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It’s time to update the OKPreps Big Board, taking a look at the top ten players at each position. Starting today, we’ll release one position group each day over the next week. We’ll look at the very best quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive and defensive linemen, linebackers, defensive backs and athletes. You can also vote for who you think the best player at each position. Voting will end on August 21st at Noon. The winners will be crowned later that afternoon. Be sure and vote daily for your pick and check back each day as we release a new position group. Up first, we take a look at the top ten quarterbacks in Oklahoma.
1) WILL KUEHNE
2019 – OWASSO
It didn’t take long for the transfer from Texas to make an impact, leading Owasso to a state championship. Kuehne was surgical throwing the ball in the Owasso offense. However, an underrated quality of his game was his ability to run the ball. Kuehne improved his speed this offseason and will be more of a problem for opposing defenses.
2) J.D. HEAD
2020 – JONES
Jones once again has one of the top quarterbacks in the state with youngster J.D. Head. Replacing 2016 OKPreps Player Of The Year Brandon George wasn’t going to be easy but Head certainly made the transition look that way. He was one of the top passers in the state and will look to replicate those numbers with a new cast of skill guys.
3) PRESTON COLBERT
2019 – MIDWEST CITY
At this time last year, we circled Midwest City quarterback Preston Colbert as a player that we believed would have a breakout season. He met those expectations and exceeded them. He was one of the more efficient passers in Oklahoma and put up some unreal numbers, leading Midwest City one game shy of a state championship appearance.
4) PEYTON THOMPSON
2019 – UNION
Union quarterback Peyton Thompson had a wealth of talent around him to distribute the ball to. This fall, Thompson really truly earn his rating as one of the top quarterbacks in Oklahoma if he can replicate last year’s success with a new batch of receivers. Thompson had a very successful offseason at various camps around the country.
5) IAN CORWIN
2019 – JENKS
Jenks quarterback Ian Corwin had huge shoes to fill as a sophomore, replacing arguably the best QB in Jenks history. Corwin has been able to carve his own legacy and has added his name to that list of great Jenks signal callers. This fall, Corwin will have an opportunity to add another chapter under a new head coach and offensive coordinator.
6) JETT STERNBERGER
2019 – KINGFISHER
Perhaps Kingfisher’s Jett Sternberger should be ranked as an athlete on this Big Board. It’s not very often that an athlete has scholarship offers in multiple sports but that’s exactly what Sternberger holds as a football and basketball standout. While Sternberger was known early on for his basketball abilities, football very quickly followed the Kingfisher star.
7) GUNNAR GUNDY
2020 – STILLWATER
Gundy. Stillwater. You can connect the dots. Yes, Gunnar Gundy is the son of OSU head coach Mike Gundy. However, the Pioneer quarterback is making a name for himself after a very successful sophomore season. Gundy’s efficient passing had the Pioneers back in the playoffs and had Stillwater as a top five team for the majority of the season.
8) DALTON SPRING
2019 – BEGGS
Beggs quarterback Dalton Spring has the physical frame that could lead him to playing several different positions at the next level. But for now, we have Spring as a quarterback. How could you not? No other QB in state history has thrown for 581 yards in a playoff game. Except for Spring. However, don’t close the book on Spring switching positions in college.
9) QUINLAN GANTHER
2020 – DEL CITY
We wrote about Preston Colbert and his breakout season. Perhaps we’re looking at the next potential breakout star and he’s right down the road from the Bomber QB. Del City’s Quinlan Ganther had a strong sophomore campaign and has been hard at work this offseason. Don’t be surprised if Ganther becomes one of the breakout stars this fall.
10) BEN HARRIS
2021 – CARL ALBERT
The only player from the 2021 class to make the quarterback ranking is Carl Albert’s Ben Harris. After a preseason injury sidelined Carter LaValley, Harris stepped in as a freshman and led the Titans to an undefeated season and second straight state title. More impressive than that was the TD to INT ratio with 35 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions.