Torre, Shaw, others making their mark

It was a fun three days in Mustang. Get a lowdown of some of the state's future stars.

It's become a tradition in Oklahoma high school football that the week after spring practice becomes a major team camp event.

They don't come any bigger than the one held in Mustang. Though the unquestioned star of the event was Midwest City safety Will Sunderland, the three-day event was a chance to get to know some new names and see how some familiar ones are doing.

The rising star coming out of the camp is Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Keaton Torre. A Class of 2016 prospect, Torre is taking over for Justice Hansen, who is now enrolled at Oklahoma.

Santa Fe isn't going to see a dip at all in the quality of play as Torre has seemingly been prepped for this moment the last two years. He saw time as a sophomore, but it seems as though he is starting to make that leap.

At the camp, Torre showed better athleticism than before. It feels like he has grown an inch or two since November, and he is already known for his flawless release.

Schools are starting to flock to Torre, and he's not bashful about getting to as many camps and schools as possible. It starts this week with a trip to OU and Arkansas. Trips to schools such as TCU, Oklahoma State and Clemson have also been discussed.

A running back who helped put himself on the map more was Broken Arrow prospect Jamall Shaw. Another Class of 2016 prospect, Shaw is going to be the guy for the Tigers now that Devon Thomas has moved on.

Shaw showed a lot of glimpses last season and said he's incredibly excited about getting the bulk of the carries and to show what he can do.

The recruiting trail hasn't heated up for him just yet. He said Nebraska is one of the few schools to show interest, but as long as he performs as he did this week, he should be fine.

A 2016 running back that is getting buzz is Edmond Santa Fe's Darran Williams. In a crowded backfield last year, Williams made a strong first impression. It's clear this fall could be his time to break out and show what he can do.

Williams has been invited to OU's camp this weekend and said schools like Texas Tech and Clemson are also showing interest. He said he grew up a huge Sooners fan.

Continuing the 2016 trend is Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett. It's tough to argue there was another sophomore as impressive as Garrett last season.

He has been busy on the camp circuit but is focused and ready to take charge heading into his junior season. He is also expected to be in Norman this weekend.

But it wasn't just 2016 kids making an impression, the event was a coming out party for a few Class of 2017 prospects as well.

No doubt the two that jumped off the page were from Moore Southmoore with defensive back Quindon Lewis and outside linebacker Gervarrius Owens.

Both are around 6-foot and 165 pounds and both already look comfortable playing in big spots. Lewis said he has been invited to OU's one-day camp Saturday and that's not surprising based on his performances.

Another name to get familiar with is Edmond Deer Creek defensive back Tony Rayburn. The son of former OU defensive back Tony Rayburn, the younger Rayburn is already 5-11 and 170 pounds.

He wanted to be at OU this weekend, but Deer Creek is in a 7-on-7 tournament in Derby, Kan., this weekend so he won't be able to make it.

It feels like Lewis is set at defensive back, but Owens and Rayburn's positions are definitely still up in the air. Rayburn could grow into a linebacker, Owens could go to safety, simply no way of knowing how their bodies are going to adjust going forward.

For news and notes on Class of 2015 prospects in the state aren't necessarily being pursued by the Sooners, check out the OKPreps report on Friday morning.


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