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The calendar has flipped to August and it’s time to start looking at the 2020 season. Continuing today, OKPreps will have new content dropping every day, leading up to the start of the 2020 season. Yesterday we started updating our prospect rankings with the 2023 class. Today we release the top 50 in 2022 and tomorrow we’ll have the top 100 in the 2021 class. You can check out the complete content schedule at the bottom of the post.
1) Jacob Sexton – 6’6 -285 Pounds
Offensive Lineman – Deer Creek
Deer Creek’s Jacob Sexton checks every single box you want in an elite offensive tackle. The big man is the next All American candidate to come out of Oklahoma on the offensive line. What’s scary is how much better he’ll get between now and Signing Day because he appears to be one of the best in the country right now. While there’s always room to grow, Sexton is the complete package.
2) Gentry Williams – 6’1 – 175 Pounds
Athlete – Booker T Washington
If Jacob Sexton is 1, Gentry Williams is 1A. The Booker T Washington standout is without a doubt the top athlete in the state of Oklahoma’s 2022 class. Williams is the fastest player in Oklahoma and uses those skills on offense and defense. Williams is outstanding on both sides of the ball but his brightest future might be as a shutdown cornerback where he won’t get beat based on speed alone.
3) Talyn Shettron – 6’3 – 175 Pounds
Wide Receiver – Edmond Santa Fe
The gap between 1-3 in these rankings is incredibly small. Santa Fe’s Talyn Shettron is right there with the other two prospects as hands down the best in Oklahoma. Shettron burst onto the scene as a freshman and then built on that with a strong sophomore season. He’s a complete playmaker with great hands. He looks to be one of the better receivers to come out of Oklahoma in recent memory.
4) Andre Dollar – 6’4 – 230 Pounds
Tight End – Mustang
Mustang got an immediate boost from Andre Dollar last season. The move in immediately became one of the more sought after recruits in Oklahoma’s 2022 class. Dollar is extremely physical, he has the frame to be as physical as he wants. With good hands and speed, he can split out as a wide receiver and make plenty of plays there. However, Dollar is a fantastic TE prospect.
5) Cade McConnell – 6’6 – 285 Pounds
Offensive Lineman – Choctaw
Choctaw’s Cade McConnell uses his size extremely well and he wants to play a very physical brand of football. McConnell is outstanding when he’s able to just lock into a defender and move them back in the run game. Another quality we like about the Choctaw standout is his ability to continue the play into the next level where linebackers and defensive backs have no chance against him.
6) Maurion Horn – 5’11 – 175 Pounds
Athlete – Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow’s Maurion Horn certainly has a lot of hype around him. He was somewhat limited during his sophomore season but we expect a big bounce back year this fall. As a running back, Horn is an absolute dynamo and also made an impact as a pass-catcher. On the defensive side of the ball, Horn has the ability to lock up an opponent’s top receiver from the cornerback position.
7) CJ Brown – 5’11 – 180 Pounds
Athlete – Beggs
While it’s still up in the air on whether Brown is a better offensive or defensive prospect, we can’t help but be impressed with his abilities as a running back. He has great skills at the position and is nearly impossible to defend in the open field. His lateral quickness and strength allow him to navigate his way to the second level of a defense. It should mention he’s a fantastic DB as well.
8) Carson May – 6’5 – 215 Pounds
Quarterback – Jones
Carson May is hands down the best quarterback in the 2022 class. He might be the best QB prospect in the state, regardless of class. There was a lot of hype around May and when you watch his tape, you see why immediately. The ball flies out of his hand and there aren’t too many throws he can’t make. Not to mention he has the prototypical size in a big time QB recruit.
9) Chris McClellan – 6’4 – 260 Pounds
Defensive Lineman – Edison
Edison’s defense was one of the better units in Class 5A last season and it all started on the line of scrimmage. Leading the way on the defensive side of the ball was Chris McClellan. He was an absolute match-up nightmare for opponents. He was consistently in opposing backfields and emerged as one of the top breakout stars on the defensive side of the ball in 2019.
10) Maliek Bogard – 6’6 – 210 Pounds
Defensive Lineman – Okmulgee
A new name to follow this fall will be Okmulgee’s Maliek Bogard. The talented defensive end moves to Oklahoma after terrorizing Kansas quarterbacks the last few years. Bogard has legit size and should not be as fast as he is coming off the edge. Watch as Bogard absolutely blows up this fall when more people get to see his talents on display in Oklahoma.
11) Braylin Presley – 5’8 – 170 Pounds
Running Back – Bixby
Bixby’s Braylin Presley might be the quickest player in the state. The biggest knock on him will be his size but if you can’t catch him, that won’t matter. And not many were able to catch Presley in 2019. When he has the ball in his hands, he can start and stop on a dime and if he’s in the open field, forget about it. He can also make plays as a wide receiver for this potent Bixby offense.
12) Xavin Lackey – 6’2 – 220 Pounds
Linebacker – Vian
We’re very excited to see the growth of Vian’s Xavin Lackey from 2019 to 2020. In 2019, Lackey was a sophomore on a very experienced team. Despite being the young buck, he was still able to show plenty of athletic ability. Now as one of the main guys at linebacker, Lackey will be expected to take that next step and we believe he has all the tools to match those expectations.
13) Kyron Downing – 5’11 – 175 Pounds
Running Back – Vinita
One of several legit track stars in this class is Vinita running back Kyron Downing. He’s one of the fastest players in the state and it’s easy to see why he’s one of the better running backs in this class. When Downing gets into the open field, he has that extra gear that almost nobody else has. His ability to accelerate and get to that level makes him a special prospect.
14) Gabe Brown – 6’2 – 215 Pounds
Linebacker – Stillwater
Gabe Brown was an instant impact player for the Pioneers as a sophomore, on their way to a second championship game appearance. Brown now expects to take more of a leadership role with the defense and we’re excited to see him step into that position. Brown’s high motor and instincts, combined with all the physical tools make him one of the better backers in the state.
15) Isaiah Givens – 5’11 – 175 Pounds
Athlete – Muskogee
Muskogee’s Isaiah Givens is another perfect example of a fantastic athlete. We love watching his game but we’re not quite sure yet what his most natural position will be moving forward. As a defensive back, he’s part of a fantastic secondary with 2021 star Ty Williams. He also stars with Williams on offense in the backfield at running back. Givens makes plays wherever he’s lined up.
16) Alton Robinson – 6’4 – 305 Pounds
Offensive Lineman – Choctaw
A lot of attention on Choctaw’s offensive line is paid to Cade McConnell, who comes in at #5 in these rankings. However, look at the interior and you’ll see perhaps the top interior lineman in the state. He played center last year and is a big time physical lineman. He uses the combination of absolute power and a great get off to bully opposing defensive tackles.
17) Kentrell “Buddy” Bizzell – 6’0 – 185 Pounds
Running Back – Carl Albert
There’s another Bizzell making plays at Carl Albert and they simply call this one, “Buddy”. Kentrell “Buddy” Bizzell had a breakout season in 2019 at running back for the champion Titans. Sharing the backfield with elite 2021 ATH Javion Hunt, Bizzell still made plenty of headlines. He’s a power back with elusive speed and is nearly impossible to bring down by just one defender.
18) Michael Jamerson – 6’2 – 275 Pounds
Defensive Lineman – Owasso
Owasso defensive tackle Michael Jamerson has a very high upside in this 2022 class. With his size and strength, he’s great attacking the interior of an offensive line. And because of his quick first step, he can really disrupt some things. While defensive tackles don’t just pile up stats, getting a disruptive one like Jamerson can really take your defense to the next level.
19) NuNu Campbell – 5’11 – 170 Pounds
Athlete – Holland Hall
If you’re looking for a name that not many are talking about, we have it with Holland Hall’s NuNu Campbell. This kid is an absolute star in the making for the Dutch on the defensive side of the ball. He also plays offense and has an impact in special teams. However, we love what we’ve seen of Campbell as a cornerback. The skills are there and he has the chance to blow up very soon.
20) Buddy Mack – 6’2 – 210 Pounds
Linebacker – Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow’s Buddy Mack has an extremely high ceiling and we’re very excited to see what kind of growth he shows this fall. He’s a really good tackler and plays the game with a reckless abandon. He also does a very good job reading what the opposing offense is doing. He knows how to get off blocks and make a play. This is a prospect with a very high upside to watch.
21) Dontierre Fisher – 5’10 – 190 Pounds
Running Back – Checotah
Checotah’s Dontierre Fisher is one of the more physical runners in Oklahoma. While the 2022 class has a lot of speed and quickness, Fisher has plenty of speed, but power is the name of the game for him. He has a great mix of strength and burst. One of the other qualities we really like in his game is he simply has no fear. He expects contact and embraces contact on the field.
22) Mason Gilkey – 6’4 – 175 Pounds
Wide Receiver – Pawhuska
Pawhuska’s Mason Gilkey is one of the top home run threats at wide receiver in Oklahoma. He consistently beats corners in 1 on 1 situations. And even in the moments where he doesn’t, he has the size and athletic ability to make a play over just about anyone. He has good speed but if he needs to be physical, in a jump ball situation, he has those tools to his game as well.
23) Cash Hudson – 6’3 – 290 Pounds
Offensive Lineman – Bishop Kelley
Bishop Kelley’s Cash Hudson is right there in the conversation as one of the best interior offensive lineman prospects in this class. Hudson is a dominant run blocker and he has some quick feet. For his size, he moves very quickly and gets from point A to point B in a hurry. With another season under his belt this fall, don’t be surprised if Hudson moves up quite a bit.
24) Mikey Devereaux – 6’1 – 200 Pounds
Linebacker – El Reno
It’s no secret around El Reno that they’ve been building to make a run in 2020. The young players have grown up and one of those multi-year starters is linebacker Mikey Devereaux. This kid absolutely loves to hit and is a great representation of El Reno’s hard-nosed style of football. He gets off blocks with ease against players that outweigh him by 60-80 pounds routinely.
25) Jace Gilbert – 6’1 – 185 Pounds
Kicker – Marlow
We’ll say it everytime we do these rankings, but it’s difficult to judge how high kicker prospects should be ranked compared to other positions. However, Marlow’s Jace Gilbert is without a doubt one of the better 2022 kickers in this part of the country. Oklahoma has had a nice run of producing All American kickers in the last few classes and it appears that Gilbert might be the next man up.
26) Colemon Thurber – 6’4 – 230 Pounds
Defensive Lineman – Jenks
We really like the combination of production and body type of Jenks standout Colemon Thurber. He was very productive for Jenks as a defensive tackle but has the versatility to be moved around the defensive line. Thurber is very disruptive from his position and when he gets into the open field, he’s a very good tackler. He uses his hands very well against opposing offensive lines.
27) Jayson Smith – 6’1 – 230 Pounds
Linebacker – Del City
The hype and expectations are real when it comes to the defensive unit at Del City. They have the potential to send the majority of their starters to the D1 level. Leading the way for the ‘22 group at Del City is Jayson Smith. The linebacker has a very high ceiling with the combination of size and speed. There’s a lot to like about Del City’s defense and Smith is certainly one of the reasons.
28) Rovaughn Banks – 5’11 – 180 Pounds
Quarterback – Union
Banks made the most of his opportunity during a breakout sophomore season. While he isn’t the most polished passer in the state, he still has a great arm. Then you add in that he has absolute jets and can outrun just about any defender chasing him and that makes him a dangerous threat. Defenses will have a tough time game-planning for him.
29) Duncan Parham – 6’4 – 215 Pounds
Linebacker – Norman North
Norman North’s Duncan Parham is part of several fantastic young defensive players for the T’Wolves. Parham had a breakout season a year ago and has a great physical frame that allows some versatility. He could be moved around in the front seven. However, most of his playmaking as a sophomore came from the linebacker spot. But if he keeps growing, he might end up on the line of scrimmage.
30) Jayden Rowe – 6’3 – 190 Pounds
Defensive Back – Union
Union has a potential star in the making with this young defensive back. Jayden Rowe showed the ability to play with the big dogs last year and was an impact player in Union’s secondary. He has great size and he’s athletic and fast enough to be a corner. Although you could see him move around in the secondary. We’re very excited to see his growth going into his junior season.
31) Chase Faber – 6’2 – 220 Pounds
Linebacker – McAlester
McAlester linebacker Chase Faber is an energizer bunny at linebacker as he has a motor that doesn’t seem to slow down. Faber is your prototypical hard-nosed linebacker that simply loves to hit and hit hard. He’s a great asset in McAlester’s run defense but he also has the ability to move all over the field and cover sideline to sideline when he needs to.
32) Ryan Shields – 6’2 – 210 Pounds
Linebacker – Weatherford
This was on the short list of one of the better highlight tapes that we’ve watched over the last few weeks. I mean Weatherford’s Ryan Shields is an absolute wrecking ball of a linebacker. When he gets his hands on you, you’re not getting rid of him. He’s a fantastic linebacker prospect and a great partner to senior standout than Downs on that Weatherford defense.
33) Kelan Carney – 6’0 – 170 Pounds
Wide Receiver – Owasso
The wide receiver depth chart at Owasso was STACKED in 2019. Despite that, it was sophomore Kelan Carney who led the team in receptions. He was a consistent playmaker for the state champion Rams last season. As he continues to grow and develop more confidence, and he should have plenty going into this year, he’ll be a scary prospect to watch when it’s all said and done.
34) Corey Gordon – 6’4 – 180 Pounds
Athlete – Putnam City West
When you throw on the tape from last year, there is a whole lot to like when you watch Corey Gordon. He’s made the move from PC North to PC West and expects to become a breakout player during the 2020 season. Gordon has a great frame and is fantastic on the defensive side of the ball. We’d like to see what he could do with that physical style as a wide receiver as well.
35) Reis Taylor – 6’0 – 200 Pounds
Athlete – Plainview
Plainview made a run at the state championship game a year ago and they appear to be reloading for another run. They have a fantastic group of athletes and Reis Taylor is one of them. He’s a very strong and productive wide receiver prospect. But his versatility and ability to be moved around to where Plainview needs him makes him a must watch prospect in 2020.
36) Brayden Gilkey – 6’0 – 190 Pounds
Linebacker – Collinsville
It shouldn’t be all that surprising that Collinsville’s Brayden Gilkey is an outstanding linebacker prospect, or anything defensively for that matter. He’s a strong talent on the wrestling mat as well. Gilkey has all the physical tools to be one of the better linebackers in the Tulsa area. He plays the game with very good instincts and of course he’s very physical everywhere he goes.
37) Bailey Brown – 5’7 – 170 Pounds
Athlete – Millwood
Similar to some of the other players on this list, Millwood’s Bailey Brown would be a lot higher if not for questions about his size. It’s no secret, he’s not the biggest prospect, but when you actually watch his game, it’s hard not to be impressed. He’s a gritty athlete that can take your best shot and keep on coming. And if he does get into the open field, he’s dynamic.
38) Collin Matteson – 6’0 – 170 Pounds
Athlete – Oklahoma Christian School
Collin Matteson is one of the better young athletes in some of the lower classes. He was an absolute monster at wide receiver for OCS last season. However, he also made plenty of plays on the defensive side of the ball, which might be his natural fit. The jump he made from freshman to sophomore season was special. If he can replicate that again in 2020, watch out.
39) Ethan Roush – 6’3 – 175 Pounds
Athlete – Holland Hall
Holland Hall has a lot to be excited about going into the 2020 season. One of the more versatile players returning is Ethan Roush. The rangy receiver and defensive back is a big time playmaker. On defense, he’s a very good tackler in the open field. He has the physical frame you would want in a player with his skill set. It allows Holland Hall to move him around to a variety of spots.
40) Gage Hamm – 6’3 – 190 Pounds
Quarterback – Coweta
Hamm throws a good ball and has strong physical tools to make him one of the better quarterbacks in the state. He had a strong sophomore season and had a good balance between torching defenses with his arm and legs. He does a good job of keeping the play alive by keeping his eyes downfield. But when he has to run, he’s very physical.
41) Seth Spady – 6’2 – 245 Pounds
Athlete – Hinton
We really like the game from Hinton’s Seth Spady. The guy is an absolute heavy hitter. You have to account for him because he’s very good at reading opposing offenses. He can read where the play is going and explode to meet the ball carrier. However, he’s the perfect definition of a “tweener”. Is his natural spot on the defensive line or linebacker? He still has time to figure that out.
42) Drew Wood – 6’5 – 180 Pounds
Quarterback – Crossings Christian
Wood passes all the tests when it comes to his physical attributes. He split time at quarterback a season ago and that’s the plan this fall. However, we’ll be watching Wood closely when he gets his opportunities because he has an extremely high ceiling. It wouldn’t be surprising when the next time these rankings are updated, he’s further up the list.
43) Glendon Barnes – 6’4 – 270 Pounds
Offensive Lineman – Piedmont
Piemdont was one of the best running football teams in the state last season. A big reason behind that was the emergence of Glendon Barnes along the offensive line. The big man can anchor an offense that will want to run the ball once again this fall. We want to see more of Barnes but we have a feeling that the next time we update the rankings, he’ll be higher up.
44) Derrick Overstreet – 5’8 – 165 Pounds
Running Back – Owasso
Owasso’s Overstreet will have to overcome questions about his size since he doesn’t have that “prototypical” size for a running back. However, if you saw his breakout sophomore season, you saw a player that played much bigger than his size. He’s very physical against opponents and has a great ability to just bounce off would-be tacklers. We don’t have any questions that he’s an outstanding prospect.
45) Korbyn Green – 6’1 – 170 Pounds
Defensive Back – Booker T Washington
Every year college coaches need to see who the next guy up will be in the Booker T Washington secondary. This year, with the 2022 class, it appears to be Korbyn Green. The young standout has a lot of potential to be a breakout star on a team that has plenty of star power going into the 2020 season. We’re excited to see what’s next for Green this fall.
46) Jalen Reed – 6’3 – 170 Pounds
Wide Receiver – Ardmore
It can be difficult for a wide receiver to grab headlines in a flexbone offense. However, Ardmore’s Jalen Reed needs to be a prospect to watch this fall. While Ardmore does run the ball the majority of the time, they have a dynamic prospect in Jalen Reed at receiver. We want to see him make more plays this fall but he has all the physical tools to be a good WR prospect.
47) Kobey Stephens – 6’0 – 170 Pounds
Athlete – Wewoka
One of the better two-way athletes in the smaller classes is Wewoka’s Kobey Stephens. He’s a dynamic playmaker at the quarterback position by running the ball. However, it’s difficult to see him as anything other than a ball hawk on the defensive side of the ball. He consistently is in the right place at the right time to make an interception and was one of the best in Oklahoma in 2019.
48) Robert Spears-Jennnings – 6’2 – 190 Pounds
Athlete – Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow’s Robert Spears-Jennings is a name we’re very excited to see in 2020. You throw on his tape as a sophomore and it is big play after big play. However, it wasn’t at the varsity level. We’re excited to see what kind of impact he can make on the varsity level for Broken Arrow this fall. If he brings that playmaking ability, he’ll be a breakout star in 2020.
49) Hayden Hack – 6’2 – 170 Pounds
Wide Receiver – Norman North
Norman North’s Hayden Hack had a really good offseason improving his game. We like the size he plays with and he appears to be a really good possession receiver. If you throw it anywhere close to Hack, he can go and make the play. Hack has the ability to move up the rankings with a strong junior season. We’ll see if he continues to build off a great spring and summer.
50) Preston Solomon – 6’4 – 185 Pounds
Wide Receiver – Bixby
Bixby lost some production from the receiver position and a player that could be primed for a breakout season is Preston Solomon. He has the genes to be a big time player. His older brother Mitch was a basketball standout at Oklahoma State. Solomon will give the Spartans a big target down the field. We’re looking forward to seeing how Solomon reacts to more opportunities.
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Aug. 3 – District Shuffling
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Fri. Aug. 7 – 2021 Top 100 Rankings
Sat. Aug. 8 – Big Board
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