Mini-Bedlam between Tulsa Union-Broken Arrow

Will Broken Arrow start 3-0? Will Tulsa Union start 0-3? It will be a fun one featuring two schools littered with top prospects.

There are a lot of intriguing storylines heading into Friday's showdown between Tulsa (Okla.) Union and Broken Arrow (Okla.) High.

Not only are they two of the top schools in the state, but they both feature top-rated prospects for this year and beyond.

Coincidentally, the top two prospects for Broken Arrow are committed to Oklahoma State in four-star running back Devon Thomas and four-star linebacker Gyasi Akem.

For Tulsa Union it's OSU's Bedlam rival as three-star wide receiver Jeffery Mead and three-star tight end Carson Meier have both pledged to Oklahoma.

Mead and Meier both started the season with touchdowns in game one, while each was denied the end zone last week.

They don't care about that, but they do care about getting in the W column. Tulsa Union is 0-2 and is in danger of starting 0-3, something unheard of for a team with as much tradition as the Redskins.

Broken Arrow, conversely, is rolling through the first two weeks. Akem has 13 tackles and two sacks, while Thomas was dominant in Week 1. He rushed for 175 yards but was injured early in the second quarter last week.

Other names to watch

Broken Arrow quarterback Coleman Key (Class of 2014, Colorado State commit): Key is off to a nice start for the Tigers and is a lot more comfortable in his second year as starter.

Broken Arrow cornerback Markale Moses (Class of 2015): Will definitely be in the conversation for the state's best cornerback for the 2015 class. OU has shown a lot of interest, and his recruiting profile should soar with transfer to Broken Arrow from Tulsa (Okla.) Memorial.

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