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Sooners Illustrated's OKPreps top prospects for 2018: Pt. I

Sooners Illustrated takes an early look at some of the top 2018 prospects to watch in OKPreps.

Recruiting has been accelerated all across the nation. It’s not just 2017 recruits getting major looks right now, but it’s also the 2018 group.

That is the case as well in the state of Oklahoma. As a number of OKPreps prospects continue to rack in the offers in the 2017 group, here slowly comes the 2018 bunch.

Led by an Oklahoma commitment and several prospects already with Division I offers, this group is quick to show they aren’t no slouches.

Sooners Illustrated will look at 15 early prospects to watch, examining five a day for three days in alphabetical order.

Wouldn’t be fair to rank recruits who just finished their sophomore season, but it’s an idea of who you can already start circling their names now.

OKC John Marshall DL Nigel Brannon

Brannon seems to be set as the future big boy of the Bears. While watching Tramonda Moore (Oklahoma State), you couldn’t help but notice Brannon. He has the size you’re looking for, but it’s much too early to start projecting where he’ll go. A lot of that will be up to him with his development on the field and his work ethic in the classroom.

Bixby OL Bryce Bray

Bixby is developing a great reputation of getting tough players under Loren Montgomery, and Bray fits that bill to a T. Sooners Illustrated first got a chance to see Bray last summer, and he stood out even though he wasn’t quite a sophomore yet. A big question will be if he stays where he’s at and becomes an interior guy or grows more to become a quality tackle prospect.

OKC McGuinness OL Owen Condon

Condon is one of those guys already with an offer as Ohio offered a couple of months ago. It doesn’t take you long to figure out which one is Condon as he is a legitimate 6-foot-6 or 6-7 already. He’s a little lean, which is fine for now, but he’s got the type of frame coaches salivate about and had a quality sophomore season.

Mustang QB Brayden Garrett

His older brother, Chandler, is heading to Wyoming, while some believe Brayden has the skills to be better than big bro. The first thing for Brayden is going to be recovering 100 percent from his knee injury so it might even be a little unfair to have him here. He looked the part as a sophomore but has to make the long road back mentally and physically.

Wagoner WR Nikia Jones

Look out for the wide receiver class of 2018. It’s not just good on the field with production, but it’s the first group in a while to look like it has the physical attributes that will have colleges knocking down their door. Perhaps the No. 1 target in this list of receivers is Jones, who had an outstanding sophomore season to back up the early hype.

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