Ranking Updated: January 29, 2016
1) TRAMONDA MOORE – John Marshall – Offensive Lineman
The state’s most sought after recruit is the top overall prospect in the 2016 rankings. An absolute force on the line of scrimmage, John Marshall’s Tramonda Moore can play just about any position, both offensively or defensively. Moore is an Army All American and one of the best players in the country. Moore is what you want in a potential left tackle.
LAST RANKING: 6TH
2) MICAH WILSON – Lincoln Christian – Quarterback
This year’s OKPreps Player of the Year is the top quarterback prospect in the state. Lincoln Christian’s Micah Wilson is the most consistent quarterback in the state. He can make every throw in the book and has the size that you want from a quarterback. Don’t let his passing numbers fool you, Wilson can also move around in the pocket and beat defenses with his legs. We’ve gone on the record with saying that Wilson has legitimate NFL potential in his game.
LAST RANKING: 3RD
3) JON-MICHAEL TERRY – Victory Christian – Linebacker
The Semper Fi All American has been on the radar for quite some time. He’s made the smooth transition from defensive end to linebacker this year and he put in an All State quality season. Terry will be a linebacker at the next level. If his performance in the All American game was any indication, (8 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss & 1 sack) he’ll make the transition to OU just fine.
LAST RANKING: 1ST
4) TERRY WILSON – Del City – Quarterback
Del City quarterback Terry Wilson could end up being the best quarterback and overall prospect in the 2016 class. Wilson has all the tools to be in the same discussion as Wilson from Lincoln Christian in regards to NFL potential. Wilson has a very high game IQ and can beat teams with his arm and his legs. While at Del City, Wilson took a lot of chances and ended up turning the ball over. The future Duck has an extremely high upside once he erases those mistakes when he takes chances.
LAST RANKING: 8TH
5) LOGAN ROBERSON – Harrah – Offensive Lineman
Harrah offensive lineman Logan Roberson is one of, if not the strongest lineman in the class. Once Roberson has his hands on you, you go where Roberson wants you to go. His athleticism and movement needs improvement, but he’s the top interior lineman prospect. His work with former OU standout and Carl Albert graduate J.D. Runnels has absolutely paid off.
LAST RANKING: 7TH
6) JEREMY LEWIS – Lone Grove – Running Back
Jeremy Lewis ran for nearly 3,000 yards and almost 50 touchdowns this season. He wrapped up a phenomenal career with almost 100 touchdowns on the ground. Lewis is a powerful back with breakaway speed. Standing around 6’2, Lewis could add 10-15 pounds and become a running back prospect that we remember for a long time. Lewis was committed to Arkansas State since the summer, but recently decommitted. Lewis gets the nod as the top back in the state.
LAST RANKING: 9TH
7) JOSHUA JACOBS – McLain – Running Back
McLain’s Josh Jacobs played quarterback but let’s face it, he’s a running back at the next level. He finished second in the state in rushing with over 2,700 yards in just 11 games. That’s an average of nearly 250 yards per game. Jacobs was a breakout star on the ground and 4A teams had their hands full every week. Jacobs also made an impact returning punts and on defense. Jacobs was one of the most electric players in the state.
LAST RANKING: UNRANKED
8) CALVIN BUNDAGE – Edmond Santa Fe – Linebacker
Similar to Terry from Victory Christian, Calvin Bundage projects as a linebacker at the next level and will make the transition to that position. Bundage has the talent to be a top-tier recruit but is still raw and playing linebacker will be somewhat new to the Santa Fe star. However, with his frame and athleticism, Bundage should be able to transition the next level with ease.
LAST RANKING: 2ND
9) ROWDY FREDERICK – Broken Arrow – Offensive Lineman
Broken Arrow offensive lineman Rowdy Frederick made the most of 2015 after being slowed up by nagging injuries during his junior season and could never really take off. Frederick was healthy and dominated at various camps and combines. He also was the catalyst of Broken Arrow’s rushing attack. Frederick has the ability and tools to be the top offensive lineman and overall prospect in the class.
LAST RANKING: 11TH
10) DILLON STONER – Jenks – Athlete
Jenks standout Dillon Stoner did just about everything for the Trojans over the last few years. Stoner appears to be headed to Stillwater to play offense but he can make an impact for the Cowboys in all three areas of the game. Whether it’s offense, defense or on special teams, Stoner is one of the best all around athletes that Oklahoma has produced this decade.
LAST RANKING: 10TH
11) TYLER BROWN – Lexington – Offensive Lineman
Lexington’s Tyler Brown went from a relatively unknown prospect to the hottest prospect in Oklahoma during this past spring. Brown has great size and unbelievable speed for a big man. The future position for Brown is still left a little undecided. Standing around 6’4, Brown could possibly move to the interior on the offensive line.
LAST RANKING: 4TH
12) JUSTICE HILL – Booker T Washington – Running Back
Justice Hill is the next great prospect that Booker T Washington has produced. After two injury plagued seasons during his sophomore and junior years, Hill really exploded this fall with a healthy season. Hill ran for nearly 2,000 yards in just 11 games and finished with 30 touchdowns. Hill also had a streak of 17 consecutive games with at least 100 yards. Hill could end up returning kicks at the next level as well as time at running back.
LAST RANKING: 12TH
13) JIMMY MCKINNEY – Oologah – Linebacker
An old school linebacker is what Oologah product Jimmy McKinney is. Doubles as a running back for the Mustangs but will be a linebacker at the next level. McKinney is a hard-nosed player who has the speed to match his hard-hitting game. McKinney does an excellent job filling gaps and attacking the run game. McKinney will fit right in at Kansas State.
LAST RANKING: 17TH
14) JORDAN BROWN – Stillwater – Wide Receiver
Jordan Brown is an absolute playmaker that just didn’t get enough opportunities to shine while at Stillwater. Through no fault of his own, or Stillwater’s in fact. They have had the worst luck with injuries to their quarterback and Brown couldn’t produce the numbers you’d expect of a 6’3, 200 pound receiver. Brown has legitimate track speed and can start and stop on a dime. Brown continues a recent trend of big bodied receivers coming out of Oklahoma.
LAST RANKING: 5TH
15) TAVEN BIRDOW – Altus – Running Back
Altus RB Taven Birdow was the first 2016 prospect to receive a D1 offer. After a year at the IMG Academy, Birdow returned to Oklahoma for his senior season. Birdow owns all the rushing records at Altus and finished off this year with nearly 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns. He ran for 170 yards and three touchdowns in their 5A title win over Collinsville. Birdow returned with a vengeance this year. The Altus product is right there with the other top backs in the state.
LAST RANKING: 15TH
16) RICO BUSSEY – Lawton Eisenhower – Wide Receiver
Lawton Eisenhower’s Rico Bussey is the best home run hitter on the receiver big board. He doesn’t have the size that some of the other receivers on this list have. But what he lacks in size, he more than makes up for with his ability to take any play the distance. Bussey didn’t get enough attention over the last several seasons because of Lawton Eisenhower’s struggles on the field. However, that hasn’t stopped or slowed down Bussey’s recruitment whatsoever.
LAST RANKING: 19TH
17) KJ WELLS – Idabel – Athlete
Remember the name KJ Wells. Despite going the juco route at first, Wells will have an opportunity to play D1 football in the future. Wells is a pure athlete that can change a game with one touch of the ball. Where he ends up at the next level is still up for debate. Offense or defense? What position? When you look at him in the open field, he seems to always make plays.
LAST RANKING: 13TH
18) NOAH JONES – Southmoore – Defensive Lineman
Noah Jones is another example of the talent surge going on at Southmoore right now. Jones is a prospect that we believe hasn’t blossomed yet. Still a lot of work for this Sabercat but the upside is unbelievable. Jones could end up being one of the top overall prospects in this class when we look back on it five years from now. Jones has the frame and athleticism to be a game changer.
LAST RANKING: 14TH
19) TJ FIAILOA – Lawton MacArthur – Offensive Lineman
TJ Fiailoa could be the most aggressive lineman in the state. The Lawton Mac standout hasn’t received enough credit for the athleticism and strength he has. He’s in the conversation with the players in the top five. With great core strength and a sturdy frame, Fiailoa’s services as a guard will be needed somewhere. Fiailoa is a hidden gem but just hasn’t gotten the attention he deserves.
LAST RANKING: 16TH
20) AJ PARKER – Bartlesville – Defensive Back
Bartlesville’s AJ Parker is one of the top cornerbacks to come out of Oklahoma in quite some time. Parker is a great cover corner and can seemingly shut down one side of the field. Parker stands around 6’0 so he’s been overlooked. But if you look at the tape or watch Parker in person, the size doesn’t matter. He rarely gets beat by the opposing team’s top receiver.
LAST RANKING: 20TH
21) MANNY BUNCH – Roland – Athlete
It’s tough to find someone who had a greater impact on his team than Roland’s Manny Bunch. The Roland standout was outstanding at quarterback for the Rangers, hurting defenses with the pass and run game. Bunch projects to be a safety at the next level and showed why this season as well. An absolute steal for Tulsa, Bunch will be a guy making plays for years at TU.
LAST RANKING: 32ND
22) CHANDLER GARRETT – Mustang – Quarterback
Similar to Del City’s Terry Wilson, if Mustang’s Chandler Garrett puts all the pieces together and starts to become more consistent, Garrett could have a very successful career. The Mustang product has a great arm and a good frame for a quarterback. Garrett also has the ability to move around in the pocket and elude the rush. Garrett has been overshadowed by Del City’s Wilson and Lincoln’s Wilson this year but in other years, Garrett would be the top quarterback.
LAST RANKING: 24ND
23) AUSTIN QUILLEN – Jenks – Linebacker
You’re probably starting to see a trend here. Jenks’ Austin Quillen is another linebacker prospect who has made the transition from another position. Quillen was a safety but moved down to linebacker in 2014 and it fits his game much better. At 6’0 and around 200 pounds, linebacker is more of a natural fit for Quillen. The Jenks product still has safety speed, making him a nightmare for run games.
LAST RANKING: 23RD
24) TRISTAN CROWDER – Bartlesville – Defensive Lineman
Bartlesville’s Tristan Crowder went from being widely unknown to a sought after defensive recruit last spring and summer. The Bartlesville standout backed it up in the fall when he became one of the state’s top pass rushers. Crowder is an aggressive defensive end who doesn’t hesitate to initiate contact. With a motor that doesn’t quit, Crowder is going to be a beast at the next level.
LAST RANKING: 41ST
25) KYLE MAYBERRY – Booker T Washington – Defensive Back
Similar to Union’s Tre Brown, Kyle Mayberry is one of the fastest football players in the state. Mayberry sticks with receivers with that track speed. He’s usually matched up with bigger receivers and still excels in those match-up’s. Mayberry does a great job moving up to the line of scrimmage and jamming a receiver at the start of his route.
LAST RANKING: 27TH
26) LUTHER HARRIS – Heritage Hall – Offensive Lineman
Without a doubt the biggest prospect in the state, Heritage Hall’s mountain of a man, Luther Harris. Harris continues to trim unneeded weight and has made himself more appealing to D1 colleges. Harris has surprisingly quick feet for his size and is very aggressive at the point of attack. Harris is yet another solid prospect in a loaded 2016 offensive line class.
LAST RANKING: 26TH
27) DREW DAN – Checotah – Wide Receiver
Checotah standout Drew Dan started gaining a lot of momentum in recruiting this past offseason. He backed up the hype off the field with his production this season for Checotah. While he was going against 3A competition, Dan has all the physical tools to translate into a big time playmaker at the next level. Dan stands around 6’2 and could add a little weight to make him more durable for the next level.
LAST RANKING: 28TH
28) NYC BURNS – Berryhill – Quarterback
Last summer when we released the rankings, Berryhill’s Nyc Burns wasn’t even on our radar. He quickly became a name to know and follow early on in the 2015 season. Physically, he’s what you’re looking for in a signal caller. Standing around 6’5, Burns can move well for a big man. He’s got great arm strength and can really keep the ball on a rope in the air. Burns will be a preferred walk on at OSU.
LAST RANKING: UNRANKED
29) DAE WILLIAMS – Sapulpa – Running Back
Sapulpa’s Dae Williams has been a bright spot for Sapulpa over the last two seasons. While the team has struggled, Williams has still managed to put up big numbers. Williams isn’t a breakaway runner like some of the other running backs in the state. He’s more of a bruiser who runs in between the tackles and gets to the second level with his strength. With his 6’2, 220 pound frame, Williams should have a successful college career.
LAST RANKING: 31ST
30) QUAN HOGAN – Norman North – Athlete
Norman North’s Quan Hogan isn’t an absolute burner speed-wise but he’s a versatile running back who could end up lining at receiver at the next level. The one big question with Hogan has been his durability and whether or not he can shake the injury bug. When healthy, Hogan is one of the top prospects in Oklahoma’s class.
LAST RANKING: 21ST
31) BLAKE WILLIAMS – Mustang – Tight End
One of the more intriguing prospects in Oklahoma’s 2016 class is Mustang tight end Blake Williams. The Bronco big man had a life threatening scare early in his career and was held out of football. Williams has the least amount of game experience of nearly every prospect we ranked. However, standing around 6’4 and weighing around 225 pounds, Williams has a very high upside. The lack of game experience hasn’t scared off several big programs.
LAST RANKING: 48TH
32) JACE WEBB – Hollis – Offensive Lineman
Hollis offensive lineman Jace Webb is another great example of a small town kid who’s a big time prospect. Webb is a very violent blocker and is perfect as a guard on either side of the offensive line. Webb really excels at getting to the next level and leading a running back down the field. In any other year, Webb would be higher on this list.
LAST RANKING: 35TH
33) ALEX CRIDDLE – Edison – Defensive Lineman
Edison standout Alex Criddle is the top defensive tackle in the state. Criddle is a monster on the defensive line and is almost an automatic double team. He’s a bull up front, and very explosive at the point of attack. Criddle could also end up on the offensive line in the future, but for now we list him as a defensive tackle.
LAST RANKING: 25TH
34) JAMALL SHAW – Broken Arrow – Running Back
The Broken Arrow standout finished as the school’s all-time leading rusher and led 6A in rushing this fall. He ran for over 2,000 yards on 300+ carries. He reached the end zone 27 times this year. Shaw shared carries early in his career but continued to show Broken Arrow coaches that he could be the workhorse and backed it up this season. Shaw isn’t the biggest running back but proved he can be durable.
LAST RANKING: 38TH
35) DARRAN WILLIAMS – Edmond Santa Fe – Running Back
Darran Williams has been on the radar since before his junior season. He’s backed up the hype over the last two seasons with outstanding number. He’s been near the top of the rushing charts in the state’s largest class. Similar in stature to BA’s Shaw, Williams was also a workhorse for Santa Fe over the last two seasons and proved he can take a hit. How Williams doesn’t get more looks is baffling to those who have seen him.
LAST RANKING: 22ND
36) TILLER BUCKTROT – Stroud – Offensive Lineman
What a name. If we were basing rankings off that, give Tiller Bucktrot the title. Bucktrot is a mammoth of a lineman prospect. Standing around 6’5 and close to 350 pounds, Bucktrot could be moved around on the offensive line. Although it seems that his best bet is to shave off some weight and be a guard.
LAST RANKING: 33RD
37) MAX WARIBOKO – Casady – Defensive Back
Casady’s Max Wariboko is very similar to Booker T Washington’s Kyle Mayberry. Not only physically, but in how they perform on the field. Wariboko stands under 6’0 and while that’s not ideal size, Wariboko makes up for it with his speed. More times than not, Wariboko shuts down the opposing team’s top receiver.
LAST RANKING: 18TH
38) SAMMY AKEM – Broken Arrow – Wide Receiver
Broken Arrow wide receiver Sammy Akem really elevated his game during his senior campaign. In the past, Akem has had a problem with dropped passes but he became more of a sure handed receiver this fall. Akem continues a trend of tall receivers with good speed. Although, similar to Nikia Jones at Wagoner, Akem could put on some more weight to become more durable. He’s a home run threat on the outside.
LAST RANKING: 36TH
39) TEVIN MCDANIEL – Heritage Hall – Athlete
Heritage Hall’s Tevin McDaniel was a huge part of the Chargers winning back to back championships and had an impact at both running back and linebacker. It appears that McDaniel will be a full back at the Air Force Academy but could also be an inside linebacker as well. McDaniel isn’t going to wow you with his speed but will with his motor.
LAST RANKING: 40TH
40) JACKSON WINROW – Shawnee – Wide Receiver
Some players come out of nowhere and emerge during their senior seasons as D1 prospects. That’s exactly what happened for Shawnee’s Jackson Winrow. The Shawnee senior came from out of nowhere to receiving an offer from Vanderbilt. Winrow isn’t the tallest receiver at 6’2 but he runs good routes and routinely beats corner backs off the ball. We don’t have a lot to go off of with Winrow, but we like what we’ve seen.
LAST RANKING: UNRANKED
41) TERRELL “TANK” LOVE – Heritage Hall – Running Back
The nickname for Terrell Love is absolutely fitting after watching him roll over 3A competition over the last two seasons. “Tank” as they like to call him was an absolute force in between the tackles and will project as more of a fullback type at the next level. What Love lacks in speed, he more than makes up for in strength. Going against a linebacker or defensive back, Love is nearly impossible to take down 1 on 1.
LAST RANKING: 44TH
42) SHILOH WINDSOR – Ada – Linebacker
Ada standout Shiloh Windsor is a perfect example of an Oklahoma prospect that doesn’t get enough credit for his game because of where he’s located. However, Windsor is an absolute baller and the gap between him and some of the other linebackers on this list is slim. The Ada product is a hidden gem in Oklahoma’s 2016 class.
LAST RANKING: 37TH
43) DREYVON CHRISTON – Putnam City – Defensive Back
Putnam City standout Dreyvon Christon reminds us of Westmoore’s Stephan Robinson from last year’s class. Robinson signed with NEO and will be transferring to Kansas. Christon is NEO bound and will have the opportunity to play D1 football sooner rather than later. Moving to safety is a much more natural fit for Christon who also made plays at receiver.
LAST RANKING: 30TH
44) MASON FINE – Locust Grove – Quarterback
We stand by our breakdown and analysis of Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine. He’s one of the best quarterbacks in the state but colleges aren’t willing to take the risk on him because of his size. He’s the owner of every passing record in state history and dominated the air over the last three seasons. However, standing only 5’10 and having a thin frame has labeled Fine as undersized.
LAST RANKING: 43TH
45) ABE ANDERSON – Metro Christian – Athlete
Metro Christian standout Abe Anderson might be the perfect definition of a “tweener”. Meaning, what does he project to at the next level? He’s continued to improve his skills at quarterback but might transition better to an inside linebacker at the next level. Anderson has been a guy that OKPreps has been high on for over a year now. We like him on defense.
LAST RANKING: 29TH
46) CALEB COLVIN – Owasso – Defensive Lineman
Similar to Edison’s Alex Criddle, Owasso’s Caleb Colvin is an absolute force up front for the Rams. He’s the younger brother of former Sooner and current Jacksonville Jaguar Aaron Colvin. The younger Colvin lost his entire senior season due to an injury. However, when healthy, Colvin’s aggressive play up front is impressive.
LAST RANKING: 39TH
47) BREYDEN DESPAIN – Oologah – Wide Receiver
Oologah’s Breyden DeSpain may be the most underrated prospect in Oklahoma’s 2016 class. The Oologah receiver has good size and can catch anything that’s thrown near him. He doesn’t have outstanding speed but he makes up for it with his route running and ability to go up and get a jump ball. Somebody is going to take a chance on DeSpain and it’s going to pay off. Anytime we’ve seen him in person, he’s always making plays.
LAST RANKING: 56TH
48) CHANDLER ANTHONY – Tuttle – Offensive Lineman
An offensive lineman that JUST missed out on being on the Big Board was Tuttle’s Chandler Anthony. That’s simply because the position is so deep this year. In most recruiting seasons, Anthony would be considered higher not only as an OL but as an overall prospect. The Tuttle lineman has the tools and size to be a solid offensive tackle on either side of the O-Line.
LAST RANKING: UNRANKED
49) WALTER WATSON – Del City – Defensive Lineman
Del City’s Walter Watson reminds us of another Mid-Del player from last year’s class. Midwest City’s DeJai Johnson. Watson isn’t the tallest but is a bowling ball up front. He could also play either side of the ball on the line of scrimmage.
LAST RANKING: 49TH
50) BRYCE ROBERTS – Mustang – Tight End
While Roberts’ tight end teammate Blake Williams is higher on this list, Roberts has been the more consistent prospect at the high school level. Roberts has the size and the hands to become a solid tight end at the next level. If Roberts can continue to work on getting more explosive and faster, he’ll be playing football for a while.
LAST RANKING: UNRANKED
69) NACHO GALLEGOS – Anadarko – Linebacker
LAST RANKING: UNRANKED
95) CARTER NELSON – Jenks – Linebacker
LAST RANKING: UNRANKED