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OKPreps/Opening Watch List: DBs

Looking at the OKPreps defensive backs who made The Opening Watch List for the 2017 class.

The Opening released its Watch List for the 2016 edition last month. Obviously more names could emerge but Sooners Illustrated wanted to give a brief recap of all the OKPreps prospects that made the cut.

We’ll start with defensive backs as a whopping six of them made the cut.


Midwest City DB Demontre Gatewood 

He learned from his older brother how to handle himself, and it has shown through the first three games. Gatewood has 31 tackles as an outside linebacker, but it does feel like his college future will be in the secondary. Already with an offer from Arkansas State, Gatewood is one of two Bombers who made the cut.


Midwest City DB Evan Fields 

That second Bomber would be Fields. Injuries put Fields into the spotlight as a sophomore and have only made him stronger as a junior. Fields has been sensational through the first six games, registering 63 tackles already with an interception. His interest continues to increase with top schools across the region showing the love, and Fields has been a busy visitor to campuses in the area.

Tulsa Edison DB Marcus Mays 

His film looks great. His size seems to be right what you want from a safety. The only issue is trying to watch him play. Mays is the only one have not seen in person just yet, unfortunately. Been on the radar for a while and is producing well as a junior, just tough to make a trip to see Edison play.


Moore Southmoore ATH Quindon Lewis 

Lewis can do a little bit of everything and has so far for the SaberCats. He has 15 catches for 245 yards with six touchdowns as a receiver. But his full-time gig right now is at cornerback. He has 10 tackles and an interception he returned for a touchdown last month. Lewis is ranked in the Scout 300, and with the way he has played, he is showing exactly why.


Oklahoma City John Marshall DB Justin Broiles 

It has been a nice breakout season for Broiles. Whether it’s at cornerback or as a returner, he has provided sparks for the Bears through six games. Broiles is racking up the offers and also racking up the interest. It wouldn’t be surprising at all to see Broiles hit the four-star range once his junior film is all said and done.


Tulsa Union DB Tre Brown 

Brown continues to show why he is ranked in the Scout 300. He can do a little bit of everything as well from cornerback to wide receiver. His first game was not his best, but he has bounced back in a major way as the Redskins are once again a potential contender for a state championship. He’s bound to get offered by the in-state powers, only question is when? 

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