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. 20 OKC John Marshall RB Devonte Lee
Lee is going to be one of the more polarizing recruits in the state for this class. Because when you look at him from the measurable perspective, you don’t see it. When you watch film or see him play in person, it all makes sense. He’s not a guy that is going to wow you on the eye test, but he is by far one of the most consistent running backs in the state and has been the last two seasons. Has an early Central Michigan offer, but his number dictate that bigger and better should be coming soon enough.
No. 19 Tulsa Booker T. Washington ATH Rylan McQuarters
Yes, it’s that McQuarters family name at Booker T. Washington. Rylan was a major name to circle heading into his junior season, and he’s still a name to know here going forward. The athletic ability is unquestioned and McQuarters could do himself a world of good with impressive camp performances to get his name out there even more.
No. 18 Tuttle OL Hunter Anthony
Anthony was somebody who first caught Sooners Illustrated’s attention at OU’s camp back in June. He’s another big offensive lineman as the state is full of them right now. He’ll have to improve his mobility, which can certainly be done. Already with an offer from Iowa State, Anthony’s size is something you cannot teach. Anthony is among the top prospects in the state already registered for the Dallas Opening regional next weekend.
No. 17 Midwest City ATH Ace Vick
You look at Vick and maybe you’re not sure where he fits in when it comes to position, but you know he fits somewhere. That seems to be the overall consensus so far. Vick has speed for days and has offers from Memphis, Kansas, Wyoming and Arkansas State. Not the only Bomber in this list as Midwest City once again bringing the goods on the defensive side of the ball. Polishing up his game will be the priority this spring.
No. 16 Norman North WR Drake Stoops
Yes, that Stoops. But don’t get confused, he’s not in this list because he’s the son of Bob Stoops. Drake had an incredible junior season with 86 catches for 1,536 yards and 20 touchdowns. Sooners Illustrated was able to see Stoops play on multiple occasions, and he came up big on the biggest stages. He’s not afraid of the moment. He has the right size for a slot receiver. Not the quickest, but yea, he might be among the toughest and certainly has no fear.