OKPreps top 25 for 2016

OKPreps week concludes at Sooners Illustrated with the full top 25 countdown for 2016.

Concluding the OKPreps week at SoonersIllustrated.com. In case you missed it or just want to look at them again, the OKPreps top 25 for the 2016 class.

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.

No. 13 WR Tariq Bitson (Tulsa Booker T. Washington, 6-2, 180)

At this point last year, Bitson appeared to be a runaway winner as best receiver in the class. He still has a lot of talent in that area, but he showed much improved skills at defense, too. No matter which way he goes, he finds a way to be successful.

No. 14 OT Rowdy Frederick (Broken Arrow, 6-5, 310)

Frederick could be in contention for best offensive lineman in the state and will be if he can remain healthy. That was something he couldn’t do last season. He already has a Tulsa offer, and Oklahoma has shown a lot of consistent interest.

No. 15 DB Max Wariboko (Oklahoma City Casady, 5-10, 170)

Nobody had more to prove last season than Wariboko, and he did just that. Wariboko showed signs at defensive back, but he was just as effective as a kick returner. He has put on some quality weight and should continue to see his stock increase.

No. 16 S/OLB Austin Quillen (Jenks, 6-0, 180)

Quillen isn’t quite a safety, and he’s not quite a linebacker. He admits it and schools have recognized that, too. Quillen is that hybrid that has developed as a linebacker/safety. He has a Louisiana Tech offer, OU has shown interest, and he’s set to see Northwestern .

No. 17 RB Jamall Shaw (Broken Arrow, 5-11, 185)

Shaw is leaving his own mark at Broken Arrow. The attention was squarely on him as a junior, and he lived up to the billing. He’s still searching for that elusive first offer, but as long as he keeps going at the rate he is going, he will be fine.

No. 18 LB Jimmy McKinney (Oologah, 6-1, 220)

Watch a couple of plays from his film, and you’re going to find somebody who knows how to drive through on a tackle and make an imprint. McKinney already has offers from Arkansas State and Stephen F. Austin and is definitely among the state’s best at linebacker.

No. 19 OL Sheldon Barnes (Jenks, 6-5, 315)

Every year he gets better. Sooners Illustrated circled his name as a sophomore, saw the improvement as a junior and now it’s going to be about putting it all together. OU has shown steady interest, and he recently visited Missouri.

No. 20 CB Dreyvon Christon (Oklahoma City Putnam City)

Cornerback isn’t an incredibly deep class this year, but Christon has made himself a name to watch going forward. Still some debate as to whether or not he would be better served at safety or cornerback, but Christon should see his interest increase in the spring.

No. 21 OL Logan Roberson (Harrah, 6-5, 310)

Harrah had one of the best rushing attacks in the state last season, and Roberson was a huge reason for that success. He has already attended OU’s junior day and his work with former OU great J.D. Runnels is really paying off.

No. 22 DB Dillon Stoner (Jenks, 6-0, 180)

Stoner wasn’t on the radar like Quillen was at this point last year, but he has put himself in this position after a quality junior season. Tough to see if it’s going to be safety or cornerback, but Stoner is among the most productive prospects out there.

No. 23 CB Kyle Mayberry (Tulsa Booker T. Washington, 5-10, 165)

Not as big as some of the other defensive backs, but it’s tough to doubt a Mayberry at Booker T. Washington. In the list more for potential than actual recruiting interest, but he’s another one to watch in the spring.

No. 24 OL Tyler Banta (Midwest City Carl Albert, 6-5, 280)

Banta started to emerge early on during his junior season, and all he has done is shown the necessary steady improvement. Like Roberson, Banta is also working with Runnels, and Banta was also recently at OU’s junior day.

No. 25 OL Luther Harris (Oklahoma City Heritage Hall, 6-4, 300)

You look at Harris, and you think he should be among the top five prospects in the state. For one reason or another, he’s not quite there yet. He had a banner junior season, and as long as he keeps his weight under control, should see the attention increase.

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