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 RB Devonte Lee
Running back is a tough position to gauge this early, but the way John Marshall coach Rahshaun Woods has talked about Lee is the No. 1 reason why he’s here. He had an outstanding sophomore season, but some would point toward his competition not being that great. It will just be about watching his progression and seeing how his body changes as he gets older.
Tulsa Booker T. Washington ATH Rylan McQuarters
It’s a bit unfair to put McQuarters here because of the success of the name at Booker T., but dang if Rylan didn’t show flashes of brilliance as just a sophomore. He’s a bit on the small side, perhaps not even 5-foot-10 yet, but he just has those natural instincts that lets you know size isn’t everything when it comes to this game.
Tulsa Union WR C.J. Moore
After a few years of not having elite prospects, Union returns with a vengeance in 2017 and 2018. Moore earned his first offer last weekend from UTSA so the ball is officially rolling. He’s getting the early looks from OU required at this point and has tremendous size heading into his junior season. Just another one of those star-studded receivers for this group.
Owasso DB Josh Proctor
Offered by OU and Oklahoma State, Proctor is going to be making a real case for No. 1 prospect in the state for this class. It feels like his future is at safety and the only thing that could derail that is a promising basketball career as well. Proctor is clearly a top priority for the Sooners, who jumped on the bandwagon well before everybody else.
Jones WR Sean Shaw
Shaw broke out last spring on the camp circuit and continued to have success on the field. Shaw already has offers from schools like Kansas and SMU and the offer train is going to pick up steam this spring when more schools see what he can do. If Shaw can show he has nice speed to go with his top-notch size, looking at an easy four-star talent in the making.