November 21, 2010

Carter Has Big Night, Tapko Chasing State Title

FOLLOWING THE FUTURE

MARQUIS ANDERSON - DT 6'3 - 260, Cibolo (Texas) Steele

Anderson had six tackles(one solo) as Steele took him an impressive 35-17 win over San Antonio Brandeis.

Anderson is one of several Sooner commits who flies under the radar by and large but is playing for one of Texas' most talented teams and is a focal point of Oklahoma's class.
Next: Steele (10-2) meets McAllen Memorial in the third round of the playoffs.

BRANDON CARTER - ATH 5'11 - 161, Euless (Texas) Trinity - WEEK 13 MVP

Though he has had a great season his second round performance against Allen may have been his masterpiece going 3-for-4 for 128-yards and two scores (32, 79) along with 12-carries for 82-yards and four-catches for 43-yards as Trinity pulled off a big 37-35 win.

Carter has made his name at Trinity as a receiver but the Sooners have eyed him as a future cornerback and he showed a capacity to learn at Oklahoma's summer camp.
Next: Trinity (12-0) meets Arlington Martin in the third round of the playoffs.

DYLAN DISMUKE - OL 6'6 - 292, Duncan, Okla.

Duncan (6-5) finished their season in the first round of the playoffs.

Dismuke, a lifelong Sooner fan, was concerned he might not get the offer he wanted from the Sooners and after receiving it didn't wait long to accept.
Next: N/A

DEREK FARNIOK - OL 6'9 - 319, Sioux Falls (S.D.) Washington

Washington (12-0) ended their season as South Dakota State Champions.

Perhaps more than any member of Oklahoma's 2011 signing class Farniok made a huge stride during his junior season to place himself firmly on Oklahoma's radar.
Next: N/A.

NATHAN HUGHES - DE 6'6 - 263, Klein (Texas) Oak

Hughes and the Panthers defense had a tough time getting stops against Stony Point, falling 55-31.

Hughes was one of Oklahoma's most highly rated commitments from the Houston area in quite some time, the Sooners certainly hope he is the start of something good on the city's talent-rich North side.
Next: Klein Oak (8-4) finished their season in the second round of the playoffs.

KAMEEL JACKSON - WR 6' - 198, Arlington (Texas) Sam Houston

Sam Houston finished their season at 4-6.

Jackson was offered incredibly early and spent about three minutes debating the choice before deciding to bring his precise route-running and technique to Norman.
Next: N/A.

P.L. LINDLEY - LB 6'2 - 225, Round Rock (Texas) Stony Point

Lindley, with five tackles (three solo) helped Stony Point keep moving through the playoffs downing Klein Oak, and his two future Sooner teammates, 55-31.

Lindley was little-talked about prior to his commitment to Oklahoma but upon choosing the Sooners he was quickly joined by his teammate Jordan Wade.
Next: Stony Point (12-0) meets A&M Consolidated in the third round of the playoffs.

TREY METOYER - WR 6'2 - 198, Whitehouse, Texas

Metoyer's 15-catches placed him second in Texas history with 258 career catches on the 15-grabs he accumulated 132-yards and two scores (2, 4) but Whitehouse came up short against Mesquite Poteet 24-19 and ended Metoyer's chance to break the reception record just 7 catches short of sole ownership.

Metoyer is the most highly ranked member of Oklahoma's 2011 class and shows explosive ability that has been compared to current Dallas Cowboy, and fellow East Texan, Dez Bryant.
Next: Whitehouse (9-2) finished their season in the second round of the playoffs.

JORDAN PHILLIPS - DT 6'6 - 290, Towanda (Kansas) Circle

Circle (5-5) ended their season in the first round of the playoffs.

Phillips could be the nation's most under appreciated prospect with elite talent not only at defensive tackle, but real potential as a perimeter offensive lineman.
Next: N/A.

FRANKLIN SHANNON - S 6'2- 210, Dallas Skyline

After knocking Desoto out last year Skyline saw their season come to an end at the hands of their rivals Desoto 38-0.

Shannon was the third Skyline player to pledge to the Sooners in the last year joining former Raider stars Corey Nelson and Joe Powell.
Next: Skyline (9-3) finished their season in the second round of the playoffs.

MAX STEVENSON - TE 6'6 - 240, Klein (Texas) Oak

Stevenson had arguably his biggest night of the season in his final game at Oak with a six-catch 131-yard touchdown with an 84-yard touchdown but it wasn't enough as Oak's season came to an end 55-31 against Round Rock Stony Point.

Stevenson, well known in North Houston among other star players, was a bit of a later offer but admitted after committing that the Sooners quickly became his choice after visiting Norman.
Next: Klein Oak (8-4) finished their season in the second round of the playoffs.

DAN TAPKO - TE 6'4 - 220, Kansas City (Kan.) Rockhurst

Tapko helped the Hawklets defense grab a dominating win over Ft. Zumwalt West and advance to the class 6 state championship game with a 42-6 win.

Tapko's high school claims former Sooners Brandon Shelby and Kenyon Rasheed as alumni.
Next: Rockhurst (13-0) travels to St. Louis to take on Hazlewood Central in the state championship game.

KENDAL THOMPSON - QB 6'2 - 180, Moore (Okla.) Southmoore

Southmoore finished their season at 6-4.

Thompson, who has been well known since his peewee days as the son of former Sooner option quarterback Charles Thompson, was a selection for the 2010 Elite 11.
Next: N/A.

JORDAN WADE - DT 6'4 - 293, Round Rock (Texas) Stony Point

Lindley, with two solo tackles helped Stony Point keep moving through the playoffs downing Klein Oak, and his two future Sooner teammates, 55-31.

Some believe that the talented Wade, who also has MLB aspirations, could be one of Texas' most under rated linemen.
Next: Stony Point (12-0) meets A&M Consolidated in the third round of the playoffs.

COOPER WASHINGTON - DE 6'4 - 225, Muleshoe, Texas

Washington has always been the catalyst for his team but with 10-carries for 30-yards 17-for-24 passing for 176-yards and a 67-yard touchdown along with six tackles for loss on defense as Muleshoe downed Breckenridge 14-0. "Cooper Washington was everywhere on defense," Mules head coach David Wood said. "He runs the show. We told him to control the game and don't hand the ball over to them and he did a great job at that.".

Washington hails from a town that has produced very little major athletic talent but reminds some of Auston English, who hailed from a similar situation.
Next: Muleshoe (8-1) meets Wall in the third round of the playoffs.

BRANDON WILLIAMS - RB 6'1 - 188, Brookshire (Texas) Royal

Williams in a huge game against a tradtional power, West Orange-Stark, had a big game on a big stage with 25-carries for 206-yards and three touchdowns (10, 3, 3) in a 24-21 victory.

Williams is perhaps the biggest home-run threat in a historic class of running backs in the state of Texas, and chose the Sooners after an early commitment to Baylor.
Next: Royal (9-3) meets Athens in the third round of the playoffs.

DANZEL WILLIAMS - ATH 5'9 - 190, Arlington (Texas) Martin

Williams had a solid night with 15-carries for 124-yards and three touchdowns (18, 5, 1) as Martin took out Odessa 49-21.

Williams is one of the more diverse members of the class with the potential to play at either running back or safety at the college level.
Next: Martin (10-2) meets Euless Trinity in the third round of the playoffs.


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