It’s almost that time of year again for Oklahoma high school football to begin. The season is less than two weeks away and major scrimmages are occurring this week.
It doesn’t get any bigger than the one at Norman North on Thursday featuring Edmond Santa Fe, Tulsa Union and Moore Westmoore.
Here is a look at the top prospects featured in the scrimmage.
Moore Westmoore vs. Tulsa Union (6 p.m.)
Moore Westmoore wide receiver Dahu Green (committed to Louisville): No doubt about it that Green is the best receiver in the state. Blessed with natural size, his work with QuickTwitch training has helped him refine his game in all the little areas. Louisville was the first to offer and he has made two visits to campus since, including one after his commitment.
2016 Moore Westmoore wide receiver Deshawn Lookout (committed to Oklahoma): The best receiver for next year’s class is arguably in the same backfield as the one for this year. Lookout is very similar to Green in terms of his size. He has committed to OU to play baseball, for sure, but it will be interesting to see if football gets a more serious look following the next two seasons.
Tulsa Union cornerback Robert Thomas: Certainly among the best cornerbacks in the state and has played against the best of the best during his time at Union. Some concerns for Thomas regarding his academic standing, but there’s no doubt he brings it on the field.
Edmond Santa Fe vs. Norman North (7 p.m.)
Norman North quarterback John Kolar (committed to Oklahoma State): Spotlight is now on Kolar, who committed to the Cowboys back in March. Other schools have shown some interest, but there’s no doubt the Norman kid is going to end up in Stillwater right now. Had a great second half to the season replacing Alabama’s David Cornwell and should only improve on that.
2016 Norman North running back Quan Hogan: Might be the No. 1 talent in the state for the 2016 class. His production has been downright scary during his first two years, and he said he wants to produce even more this season. Earned a Tulsa offer before his sophomore season and some big guns should be looking in his direction soon.
2016 Norman North offensive lineman Walker Reed: Fared well at the Nike Football Training Combine event in the spring and looked even better at OU’s one-day camp in the summer. It will be interesting to see how Reed grows and whether or not he becomes a tackle or a guard. At Norman North, he’s one of a few linemen already receiving looks from big-time schools.
2016 Norman North defensive lineman Corey Tipsword: The breakout star at OU’s camp in June, especially the way he dominated Scout 300 offensive lineman Jalin Barnett. Tipsword was a late bloomer last season, starting the last half of the season. Coach Wade Standley expects huge things from Tipsword this season, and a taste of that could start Thursday.
Edmond Santa Fe offensive lineman J.R. Hensley: Quality prospect sort of waiting in the wings for something to happen. Has always felt like a clear Kansas guy with either the Jayhawks or Kansas State. Has trimmed down and gotten taller since the end of his junior season and could break out this fall.
Edmond Santa Fe defensive back Ashton Preston: North Texas jumped in there early, and Preston committed. Not sure if that’s going to last come national signing day. Preston has made huge strides in his game, thanks to QuickTwitch training and recently picked up an SMU offer. It won’t be his last one by any means.
2016 Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Keaton Torre: If Hogan isn’t the best prospect in the state for 2016, then look no further than Torre. Following an outstanding spring and summer where he has seemingly improved in all facets of the game, Torre earned his first offer from Louisville. Torre has not been shy about hitting the camp circuit and is definitely an OU target to consider.
2016 Edmond Santa Fe running back Darran Williams: It was right around this time last year it became clear Williams was going to be a name to watch going forward. He has arrived now. He was solid during the spring and looked like the second best running back at OU’s camp behind only eventual commit Rodney Anderson. This should be the start of an incredible season for the junior.