Ranking Updated: March 1, 2018
1) DAX HILL
DB – BOOKER T WASHINGTON
Following the graduation of Owasso’s Josh Proctor, Dax Hill will take over the top spot as the best defensive back prospect in Oklahoma. Hill isn’t as physically built as Proctor, but he more than makes up for it with his closing speed and tackling ability. Hill has already locked up the top overall spot for Oklahoma’s 2019 class.
2) MARCUS MAJOR
RB – MILLWOOD
The running back position in the 2019 class is absolutely stacked and Millwood’s Marcus Major has elevated himself to the top of the list. At this point, he’s without a doubt the leader in the clubhouse. Major is a part of a very talented Millwood team. The most impressive part about Major’s game is how easy he makes it look.
3) COLLIN CLAY II
DL – PUTNAM CITY
Alongside Ron Tatum III, Putnam City had one of the top defensive lines in the state with Collin Clay rushing the quarterback from the other side. Putnam City won’t miss a step after the graduation of Tatum with Clay returning this fall. Clay continues to get better and better, it’s going to be a very busy spring.
4) TRACE FORD
DL – EDMOND SANTA FE
As these rankings are published, Edmond Santa Fe’s Trace Ford is one of the fastest rising prospects in Oklahoma’s 2019 class. Ford’s junior film is making the rounds and one thing is for sure, Ford is one of the top pass rushers in the state. The more info we get on Ford, the more likely he’ll rocket up the rankings this spring.
5) DJ JONES
ATH – BOOKER T WASHINGTON
When we first ranked Booker T Washington standout DJ Jones, it was as a wide receiver only. However, at this point, we really can’t pick a “better” position for Jones. The Hornet standout was equally fantastic as a receiver and a shutdown corner. His future might be on the defensive side of the ball, but the skills are there on offense.
6) DEMARIYON HOUSTON
WR – MILLWOOD
Another position group, and another Millwood Falcon makes the cut, and is ranked rather high. Junior Demariyon Houston missed some of his junior season with an injury, that doesn’t negate the fact that when he touches the ball, he’s a home run threat. He’s not the biggest receiver on the list, but he’s the most explosive.
7) RICKY STROMBERG
OL – UNION
One of the biggest movers on the OL Big Board is Union’s Ricky Stromberg. The Union junior was simply dominant this season. Stromberg started for the Redskins at left tackle but a more natural fit at the next level will be one of the guard spots. Stromberg has established himself as the top interior lineman prospect in the state.
8) GRAYSON BOOMER
TE – COLLINSVILLE
After a stellar offseason that saw him get ranked as one of the top tight end prospects in the country, Collinsville’s Grayson Boomer suffered a setback. He missed a lot of time because of an injury and is making his way back to 100%. He’s without a doubt the top tight end prospect in the state. When healthy, he’s one of the top overall prospects.
9) DANIEL HOWARD
ATH – MILLWOOD
You would have to look very hard to find a prospect that played more positions than Daniel Howard during the 2017 season. Howard was a crucial part of a Millwood team that will go down as one of the state’s best. No matter what position he was playing, Howard was a big factor in the Falcons going undefeated again.
10) MILES DAVIS
RB – LAWTON
Another 2019 prospect that emerged immediately as a standout to watch in 2017. Lawton’s Miles Davis became a finalist for the OKPreps Player Of The Year award after a stellar season. In his first game of the year, Davis ran for over 300 yards against eventual 5A champion Carl Albert. After watching that, it was known that Davis was special.
11) COLE MASHBURN
DL – NORMAN NORTH
Another 2019 prospect is Norman North’s Cole Mashburn. The Norman North standout was one of the top 2019 prospects early on in the process. The class continues to get deeper and deeper but Mashburn remains one of the top overall prospects. His versatility to play several different positions is a big strength.
12) ZACH MARCHESELLI
LB – BROKEN ARROW
The only 2019 linebacker prospect that made it on the OKPreps Big Board is Broken Arrow’s Zach Marcheselli. With good reason after seeing what he was able to do in his junior campaign. Another thing to think about is the fact that Marcheselli has already captured three wrestling championships in three different weight classes.
13) HECTOR BECERRA
OL – LAWTON
Lawton’s Hector Becerra will be competing with Union’s Ricky Stromberg for that top spot as the state’s top interior lineman. Becerra wasn’t as known as Stromberg before the season. It didn’t take long for him to make an impact. The 2018 class was full of strong tackle prospects. This year, it’s the interior lineman getting the nod.
14) DADRION “RABBIT” TAYLOR
RB – CARL ALBERT
In that same Carl Albert-Lawton game in week one, Miles Davis wasn’t the only standout. Carl Albert’s Dadrion “Rabbit” Taylor also made big plays and backed up why he was a player to watch before the season began. Taylor had a good sophomore season, but he took his game to another level as a junior.
15) WILL KUEHNE
QB – OWASSO
The expectations for Owasso’s Will Kuehne were pretty high going into his debut season with the Rams. The junior was able to exceed those expectations as he was one of the most efficient passers in Oklahoma. Kuehne helped lead Owasso to the state championship, ending Jenks and Union’s streak of titles.
16) JT McCLOUD
DB – UNION
Union won’t have to wait very long for their next standout defensive back. Junior J.T. McCloud could end up being the next version of Tre Brown for the Union secondary. McCloud is a standout cornerback that has legitimate track speed. Sound familiar? Every time OKPreps saw McCloud in person, he was impressive.
17) DARIUS BOONE JR.
RB – UNION
Another 2019 prospect that had his season impacted by an injury. Union’s Darius Boone Jr. was splitting carries with Keviyon Cooper. However, Cooper had his season cut short after suffering a seizure in week five. Boone took over as the main running back and did not disappoint. Boone should have a big spring and summer.
18) JEFF FOREMAN
ATH – DEL CITY
Del City had an absolute breakout star with Jeff Foreman in 2017. They had a star with Anthony Goodlow at defensive end, but Foreman proved to be an absolute stud on both sides of the ball for the Eagles. His stock is on the rise as we head into the spring and summer. Foreman is no longer a prospect that’s under the radar.
19) WILL PHILLIPS
RB – ENID
Out of all the 2019 running backs that make the list, Enid’s Will Phillips was the first one to breakout as a big time prospect. However, Phillips had a season-ending injury early on in the 2017 season. We want to see how Phillips bounces back from the injury before reevaluating him this spring and summer.
20) THOMAS GRAYSON
RB – BOOKER T WASHINGTON
Yet another running back as 2019 is DEEP at the position. Booker T Washington was full of star power as they won another state championship. One of those stars was running back Thomas Grayson. The Hornet junior showed off his legitimate track speed on more than one occasion. He’s a prospect on the rise as we head into the spring.
21) JADEN McDANIEL
ATH – HERITAGE HALL
The younger brother of Heritage Hall standout Tevin McDaniel, Jaden might end up being better than older brother. Similar to Tevin, Jaden has already shown a great versatility in his game. With a big spring and summer, McDaniel will become more known statewide as a top prospect in the 2019 class.
22) DOMINIK VENEGAS
DB – MUSTANG
Mustang’s Dominik Venegas reminds us a little of former Oklahoma standout Tre Brown. It’s the speed. With elite speed, he can make up for getting beat on that first step with his speed. Venegas is definitely a prospect that we’re intrigued by in an absolutely stacked defensive back group for the 2019 class. He’s proven to get that attention.
23) JAMIE NANCE
ATH – BLANCHARD
Blanchard’s Jamie Nance is similar to a lot of prospects we have listed as athletes. We don’t know what we like more, his potential at wide receiver or cornerback. Because of his speed, he could be a burner in the slot. However, his future might be brightest on the defensive side of the ball. Only time will tell with this one.
24) PRESTON COLBERT
QB – MIDWEST CITY
In 2016, Midwest City’s Preston Colbert had a nice season. In 2017, he had a wow season. Colbert didn’t make mistakes and never cost his team. The jump Colbert made from his sophomore to junior season was outstanding. He went from being a decent prospect to a prospect schools will have to look at this spring and summer.
25) DARRIAS MURDOCK
DL – UNION
Union will replace All State defensive tackle Jordan Kelley with another strong prospect in Darrias Murdock. The Union defender continues to get better as he grows into his frame. He has the physical make up to be a really strong defensive lineman prospect. If he puts it all together on the field, the sky is the limit.
26) ELIJAH MANUEL
DL – MIDWEST CITY
Midwest City defensive lineman Elijah Manuel is yet another defensive standout for the Code Black Bomber defense. Manuel has shown the ability to be extremely versatile and could be a variety of things at the next level. Manuel really started to blow up around this time last year. Things slowed down during the season but they should pick up again.
27) AJ NEWSOME
QB – PUTNAM CITY
The lefty put up big numbers for Putnam City as he made a huge jump from his sophomore year. The main concern with Newsome is how he can hold up at the next level with his size. However, as a junior, he faced some big and tough defenses and was still able to make plays. One of his best games came against a stout Bixby squad.
28) PEYTON THOMPSON
QB – UNION
Union quarterback Peyton Thompson jumped right into a loaded roster and controlled the offense. Thompson put up some big numbers but he had a very talented receiver group that will be graduating in May. If Thompson can continue what he started with a new group of receivers, he’ll fly up this list over the summer and into the fall.
29) DEMECO ROLAND
DL – BROKEN ARROW
Last year, it was Derrick Shaw that emerged as a strong defensive lineman prospect for Broken Arrow. This spring, it’s Demeco Roland. How could you not become better as a defensive lineman going against BA’s O-Line? The Tigers have another strong defensive tackle prospect that’s only going to get more attention this spring.
30) NOAH RAUSCHENBERG
K – UNION
This might be a first. A kicker makes it on the OKPreps Rankings. However, Union’s Noah Rauschenberg has earned it. He’s been one of the top kickers in the state for two years now. He’s accurate and has the leg for kicks from 40 yards and beyond. He’s also a weapon in the kickoff game, routinely putting them out of the end zone.
31) ANDREW CROW
ATH – REJOICE CHRISTIAN
Andrew Crow became the workhorse for Rejoice Christian during the 2017 football season. Crow split carries as a sophomore but he became the main guy as a junior. He didn’t back down from the challenge. He also shined on the defensive side of the ball. That versatility will get the attention of college coaches.
32) CHESTER BAAH
OL – EDISON
Edison’s Chester Baah is a prospect who’s stock is trending upwards and it wouldn’t be a complete surprise to see a big jump the next time these rankings are updated. Baah is right there with Union’s Ricky Stromberg as top interior lineman, Stromberg has the edge because of size. However, on skillset, Baah is even.
33) KODY STANLEY
ATH – BERRYHILL
This time last year, we listed Berryhill’s Kody Stanley as an athlete with a slight edge to him being a defensive player at the next level. We’re still on that path but he does have the ability to play tight end. However, it’s Stanley’s work as a defensive end that has us excited about his potential to play at the next level.
34) VANCE MULLENDORE
DL – HOLLAND HALL
Few defensive linemen were as dominant this year as Vance Mullendore. He passes the eye test. He put up monster numbers when it comes to sacking the quarterback. What’s not to like? Where Mullendore fits at the next level may be the only question. Is he a guy on the edge or does he slide down, beef up and become a quick defensive tackle?
35) MATT KAISER
WR – BROKEN ARROW
Broken Arrow’s Matt Kaiser emerged as a legitimate deep threat for the Tigers during his junior season. Kaiser has legitimate size and will deceive opponents with a very quick first step. If Kaiser continues to improve his speed, his stock will only go up as we head into the spring and summer months.
36) DALTON SPRING
ATH – BEGGS
The ceiling for Beggs’ standout Dalton Spring is very high. He’s a prospect that looks a little raw right now but could absolutely blow up as a recruit after this spring and summer. Spring emerged as Beggs’ gunslinger quarterback. He also has the ability to play on the defensive side of the ball. Spring is the perfect candidate for a breakout offseason.
37) WILL TAYLOR
LB – PUTNAM CITY NORTH
Another 2019 prospect who’s stock is trending up with no signs of slowing down is Putnam City North’s Will Taylor. At 6’3 and 230 pounds, Taylor can move around exceptionally well. Taylor is a brute at the point of attack. We’re looking forward to seeing what the spring and summer brings for the standout Panther.
38) JACK BARKLEY
LB – BISHOP KELLEY
Bishop Kelley’s Jack Barkley is one part of a recent influx of strong talent on the defensive side of the ball. Barkley might be the best of the bunch when you watch what he’s able to do at the linebacker position. Barkley is an extremely physical backer and has the speed to back up that physical play. Barkley is a very intriguing prospect.
39) KAMRON LOVE
DB – EDMOND SANTA FE
Take your pick on what Edmond Santa Fe’s Kamron Love is at the next level. He’s shown the ability to be a corner and has the perfect frame to be a safety in coverage. Love will get plenty of looks this spring as teammate Trace Ford has become a must watch prospect. Love can take advantage of that and earn some good opportunities.
40) AARON “TRICKY” STOKES
DB – EAST CENTRAL
Yet another defensive back prospect that seems to be loaded at the cornerback spot specifically. Tricky Stokes is definitely a prospect on the rise as we head into the spring and summer months. East Central as a team might have been down the last few years but Stokes has been a bright spot for the Cardinals as a lockdown defender.
41) CADE THOMPSON
TE – NEWCASTLE
The younger brother of former Oklahoma standout quarterbacks Kendal and Casey Thompson, Cade’s future is as a tight end. And it makes sense, somebody had to catch passes for Kendal and Casey all those years. And all that work has paid off as Thompson has great hands and the size to go with it as the biggest of the three brothers.
42) CAMERON WATTS
DB – UNION
Union’s Cameron Watts had to fight for playing time last year and earned his way onto the field. In a Union secondary that has been full of can’t miss prospects over the last two years, Watts can get overlooked for the higher profile guys. Don’t sleep on this corner as he and JT McCloud make up one of the top CB duos in the state.
43) MAHCEL JOHNSON
LB – BOOKER T WASHINGTON
Right now we have Booker T Washington’s Mahcel Johnson listed as a linebacker but the truth is the kid is an athlete. He could be a variety of things at the next level. Johnson is on a defense that was one of the state’s best in 2017 and has shown no signs of slowing down as we get further into 2018.
44) DONTE REECE
DL – IDABEL
Idabel’s Donte Reece is a mystery prospect who could end up blowing up in a big way. At 6’4 and 270 pounds, Reece rarely faced off with anybody as big as him. So he routinely dominated undersized competition. If Reece continues to show that dominance against bigger prospects at camps, you’ll see him blow up.
45) ARICH ANSLEY
DB – PUTNAM CITY WEST
We are looking at a terrible time for Oklahoma quarterbacks. The 2019 and 2020 class is littered with top defensive back prospects. Putnam City West’s Arich Ansley looks to be a safety on the rise. Ansley is great at coming up and laying down a big hit. If his cover skills continue to sharpen, he’ll see his stock go up.
46) DONTEZ FAGAN
DB – MILLWOOD
Millwood’s Dontez Fagan is on a couple of lists. He’s yet another defensive back prospect in an absolutely stacked class. He’s also another Millwood Falcon to make the list. Fagan might not be as well known as some of his teammates that find themselves in the top ten but he’ll get plenty of looks this spring and summer.
47) IAN CORWIN
QB – JENKS
Jenks quarterback Ian Corwin was going to be a safety going into his sophomore season. An injury forced him into a quarterback battle that he ended up winning. Two years later, he’s going into his senior season and is one of the top passers in the state. Corwin will look to add some hardware to go with all the big numbers.
48) NOAH CORTES
RB – BROKEN ARROW
More times than not, a prospect like Broken Arrow’s Noah Cortes would be near the top of the list at the running back position. That’s how deep the running back spot is in the class of 2019. That’s not a slight on Cortes because he can absolutely fly. He’s not as big as some of the other running back prospects but he’s one of the toughest in the group.
49) JAKE TUTTLE
RB – COLLINSVILLE
The same thing can be said about Collinsville’s Jake Tuttle. He was one of the first few running backs to get noticed in the 2019 class. Then it just absolutely blew up. That’s not a knock on Tuttle, the class is just insanely deep. Tuttle is no stranger to getting out there and going to camps and getting in front of coaches. This spring will be no different.
50) QUINTEVIN CHERRY
ATH – MUSKOGEE
People around Muskogee are very excited about the possibilities for Quintevin Cherry as he will be taking over at quarterback for the Roughers after the graduation of Jacob Medrano. Cherry could end up being a variety of things at the next level. It might not be quarterback but he’ll have his shot to prove he can be a quarterback this fall.