Tulsa Washington And Midwest City Prospects

Tulsa Washington knocked off the Midwest City Bombers on Friday night in a Class 6A-II showdown to start the 2014 season. Here is a look at our review on how some of the talented prospects from both teams played in the contest.

Tulsa Washington
#52 - T.J. Harris, DE, 6-2, 225, Sr.
Harris is committed to Arkansas State but if he continues playing like he did Friday night then they will have a hard time holding on to him. Harris was very active and showed great acceleration for a bigger player. He was freed up with several stunts up front that caused him to go unblocked and when he did he was money with a sack and a half. He also recovered a fumble to stop a Bomber drive. What I love most is how hard he pursues plays away from him and downfield.

#55 - Jonathan Harris, DT, 6-0, 278, Sr.
Maybe my favorite player on the night as he was extremely active and he is a very good and sure tackler for a defensive lineman. He plays pad low with his pads down and knows how to get off blocks. He also plays quick, very quick off the snap of the ball and wins a lot of battles off that trait alone. On one play he took a bad step away from the play but quickly recovered to share the tackle on the play. He had a key sack on a third-down play on a Bomber drive in the second quarter. It was a huge play.

#25 - Justice Hill, RB, 5-10, 185, Jr.
He set the tone on the first play with a quick zone play that he burst through the hole and had 17 yards before a Bomber could get a hand on him. He has good straight speed and strength as he breaks a lot of tackles. He showed his best moves of the night on his 48-yard touchdown catch in the second half as he made a zig and a zag and was off to the races. He catches the ball well and I like his hustle on plays. He doesn't get the glory as he hustled down to down a punt in the game.

#7 - Roderick Works, WR/CB, 5-9, 200, Sr.
Works has a very solid build and seems to have good speed. I like his coverage as he really never left a receiver open and he is a very aggressive tackler breaking off his man and making a tackle on another receiver. He does not always read plays well and as a result was planted a few times by blockers as he set himself up in bad position.

#12 - Anthony Walker, H-Back/LB, 6-1, 215, Sr.
He has good hands and catches the ball well.

#28 - Kendall Sweet, DB, So.
Just a sophomore, he had two interceptions in the game and we will have an eye on him for the future.

Midwest City
#5 - Aaron McKinney, LB, 6-4, 186, Sr.
I really like McKinney because I know he is going to fill out to make for a very athletic outside linebacker. He opened the game with a big play as he burst through the middle to block a 43-yard field goal try by the Hornets. It was a sensational play, text book kick block. He is active on defense, a good tackler, and for a 6-4 player he is exceptional in coverage. He has drawn a lot of interest.

#30 - Cameron Carson, RB/LB, 5-10, 216, Jr.
Late addition because he was all over the field making plays. He is also a baseball player. Carson made tackles, popped balls loose, and raised havoc with the Hornets offense.

#10 - Will Sunderland, WR/S, 6-3, 191, Sr. He has offers from Alabama to Ohio State to Oklahoma State to Oklahoma and maybe now Florida State. My big complaint is where Midwest City lines him up on defense, some 18 yards off the ball. He is too far back to impact the game and I want him in the mix on every snap. He plays centerfield in coverage well and his play broke up one drive and helped lead to an interception on another. On offense he was effective on the tunnel screen with his burst of speed. He has good hands, but had one pass late in the game just go through his hands. He was at the Oklahoma State game in Arlington last week and has said he is going to Stillwater this weekend.

#56 - Dejai Johnson, DT, 6-0, 275, Sr.
Had a sack in the game and showed quickness getting off the LOS, but he seemed to tire some during the game. I want to see more of him.

#3 - Roscoe Gatewood, CB, 5-10, 186, Sr.
He moves well and comes up on the receiver fast. He broke up several plays and he is physical. He also returns punts and is sure-handed in that chore as well. I like him a lot.

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