NORMAN — Several of Oklahoma’s commitments in its 2014 recruiting class are opening their senior high-school seasons this week.
Some don’t open until next week, but are still scrimmaging. 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 at Brophy Prep (Phoenix), Friday, 8 p.m. central
The big, physical Andrews caught 81 passes for a state-record 1,494 yards and 21 touchdowns last season. His quarterback, Kyle Allen, is Rivals.com’s No. 1-ranked signal caller for the class of 2014 and is committed to Texas A&M.
CURTIS BOLTON, LB
School: Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.)
Ht., Wt.: 6-2, 215 pounds
This week: Bolton and the Broncos scrimmaged Corona on Thursday night. Vista Murrieta opens its 2013 season next Friday against Downey at home.
“Basically, our overall purpose was to hustle and get ready for our game next week against Downey,” Bolton told The Press-Enterprise. “We just came out here with the emphasis of speed. I’m pretty happy with what our team came out with today.”
Bolton is the Sooners’ most recent 2014 commitment. He chose Oklahoma on Sunday.
ALEX DALTON, OL
School: Troy (Ohio)
Ht., Wt.: 6-4, 280 pounds
This week: Chaminade-Julienne (Dayton) 34, Troy 20, Thursday
Dalton’s Trojans lost their season opener Thursday night. Troy hosts Xenia next Friday.
Dalton committed to the Sooners on May 17.
TAY EVANS, LB
School: Allen (Texas)
Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 202 pounds
This week: Allen at Southlake Carroll, Friday, 7:30 p.m. central
Evans and the Eagles won the Class 5A Division I state title last season, and begin their defense of that title tonight.
His brother, junior offensive lineman Bobby Evans, converted from tight end this offseason. He committed to the Sooners this summer for their 2015 class.
Next week, the Evans brothers host Cedar Hill and 2014 OU cornerback commit Marcus Green.
BRANDON GLENN, DL
School: Ranchview (Irving, Texas)
Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 274 pounds
This week: Ranchview 20, Glen Rose 14, Thursday
Glenn’s squad fell behind 7-0 after the first quarter, but scored 20 second-quarter points to seal the victory. Next Friday, Ranchview hosts Princeton.
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: Cedar Hill 38, Denton Guyer 28, Thursday
Green’s team held a 24-7 lead at halftime, but Denton Guyer rallied with 13 fourth-quarter points.
Another notable performance from this game came via junior Cedar Hill receiver DaMarkus Lodge, who grabbed six catches for 146 yards and a 45-yard touchdown reception. Lodge has scholarship offers from OU, Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M and UCLA, among others.
Green, a three-star prospect according to Rivals, committed to the Sooners July 18.
Next week, Green and Cedar Hill travel to face Allen, which includes OU linebacker commitment Tay Evans and his brother, 2015 offensive line commit Bobby Evans.
JUSTICE HANSEN, QB
School: Edmond Santa Fe
Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 200 pounds
This week: The Wolves scrimmaged at Putnam City North on Thursday night, but Hansen sat it out.
Hansen tweaked his hamstring in Santa Fe’s first scrimmage last week against Norman North on a 70-yard touchdown run. Edmond Santa Fe coach Lance Manning said he’s “day-to-day.”
Edmond Santa Fe opens its 2013 season Thursday against Midwest City inside Wantland Stadium.
SAMAJE PERINE, RB
School: Hendrickson (Pflugerville, Texas)
Ht., Wt.: 6-0, 213 pounds
This week: Hendrickson vs. Rouse (Leander), Friday, 7:30 p.m. central
Perine, who rushed for 2,017 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, and the Hawks begin their defense of a 2012 District 16-5A championship. Perine is the Hawks’ fourth FBS running back in the last five years, following Marquese Dunn (New Mexico State), Kenny Williams (Texas Tech) and Daje Johnson, who made waves with a few explosive plays last season as a true freshman at Texas.
VONTRE MCQUINNIE, DB
School: Lancaster (Texas)
Ht., Wt.: 6-1, 204 pounds
This week: Lancaster vs. Dallas Oak Cliff, Saturday, 8:30 p.m. central
Lancaster went 14-2 last year, its best season in school history that ended in a state-title game appearance. McQuinnie committed to the Sooners on Feb. 2 and returns as the Lancaster defense’s leader.
JEFFERY MEAD, WR
School: Tulsa Union
Ht., Wt.: 6-5, 179 pounds
This week: Tulsa Union blasted Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber 35-7 in the Union Gridiron Classic preseason event Thursday. Mead caught four passes for 24 yards.
The Redskins open their season next Saturday at Desoto, Texas.
CARSON MEIER, TE
School: Tulsa Union
Ht., Wt.: 6-7, 220 pounds
This week: In Tulsa Union’s 35-7 scrimmage win over 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 Mirada at Tesoro (Rancho Santa Margarita), Friday, 9 p.m. central
Todd caught 72 passes for 1,041 yards as a junior last season, but the Matadores are replacing standout quarterback Gerry Myres in 2013.
TITO WINDHAM, DB
School: Harrison Central (Gulfport, Miss.)
Ht., Wt.: 5-10, 181 pounds
This week: Harrison Central at West Harrison, 7 p.m. central
Harrison Central opened its 2013 season last week with a 21-7 win over Stone High. On offense, Windham completed two of six passes, including an 80-yard touchdown on a screen pass to Lashard Durr.
Windham committed to the Sooners as a cornerback in May, choosing OU over offers from Florida State and Louisiana-Lafayette, among others. But he told the Oxford Eagle in mid-July that his recruitment isn’t completely shut down.
He visited Oxford for the Southern Elite Combine and told the Eagle that several Ole Miss commitments were pressuring him to think about the Rebels, who still haven’t made Windham an offer.
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