Oklahoma Recruiting: Future Playmakers

National Signing Day is here and the crew at Sooners Illustrated has you covered. Throughout the day, we will bring you a variety of material about the upcoming Sooner class. Here is a quick look at the incoming class of athletes who will one day be making the big plays for Oklahoma.

QB Blake Bell, Bishop Carroll
Even though one could say that Bell is still developing as a quarterback, the Bishop Carroll product has made some great strides over the years. Last season, the 6-6, 215-pound Bell threw for 2,752 yards and 32 touchdowns to only five interceptions. On the ground, he added another 800-plus yards and 22 scores.

Not bad for a player still trying to find his groove.

RB Brennan Clay, Scripps Ranch
Coming from the San Diego area, Clay has made quite the name for himself. In his final year at Scripps Ranch, the 5-11, 190-pound Clay rushed for 2,026 yards and 27 touchdowns. Clay was recently awarded five-star status after his solid performance in the O-D Bowl in Myrtle Beach. 

RB Roy Finch, Niceville
In previous updates, Finch said that the Oklahoma coaches might try him in a variety positions ranging from running back to slot receiver. Well, the 5-7, 180-pound Finch is suited for it. Last season for Niceville, Finch ran for 1,296 yards and 16 touchdowns.

WR Justin McCay, Bishop Miege
Early in the Scout.com rankings, McCay was ranked as an outside linebacker. But after being evaluated as a wide receiver and making his commitment for that position, McCay still remains a five-star receiver. The 6-4, 205-pound McCay had over 1,000 yards of offense and close to 20 touchdowns. Defensively, he recorded 36 tackles and two interceptions. Look for McCay to be an early impact player for the Sooners.

WR Kenny Stills, La Costa Canyon
Like the young man mentioned above, Stills has the chance to come in and get some good playing time this season. He leaves the San Diego area as the all-time leading receiver in a few categories. The 6-1, 175-Stills finished his senior year with 64 receptions for 1,274 and 16 touchdowns.

WR Joseph Powell, Dallas Skyline
No need to sleep on Powell as he is just as capable as the two mentioned above. For the Skyline team, the 6-0, 175-pound hauled in 40 catches for 678 and nine touchdowns. 

WR Sheldon McClain, Cibolo Steele
Here lies a player with something to prove. The 6-2.5, 180-pound McClain lost his entire season due to a knee injury. But he is in rehab now and may be able to do some light to medium duties come spring ball. Look for McClain to be a for sure impact player in years to come.

WR Trey Franks, West Orange Stark
The player from what is known as the Golden Triangle in Texas, Franks will look to make a few things happen once he gets on campus. The 5-9, 165-pound was suspended from the football for inappropriate use of technology. Either way, look for Franks to be a contributor Sooner than later. 

TE Austin Haywood, Southmoore
It's no secret that Oklahoma coaches know how to use a good tight end and the 6-5, 240-pound Haywood fits mold of a future star. In his final season at Southmoore, Haywood had 34 catches for 578 yards. Offensively, he scored 21 total touchdowns. And as if that was not enough, he recorded 65 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions.


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