Spring football officially arrived last week across the state although rain certainly washed away some of the practices.
Top targets for Oklahoma were on display, and Sooners Illustrated was back on the road to see the best of the best in OKPreps.
Here’s a recap of Week 1.
Edmond Santa Fe S/OLB Calvin Bundage
The first trip was to see the No. 1-ranked player in the state. Bundage is still an interesting case because it’s still not clear what his position will be going forward in college. Heck, even high school it looks like he’s going to play safety and then some linebacker in particular packages. Bundage has the frame that all the schools are craving and has plenty of room to put on the weight and become a real force. It’s not a shock to see why he’s so coveted across the nation as coaches from Arizona and Arizona State were on hand when Sooners Illustrated was in town.
Tulsa Victory Christian LB Jon-Michael Terry
Next trip was to Tulsa to see the No. 2-ranked player in the state and the lone in-state commitment as of now for the Sooners. Terry has been a bit of a mystery for fans as he’s not real vocal on social media and doesn’t play for a high-profile school in the state. First impression for Terry was a good one. It’s clear now Terry is a legit 6-foot-2 and around 225-230 pounds. He carries the weight well and is a big, physical presence. Most of the practice saw Terry featured in the tight end spot, but it’s obvious the Sooners like him at linebacker.
Jenks S Austin Quillen
In the beginning stages of being recruited by OU, Quillen wasn’t about to wait for the Sooners when numerous offers were coming his way. One of them was Vanderbilt and one day following an unofficial visit, he decided to commit to the Commodores last month. Quillen has zero buyers’ remorse right now and is pumped about heading to Nashville, Tenn., for college. Quillen has been in that role of wondering what’s his position as well, but he said Vandy has made it clear it views him as safety. Now with the commitment under his belt, he can focus on leading Jenks to its fourth consecutive title.
Jenks WR/S Dillon Stoner
It’s possible OU tries to sneak into the picture here as the coaches stopped by last week. Stoner surprised many when his first offer was from Arkansas. He’s added other Power 5 conference offers, but he seems willing to wait it out and see what else comes his way. A big question will be his position, whether it’s wide receiver or safety. He has no preference, and he plays like he really does have no preference. Under the radar no more, Stoner is climbing up the state rankings and climbing up the recruiting boards for schools across the country.