Polo Bowl preview

The OKPreps season is here and begins with the annual showdown between Heritage Hall and Casady.

Three years ago it was Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard and Stanford running back Barry J. Sanders putting on a show in the annual Polo Bowl showdown between Oklahoma City Heritage Hall and Oklahoma City Casady.

There hasn’t been that much star power in the last couple of meetings, but this year’s clash features some top prospects when the two meet 7 p.m. CST Thursday night.

Oklahoma City Casady

Offensive guard Josh Wariboko: The No. 1 target to watch in this game. The one-time OU commit is down to eight teams with both in-state powers, OU and Oklahoma State, in the mix. Wariboko climbed up a lot of rankings based off quality camp outings. Now is an opportunity to see how well that will translate on the field.

Wide receiver Denver Johnson (Iowa State commit): Nobody has made bigger strides in the last 12 months than Johnson. A one-time Tulsa commit, Johnson has flipped his commitment to the Cyclones and couldn’t be happier about it. His increased speed from last summer to this summer has put him on the map.

Defensive back Gary Woods: Woods does everything well but is still searching for that elusive first offer. A quality safety and quality high school player, a great senior season could make him a late bloomer to watch.

2016 defensive back Max Wariboko: If there’s a 2016 recruit with more to prove in the state, haven’t seen him yet. Wariboko, younger brother of Josh, is out to show all critics he is worthy of all the offers that have come his way. Much stronger and faster than last year, it will be interesting to see how he fares.

Oklahoma City Heritage Hall

Quarterback Connor McGinnis: If McGinnis just stuck with football, he could really make a splash. But the truth is he plays a variety of sports and might actually be better at soccer than he is on the gridiron. Either way, he’s among the top quarterbacks in the state and had a heck of a showing last year in this game.

2016 OL Luther Harris: Is Harris the next great Charger? Too early to say, but he definitely has the size at 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds to make an impact. Two years in the weight room and development on the field will help tell the story of how this one turns out.


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