September 14, 2008

Bevy of Stars for Sooner Commits in Week 2


JOSH ALADENOYE - OL 6'5 - 347, Mesquite, Texas

Aladenoye helped his team collect their second win of the season beating Duncanville 30-24.

One of the biggest linemen Oklahoma has recruited in the Bob Stoops era. Showed well at both Oklahoma's summer camp as well as the TCU NIKE camp.
Next: North Mesquite (2-1) travels to Irving MacArthur.

DREW ALLEN - QB 6'5 - 209, San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Heights finally got their season rolling in the right direction on Friday with a 52-30 win over Laredo United. Allen had 367 yards passing and six touchdowns in spite of missing a few series in the first half.

Allen had numerous offers before deciding to attend Oklahoma after coming for a day to Oklahoma's summer camp.
Next: Alamo Heights (1-2) hosts Schertz Clemens.

JAYDAN BIRD - LB 6'2 - 215, Conway Springs, Kan.

Bird's game against Douglass was postponed.

Bird missed much of his junior year with a leg injury and has now transferred to Conway Springs but has hopes of a state title in 2008.
Next: Conway Springs (0-1) hosts Wichita Trinityk.

JUSTIN CHAISSON - DE 6'4 - 252, Las Vegas Bishop Gorman

Chaisson led the Gaels defense who surrended just 101 yards to the Utah powerhouse as Gorman won 20-14 in overtime.

Chaisson is hoping to best his state record sack mark of 2007 season as he collected 23 quarterback 'kills' as a junior.
Next:Bishop Gorman (3-1) hosts Las Vegas Durango.

TYLER EVANS - OL 6'6 - 299, Strafford, Mo.

Strafford got back on the winning track with a commanding 38-13 win over Marionville.

Evans was on Oklahoma's campus for two straight summers and apparently made quite an impression on his second trip as he earned a offer from the Sooners just after this summer's work.
Next: Strafford (2-1) hosts Stockton, Mo.

TERRY FRANKLIN - DE 6'3 - 199, Mansfield (Texas) Legacy

Franklin had a big night in his team's 42-36 loss to Arlington Sam Houston. He had a 75-yard fumble return for touchdown and scored a touchdown at tight end as well.

Franklin was one of Oklahoma's earliest offers and the class's second commitment, all this before his high school had ever played a varsity game.
Next: Mansfield Legacy (0-3) hosts Stephenville.

JAVON HARRIS - DB 5'11 - 179, Lawton, Okla.

Harris had a huge game with 107-yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, he also had five catches for 75 yards. Defensively he had eight tackles (six solo), three sacks, and a 97-yard kickoff return for touchdown in a 55-35 win over rival Lawton high.

Harris is the third player in the last three years to commit to the Sooners and will graduate early.
Next: MacArthur (2-0) travels to Lawton Eisenhower.

DARIUS JONES - ATH 6'0 - 185, Marshall, Texas

Jones had another big day with 263-yards of total offense including 184-yards rushing. He had three touchdowns (two on the ground) in Marshall's 28-12 win over Kilgore.

Jones plays quarterback for the Mavericks and is seen as one of the most explosive players in the always talented East Texas.
Next: Marshall (3-0) hosts Monroe (La.) Neville.

GUS JONES - LB 6'2 - 211, Wagoner, Okla.

Jones and his teammates suffered a surprising 43-6 loss to Grove as the Bulldogs turned the ball over four times. Unfortunately Jones went out within the first moments of the game and never returned.

Jones was a well-kept secret for some time but once Brent Venables saw his film he coulnd't pass up taking the No. 5 linebacker commit in the class of 2009.
Next:Wagoner (1-1) travels to Grove.

RONNELL LEWIS - LB 6'3 - 220, Dewar, Okla.

Lewis rushed for over 200 yards again and led his team to a 60-0 win over Mounds as they continue their assault on 11-man football.

Lewis is currently ranked as the No. 3 player in Oklahoma and is one of the few class A talents to ever so much as make the database.
Next: Dewar (2-0) travels to Pawhuska.

BRANDON MAHONEY - LB 6'2 - 210, Keller (Texas) Fossil Ridge

Mahoney and his Panther teammates continued their early season suffering falling to Flower Mound Marcus 49-28.

Mahoney is the second straight Fossil Ridge Panther to come to Norman as he joins former teammate, and best friend, R.J. Washington.
Next: Fossil Ridge (0-3) travels to Colleyville Heritage.

JONATHAN MILLER - RB 6'0 - 180, Garland (Texas) Naaman Forest

Miller had his biggest night of the seaosn and was in attendance. Miller had five touchdowns, including runs of 73 and 47 yards with a total of 211-yards on the night in a 34-13 win over Mesquite.

Miller is one of the Dallas/Fort Worth area's top returning rushers and was among Oklahoma's first offers at running back.
Next: Naaman Forest (3-0) travels to Plano West.

MARSHALL MUSIL - ATH 6'2 - 220, Lacrosse, Kan.

The talented athlete had a big night in Lacrosse's 27-0 win over Hutchinson Trinity. In the win he had 8 tackles (six solo) and 11 carries for 90-yards, including 54 and two-yard touchdown runs He also had three catches for 20 yards.

Musil is one of the most interesting members of Oklahoma's class of 2009 with potential to play any number of positions but seems destined for fullback.
Next: Lacrosse (2-0) travels to Oxford (Neb.) Southern Valley.

JAZ REYNOLDS - WR 6'2 - 182, Aldine, Texas

Reynolds' game aginst Alief Elsik was cancelled due to Hurricane Ike.

Reynolds is part of an extremely talented Eisenhower squad with fellow as many as six other division one players on the roster.
Next: Eisenhower (0-2) hosts Beaumont West Brook.

MARCUS TRICE - CB 5'8 - 167, Mesquite, Texas

Trice had six catches for 69-yards and helped to lockdown John Harris but Mesquite fell short of Naaman Forest 34-13.

Trice is a break from bigger Sooner cornerbacks of years past but was an amazing performer at numerous summer camps and was simply too good for Oklahoma to pass up.
Next: Mesquite (2-1) hosts Southlake Carroll.

ERIC WARD - WR 5'11 - 190, Wichita Falls (Texas) Rider

Ward, quickly emerging as one of the best receivers in Texas, had 139-yards receiving on nine catches. He also had 27-yards on six rushing attempts. He had a 19-yard touchdown catch to open Rider's scoring, but the Raiders fell to Sulphur Springs 22-16

Ward is possibly the least known player of the class of 2009, but plays for one of Texas' best teams.
Next: Rider (0-2) travels to Tyler John Tyler.

STEVE WILLIAMS - WR 5'10 - 160, Dallas Skyline

In a rare moment of weakness from Williams and his Skyline defensive mates the Raiders still found a way to win against fellow Dallas powerhouse Arlington Bowie 35-29.

Williams is one of the fastest players in the entire state of Texas and gives Oklahoma a dangerous corner, as well as return man.
Next: Skyline (2-0) hosts Plano East.

TOM WORT - LB 6'1 - 210, New Braunfels, Texas

Wort scored on a one-yard plunge and helped in a stout defensive performance but the Unicorns had their first loss of the season, 24-2 to San Antonio Madison.

Without a doubt one of the biggest hitters in the country and a star for one of the best teams in the San Antonio area.
Next: New Braunfels (2-1) travels to Smithson Valley.

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