The camp season is over for Oklahoma. Following two weeks of practices and two weeks of camps, summer has officially arrived for the Sooners.
Sooners Illustrated hit the road as much as possible in the last four weeks and will look at six top prospects every day this week as to who stood out the most in the last month.
2018 Moore Westmoore TE James Palmer
First time took an in-depth look at Palmer was at the Mustang Metro Team Camp and came away about as impressed as you can. Palmer seems set to become the state’s best tight end prospect for the 2018 class and put on a show as a receiver and a blocker during the three-day event. Some casual interest right now, but it should be a busy summer/fall coming up.
2019 Enid ATH Will Phillips
You don’t want to put too much stock into a couple of days’ performances, but Phillips was that good as someone just heading into his sophomore season at the Mustang Metro Team Camp. He can play running back or safety and looked comfortable doing both. He produced going head-to-head against some of the best in the state. Nothing more you could ask for.
2018 Owasso S Josh Proctor
If you want to know the state’s best defensive prospect for the state in 2018, stop right now. You’ve found him in Proctor. Able to see Proctor twice this spring at Owasso and OU’s elite camp, and he continues to live up to expectations. Goes from OU to Ohio State and gets Buckeyes offer. Yea, that’s going to be common. Once a school sees him, it will know it wants him.
2018 Midwest City DE/OLB Jalen Redmond
One of the biggest surprises of the month was Redmond. Somebody with zero varsity starting experience earned an offer from Memphis already with many more seemingly on the way. Huge disappointment to not see him at OU’s elite camp, but Redmond is definitely one to watch with his wingspan, size, strength, perfect blend of it all.
Putnam City West TE Nick Robinson
Robinson’s recruitment went so well that a top 10 was irrelevant. With more schools entering the picture, there was no doubt Robinson had been forced to reevaluate things, but in the end, Memphis was his right fit. Saw him at PC West, and he delivered as advertised. Bigger than you think but with the athletic ability to go with it, another one knocking on door of four-star status.
2018 Jones WR Sean Shaw
Shaw is trying to state his case as the best receiver in the state for what appears to be a nice bunch for the 2018 class. Saw Shaw twice at a team camp in Choctaw and two days at OU’s regular camp. For the second year in a row, he was the best receiver in Norman but for second year in a row didn’t return for elite camp. Offers are already coming in and that won’t slow down.