The Oklahoman's Super 30 for 2015
With National Signing Day behind us for the class of 2014, it's time to look to next year. Here is the first edition of The Oklahoman's Super 30 recruit rankings for the football class of 2015:
1. Jalin Barnett, OL, Lawton, 6-4, 310
Top 50 in most national rankings, top 10 in some. Barnett said recently that he came close to committing to Oklahoma on a recent visit.
2. Josh Wariboko-Alali, OL, Casady, 6-3, 310
The Casady star was the first commit of the 2015 class when he picked OU last fall, but programs such as USC, LSU and others have offered since.
3. Marquise Overton, DT, Jenks, 6-2, 300
Another early OU commit, Overton had been leaning toward the Sooners and gave his verbal shortly after the Sugar Bowl.
4. Will Sunderland, DB, Midwest City, 6-3, 194
The big, athletic safety is getting attention from all over. The in-state schools offered first, and others, like Arkansas, are coming on board now.
5. Dahu Green, WR, Westmoore, 6-3, 190
The big surprise of 2013, Green was an unknown when the season started. With a big body and soft hands, he became the focal point of opposing defensive backs.
6. Caileb Booze, LB, Edmond North, 6-3, 205
Surrounded by seniors on last season's stout Husky defense, Booze still shone through as a star in the making.
7. Akylen Mayfield, ATH, Tulsa Edison, 6-2, 190
Edison struggled last season, but Mayfield stood out immediately. Mainly a QB for Edison, Mayfield's college future will be at any of a number of other positions.
8. Tramayne Wauahdooah, LB, Anadarko, 6-3, 200
When you watch him play linebacker, the phrase “reckless abandon” comes to mind.
9. Marquiz Simpkins, RB, Clinton, 5-10, 185
Picked up a Tulsa offer after a stellar sophomore season, though Injuries led to an up-and-down junior campaign.
10. Darreyl Patterson, DB, Lawton, 6-0, 165
Patterson has been gaining more and more attention recently, including a Tulsa offer.
11. Bobby Henry, DT, Southmoore, 6-3, 260
A dangerous interior lineman with a good mix of speed and strength.
12. Riley Daniel, OL, Ringling, 6-6, 310
Dominant at the Class A level with the size and athletic ability that will translate to big-time college opportunities.
13. J.R. Hensley, OL, Edmond Santa Fe, 6-4, 285
Santa Fe has another strong class of recruits coming up, and Hensley, a technician on the line, leads the way.
14. Connor McGinnis, QB, Heritage Hall, 6-5, 190
The best QB in the class, McGinnis is the prototypical passer for the spread offense.
15. Warren Wand, RB, Edmond Memorial, 5-7, 170
His size will always bring doubts, but Wand is an electric ballcarrier, with the strength to overcome his small stature.
16. Kalin Sadler, WR, Lawton, 5-11, 185
Lawton is overflowing with D-I talent once again, and Sadler has been gaining lots of attention lately.
17. Dillon Lohr, ATH, Carl Albert, 6-1, 195
A potential top-10 candidate on this list, Lohr can play anywhere — running back, receiver, defensive back, kick returner.
18. Denver Johnson, WR, Casady, 6-3, 205
Part of a solid recruiting class at Casady, Johnson is rangy and athletic.
19. Aaron McKinney, ATH, Midwest City, 6-4, 190
D-I talent for sure, but the question is at what position? Receiver? Defensive back? Maybe a future linebacker?
20. Tristan Wyatt, OL, Shawnee, 6-5, 290
Yet another big OL in this class, Wyatt has good athleticism with a powerful frame.
21. Dalton Wood, QB, McAlester, 6-3, 230
Injuries have slowed him down the last two years, but Wood is a talented dual-threat QB.
22. LaManuel Singleton, DE, Edmond Memorial, 6-4, 220
He's still a little raw, but his size and speed catch your eye quickly.
23. John Jacobs, QB, Shawnee, 6-1, 220
A fast and powerful runner who is underrated as a thrower.
24. Robert Thomas, DB, Tulsa Union, 6-0, 170
Impressive agility and a good overall talent base to build on as a cornerback.
25. Markale Moses, DB, Broken Arrow, 5-9, 155
He might lack size, but he has the ability to be a shutdown cornerback.
26. Shane Block, OL, Yukon, 6-5, 265
Following in the footsteps of recent Tulsa signee Tyler Bowling, Block has the ideal OL frame, and he's part of a Yukon class that could have multiple D-I prospects.
27. Roscoe Gatewood, DB, Midwest City, 5-9, 180
Another smaller DB on the list whose play on the field makes you forget his size.
28. Ashton Preston, DB, Edmond Santa Fe, 5-11, 170
Good strength for his frame, Preston has the skills and potential to climb up this list.
29. Brandon Prather, WR, Stillwater, 6-0, 165
Athletically gifted, Prather won the Class 6A long jump last spring at 23-feet, 5 inches.
30. Luke Frankfurt, DB, Oklahoma Christian, 5-11, 170
A little under the radar, Frankfurt plays RB/LB for the Saints but is suited more for a safety role. Good strength and a playmaker deluxe.