September 13, 2009

Finch and Clay put on big shows


BLAKE BELL - QB 6'6 - 210, Wichita (Kan.) Bishop Carroll

Bell had another huge night throwing for 286-yards and two touchdowns (7, 26) on 24-for-38 passing and two more scores on the ground (4,1) in an important Wichita city league win over Northwest 39-29.

Perhaps no quarterback in the country has a bigger upside, his senior year at Bishop Carroll will be his second at the position. Blessed with a great frame and NFL bloodlines, Bell is expected to have a big senior year.
Next: Bishop Carroll (2-0) hosts Wichita South.

BRENNAN CLAY - RB 6' - 190, San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch

Clay had another amazing game with 198-yards rushing on 16 carries three catches for 17-yards, two kickoff returns for 107 yards and one 65-yard interception return.

No player has been a bigger catalyst for Oklahoma's top five ranking nationally due to his ability to network and talk to recruits from across the country. Clay is a dual-threat running back equally adept in receiving and rushing.
Next: Scripps Ranch (2-0) hosts Point Loma.

Aaron Colvin - DB 6'0 - 180, Owasso, Okla.

Colvin had an estimated 15 tackles and two pass deflections in a disappointing 28-0 loss to Broken Arrow.

In one summer Colvin went from relatively unknown into a guy with multiple BCS offers, his footwork and quickness made him highly coveted before his commitment.
Next: Owasso (1-1) travels to Jenks.

RASHOD FAVORS - LB 6'2 - 215, Fort Worth Dunbar

Favors yet again failed to play with an uncertain leg injury but Dunbar still found a way to win 19-7 over South Oak Cliff.

Favors had a big summer prior to his senior year that left a lot of people impressed with his budding talent in spite of not a lot of experience at the linebacker position.
Next: Dunbar (2-1) hosts Dallas Roosevelt.

ROY FINCH - RB 5'8 - 170, Niceville, Fla.

Finch had another massive game with three catches for 151 yards and one touchdown (73) and nine carries for 99-yards and one score (65).

Finch, formerly of Edmond, is among the nation's most explosive running backs and seems a near perfect fit for Oklahoma's wide open passing offense.
Next: Strafford (2-0) travels to Pine Forest.

AARON FRANKLIN - LB 6'1 - 206, Marshall, Texas

In a revenge game for Marshall they drubbed the team that ended last season, Kilgore, 41-14 in which Franklin had seven tackles including one for loss.

If not for an injury early in his junior season Franklin would likely be regarded as one of the top linebackers in the Big 12 region, if not the nation.
Next: Marshall (2-1) travels to Monroe (La.) Neville.

TREY FRANKS - WR 5'9 - 172, Orange (Texas) West Orange-Stark

Franks had nine carries for 40-yards and one touchdown (16) and two catches for 28 yards in a 21-20 overtime win against Kirbyville.

Franks brings a level of speed to Norman that hasn't been on campus since the short-lived career of DaBryan Blanton and as such could bring an entirely new weapon to both the passing game as well as kick and punt return.
Next: West Orange-Stark (3-0) travels to Jasper.

QUENTIN HAYES - DB 6'1 - 175, Lancaster, Texas

The standout defensive back helped Lancaster to it's second win of the season beating Dallas Samuell 35-13.

Hayes was a player Oklahoma found while watching current freshman cornerback Demontre Hurst and clearly liked what they saw offering him very early to play either corner or safety.
Next: Lancaster (2-1) hosts Waxahachie.

JAMES HAYNES - DB 6'0 - 181, Orange (Texas) West Orange-Stark

Haynes had three carries for 26-yards in a heart-stopping 21-20 overtime win against Kirbyville.

Haynes is yet another member of this class blessed with truly elite speed and could play either safety or cornerback for the Sooners.
Next: West Orange-Stark (3-0) travels to Jasper.

BRONSON IRWIN - OL 6'4 - 322, Mustang, Okla.

Irwin, in a game delayed from Thursday to Saturday, suffered his first regular season loss since 2007 as the Bronocos were beaten by Edmond North 38-28.

Irwin, a lifelong Sooner fan, fulfilled a dream when he committed to the Sooners and was the first piece of a strong group of offensive lineman.
Next: Mustang (1-1) hosts Putnam City.

JARRETT LAKE - LB 6'2 - 205, Jenks, Okla.

Lake is not taking part in Jenks' regular season games.

Lake will join his good friend Gabe Lynn in Norman in spite of the fact he won't take part in Jenks' season due to an OSSAA ruling about his move from North Carolina.
Next: N/A

EDDRICK LOFTEN - S 5'10 - 195, Irving (Texas) Nimitz

Loften helped his team continue their fast start with a 20-14 win over North Garland.

Early on some wondered how Loften could work in pass coverage and although run support is definitely his strength his ability in space is better than most realize.
Next: Nimitz (3-0) travels to Arlington Lamar.

JUSTIN MCCAY - WR 6'3 - 197, Shawnee (Kan.) Bishop Miege

MCay had three catches for 59 yards in a disappointing 18-10 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas.

McCay is the most highly regarded wide receiver Oklahoma has landed a commitment from since Malcolm Kelly and could be an early difference maker with his big frame and ability as a deep threat.
Next: Miege (1-1) travel to Blue Valley West.

SHELDON MCCLAIN - WR 6'2 - 174, Cibolo (Texas) Steele

McClain did not take part in Steele's shocking 14-13 loss to SA Southwest.

McClain is a track star that is still emerging as a true football player, he is a guy that could definitely surprass expectations as he continues to develop.
Next: Steele (2-1) has an off week before traveling to San Marcos on Sept. 25.

TREY MILLARD - FB 6'2 - 245, Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge

Millard had a massive game with 25 carries for 207 yards and three scores in Rock Bridge's 35-14 win over McCluer North.

Millard is a near perfect fit for Oklahoma's h-back role with an ability to block, run with the ball, and even catch.
Next: Rock Bridge (2-1) hosts Jefferson City.

CHUKA NDULUE - DE 6'3 - 240, Dallas Jesuit

Ndulue had six tackles, one sack, and a recovered fumble but he and his teammates fell short of South Garland 39-28.

Ndulue came to Oklahoma's junior day almost entirely unknown and came back for Oklahoma's summer camp as a Sooner commitment holding nearly 20 other offers.
Next: Jesuit (1-2) travels to Hebron.

DANIEL NOBLE - DT 6'4 - 275, Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus

Noble and the Marauders had the week off.

Noble was Oklahoma's first commitment for the class of 2010 and has gone almost completely quiet since while preparing for another season at a strong Dallas area program.
Next: Marcus (2-0) meets Katy in Waco.

TORREA PETERSON - DT 6'4 - 300, San Antonio East Central

East Central suffered another loss, 31-21, at the hands of Seguin.

Few defensive tackles in the country collected more offers than the talented run stuffer from the land of the Alamo, Peterson is raw but has loads of talent.
Next: East Central (0-3) hosts SA Highlands.

JOE POWELL - WR 5'11 - 174, Dallas Skyline

Powell had a quiet night with two catches for 24-yards as Skyline picked up a big win over well-regarded Arlington Bowie.

Powell is as confident in his ability as any five-star prospect in the country. With his talent as a defensive back it will be intereting to see if he gets a shot on defense.
Next: Skyline (2-0) travels to Plano East.

ADAM SHEAD - OL 6'4 - 315, Cedar Hill, Texas

Shead helped the Longhorns to a 23-14 in the biggest game in the state of Texas with fellow Dallas area powerhouse Euless Trinity to help Cedar Hill maintain it's No. 1 state ranking.

Perhaps no player who is part of this class was more excited by the opportunity to play for the Sooners than Shead who was brought to tears when Oklahoma officially offered him.
Next: Cedar Hill (3-0) hosts Arlington Martin.

TYRUS THOMPSON - OL 6'6 - 278, Pflugerville, Texas

Thompson and his teammates picked up a big win with a 42-21 defeat of powerhouse Converse Judson.

Thompson has played very little on the offensive line and spent some of his summer working with former teammate, and current Texas Longhorn, Alex Okafor on preparing for major college football.
Next: Pflugerville (2-0) travels to Round Rock.

JULIAN WILSON - DB 6'2 - 172, Moore (Okla.) Southmoore

Wilson blocked a punt and had a carry in Southmoore's statement-making 34-0 win over Westmoore, a game that was called at the half.

Wilson is yet another piece of an extremely fast class, though he stars on both sides of the ball as Southmoore's first division one commitment in school history, he'll play defensive back for the Sooners.
Next: Southmoore (1-0) hosts Westmoore.

AUSTIN WOODS - OL 6'5 - 290, Rockwall (Texas) Heath

Woods and his Heath offense racked up nearly 450-yards of offense in a 26-10 victory over Arlington Seguin.

As Oklahoma has learned this spring, you can never have enough depth at center and Woods brings something to the table that Oklahoma could use this year.
Next: Heath (1-1) travels to Hillcrest.

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