Plenty of Oklahoma-produced high school athletes in recent years have left the state to play college football. Here's a few of the top state players starring elsewhere in Division I football this season:
Robert Thomas, Arkansas
All four have had a big impact for the Razorbacks. Owasso's Hatcher has more than 400 all-purpose yards, including 125 receiving yards and a touchdown. Lake, a linebacker from Jenks, and Bennett, a safety from Tulsa Washington, are among the team's leading tacklers. Thomas, a defensive tackle from Muskogee, had 3.5 sacks and 31 tackles before suffering a season-ending leg injury earlier this month.
Isaac Bennett, Pittsburgh
The junior from Tulsa Washington ran for a career-high 240 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's win over Old Dominion. For the season, Bennett has 450 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.
Kentrell Brothers, Missouri
The redshirt sophomore from Guthrie has been a big part of Missouri's emergence as an SEC contender, earning SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors last week after the Tigers' 41-26 upset of then-No. 7 Georgia. Brothers has 29 tackles, three interceptions and three pass breakups for undefeated Missouri.
Timothy Flanders, Sam Houston State
The Midwest City product became the Southland Conference's all-time leading rusher last month and recently topped the 5,000-yard mark for his career. Flanders originally signed with Kansas State but after redshirting in 2009, transferred to Sam Houston State and immediately made a splash, rushing for 948 yards as a freshman.
Adrian McDonald, Houston
The Lawton Ike product, a sophomore, has started all six games and is one of the Cougars leading tacklers with 46. He also has an interception and a fumble recovery. McDonald has some Oklahoma company on the team, including Broken Arrow's Rowdy Harper, who starts at left guard.
Clayton Mitchem, New Mexico
The Spiro grad has started four games at quarterback for the Lobos, rushing for 134 yards and two touchdowns and passing for 276 yards. Mitchem came to New Mexico after throwing for 2,435 yards and 27 touchdowns at NEO.
David Oku, Arkansas State
After playing two seasons at Tennessee, Oku re-emerged at Arkansas State to rush for 1,061 yards and 16 touchdowns. The Carl Albert product has rushed for 435 yards and five touchdowns and has 110 receiving yards for the Red Wolves as a senior this season.
Turner Petersen, Rice
After playing quarterback at Heritage Hall, Petersen transitioned to running back after signing with Rice. The senior is the Owls' second-leading receiver with 207 yards and two touchdowns on 14 catches. He's also one of Rice's leading rushers with 242 yards on 53 carries.
Tre Porter, Texas Tech
The Red Raiders senior starting free safety, from Carl Albert, has already surpassed his tackle totals from last season, racking up 35 for undefeated Texas Tech. Porter had five tackles — all solo — in Saturday's win over West Virginia. In the win over TCU last month, Porter had nine solo tackles.
Donte' Foster, Ohio
The Bobcats' starting quarterback, leading rusher and leading receiver all come from Oklahoma. Tettleton and Blankenship starred together at Norman North while Foster played at Guthrie. Blankenship started his career at Iowa State before transferring, while Foster played basketball at Seminole State as a freshman before deciding to pursue football at Ohio. Tettleton has thrown for 1,723 yards and 14 touchdowns, Blankenship has run for 378 yards and four scores and Foster has 596 yards and three touchdowns receiving.
Tramaine Thompson, Kansas State
Lockett, from Tulsa Washington, and Thompson, of Jenks, are two of the top returners in the Big 12. Thompson returned a kick for a touchdown earlier this season and has 185 yards and a touchdown receiving. Lockett has 475 receiving yards and a touchdown and averages more than 22 yards per kick return. Barnett, the Wildcats' starting free safety, has 33 tackles and an interception.