Oklahoma high school football fans certainly know about Wand, a 5-foot-7, 170-pound human highlight reel at running back. It’s college recruiters who appear slow to take notice. That’s where warrenwand.com comes in.
As players mature, develop and train, they’re going to get faster.
But elite speed rarely blossoms out of hard work. Either you have it or you don’t.
That’s what makes prospects such as Edmond Memorial cornerback Robert Charlton a valuable commodity on the recruiting scene.
Charlton’s stock rose during the spring as he showed off his impressive speed on the track. He ran the fastest 100-meter time in Class 6A at 10.58 seconds and finished second at state in the event.
But the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder’s speed translates to the football field, too, where he had 70 tackles — a lofty number for a cornerback — during his junior season.
EDMOND — Boasting long red hair in a pony tail and a bushy, red beard, Edmond Memorial's Jordan Weltzheimer was aware Wednesday his style is about to change.
The 6-foot-3, 300-pound offensive lineman signed his national letter of intent to play football at Air Force, essentially signing away a style he's had since his freshman year that earned him the nickname “Big Red.”
“I'll just cut it, trim it up and shave it,” Weltzheimer said. “It doesn't really matter to me. It's just something I did in high school. If I get out of the military, maybe I'll do it again. I might decide I like short hair better.”
Weltzheimer always had a dream of playing Division I football.