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’ve discussed the defensive backs. Now here’s everybody else.
Jones QB Brandon George
George could well be on his way toward being the state’s No. 1 quarterback for the class. Already with offers from North Texas and Yale, George is receiving steady interest from Stanford and Missouri, among others. George has already accounted for 23 touchdowns in the first six games (14 passing, nine rushing) with nearly 2,000 total yards and Jones should end up being a legit contender for a state championship.
Jenks ATH Reese Leitao
He was a name to watch as a sophomore and he’s only blossomed more now as a junior. The biggest question remains is what position will he play going forward? He could be a tight end or he could end up being a defensive end? No telling right now as he continues to grow into his body. Already with a Tulsa offer, his best days are yet to come.
Oklahoma Christian Academy ATH Caleb Powell
The only prospect here Sooners Illustrated has not seen live. Another case of trying to determine where he projects going forward. He plays quarterback and safety for OCA, one of the smaller schools in the state so events like this are obviously huge for him to try to get his name out there.
2018 Moore Southmoore OL Brey Walker
Been hearing about Walker since he was a freshman and that will continue. He basically put himself on the map with his performance at the The Opening regional in Dallas in the spring. With all the offers coming in, Walker is positioning himself as perhaps the state’s best prospect for the 2018 class and has done well as a sophomore.
Shawnee OL Creed Humphrey
Humphrey is all about toughness as an offensive guard. Can’t see him translating at tackle, but Humphrey is perfect for the inside part of the line. He opened eyes at camps during the summer and his carried that momentum with him into his junior season. Tulsa got on the board in terms of offers and will be the first of many to come.
Collinsville LB Levi Draper
The state’s No. 1-ranked player in the state committed to Oklahoma State more than two months ago. Since then, he has been quiet in the social media circles, while still producing on the field. OU has not gone away at all in this recruitment, and he’s still a long ways away from when he would have to make any type of decision.
Jenks RB Jordon Curtis
The only running back in the list, but after seeing him last month, understand why he made the cut. Jenks is always so tough to get a read on at running back because it seems like there’s 2-3 every single year. Curtis is starting to bust through just a bit and is already seeing significant time. With his size and ability, don’t be shocked to see his interest take off as the season progresses.