There’s something about the safety position and the state of Oklahoma right now that seems to be delivering the goods time and time again.
For the 2014 class, it was Steven Parker. Then for 2015, it was Will Sunderland. Both are at OU. Last class was Calvin Bundage, who signed with Oklahoma State.
This year, depending on who you ask if he’s a corner or safety, is OKC John Marshall’s Justin Broiles, committed to the Sooners. Or his cousin, Midwest City’s Evan Fields, firmly cemented as a three-star guy.
When it comes to 2018, Owasso’s Josh Proctor is head of the class and has the potential to surpass all of them. Proctor earned Scout 100 honors Thursday and is the state’s top-ranked defensive prospect.
(Proctor as a sophomore)
There are always a few prospects worth watching at Owasso, but the Rams haven’t had their elite guy since defensive back Aaron Colvin was in Norman a few years ago.
And though heading into his sophomore season, many were pegging Proctor to be that next ballyhooed recruit for Owasso.
He’s still a work in progress, but he showed plenty of signs during the season of someone who is starting to figure it all out.
A legitimate 6-foot-2 threat, he’s learning the safety position more and more with everyone knowing the best is yet to come.
(Proctor in the spring)
In the spring, the improvement was evident. He was no longer a borderline four-star prospect on the fringe of earning big offers. He was that guy. The train started rolling when the Sooners came calling back in November.
Since then, schools like Ohio State and Nebraska have jumped in the mix, and it’s obvious Proctor is going to be a nationally known name here sooner than later.
Proctor has great size for a safety and his natural instincts are starting to come to the forefront, showcasing his abilities.
The big question will be whether or not football ends up being his passion. Proctor already has some smaller school offers for basketball and right now continues to participate in both sports in high school and at the elite all-star level.
The Sooners have done everything right so far in their recruitment of Proctor, and they’ll have to continue to do so because as his film reaches more schools, there’s going to be no slowing down his offer train.
(Proctor is the state’s top-ranked defensive prospect for 2018)