But Qualan Johnson has shown flashes of being a comparable runner.
“He's taking care of the ball, which is the biggest thing,” Hall said.
Johnson is also getting pushed by junior Brian Hartsfield.
After being banged up a bit in the spring and early in the summer, Carlos Freeman looks to be healthy on the offensive line.
Freeman is moving from tackle to guard, where he's expected to play in college.
“He's moving very well,” Hall said. “We had a little scrimmage in the first few days of practice, and I don't think he was ever less than five yards down the field on any run.”
On the defensive side, Midwest City returns just three starters from last year.
The biggest is Victor Sanders (6-foot-1, 301 pounds) on the defensive front.
“I'm impressed with the way they're flying around the ball,” Hall said. “If we can keep doing that, we're going to be successful.”