February 2, 2011

What Kind of Year did Oklahoma's Commits Have?


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

Anderson helped lead his team to a 14-2 state championship, the first in the school's short history. Through the season he fought through some injuries and a few other shortcomings but came through for another banner year for the Knights. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN.
Season Stats: Anderson had 46-tackles (16 solo), three sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

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

Dismuke, a lifelong Sooner fan, didn't have the year he and the Demons were hoping for but nearly pulled off a shock upset of defending state champion Carl Albert in the first round of the playoffs. The season ended at 6-5 but with injuries and off-field problems Duncan's season was a bit marred from the start.
Season Stats: N/A

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

Washington (12-0) ended their season as South Dakota State Champions. Farniok film should be going up on Rivals in the not so distant future and while the big man still has work to do he continues to mature as a player.
Season Stats: N/A.

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

Klein Oak (8-4) finished their season in the second round of the playoffs falling just short to future teammates Jordan Wade, P.L. Lindley and their state semi-finalist Stony Point teammates. Hughes put together another solid year as a difference maker at both linebacker and defensive end. UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICAN.

Season Stats: 93 total tackles (53 solo), seven sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, two blocked field goals, one blocked punt.

KAMEEL JACKSON - WR 6'0 - 198, Arlington (Texas) Sam Houston

Sam Houston finished their season at 4-6 but definitely seemed to click more completely on offense when Jackson returned from an early season punishment.
Season Stats: Jackson had 34 catches for 438-yards and four touchdowns along with three carries for 30-yards.

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

The big linebacker was part of yet another deep run into the playoffs for Stony Point. Lindley is a natural in pass coverage but is a better player in run support than he generally gets credit for.
Season Stats: Lindley had 79-tackles (49 solo), three sacks, one interception (42-yards), four passes defensed, two forced fumbles.

NILA KASITATI - OL 6'4 - 280, Euless (Texas) Trinity

Oklahoma's latest commitment helped Trinity get to yet another state final game but falling to repeat after their big win in 2009. However that was no fault of Kasitati's as he was a powerful run blocker that helped Trinity once again dominate it's opponents physically.
Season Stats: Kasitati had 10-catches for 180-yards and one touchdown.

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

Whitehouse (9-2) finished their season in the second round of the playoffs and in the process Metoyer cemented himself among the elite few receivers in Texas high school history. With his ability look for him to show up ready to play in Norman this fall. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN.
Season Stats: 107-catches for 1,539-yards and 23-touchdowns.

BENNETT OKOTCHA - CB 6'0 - 175, Coppell, Texas

Okotcha and his Coppell teammates played arguably the game of the year in Texas in their battle with Dallas/Fort Worth rival Trinity. Okotcha is the physical type of corner that fits perfectly into Oklahoma's zone coverage scheme, he could potentially play a role like that of Jamell Fleming.
Season Stats: Okotcha had 37-tackles (29 solo), two interceptions, eight passes defensed, one forced fumble.

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

Much has been made of Phillips filling in at punter for Circle but the craziest thing? The 6-foot-5, 300-pound prospect actually returned two punts this year for the Thunderbirds. The squad made the playoffs but were knocked out in the first round. UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICAN.
Season Stats: 17-catches for 400-yards and four touchdowns. On defense he had 68-tackles (59 solo), 8.5-sacks, one interception (38-yards), two passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and two blocked punts.

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

After losing a ton of division one players last year not a lot was expected of Skyline, but the talented defender helped Skyline (9-3) finished their season in the second round of the playoffs. Shannon worked in the Skyline secondary but may have a future at outside linebacker for the Sooners.
Season Stats: N/A.

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

Klein Oak (8-4) finished their season in the second round of the playoffs falling just short to future teammates Jordan Wade, P.L. Lindley and their state semi-finalist Stony Point teammates. Stevenson saved his best for last in his final year at Oak and could figure to be Oklahoma's next pass-catching tight end.
Season Stats: 45-catches for 725-yards and five touchdowns.

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

Tapko helped guide Rockhurst to an undefeeated season and a state championship but battled injuries through the playoffs. The question is going to be is Tapko fully healthy when he returns to Norman and how does he figure into being the Brody Eldridge of the future?
Season Stats: N/A.

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

After a junior season in which Thompson accomplished about all one player could have for an upstart program like Southmoore but the Sooner legacy suffered some injuries that slowed him from ever really getting on a role. Thankfully he did return before the end of the Sabercats season and showed no ill effects of the injury. UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICAN.
Season Stats: 25-for-34 for 295-yards and five touchdowns. 42-carries for 237-yards and a touchdown.

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

Wade, affectionately known as 'Bear' around Stony Point, is one of the odds-on favorites to become the real surprise of the class of 2011. His Stony Point squad fell again to Trinity but it was no fault of Wade's who had yet another stellar year.
Season Stats: Wade had 60 tackles (37 solo), eight sacks, two passes defended, and one fumble recoveries.

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

Muleshoe (11-2) finished their season in the third round of the playoffs which as good as it was left a few people disappointed as Muleshoe was one of the favorites to take home a state title. Washingotn starred on both offense and defense and his athleticism will be a boost to Oklahoma's defensive end rotation.
Season Stats: Washington went 61-for-97 passing for 841-yards and nine touchdowns, he also ran for 195-yards on 33-carries.

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

Royal (9-4) finished their season in the third round of the playoffs. The big, physical running back took home the season MVP for the class of 2011 and helped Royal to one of it's deeper run into the playoffs.
Season Stats: 250-carries for 2,438-yards and 33-touchdowns along with 9-catches for 144-yards and two touchdowns.

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

Martin (10-3) finished their season in the third round of the playoffs and Williams after a slow start to the year really got rolling as Martin got into their district play. It's going to be incredibly interesting to see where Williams will find himself once he hits Norman.
Season Stats: Williams had 211 carries for 1,659 yards and 30 touchdowns along with eight carries for 79-yards and one score.

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