Elite Eight 2018, 2019 underclassmen to watch from Metro Team Camp

A look at the top eight underclassmen (2018, 2019) at the Mustang Metro Team Camp.

The three-day Mustang Metro Team Camp is always one of the best stops of the OKPreps spring tour and this year was no different.

There were plenty of 2017 recruits to watch, plenty of underclassmen who had their time to shine and a few new names you need to know.

Here is Sooners Illustrated’s elite eight for the 2018, 2019 class from the camp.

(Alphabetical order)

*Note: Southmoore QB Casey Thompson did not compete on the days Sooners Illustrated was there to watch.

2018 Bixby OL Bryce Bray

It was at this camp last year where first introduced to Bray and wondered how long it would be before schools took notice. A year later and echoing those same sentiments. There is no clear-cut weakness in Bray’s game so it feels like it should just be a matter of time before the recruiting attention picks up for one of the better offensive line prospects for 2018.

2018 OKC McGuinness OL Owen Condon

You can’t teach size, and boy does Condon have a wealth of it. No fudging on his height as Condon is at least a legit 6-foot-6. So tall but so lean that it will be incredibly intriguing to see how his body evolves and how much weight he can put on. The offers are already rolling in and more should be on the way following his summer camp circuit plans.

2019 Edmond Santa Fe QB Kanan Hansen

This is a bit of a projection, for sure, but when you’re the younger brother of former Scout 300 quarterback Justice Hansen, you give benefit of the doubt. The upside to Hansen right now is that he’s long and lanky, which is OK heading into sophomore year of high school. As he continues to mature physically and as a player, there’s no doubt the future is going to be bright.

2018 Moore Westmoore TE James Palmer

Those around Westmoore have talked about Palmer for some time and now it’s clear to see why they’ve been so excited. Palmer had a sensational few days, showing the ability to run routes, catch and block efficiently. More weight will be added, for sure, to help him become a legitimate tight end threat, but he’s off to a great start and opened some eyes.

2019 Enid RB/DB Will Phillips

First glance and thought he was a 2017 recruit. When you learn he’s a 2019, whoa, things change in a hurry. Phillips wasn’t about potential this week but about production. He was sensational all throughout the camp, showing nice moves on offense against some of the best schools in the state. We won’t talk position at this point, just know he’s a legitimate player heading into his sophomore season.

2018 Midwest City DE/OLB Jalen Redmond

When Midwest City recruiting coordinator Jason Sexton vouches for you, look out. Redmond has an offer from Memphis without even having started a varsity game. A top-notch player in basketball as well, Redmond showed what an athletic freak he is and can be. His 6-foot-4 frame with his speed was incredibly tough to defend for every single offensive tackle he rushed against.

2018 Midwest City ATH Ace Vick

You want speed, Vick has it. Talking with teammate Evan Fields and the term “Tre Brown” speed was used. Brown, of course, is a 2017 commit to Oklahoma. Vick has a ways to go in terms of learning the nuances of the game on both sides of the ball, but the potential is a reason jump on the bandwagon now before it’s too late.

2018 Moore Southmoore OT Brey Walker (committed to OU)

The last couple of years the question has been when will Walker put it together? Stop asking. He is doing that now. This was the most impressive performance seen from Walker yet in terms of his ability to be assertive and nasty as a lineman. He remains OU’s lone commit so far for the 2018 class, and it will be intriguing to see, in terms of rankings, if he’s able to hit five-star status because it’s a legit possibility.

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