Introducing Cade Mashburn

Norman North keeps churning them out with 2017 linebacker Cade Mashburn emerging as another name to watch.

Over the recent years Norman (Okla.) North has started to establish itself as one of the premier football programs in the state, especially when it comes to recruiting.

That won’t slow down for the 2016 class, and it sure looks good for the Timberwolves for 2017 as well.

Tight end Charlie Kolar was already on the radar because of his size and pedigree with his older brother being a freshman quarterback at Oklahoma State.

But what last week’s scrimmage showed is there is going to be another linebacker from the school worth monitoring.

Cade Mashburn, a Class of 2017 prospect, was everywhere during a one-half scrimmage against Edmond Santa Fe last week and is putting himself in position to be one to watch this season.

“I put on some weight,” Mashburn said. “I’m flying around and being more vocal and trying to be the leader of the defense.”

Mashburn said he’s added 10-15 pounds since the end of last season where he had 62 tackles in nine games. To go with that, he said he’s faster, too, and spent much of the offseason learning how to use his new look.

Mashburn’s break out performance of the summer was at Wisconsin’s summer camp. He said he has family from that area so he went with his mother to the event and impressed the coaches.

He also camped at Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Tulsa. Mashburn is wearing No. 26, the same number of a former Norman North star now doing work for the Sooners.

OU linebacker Jordan Evans also wears No. 26, but Mashburn said that’s just a coincidence. He was given the number when he was a freshman on varsity and stuck with it ever since.

At 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, Mashburn could be on his way to becoming the next Norman North linebacker to be on the watch for on the field and on the trail.

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