Maybe not elite, but certainly with depth the state can be proud of displaying. When it comes to 2017, however, it looks to be a perfect storm.
It sure feels like, even though it’s early, this will be the perfect mix of elite prospects combined with depth as well as 20 recruits already have legitimate Division I offers.
So the task gets tougher as SoonersIllustrated.com unveils its OKPreps top 25 for 2017 all this week. Five profiles per day until we reach the top five on Friday.
No. 10 OKC McGuinness WR Rubell Goe (6-2, 185)
It has been a while since McGuinness has had that breakout recruit, but Goe certainly fits the bill for the 2017 class. Goe had an incredible junior season, marked by that key ability to make huge plays when it mattered most. It’s absolutely puzzling right now the lack of offers for Goe, but you would think it’s bound to change, right? It definitely should.
No. 9 Shawnee C Creed Humphrey (6-4, 301)
You could make the very real argument Humphrey is the best offensive lineman in the state for this class and everybody would listen. Humphrey is destined for the interior line, and he has the size that is perfect for the spot. His offer total is nice, but if he can get out on the camp circuit, watch out because he should take off in a major way.
No. 8 Bixby DT Brendon Evers (6-2, 280)
A great injustice was righted last week when Colorado State became the first school to offer Evers. He doesn’t look flashy, but Evers gets the job done when it matters most. Again, sometimes when watching a player, it’s a much better indicator to see him live in person in a game environment. Because when the lights come on, so, too, does Evers as the best defensive lineman prospect in the state.
No. 7 Moore Southmoore CB Quindon Lewis (6-0, 160)
Lewis has “fallen” off the rankings through no fault of his own as more and more prospects get discovered around the state. It’s hard to argue with what Lewis produced at cornerback and receiver as a junior. But that debate will rage on which side of the ball he’s best suited for in the long run. He’s living up to the hype on a routine basis and can play his way back into the Scout 300 as offers start to trickle in.
No. 6 Tulsa Memorial DE Isaiah Thomas (6-5, 230)
Call him this year’s Joshua Jacobs as that product of Tulsa Public Schools that nobody saw coming. But instead of weeks before signing day getting noticed, Thomas is having it happen now. One major offer after another in the last two weeks with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tennessee and Texas A&M among those. It won’t slow down for someone who might have the perfect frame to work with in terms of molding something special.