September 25, 2011

Sooner Commits See Quarterback Go Wild

FOLLOWING THE FUTURE

DANIEL BROOKS - ATH 5'8 - 170, Port Lavaca (Texas) Calhoun

Brooks and the Sandcrabs just keep rolling with a 41-14 win over Rockport-Fulton. Fortunately Brooks has recovered from a high ankle sprain and had his best game of the year with 11-carries for 113-yards a 41-yard touchdown and one catch for 16-yards.

Brooks committed to Oklahoma early on but has since seen his attention grow by leaps and bounds and has told several Rivals.com outlets he'll be taking several officials before National Signing Day.
Next: Calhoun (5-0) have the week off.

TY DARLINGTON - OL 6'3 - 275, Apopka, Fla.

Darlington and the Blue Darters have had a slow start to the season losing one tight game after another - this time falling 17-15 to Orlando Olympia on a last second field goal. Darlington helped the Blue Darters running back Michael Todd to over 130-yards.

Darlington is the son of a former Sooner cheerleader as well as the son of Apopka head coach Rick Darlington. As the nation's No. 1 center it's safe to say he was a major coup for Oklahoma even with some of the advantages.
Next: Apopka (0-3) hosts Hialeah-Miami Lakes.

LAITH HARLOW - TE 6'5 - 240, Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby

Harlow and the Cougars had the week off.

Harlow is one of the nation's elite tight ends and was only Oklahoma's second commitment from Florida since 2004 since his commitment two other Sunshine State natives joined the commitment list.
Next: Godby (3-0) travels to Crestview.

DEVANTE HARRIS - DB 5'11 - 160, Mesquite (Texas) Horn

Harris and the Jaguars keep coming up just inches short this time slipping 28-20 to Stephenville. On the night Harris had nine tackles and a sack.

Harris is the son of former Texas A&M and Philadelphia Eagles receiver, Rod. His name is growing thanks to a real emergence in the spring and summer of 2011.
Next: Horn (1-4) travels to Tyler Lee.

TREVOR KNIGHT - QB 6'3 - 190, San Antonio Reagan - WEEK 4 MVP

Knight put together a huge effort in Reagan's 52-14 win over Churchill, a top 10 area team. His 6-for-7 passing for 63-yards may seem modest but eight rushes for 160-yards and five (45, 7, 1, 32, 54) touchdowns prove his athleticism.

Any early commmitment to Texas A&M Knight changed his plans once Oklahoma offered and will be joined in Norman by his twin brother Connor - who plans to walk-on as a tight end.
Next: Reagan (3-1) have the week off.

POLO MANUKAINIU - DE 6'6 - 256, Euless (Texas) Trinity

Manukainiu helped the Trojans through their first real test of the seaosn beating rival Colleyville Heritage 38-35 on an overtime field goal.

Manukainiu is close friends with 2011 Sooner signing Nila Kasitati, as a fellow Trojan. His talents have been an interesting debate as some think he could play either defensive tackle, defensive end, or possibly even offensive tackle.
Next: Trinity (5-0) travels to L.D. Bell.

KYLE MARRS - OL 6'6 - 302, San Antonio Brandeis

Marrs helped Brandeis to yet another massive performance on the ground with star junior running back Trinton Ynclan going for 289-yards as Brandeis downed Clark 34-20.

Marrs was one of Oklahoma's first offers regardless of position and as a mountainous lineman he'll be an intriguing guy to watch once he hits Norman.
Next: Brandeis (5-0) travels to San Antonio Holmes.

JOHN MICHAEL MCGEE - OL 6'4 - 255, Texarkana (Texas) Texas High

McGee and his Texas high Tigers started district play with a dominating 48-7 win over Royse City.

McGee is one of the nation's elite offensive lineman who brings an athleticism to the game that could see him star as a pulling guard or as an elite left tackle.
Next: Texas High (3-2) hosts Denison.

TREY METOYER - WR 6'2- 198, Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy

Metoyer plays on Monday Sept. 26.

Metoyer has done all he can in the high school game but is now taking on the prep school ranks after falling just short of qualification at Oklahoma coming out of Whitehouse, Texas in 2011. The Army All-American was a five-star recruit by Rivals.com
Next: Hargrave (1-2) travels to West Virginia Wesleyan College on Sept. 26.

DURRON NEAL - WR 6'1 - 195, St. Louis (Mo.) DeSmet

Neal and the Spartans are starting to roll beating Chaminade 42-24. On the night he had a pair of touchdown catches of 40 and 49 yards

Neal is yet another in a growing line of 'Show Me State' stars to head toward Oklahoma but is one of the most highly ranked players the Sooners have landed in recent years.
Next: DeSmet (4-1) hosts Oakville.

ALEX ROSS - RB 6'1 - 205, Jenks, Okla.

Ross is still recovering from a pre-season ankle injury and was held out of Jenks' 54-7 win over Shawnee.

Ross came out of nowhere as a junior to emerge as almost undoubtedly the state's top prospect. The big back has elite speed to go with a great frame, most are expecting a monstrous season for the Jenks star.
Next: Jenks (3-1) travels to Putnam City West.

STERLING SHEPARD - WR 5'10- 175, Oklahoma City Heritage Hall

Shepard and the Chargers just keep rolling, this time over Oklahoma Centennial 69-0.

Shepard is a second generation Sooner; not only did his father Derick play for the Sooners but so did two of his uncles. However, make no mistake he earned his offer all his own, he has a chance to be a standout.
Next: Heritage Hall (4-0) travels to Newcastle.

ERIC STRIKER - OLB 6'1 - 190, Seffner (Fla.) Armwood

Striker and the Hawks crushed Tampa Leto 68-0.

Striker is a uniquely athletic player who reminds many of former Sooner standout Ontei Jones and happens to play for one of the nation's elite teams in 2011
Next: Armwood (4-0) hosts Tampa Jefferson.

CHARLES TAPPER - DE 6'4 - 245, Baltimore (Mary.) City College High

Tapper helped his Black Knights to a 20-6 win over Carver Vo-Tech.

Tapper is the first Maryland prep commitment for the Sooners in the Bob Stoops era, and could be one of the most promising defensive ends in the class.
Next: City College (2-1) hosts Balitmore Patterson on Oct. 1.


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