Big Weekend Plans

The prep football season kicks off in the "Lone Star State" tomorrow night and Sooners Illustrated will hit the ground running with some unprecedented coverage of current OU commits and future targets. Check out this report to see all the prospects we will be scouting and reporting back on.

'10 DT Daniel Noble – Flower Mound Marcus
Noble was the first commitment for the Sooners' 2010 recruiting efforts, so it is only fair that we pay him back some credit by making one of our first stops of the season to see him play. He currently checks in as one of the Top 300 players in the country according to, but he is one of the few prospects that we have yet to see with our own two eyes.

'10 S Eddrick Loften – Irving Nimitz High
Loften is a vicious safety prospect that does real damage coming down hill to make big hits and big plays. His coach has said that he is even better than NFL star Michael Huff, who he coached back in the day. That is a lofty compliment and it will be interesting to see if Loften can live up to it.

'10 DE Reggie Wilson – Haltom High
While out in the mix we are going to do a little scouting on the enemy by watching one of the most highly touted Longhorn commit. Wilson is rated as a five-star prospect and he was also heavily pursued by the Sooners. It will be interesting to see who is the better prospect on this night. Eddrick Loften or Reggie Wilson?

'10 CB Aaron Colvin – Owasso High
The "Sooner State" will not officially kick off the season until next week, but Union High will be hosting a huge scrimmage event that will feature a wide array of talented prospects. Colvin will be one of the best and will get the chance to compete against some very talented receivers. After missing most of his junior year with an injury this may be his first chance to prove that he deserves even more respect.

'11 QB Kendal Thompson – Southmoore High
Thompson is well on his way to becoming a high profile recruit. A solid performance at the OU camp this summer showed that he has what it takes to play on the D1 level, but a good season could cement his status as an upper echelon type of recruit. He will also be the leader on a Southmoore team that is looking to make a bigger wave than they did in their inaugural '08 season.

'10 ATH Julian Wilson – Southmoore High
I can tell you that it is a fact that Wilson is looking to put up better statistics than he did one year ago, but in the end he would rather just help his teammates put W's up on the scoreboard. The scrimmage against Union, Sapulpa, and Owasso will present him the chance to fine tune his game before the kick off next weekend. It will be interesting to get a glimpse of how much game time Wilson will be getting on both sides of the ball.

'11 OL Brey Cook – Springdale Har-Ber
Cook was one of the best linemen regardless of class at the OU cam back in June and he has the chance to be one of the most highly ranked recruits in the country. He already holds an offer from the Sooners. OL is one of the funnest positions to scout and Cook is a player that I am glad that I get to see with my own two eyes.

'10 WR Chris Hawkins – Channelview High
OU is not as heavily involved with Hawkins, but he has a host of offers from top programs. He could be the type of player that is worth taking a look at with a break out season. Could he be good enough to get an offer down the road?

‘11 RB Jermichael Selders – Cy Creek High
It really is the year of the running back in the state of Texas, because with all of the major recruits out there a player like Selders has almost slipped through the cracks. He is a recruit with elite level speed. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards as sophomore and then went on to be one of the best underclassmen at the UT camp this summer. He has already started to receive from correspondence from the Sooners.

'11 DE Nathan Hughes – Klein Oak High
Hughes will be one of the top juniors in the state of Texas. He is a monster at 6-foot-5, 245pounds. He had a huge season a year ago when he racked up 83 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, six sacks and two forced fumbles. He seems to the total package at DE that has the size, speed, and desire that college coaches covet at the position.

'11 TE Max Stevenson – Klein Oak High
Stevenson has a nice 6-foot-6, 220-pound frame. He could play receiver in high schools, but he should develop in to a pass catching/flex tight end on the next level. OU has already discovered a few players that they really want to land at the TE position next year, but Stevenson may have the talent to warrant a strong look as well. The Sooners have already started to show their interest in Stevenson via mail.

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