November 7, 2010

Now They All Matter

FOLLOWING THE FUTURE

MARQUIS ANDERSON - DT 6'3 - 260, Cibolo (Texas) Steele - Week 7 MVP

Anderson, healing an ankle, was held out of Steele's 50-7 win over San Marcos.

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

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

Carter and the Trojans came back from an off week in a big way with a 48-15 win over Irving MacArthur and the star athlete contributed in numerous ways with a 39-yard touchdown pass along with three carries for 55-yards, including a 47-yard touchdown.

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 (10-0) meets South Grand Prairie in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Dismuke and the Demons got back on the winning track with a 42-21 win over Chickasha.

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: Duncan (6-4) travels to Carl Albert in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Farniok helped the Warriors cruise to a playoff opening win over Huron 35-0.

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: Washington (9-0) hosts Riggs on Mon. Nov. 1 in the second round of playoffs.

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

Hughes had a big night with eight tackles (four solo), one sack, and two blocked punts as Klein Oak secured their playoff berth in a 49-14 win over rival Klein.

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

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

Jackson had another solid outing with seven catches for 75-yards and two touchdowns (6, 8) as Sam Houston downed Weatherford 54-25.

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: Sam Houston (4-6) hosts Weatherford.

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

Lindley and the Tigers shut down Pflugerville 34-0.

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

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

By his lofty standard Metoyer had a modest game with six catches for 130-yards and two touchdowns (4, 74) in Whitehouse's impressive 48-28 win over Kilgore. In the game Metoyer moved to third in state history in career catches and fifth in touchdown receptions.

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 (8-2) meets Royse City in Lindale in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Phillips had two catches for 32-yards and several tackles defensively but Circle was overmatched against Topeka Hayden falling 49-10.

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

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

Shannon was part of a defense that buried W.T. White 45-14 and helped secure Skyline with yet another district championship.

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

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

Stevenson is recovering from a sprained MCL and did not play in Oak's 49-14 drubbing of rival Klein.

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

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

Tapko and the Hawklets grabbed a playoff opening win over Blue Springs South 36-23.

Tapko's high school claims former Sooners Brandon Shelby and Kenyon Rasheed as alumni.
Next: Rockhurst (11-0) travels to Blue Springs in the second round of playoffs.

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

Thompson went 4-for-7 for 53-yards and most interestingly each of his four complettions were touchdowns (20, 13, 10, 10) as he ended his career at Southmoore with a 68-12 win over Putnam City West

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: Southmoore finished their season at 6-4.

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

Wade helped the Tigers finish off a perfect regular season with a near perfect performance against Pflugerville, 34-0.

Some believe that the talented Wade, who also has MLB aspirations, could be one of Texas' most under rated linemen.
Next: Stony Point (10-0) meets Austin Westlake in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Washington had a career high 254-yards rushing and five total touchdowns in a 72-16 demolition of Amarillo River Road.

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) has a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

BRANDON WILLIAMS - RB 6'1 - 188, Brookshire (Texas) Royal - WEEK 10 MVP

Against one of the best teams in Texas Williams had perhaps his best game of the season with 13 carries for 221-yards and two touchdowns (70, 53) along with two catches for 67-yards including a 69-yard touchdown catch but Royal came up just short, 44-42 against Sealy.

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

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

Williams was given some time to rest during Martin's 49-0 win over Paschal with only six carries for 52-yards but he did manage to score on half his carries on three, 21, and one-yard carries.

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


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