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.
Norman North WR Drake Stoops and CB Isaac Stoops
The Stoops’ twins are trying to show they’re more than just Bob’s sons. They’ll both need to grow a little bit before being considered as legitimate prospects, but both showed those glimpses of why you shouldn’t write either of them off as well. Perhaps not fair to lump both of them together, but we’ll see if they start to separate themselves from each other going forward.
Moore Southmoore QB Casey Thompson
The No. 1 quarterback for this class and some would no doubt make the argument the No. 1 quarterback in the state right now regardless of class. Thompson has several offers already and put up a whopping 50 touchdowns combined running and passing as a sophomore. As he continues to grow, so, too, will his offer list. A legitimate national prospect.
Moore Southmoore OL Brey Walker
Perhaps the only prospect better than Thompson is his teammate, Walker. A four-star recruit already by Scout, Walker committed to OU back in November. Walker is coming off winning his first state wrestling title last weekend, going 29-0 in the process. OU offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh definitely wants Walker in the fold and worked to make it happen as soon as he could.
Moore Southmoore CB Rae’Quan Wicks
When you watch Southmoore so much, you begin to notice other prospects. One of those was Wicks, who seems to have a bright future ahead as a defensive back. He’ll have to put on more weight, but he has plenty of time to do just that. He showed a great instinct for the ball and that unteachable knack for making plays.
Tulsa Union ATH Adrian Wilson
Nikia Jones, Sean Shaw and teammate C.J. Moore are all bigger receivers, Wilson is your prototypical shifty slot guy who can hit the home run. Wilson saw quality action as a sophomore, which is never an easy thing to do at a school like Union. Things haven’t picked up just yet, but nobody is concerned about that as his talent will start to do the talking for him going forward.