Recruiting: Lowe Outstanding, Webb Sits Out

MIDWEST CITY - Class 5A powerhouse Carl Albert High School was not the nicest of hosts on Friday evening as they welcomed in two 6A schools in Owasso and neighboring Del City for a triangular scrimmage. This is the first week that Oklahoma high schools can hold inter-squad scrimmages.

The Titans were the better team of the three as they took turns going against each other, and the star for the Titans was none other than Daytawion Lowe. One reason for Carl Albert's dominance may have been the absence on the field of Owasso standout lineman Brandon Webb, who sat out the scrimmage with a knee injury.

Lowe, who is a dual sport star in track and football, is one of the hardest-hitting defenders in Oklahoma. He had at least three highlight reel hits early in the scrimmage that woke up everybody in the crowd. Those hits also gained the attention of the Owasso and Del City players.

"He has speed, he can run a :22 and change in the 200, and you know he will hit you," said popular Carl Albert track coach and assistant football coach Tex Rollins. "He is a good kid that does things right. Look at him, he's weighing about 190 pounds now (6-1 in height) and when he gets in college on a strength program and eating their meals he is going to really take off."

Actually, he took off Friday night as Lowe is also going to see time on offense this season. He caught a short out route and then took off and covered 65 yards for the touchdown against the Owasso defense. Lowe made one player miss and then just out ran the rest of the Ram defenders

Lowe is the real deal. Earlier he told us that he is considering Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Pittsburgh as his top three. However, another report on the network stated that he plans to take an official visit with Titans teammate and running back David Oku. Coach Rollins told us that he did not believe that to be the case and he is going to check with Lowe and get back to us. That same report also stated that Lowe was not planning on making an official visit to OSU. Again, Rollins said he didn't think that was true either. He will find out and report to us.

The reason we'll use Rollins on this situation is at we have a policy during this particular time of the year not to contact prospects unless a commitment appears immediate or there is breaking news. We respect the players and their coaches in that the focus needs to be on getting ready for the season.

Webb said he had arthroscopic surgery on his knee and he has started running again, but likely won't be back until close to district play for the Rams. The 6-5, 300-pound Webb was on the side holding a football most of the scrimmage or talking to big Owasso tackle Gavin Howard when he was off the field. Howard has great size, maybe 6-6, 280 pounds, and recently committed to Kansas.

Carl Albert really looked to be in mid-season form. Owasso was sharp and will improve. Del City also looked improved for the upcoming season and had some good looking athletes.

Heritage Hall and Edmond Memorial
Earlier in the evening we saw the Heritage Hall Chargers, last year's runner-up in Class 3A, scrimmaging Tulsa Holland Hall. The Chargers look good and we were curious about young Barry Sanders Jr., the son of the former OSU Heisman Trophy winner and Detroit Lions Hall of Fame running back.

Sanders did fine in his scrimmage debut but he will need to develop. It showed, as one would expect it to, that he is a freshman and varsity football takes some getting used to.

On Thursday night both Edmond Memorial and Putnam City North looked good in a scrimmage at Putnam City Stadium, but remember the name of Edmond sophomore Cameron Dolittle. The speedster took a screen pass 70 yards and also had a 45-yard run during the scrimmage.

Edmond Memorial head coach Mark Walker used Dolittle sparingly and was disciplined in refraining from pulling him up last season as a freshman. When he gets his hand on the ball he is instant offense. We don't like to hype things, but barring anything unfortunate, Dolittle is a Division I prospect for the future.

Oklahoma State does know about him as several Edmond coaches were in Stillwater earlier this month to view a practice and did mention him to the OSU staff. Walker is a former Oklahoma State player (1987-1990) out of Guthrie.

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