Five OKPreps for OU to watch, Pt. I

Coaches from all over will be flocking to Oklahoma to check out the talent and here is a group that could stand out with the Sooners during these next two weeks.

The Oklahoma coaches have hit a number of areas during the spring evaluation period. But in these final two weeks, spring football has finally reached the state.

OU coaches should be out in full force seeing some of the best in the state. In this two-day series, Sooners Illustrated is going to look at five recruits to watch on each day.

Here’s the first group of five.

Lone Grove High RB Jeremy Lewis

Spring evaluation period has been very kind to Lewis, especially in the last week. His No. 1 offer is still Nebraska, but he feels like a person to watch on the peripheral for the Sooners. Lewis is incredibly familiar with the Sooners. He camped at OU. He made multiple visits last season. He was back for junior day and for the spring game. He continues to do everything necessary to earn another look from the Sooners, but not easy to earn a running back offer right now.

Lexington OL Tyler Brown

If you had to bet on one in-state prospect getting an offer during the next couple of weeks, Brown would be the top choice. To say he has blown up would be a huge understatement. Now with double-digit offers that include schools like Arizona State and TCU, Brown has become the most popular and most sought after in-state prospect. He visited OU last month and once the Sooners see him in person, the waiting game could be over.

Broken Arrow OL Rowdy Frederick

Before Brown came on the scene, Frederick was the odds on favorite to land the in-state offer with offensive linemen. The concern with Frederick has always been about his health, but he has put himself in the best position following a great offseason. An outstanding performance at the Rivals camp soon led to a Texas Tech offer. No in-state lineman has a better relationship with Bill Bedenbaugh than what Frederick has.

Oologah LB Jimmy McKinney

Sooners Illustrated has wanted to see McKinney twice. He was registered for both the Dallas Opening regional and for the Semper Fi regional camp in Oklahoma City but was unable to attend both events. McKinney has earned several quality offers, but it still feels like the best is yet to come. The question is going to be with OU looking so good with so many top linebacker prospects across the nation, is there room for McKinney?

2017 Tulsa Union DB Tre Brown

OU knows all about Moore Southmoore and 2017 defensive back Quindon Lewis. So the focus this time around needs to go toward Brown, who finished second in the 100-meter dash this last weekend at the state championship. Brown was visited by Mike Stoops earlier this evaluation period, but now would be a great chance for OU to see him in person and really start putting its best foot forward in making sure Brown doesn’t start to look elsewhere.

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