Keller 7-v-7 Recap

Over the weekend Sooners Illustrated was on the grind and headed out to Keller HS in Keller (TX) to check out the annual Nike 7v7 tournament. There were some Oklahoma targets in attendance.

Identifying a 2013 WR target

Quan Jones is a name to pay attention to moving forward. Jones is a 6-foot-4 and 190-pound receiver out of Wylie East HS. OU, Texas, Colorado, Texas A&M and Texas Tech are all schools that are currently looking at Jones among others including Arizona who has already offered.

Jones has already shown that he has interest in the Sooners when he took a visit to check out Norman last season. Jones, who claims a 4.46 forty likes Oklahoma because the receivers get a good amount of touches due to how much the Sooners throw the ball.

Jones plans on being in Norman again this summer to participate in the summer camp on June 5th where he will get a chance to work with Coach Norvell. Jones thinks Coach Norvell is a pretty good coach and that he likes his tactics of how he coaches.

Jones says the Sooners are in his top three schools along with Texas and Texas A&M.

At the camp Jones showed great hands coming down with almost everything thrown his way. Jones has deceptive speed due to his long stride and repeatedly got behind the coverage on Saturday. In traffic Jones did a good job using his body to fend off defenders to make the catch. At the time being Jones is a tall and lanky prospect but has plenty of time to add more weight.

Jones has another 2013 teammate that plays receiver named Marcell Ateman, another big target who was also offered by Arizona that OU is looking at as well.

Venables headed to see Sanchez soon

Zack Sanchez, 2012 WR out of Keller Central HS can play both wide receiver and cornerback. This past Saturday he played both and looked good at both positions. At receiver he made multiple big plays using his speed to beat defenders down the field. Sanchez displayed his athleticism as well when he leaped for a one handed catch that he was unable to bring down that showed he definitely has some hops.

At corner, the 6-foot and 165-pound Sanchez was locked down on everyone he covered. At one point playing press coverage where he jammed a bigger receiver at the line of scrimmage showing good strength and quick feet to not allow him off the line. Sanchez appears to have all the intangibles to play defensive back at the next level. Playing both ways throughout the tournament speaks to Sanchez's stamina on the football field as well.

On the recruiting front things are starting to pick up for Sanchez who recently picked up an offer from the New Mexico Lobos. One school Sanchez is hoping to get an offer from is Oklahoma. The Sooners are recruiting Sanchez to play defensive back which is a good thing because Sanchez wants to play in the secondary at the next level.

Oklahoma defensive coordinator Coach Brent Venables is supposed to be stopping by Central's spring game later this month on the 24th to evaluate Sanchez and most likely Sanchez's teammate, Simon Goines as well.


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