As we unveil the fourth edition of The Oklahoman high school sports staff’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the class of 2015, the list is becoming more difficult to manage. Nearly 40 players have Division I scholarship offers already, with more on the fringe, ready to break through. This is the second straight year that Oklahoma has produced a class of college prospects with multiple elite-level players at the top and a deep talent pool that comes from all parts of the state. Here is our final preseason version of the Super 30:
1. Josh Wariboko-Alali, Casady
OL, 6-3, 310
Wariboko-Alali recently added his 24th offer with the addition of Cal, but the Sooners also recently re-entered the picture despite his decommitment in April.
2. Jalin Barnett, Lawton
OL, 6-4, 310
Long considered one of the jewels of the class, Barnett is looking hard at OU, OSU and Arkansas.
3. Will Sunderland, DB, Midwest City, 6-4, 195
OU and Ohio State appear to be frontrunners for Sunderland, who plans to make his college announcement at an all-America game in January.
4. Marquise Overton, DT, Jenks, 6-2, 300
Committed to Oklahoma
The only state player currently committed to OU, Overton instead has his sights set on a third straight Trojan title.
5. Dahu Green, WR, Westmoore, 6-3, 190
Committed to Louisville
Green is the first big recruiting score out of Oklahoma for former OU quarterback Garrick McGee since joining Louisville as offensive coordinator.
6. John Kolar, QB, Norman North, 6-4, 190
Committed to Oklahoma State
Kolar was the Cowboys’ first commitment of the 2015 class.
7. Austin Cantrell, TE/DE, Roland, 6-4, 240
Committed to Arkansas
Oklahoma has still been in pursuit of the Razorback commit.
8. McKinley Whitfield, ATH, Spiro, 6-4, 195
One of the most fascinating players on the list with his long body and athletic gifts.
9. Warren Wand, RB, Edmond Memorial, 5-7, 170
Wand is looking hard at Arkansas State, but it’s likely more schools enter the picture throughout the season.
10. Michael Anderson, DE, Owasso, 6-3, 230
Committed to Tulsa
Coach Bill Patterson says Anderson could be one of the best defenders the Rams have produced during his time.
11. Darreyl Patterson, DB, Lawton, 6-0, 165
A fast riser during summer camps, Patterson has a half-dozen big offers to choose from.
12. Davion Freeman, WR/DB, Del City, 5-10, 160
An electrifying kick returner, Freeman could play offense or defense in college.
13. Riley Daniel, OL, Ringling, 6-6, 310
Committed to Houston
The Ringling star decided the Cougars’ offer was too good to pass up.
14. Kaden Jackson, OL, Kingfisher, 6-2, 270
Six D-I offers on the table for the powerful Kingfisher lineman.
15. Denver Johnson, WR, Casady, 6-3, 205
Committed to Iowa State
After initially committing to Tulsa, the Casady standout changed directions and picked Iowa State in early August.
16. Marquiz Simpkins, RB, Clinton, 5-10, 185
Simpkins is hoping if he proves he can remain healthy more schools will come his way. He currently holds offers from South Dakota and Tulsa.
17. Tramayne Wauahdooah, LB, Anadarko, 6-0, 200
Tulsa has offered the Warriors’ head-hunting linebacker.
18. Tristan Wyatt, OL, Shawnee, 6-5, 290
Committed to Tulsa
The Golden Hurricane have gobbled up lots of big, talented in-state linemen in recent years and Wyatt is another example.
19. T.J. Harris, DE, Tulsa Washington, 6-2, 225
Committed to Arkansas State
Recruiting took off for Harris in late summer, and continues despite his recent commitment.
20. Robert Charlton, DB, Edmond Memorial, 5-10, 170
Regarded as the fastest player for Edmond Memorial, Charlton holds offers from Memphis, Northern Iowa, South Dakota and Tulsa.
21. John Jacobs, QB, Shawnee, 6-1, 220
Committed to East Carolina
Lots of eyes will be on the future Pirate with Shawnee among the top contenders in Class 5A.
22. Dameko Doddles, ATH, Douglass, 6-2, 185
Committed to Wyoming
Doddles will get more action as a receiver in a Douglass offense that will look to throw more than usual.
23. Akylen Mayfield, ATH, Tulsa Edison, 6-2, 190
Arkansas State has offered Mayfield, an intriguing athlete who can play all over the field.
24. Jaylon Watson, RB/LB, Broken Bow, 6-1, 220
Army and Wyoming have offered this strong two-way prospect.
25. Connor McGinnis, QB, Heritage Hall, 6-5, 190
Versatile quarterback is still waiting for a Division I offer, but holds multiple Division II offers and a strong start to the season could garner more interest.
26. Dejai Johnson, DT, Midwest City, 6-0, 280
Air Force has offered and others are interested in the rock-solid defensive tackle.
27. Jace Sternberger, TE/DE, Kingfisher, 6-4, 230
New Mexico, South Dakota and Sam Houston State have offered Kingfisher’s versatile athlete.
28. Kalin Sadler, WR, Lawton, 5-11, 185
Cut from the same mold as Texas Tech freshman Cameron Batson of Millwood, Sadler has a New Mexico offer.
29. Ashton Preston, DB, Edmond Santa Fe, 5-11, 170
Committed to North Texas
Preston verbally committed to North Texas in early July after a successful campaign to promote himself to recruiters at various camps.
30. Aaron McKinney, LB, Midwest City, 6-4, 190
The lanky Bomber can play a lot of positions, but is most likely a linebacker at the next level.