Three days and 18 schools. Around the state, there was no better place to be than in Mustang for the Metro Team Camp.
And boy did it deliver. Sooners Illustrated takes a look back to name the top defensive performers from the top-tier event.
Moore Southmoore DE Noah Jones
Jones has cemented himself as a top-five prospect in the state during the last few weeks. He was dominant coming off the edge but also wasn’t afraid to get physical in the trenches. The Big 12 offers are starting to pile up for Jones, and it’s not a surprise for anybody who has watched him develop since the end of last season.
2017 Bixby DL Brendon Evers
This was the first time Sooners Illustrated got a chance to see Evers, and he did not disappoint. Evers had a few of the best hits of the entire camp and is starting to grow into becoming a quality prospect for the state in next year’s class. He’s going to camp at schools this summer that should help put his name on the map even more.
Edmond Santa Fe OLB/S Calvin Bundage
The No. 1 prospect in the state, and all he does is make plays. It will be interesting to see where he ends up for his senior year in high school, but it seems clear that being an outside linebacker is going to be his calling in college. Bundage made a few nice interceptions and you can just see how much potential is there once he can put it all together.
Putnam City DB Dreyvon Christon
It’s puzzling that Darran Williams doesn’t have any big-time offers on offense, and the same can be said for Christon on defense. Even if the attention isn’t there yet, all Christon does is continue to make plays and make strides as a player. Putnam City definitely has a breath of fresh air to it and Christon is a huge reason for why that’s happening.
2017 Midwest City DB Evan Fields
It’s not fair to compare anyone to OU signee Will Sunderland, but Fields sure looks like the next elite recruit out of Midwest City. He’s not as tall as Sunderland, but Fields has a great understanding of the game despite not even being a junior yet. An impressive showing at OU’s camp this week can only help his profile increase.
2017 Moore Southmoore DB Quindon Lewis
It’s going to be scary once Lewis truly figures out how to play cornerback. Right now he’s still just living off that natural talent he has. A receiver until two years ago, Lewis is still learning the defensive back spot. Still, whether it was offense or defense, Lewis had a knack for always being around the ball at camp.
2017 Edmond Deer Creek DB Tony Rayburn
Rayburn seems to be putting through the ringer in terms of position. Once thought to be a linebacker and then a safety, his junior season seems to be set at cornerback. Gifted with natural instincts, Rayburn created a number of turnovers in the two days Deer Creek was at the event. This should be his breakout season.