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Jalen Redmond makes solid first impression

Jalen Redmond and Kamren Curl took the spotlight in Week 0.

It’s not September yet so coaches from Oklahoma couldn’t be in attendance for Friday’s matchup between Midwest City (Okla.) High and Muskogee (Okla.) High.

The Sooners staff will have to wait just a bit longer before getting to see 2018 defensive end/outside linebacker hybrid Jalen Redmond for Midwest City.

One of the most talked about prospects in the state for the 2018 class, Redmond finally has some varsity highlights to show following a 16-12 loss to the Roughers.

He was getting his feet wet and trying to get comfortable in the first half before starting to show that explosion and potential in the second half.

Redmond was unable to earn a sack, but he several quarterback hurries and one nasty quarterback hit right as the ball was released.

The third quarter was Redmond’s best 12 minutes of play, showing his ability to make plays off the edge as a rusher but also in the trenches as a run stuffer.

Redmond was offered by Memphis in the spring despite the lack of varsity experience. Following a visit to OU for the #ChampUBBQ, it does feel a bit like just a matter of time before Redmond becomes even more acquainted with the Sooners.

Playing without Evan Fields, 2018 ATH Ace Vick, and others, Midwest City simply didn’t have the depth to hang with the Roughers in the second half. But it was a nice start for Redmond where you can see why colleges want to get to know him and see him put it all together on film.

Muskogee ATH Kamren Curl

If Redmond was the talk of the Bombers, then you didn’t have to look far to find the same for the Roughers. Just look for the gold shoes.

Ranked the No. 1 wide receiver in the state, Curl is actually committed to Texas Tech as a defensive back. Midwest City is not the type of team to bring that out with it relying more on a running attack, but Curl had a nice evening.

He had six catches for 54 yards and was never brought down by the first person that had a chance to tackle him. He showed quick feet and even ran over a couple of tacklers in the second half.

He finished the game by recovering the onside kick in the final minute to preserve Muskogee’s first win in a season opener since 2010.

Tech obviously has no problems at receiver, but Curl’s length and wingspan in the secondary will no doubt be something worth watching in the future.


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