February 2, 2011

The Best Highlights of Oklahoma's 2011 Commits

Every year Rivals.com, with the help of SoonerScoop.com, and many other sites builds on the nation's largest film database and with so many highlight reels of Sooner commitments to go through we thought we'd shorten your studying on National Signing Day. Each player in Oklahoma's class has been linked to their film and rated from by each player's best play among the single highlight we picked as our favorite for them. As we took a look at the class and quickly realized that no matter the player, the Sooners have landed a scary collection of talent that should have Sooner fans enjoying huge point totals in the near future.

Brandon Williams, Running Back
Brookshire (Texas) Royal
- :28.
6-foot-1, 188-pounds


Analysis: You really can pick almost any Willliams highlight you like and just sit back and enjoy but while people love to talk about his speed it's nice to see a great open field move.


Jordan Wade, Defensive Tackle
Round Rock (Texas) Stony Point
- :16.
6-foot-4, 293-pounds


Analysis: This is just ridiculous to watch as he blows up the right guard and drives him back into the quarterback and then promptly makes the sack. Wade's strength, as is clear in this clip has been greatly under appreciated.


Cooper Washington, Defensive End
Muleshoe, Texas
- :25.
6-foot-4, 225-pounds


Analysis: Watch as Washington sinks and changes direction, that's something most young guys his size can only dream of. To sink and redirect like that, linebackers would be envious.


Jordan Phillips, Defensive Tackle
Towanda (Kan.) Circle
- :32.
6-foot-6, 290-pounds


Analysis: Look at his height and weight then look at this film reel...it's just not fair.


Nathan Hughes, Defensive End
Klein (Texas) Oak
- :15.
6-foot-6, 263-pounds

Analysis: Hughes has a rep of being a big hulking strongside defensive end but he shows surprising quickness off the ball in this one. Mix that with a good motor and Hughes may end up being a fitting replacement to current Sooner Frank Alexander someday.


Danzel Williams, Running Back
Arlington (Texas) Martin
- :31.
6-foot-5, 322-pounds

Analysis: Williams with a run that shows off balance, agility, and quickness that would make Barry Sanders proud.


Kendal Thompson, Quarterback
Moore (Okla.) Southmoore
- 2:05.
6-foot-2, 180-pounds

Analysis: Thompson does a nice job of evading the rush but instead of panicking and breaking out into a run he looks down the field and drops a nice touch pass to his tight end.


Kameel Jackson, Wide Receiver
Arlington (Texas) Sam Houston
- 1:55.
6-foot-0, 198-pounds

Analysis: Jackson shows off great quickness and an ability to work through traffic. The thing that will surprise many people when he arrives is how physically impressive he is.


Trey Metoyer, Wide Receiver
Whitehouse, Texas
- :38.
6-foot-2, 198-pounds


Analysis: There are bigger highlights but this is such an embodiment of the things Metoyer brings to the table for Oklahoma. He can find space in traffic, can go get the ball, and has incredible hands.


Max Stevenson, Tight End
Klein (Texas) Oak
- :13.
6-foot-6, 240-pounds


Analysis: Stevenson shows the ability to be a vertical threat in this and that challenge up the seam with his size and speed is something unique he'll provide for the team.


Derek Farniok, Offensive Tackle
Sioux Falls (S.D.) Washington
- :26.
6-foot-2, 245-pounds

Analysis: I like this play because Farniok does a good job of sitting down and bending at the knee. To me it's a natural thing that he'll need to continue to develop but it's a great place to start from.


Marquis Anderson, Defensive Tackle
Cibolo (Texas) Steele
- :27.
6-foot-3, 280-pounds


Analysis: This play is a great example of Anderson's game he is about quickness, lateral speed, and good feet. As Anderson gets stronger, he could be a very skilled interior pass rusher.


Dylan Dismuke, Offensive Tackle
Duncan, Okla.
- :48.
6-foot-6, 292-pounds


Analysis: It may surprise some that I chose this clip but I think this shows a bit of what Dismuke is. He is raw as a blocker but really has some nastiness and willingness to mix it up.


Franklin Shannon, Outside Linebacker
Dallas Skyline
- 1:43.
6-foot-2, 210-pounds

Analysis: Shannon isn't the type of player who is going to show up on each and every highlight reel but he shows great natural feel for the running game and really does a good job being physical at the point of contact.


P.L. Lindley, Linebacker
Round Rock (Texas) Stony Point
- :47.
6-foot-2, 225-pounds


Analysis: Lindley shows good flexibility and good balance to be able to fight off the block keep his feet and still manage to track down the running back before reaching the end zone. Not a play that wows you, but it's one that wins a lot of football games.


Dan Tapko, Tight End
Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst
- :06.
6-foot-4, 220-pounds

Analysis: Tapko doesn't get a chance to show a lot of his skills in his very limited reel but in the first clip he shows some ability to move around and some real athletic potential.


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