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Oklahoma commitment watch: Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen sits; running back Samaje Perine stars in rout

by Jason Kersey Modified: September 7, 2013 at 10:20 am •  Published: September 7, 2013

NORMAN — Oklahoma’s 2014 quarterback commit, Edmond Santa Fe’s Justice Hansen, missed the Wolves’ 3-0 season-opening loss to Midwest City on Thursday.

Here’s a quick look at each of the future Sooners in action this week:

MARK ANDREWS, WR
School: Desert Mountain (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Ht., Wt.: 6-6, 225 pounds
This week: Desert Mountain 45, Notre Dame Prep 3, Friday
Andrews’ squad opened the season with a disappointing, ugly 13-6 loss last week to Brophy Prep, but got back on track with Friday’s rout at home.

Andrews fumbled early in Friday’s game, but finished strong with six receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown.

Andrews’ quarterback, Kyle Allen, is the No. 1-ranked signal caller in the country for the class of 2014 and a Texas A&M commit. He completed 14 of 16 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown Friday.

CURTIS BOLTON, LB
School: Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.)
Ht., Wt.: 6-2, 215 pounds
This week: Vista Murrieta 66, Downey 28, Friday
Vista Murrieta’s defense gave up a few big plays, but was stout on the whole and helped the Broncos jump out to a 28-7 halftime lead.

“Defense, that’s where the question marks were,” coach Coley Candaele told the Press-Enterprise. “And they stepped up and played and did a nice job. We gave up a couple of big plays but that always happens Game 1.  You expect them to make Game 1 mistakes and correct them and we only get better.”

Bolton’s fellow senior linebacker, Greg Hoyd, added, “It was fantastic. Curtis Bolton, Tyler Cook, Randy Beggs, everybody on the defense. Mason Evans, Shannon Walsh, Kwesi Mashack, were just getting after it the whole game. A lot of turnovers. It was a fun game to play.”

Bolton is the Sooners’ most recent 2014 commitment. He chose Oklahoma late last month.

ALEX DALTON, OL
School: Troy (Ohio)
Ht., Wt.: 6-4, 280 pounds
This week: Shawnee 31, Troy 28, Friday
Dalton’s Trojans dropped to 0-2 on the season after a late rally fell short. Dalton and Troy play at Xenia next Friday. The big lineman committed to Oklahoma on May 17.

TAY EVANS, LB
School: Allen (Texas)
Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 202 pounds
This week: Allen 39, Cedar Hill 20, Friday
Allen’s defense helped it topple a top-10 foe in Friday’s home opener. The Eagles (2-0) won last year’s Class 5A Division I state title.

Allen gave up a 36-yard touchdown pass on its first defensive series Friday, but didn’t allow another first down until early in the third quarter.

“We just woke up,” Evans told Star Local News. “We came out a little sluggish, but we woke up and performed.”
Evans’ brother, junior offensive lineman Bobby Evans, converted from tight end this offseason. He committed to the Sooners this summer for their 2015 class.

BRANDON GLENN, DL
School: Ranchview (Irving, Texas)
Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 274 pounds
This week: Princeton 35, Ranchview 14, Friday
After opening its 2013 season with a come-from-behind victory last week, Glenn’s squad dropped to 1-1 with Friday night’s loss.

Princeton jumped to a 14-0 halftime lead and added 21 more points after the break. Princeton racked up 416 yards of offense, 330 of which came on the ground.

Next week, Ranchview plays at Nevada Community.

Glenn, a two-star prospect according to Rivals, committed to the Sooners on June 14.

MARCUS GREEN, DB
School: Cedar Hill (Texas)
Ht., Wt.: 6-1, 176 pounds
This week: Allen 39, Cedar Hill 20, Friday
Allen jumped to a 17-7 lead after the first quarter and Green’s squad couldn’t recover, dropping to 1-1 on the season.

Green, a three-star prospect according to Rivals, committed to the Sooners July 18.

Cedar Hill junior receiver DaMarkus Lodge, who has a scholarship offer from Oklahoma, caught six passes for 120 yards and three touchdowns in the losing effort.

JUSTICE HANSEN, QB
School: Edmond Santa Fe
Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 200 pounds
This week: Midwest City 3, Edmond Santa Fe 0, Thursday
Hansen, who committed to Oklahoma last April, is still battling a hamstring injury and sat out the Wolves’ season-opening loss. His absence turned out to be a huge problem for Edmond Santa Fe’s usually prolific offense, which was held scoreless.

Santa Fe will hope to have Hansen back when it hosts Yukon next week.

SAMAJE PERINE, RB
School: Hendrickson (Pflugerville, Texas)
Ht., Wt.: 6-0, 213 pounds
This week: Hendrickson 52, Leander 0, Friday
Perine didn’t touch the ball after halftime, but finished Friday’s contest with 238 total yards, 196 of which were on the ground, and scored three touchdowns in the rout.

Perine rushed for 2,017 yards and 15 touchdowns last season.

VONTRE MCQUINNIE, DB
School: Lancaster (Texas)
Ht., Wt.: 6-1, 204 pounds
This week: Lancaster at Tyler John Tyler, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Lancaster, which opened its season with a 38-27 home loss to South Oak Cliff last weekend, looks to get back on track this evening.

Lancaster was 14-2 last season, its best in school history. McQuinnie committed to the Sooners on Feb. 2.

JEFFERY MEAD, WR
School: Tulsa Union
Ht., Wt.: 6-5, 179 pounds
This week: Tulsa Union at DeSoto (Texas), Saturday, 4 p.m.
Mead and the Redskins open their 2013 campaign this afternoon. In last week’s scrimmage against Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber, Mead caught four passes for 24 yards.

CARSON MEIER, TE
School: Tulsa Union
Ht., Wt.: 6-7, 220 pounds
This week: Tulsa Union at DeSoto (Texas), Saturday, 4 p.m.
Meier and Tulsa Union open their 2013 campaign this afternoon. In last week’s scrimmage against Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber, Meier caught two passes for 77 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown.

DALLIS TODD, WR
School: La Mirada (Calif.)
Ht., Wt.: 6-5, 205 pounds
This week: La Habra 35, La Mirada 26, Friday
Todd and La Mirada attempted an impressive second-half comeback, but fell to 0-2 on the season with Friday’s loss. Todd caught 72 passes for 1,041 yards as a junior last year.

Todd committed to the Sooners on April 15.

TITO WINDHAM, DB
School: Harrison Central (Gulfport, Miss.)
Ht., Wt.: 5-10, 181 pounds
This week: Bye
Harrison Central is 2-0 after beating West Harrison 39-0 last week.

Windham is taking his official visit to OU for Saturday’s game against West Virginia, according to The Sun Herald.

“I want to meet the coaches, players and teachers,” Windham told the newspaper.


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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