the Knights won a big one over district champion Alamo Heights 34-33.

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 (8-2) hosts SA Jefferson in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Ndulue and his teammates suffered a tough season-ending loss to Plano, 21-12.

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 ends the season at 4-6.

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

Noble helped his team to a playoff berth with a 35-28 win over Lewisville Hebron.

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 (6-3) meets Grapevine in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Peterson and his teammates kept their season alive with a 35-28 win over Victoria Memorial.

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 (4-6) meets Brandeis in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Powell had two catches for 52-yards and one touchdown (39).

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 (10-0) meets Rowlett in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Shead helped Cedar Hill to yet another lopsided win, this time over Irving Nimitz 52-7.

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 (10-0) meets Plano West in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Thompson helped Southmoore secure the district championship over Mustang in spite of not having his best game winning 22-19. He had 135-yards passing and two touchdowns (68, 52) and a game-sealing 32-yard catch.

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 (9-1) hosts Lawton in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Thompson helped with a 31-3 victory over Connally.

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 (6-4) meets San Antonio Reagan in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Williams helped Lake Dallas seal up the division two top seed with a 28-9 win over The Colony.

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 (9-1) meets with Birdville in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Wilson had six tackles and a pair of pass break-ups that helped his team secure their first district title with a 22-19 win over Mustang.

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 (9-1) hosts Lawton in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Woods and his teammates had a tough night with traditional power Highland Park, 45-10.

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 (7-3) meets Frisco Liberty in the first round of the playoffs.


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