A major showdown at Oklahoma on Saturday with OU and West Virginia, but first, some quality OKPreps matchups to whet your appetite until then.
Owasso at Moore Southmoore, Thursday
Owasso showed some heart in being able to pull through in the second half last week against Norman North and now the Rams make the trip to Moore to take on the SaberCats.
If Southmoore is going to be regarded as a legit state title contender, this is the game where it has to make its mark. It cannot just beat quality teams on the west side, eventually you have to start making a dent with the big dogs up in the Tulsa area.
Owasso is one of them. Names to watch for the Rams include defensive end Caleb Colvin. The younger brother of former OU cornerback Aaron Colvin has put himself on the recruiting map and is one of the state’s better defensive end prospects.
Another name to store away now is 2018 defensive back Josh Proctor. This will be the first time Sooners Illustrated has seen him in person, but if his film says anything, it certainly will not be the last time.
This will be the third time seeing Southmoore this season so nothing new here. It’s the usual suspects and all of them are bringing it in a major way through the first four games this season.
- 2018 QB Casey Thompson
- 2017 ATH Quindon Lewis
- 2018 OL Brey Walker
- 2017 ATH Gervarrius Owens
- 2016 DE Noah Jones (committed to Texas Tech)
- 2016 ATH Dunya Rice
Is Southmoore legit? Think we’ll get a better idea following Thursday’s game.
Mustang at Putnam City North, Friday
The next day will be first time to see either team in a real game this season. Of course Mustang is led by Wyoming quarterback commit Chandler Garrett, who has done what you would expect from a senior leader in the first four games.
The one to watch will be tight end Blake Williams as he continues to try to get his name out there as a senior. Williams has 16 catches for 282 yards and three touchdowns and could be a potential OU tight end target for the 2016 class.
With PC North, all eyes will be on 2017 offensive lineman Andre Harris. He camped at OU and was at OU’s first game of the season. His interest is starting to pick up, and it will be a good chance to see what strides he has made since being a sophomore.