The 2017 group of Oklahoma high school recruits was among the most talented we’ve seen in recent memory. With five ending in the Scout 300, it was a deep group and a talented group.
When you look at 2018, though, uh oh, could be even better. Enter spring with seven prospects ranked in the Scout 300 and one near-consensus five-star prospect.
The Dallas Opening regional is next weekend and camps will likely alter the rankings with new names popping up as well, but here’s an early primer on who fans need to be watching.
All this week Sooners Illustrated is going to unveil its top 25 for 2018 with five prospects each day until we hit the top five Friday.
Sooners Illustrated’s OKPreps Top 25 for 2018
No. 25 OKC Millwood DT Israel Antwine
Millwood is going to be a very popular destination for college coaches once again. The Falcons are starting to stockpile the talent once again. Antwine is now on the board with offers from Arkansas State and ULM in the last week. Millwood, usually known for its skill guys, but Antwine can be a force in the middle of a defense.
No.24 Altus OG Kade Wilson
It feels like forever ago when Wilson was helping Altus win the Class 5A state championship for the 2015 season. He was a sophomore then and has only seen his individual profile grow since then. It will not be surprising to see his offer sheet take off during the spring even though Altus hasn’t exactly been a hotbed of recruiting over the years.
No. 23 Tulsa Union WR Adrian Wilson
The desire is there. The dedication is there. But for Wilson, it’s going to be about production. Or better put, consistent production. Wilson was a name to watch heading into his junior season, but he was spotty at times. As a slot receiver, it’s about trust. If there’s one player who could really benefit from quality spring camp outings, it’s Wilson. The tools are there, has to put it all together.
No. 22 Berryhill ATH Rymond Green
Going to take a chance on this one. Noticed by Scout’s Greg Powers here recently, and you see why there is so much to like with Green going forward. Could he be a safety? Could be an undersized linebacker? Lean toward safety, but he’s someone who catches your eye the second you see him so watch out during the spring evaluation period.
No. 21 Owasso DE Courtre Alexander
Once again you have to give credit to Memphis for being ahead of the curve because it was with Alexander. The defensive end made the trip to Memphis last weekend and walked home with an offer from the Tigers. It will be the first of many to come. His size is impressive, and Owasso is a nice spot to be when looking at 2018 talent for college coaches.