BROKEN ARROW — Cameron Wrenn knows there's no room for selfishness in the Broken Arrow backfield.
Wrenn is half of what might be the state's best one-two running back punch, along with junior Devon Thomas, and they both know they'll be getting a good share of carries.
Together, the duo combined for 2,904 yards and 41 touchdowns on 350 carries, split almost 50-50.
“When one of us is out there, we know the other one is on the sideline getting recharged,” said the 6-foot, 180-pound Wrenn, No. 23 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 recruiting list. “This is a group thing, and it's not about who gets the individual numbers or who gets the touchdowns.”
Wrenn also knows that he must take full advantage of his opportunities when he's on the field to help land the top-level scholarship offers he's pursuing. He has been to camps at Oklahoma State and Arkansas, and is getting interest from a variety of other programs.
“Coach will call you and you've got to earn it,” Wrenn said. “You know you've got to do your job out there. We feel like we can be a really big threat, because we have two explosive backs.”
Wrenn accounted for 1,129 yards and 19 TDs on 170 carries as a junior, and his versatility will help to make the Broken Arrow offense a little more potent this fall, getting both backs on the field together more often.
“He has the ability to catch the football, so we can put him at wide receiver and move him around,” coach Steve Spavital said. “You get him the football and he knows what to do with it. We want to get him in space and let him wiggle.
In addition to his efforts on the recruiting scene, Wrenn will spend much of the coming weeks trying to add some bulk to his lanky frame.
“I want to gain 12 or 13 pounds,” he said. “That will give me more upper body strength, and I know I need to get bigger for the college level.”
And Wrenn will be counted on heavily, especially in the early going, as the Broken Arrow offense finds itself.
“We have a new quarterback, and the offensive line is being rebuilt,” Spavital said. “We know what we've got at running back, so that's going to be important.”
No. 23: Cameron Wrenn
School: Broken Arrow
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 180 pounds
Position: Running back
Offers: Waiting for his first Division I offer, but programs like Oklahoma State and Arkansas have expressed interest.