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The Oklahoman's 2012 Super 30 high school football recruits

Selections and capsules by Robert Przybylo and Scott Wright, Staff Writers Modified: February 13, 2011 at 12:04 am •  Published: February 12, 2011

No., Name, Pos., School (Ht., Wt.)

1. Barry J. Sanders, RB, Heritage Hall (5-11, 190)

Already has 13 offers and includes Alabama, Florida State, UCLA and Oklahoma State among his favorites. Junior season cut short by foot injury but averaged more than 11 yards per carry. Coach Andy Bogert said Sanders' biggest asset has been his ability to become a complete back.

2. Alex Ross, ATH, Jenks (6-1, 205)

Always dreamed about going to Oklahoma, and as soon as the offer came, he verbally committed. Admits he is still learning to play the running back position. One of the most dynamic players in the state in 2010 and one of the fastest athletes in the state.

3. Cayman Bundage, OL, Douglass (6-2, 293)

Came onto the scene last summer and hasn't dropped off. His college future appears to be at center, and he really impressed at the U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio last month. Florida State has been leading the charge.

4. Sterling Shepard, WR, Heritage Hall (5-11, 175)

Shepard's size would be the only deterrent. That hasn't stopped five schools from offering him, including Oklahoma. His father and his two uncles played for the Sooners. Shepard is arguably the biggest all-around threat in the state as a receiver, defensive back and kick returner.

5. Donovan Roberts, RB, Norman (6-0, 195)

Indiana has the inside track on landing the Tigers' star because of the relationship Roberts has with former OU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. When Wilson took the job at Indiana, it didn't take long for the offer to be extended to Roberts. His size is his biggest strength.

6. Damian Gibson, TE, Tulsa East Central (6-3, 220)

His work ethic was his biggest question mark, but a solid junior season silenced critics. Receiving interest from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to go with Miami and Penn State.

7. Blake Belcher, OL, Guthrie (6-6, 271)

Great size and has impressed at combines last summer. Belcher has quick feet and is receiving interest from several Big 12 and Pac-10 schools, including Oklahoma.

8. Ricky Reeves, DB, Midwest City (5-11, 175)

Reeves is one of three Bomber defenders on this list and has arguably the most potential of the trio. Has performed well at combines since season has concluded.

9. Ashton Henderson, DL, Jenks (6-2, 321)

One of the biggest players in the state but with great athleticism, too. His weight has been an issue, but Henderson said he is ready to slim down heading into his senior season.

10. Michael Thomas, DB, Lawton MacArthur (6-1, 195)

A sleeper at this point. Thomas is making the move up recruiting charts because of how physical he has been at defensive back.

11. Sheldon Wilson, RB, Anadarko (5-10, 170)

His 49 rushing touchdowns put him on the map, and his combine performances are keeping him there. Not the biggest but great potential as an all-around back. Said he is working on his upper body strength heading into senior year.

12. Ramsey Hamilton, QB, Beggs (6-2, 180)

The top-rated quarterback in the state for the 2012 class. Said his strength is making plays scrambling out of the pocket. Arkansas is showing high interest, but there are several other teams in the Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC giving him a look.

13. Andrew Long, RB, Southmoore (5-9, 165)

Another player whose lack of size is wiped away by what he can do on the field. Must show he has fully recovered from a foot injury. Has come up big against the SaberCats' toughest opponents the last two seasons and has sprinter's speed.

14. Conner Sherwood, LB, Cascia Hall (6-2, 215)

Has been on the national recruiting radar since his sophomore season. A physical presence who is able to stop opposing teams' rushing attacks.

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