November 14, 2010

Sooner Commitments Get Rolling in Playoffs

FOLLOWING THE FUTURE

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

Anderson recovering from a slight ankle injury got an important fumble recovery as Steele rolled over San Antonio Roosevelt 33-13.

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 (9-2) meets SA Brandeis in the second round of the playoffs.

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

Carter had 13-carries for 163-yards including a 56-yard touchdown along with going 3-for-6 passing for 26-yards and a six-yard touchdown in a 36-16 win over South Grand Prairie.

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 (11-0) meets Allen in the second 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 (6-5) finished their season in the first round of the playoffs.

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

Farniok helped the Warrios to a playoff win including a dominating win, 42-0, over Lincoln that had Lincoln head coach Aaron Beavers calling Washington 'the best team I've ever seen'.

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 (11-0) meets rival O'Gorman in the state championship game on Nov. 13.

NATHAN HUGHES - DE 6'6 - 263, Klein (Texas) Oak - WEEK 12 MVP

Hughes had the biggest night of his season with 11 tackles (nine solo), three sacks, and blocked a punt as the Panthers pulled a huge 31-14 upset over highly-ranked The Woodlands.

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 (8-3) meets Round Rock Stony Point 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), and the Tigers shut down Austin Westlake 35-10.

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 (11-0) meets Klein Oak in the second round of the playoffs.

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

By his lofty standard Metoyer had a modest game with five catches for 98-yards but Whitehouse took home a dominating 48-7 victory over Royse City. 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 (9-2) meets Mesquite Poteet 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

Shannon was part of a defense that kept Garland quiet from start to finish, 28-10.

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 (9-2) meets Desoto in the second round of the playoffs.

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

Stevenson in his first game back from a sprained MCL had one catch for 11-yards in Oak's big 31-14 win over The Woodlands.

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 (8-3) meets Round Rock Stony Point in the second round of the playoffs.

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

Tapko helped the Hawklets defense grab an old school playoff win against rival Blue Springs, 7-0.

Tapko's high school claims former Sooners Brandon Shelby and Kenyon Rasheed as alumni.
Next: Rockhurst (12-0) travels to Ft. Zumwalt West in the third round of playoffs.

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

Wade had a pair of sacks and nine tackles (eight solo) as his team got off to a big start in a planned march to a state title with a 35-10 over Austin Westlake.

Some believe that the talented Wade, who also has MLB aspirations, could be one of Texas' most under rated linemen.
Next: Stony Point (11-0) meets Klein Oak in the second round of the playoffs.

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

Washington and the Mules had a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

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 Breckenridge in the second round of the playoffs.

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

Williams, in an apparent effort to prove that he in in fact human, had a solid but unspectactular night in a 20-13 win over Giddings with 19-carries for 71-yards and two touchdowns (1, 3) along with one catch for 24-yards.

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 (8-3) meets West Orange-Stark in the second round of the playoffs.

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

Williams had a big night with 15-carries for 121-yards and five touchdowns (13, 2, 5, 31, 13) 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 (9-2) meets San Angelo Central in the second round of the playoffs.


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