• Super 30: Norman North QB John Kolar benefited from former teammate's injury

    By Trent Shadid, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    A year ago John Kolar was preparing for his junior season as a wide receiver in a talent-heavy Norman North offense. Now, he’s verbally committed to Oklahoma State as a quarterback and No. 6 in The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting rankings for the Class of 2015.

  • Super 30: Lawton's Darreyl Patterson taking over at running back

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Darreyl Patterson’s highlight reel will have plenty of chances to improve this season as he takes over at running back for the Wolverines, while still playing sparingly at defensive back, his top position.

  • Super 30: Country work ethic molds Roland's Austin Cantrell

    By Cody Stavenhagen, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Going into his senior season, Austin Cantrell is committed to Arkansas as a tight end. He had several other offers and was heavily recruited by Oklahoma. Cantrell chose Arkansas in large part because it’s only an hour away from home.

  • High school football: Spiro athlete McKinley Whitfield gaining interest from college programs

    By Trent Shadid, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    The versatile star comes in at No. 9 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting rankings for the Class of 2015.

  • High school football: Millwood defensive end Josh Little headed to Kansas State

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s Super 30 selection picks Wildcats over nearly a dozen other programs.

  • Super 30: Edmond Memorial's Warren Wand turns to website to 'get his name out there'

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    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.

  • Super 30: Owasso's Michael Anderson a standout in the classroom as well

    By Trent Shadid, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Defensive end has committed to Tulsa, where he will likely study petroleum engineering.

  • Super 30: Inexperience, injuries don't stop Clinton's Marquiz Simpkins

    By Cody Stavenhagen, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Marquiz Simpkins might have been the last person to realize how good of a football player he could become. After rushing for 2,009 yards as a sophomore, running a 4.35 40-yard dash and helping Clinton win a state title, almost everyone else knew he was special.

  • Super 30: Multi-talented Davion Freeman earning plenty of Division-I offers

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    The 5-foot-10, 160-pound senior returned eight kicks or punts for touchdowns last season, and he has the skills to play either cornerback or slot receiver.

  • Super 30: Anadarko's Tramayne Wauahdooah makes 'something big' out of second chance

    By Cody Stavenhagen, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Tramayne Wauahdooah wants to win a third state title, keep his grades up, play in college and make his family and the Anadarko community proud. He wants to make the most of this second chance.

  • Newcastle coach says Racers' 7-on-7 performance a blessing for his team

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The Racers have advanced to the NFL National 7-on-7 Tournament starting Monday in Indianapolis as 1 of 32 teams.

  • Super 30: Ringling offensive tackle Riley Daniel a star in Class A

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    RINGLING — Ringling offensive tackle Riley Daniel doesn’t have to be reminded that he plays Class A football. He knows it. Recruiters know it. And Daniel has spent his summer showing college coaches that it doesn’t matter. “A lot of recruiters think that because I’m playing in that class, the competition isn’t as good as what the higher classes play against, and maybe that’s the case some nights,” Daniel said. “I’ve gone to camps and done good against the best they bring. It doesn’t matter what class you’re in. If you can play, you can play.” Daniel has three Division I offers — Tulsa, Houston and North Texas — with several major programs still keeping close tabs on the 6-foot-6,

  • Super 30: Akylen Mayfield gives Tulsa Edison flexibility - and a dangerous weapon when he gets the ball

    By Jonathan Greco, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior, who has an offer from Arkansas State, can play almost any skill position. During his junior season, he lined up at quarterback, wide receiver, running back and cornerback.

  • Super 30: Shawnee's Tristan Wyatt a quick learner on the field

    By Chris Brannick, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Right tackle has only been playing football for three years, but is committed to play at Tulsa after his senior season with the Wolves.

  • Super 30: Kingfisher's Kaden Jackson trying to prove he's a Division I lineman

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    KINGFISHER — For all the success the Kingfisher football program has had over the last decade, it’s hard to imagine how rare a position offensive lineman Kaden Jackson is in. Only two Yellowjacket players since 2005 have signed letters of intent with Division I schools, and Jackson is destined to add to that list. “I’m so blessed and honored to represent my town, and show that there are players like me who can go play at the major-college level,” said Jackson, who is No. 19 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the top football recruits in the state. “It’s a big honor to represent Kingfisher.

  • High school notebook: Londaryl Perry named Putnam City North girls basketball coach

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Londaryl Perry felt it was time for a fresh start after three years at Northeast. Perry was officially named the new girls basketball coach at Putnam North on Monday, bringing him to the same school as his children. “I honestly missed most of my son’s basketball career because I’m always at a different school, so at least I’ll be able to there with him his senior year,” Perry said. His son Drake is on the Panthers’ basketball team, while his daughter Dru will be a freshman this year. She plays basketball and swims. Londaryl Perry spent the past three seasons at Northeast, leading it to the state tournament twice and winning the Class 2A title in 2013 behind an undefeated season.

  • Super 30: No sport too tough for Heritage Hall's Connor McGinnis

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Connor McGinnis can be found competing in nearly every sporting event at Heritage Hall. But all of that may be hurting his recruitment in football, where he’s not getting a lot of interest from colleges.

  • Super 30: Shawnee's John Jacobs has winning a state title on his mind

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    Jacobs, No. 21 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting rankings for the class of 2015, is readying for his senior season with one thing on his mind: winning a state championship.

  • Super 30: Edmond Memorial's Robert Charlton known for his speed

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Corner back has offers from Northern Iowa, South Dakota and Tulsa.

  • Former Stillwater High football player Blake Carter dies at 27

    Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    The Navy football brotherhood lost one of its most beloved members last weekend when Blake Carter died unexpectedly. Carter, who played at Stillwater High, passed away Sunday, June 29, at his home in Norfolk, Va., where he was serving as a surface warfare officer aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp. Carter was a standout defensive back for Navy from 2006 through 2009, appearing in 48 games with 25 starts. The 5-foot-11, 187-pound cornerback was a four-year varsity letterman on teams that posted a combined record of 35-18, captured the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy four times and appeared in four bowl games.