OKPreps week at Sooners Illustrated continues. We’ve looked at the talent that is there on offense and defense.
All that’s left to do is to rank them. So here is the final installment of the OKPreps top 25 for 2016, according to SoonersIllustrated.com, the top 12 in the state.
No. 1 S/OLB Calvin Bundage (Edmond Santa Fe, 6-2, 190)
There is no question who the top prospect is in the state. The junior film didn’t really show exactly what Bundage is all about, but schools haven’t let that stop them. Bundage is well in the double digits with offers with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and Michigan being just a few of them.
No. 2 RB Quan Hogan (Norman North, 6-0, 205)
Hogan was No. 1 at this time last year, but he’s going to have to fight to reclaim that spot. It was a solid season for Hogan, who continues to show versatility as both a running back and receiver. His interest hasn’t been as much as expected, but he continues to produce.
No. 3 LB Jon-Michael Terry (Tulsa Victory Christian, 6-4, 230)
Under the radar no more as Terry went to OU’s junior day, picked up the offer and committed to the Sooners. OU projects him to be a linebacker at the next level, but Terry is another one of those versatile talents who can do a lot of things.
No. 4 DE Noah Jones (Moore Southmoore, 6-4, 245)
Southmoore is the place to be in the future, but it’s not a bad spot to be right now, either. Jones’ ceiling knows no bounds although he’s still in search for that first offer. Oregon continues to shows interest, while he was also at OU’s junior day.
No. 5 QB Micah Wilson (Tulsa Lincoln Christian, 6-2, 200)
In a loaded quarterback class, it’s Wilson who right now is taking the nod for the top spot. He got on the offer board last week with Illinois State, but the offers will come in the spring. Too many schools are in touch with him for it not to happen as evidenced by the Nevada offer Wednesday night.
No. 6 RB Jeremy Lewis (Lone Grove, 6-1, 185)
Lewis was barely a fringe guy after his sophomore season, but he has done everything necessary to become a huge star on the field and on the recruiting trail. OU has shown the most interest, including Lewis making it back to Norman for junior day.
No. 7 RB Justice Hill (Tulsa Booker T. Washington, 5-10, 175)
Heading into the summer, it was pretty clear Hill was going to be a name to watch. He didn’t disappoint, and Oklahoma State didn’t wait to offer Hill. He committed earlier this month and is among the most explosive talents in the state.
No. 8 OG T.J. Fiailoa (Lawton MacArthur, 6-4, 320)
Fiailoa got on the board recently with a Utah State offer, but he’ll be one to watch going forward. He had an incredible spring and summer to get on everybody’s radar and did nothing in his junior season to fall out of favor.
No. 9 QB Terry Wilson (Del City, 6-2, 180)
When Wilson’s on, there is nobody better at his position in the state. Consistency has been an issue, but the potential is there. Already offered by Houston and Arkansas State, he has been busy making the junior day rounds and will continue to receive attention.
No. 10 WR Jordan Brown (Stillwater, 6-3, 205)
Junior film helped put Brown in the mix, and now he’s getting the recognition. He was invited to Georgia’s junior day last week and attended LSU’s junior day. Oklahoma State is also in the picture, and Brown’s offer sheet might change the most in the spring.
No. 11 QB Chandler Garrett (Mustang, 6-3, 210)
The ultimate gamer. Garrett doesn’t impress in a camp setting, but when the lights come on, Garrett has proven to be as good as advertised. His delivery is a little different than most, but he makes it work. His film doesn’t lie.
No. 12 RB Darran Williams (Edmond Santa Fe, 5-11, 175)
It’s only a matter of time with Williams, or at least it should be. He caught Sooners Illustrated’s eye as a sophomore, and then became an unquestioned star as a junior where he rushed for more than 2,000 yards. A tough, tough runner and a workhorse.