OU's 2011 Class Makes a Move

Brandon Williams

After the latest changes to the Scout300 rankings the Sooners have now made their way up to number four in the country in the team rankings. Check inside to see what changes were made to help give Oklahoma the boost they received.

When looking at Oklahoma's 2011 recruiting class you will see a variety of some of the top prospects in the country. Like for instance, Trey Metoyer, Scout.com five-star wide receiver out of Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas.

Metoyer ranks as the number one player at his position and held steady as the 13th overall prospect in the country with his big play ability at wide out. He will play in the Army All-American game on January, 8. Metoyer has size, speed, leaping ability, great hands and could be a contributor from day one once he steps on campus in Norman next June.

Another game changer on the offensive side of the ball in this class is Scout.com five-star running back Brandon Williams out of Royal High School in Brookshire, Texas. Williams, who now ranks as the number six running back in the country and 26th overall prospect, is a big back at 6-foot-1 and 190-pounds with game changing speed. He is also a proven pass catcher out of the backfield. Like Metoyer, Williams will also be playing in an all star game except he will play in the Under Armour All-American Bowl in January. Williams has the ability to see the field and make an impact as a true freshman.

On the defensive side of things Jordan Phillips, the defensive tackle out of Circle High School in Towanda, Kansas is one of the most athletic big guys in the country at defensive tackle. The 6-foot-5 and 300-pound Phillips moved up 45-spots to number 100 overall and is now the 9th best defensive tackle in the county.

Scout.com Midlands Scouting Manager Greg Powers said his senior film combined with a number of successful camp stops helped play a huge role in his bump.

"We popped in the highlights of Phillips from this season and on the first play he tipped a pass at the line of scrimmage up in to the air to himself and grabbed the ball for an interception, as he was being gang tackled he reached out a long arm and lateralled the ball to a teammate who took the ball and streaked down the field. That just speaks to his athleticism. Play after play he is able to completely obliterate his opponents on the high school field and that is what you look for out of an elite talent when they are matched up with lesser opponents," Powers said when breaking down Phillip's game.

"He was also one of the more impressive guys at camps at Oklahoma, Kansas and Kansas State. At these stops he was able to showcase his talent against players who were just as talented and he not only held his own -- he dominated!"

The Sooners also have two other defensive tackles in the Scout 300 in Marquis Anderson at 154 overall and 16th best defensive tackle in the county who will also be playing in the Army All-American game. As well as Jordan Wade out of Stony Point HS who moved up 6-spots to number 249 and is the 21st best defensive tackle in the country.

One prospect who earned his fourth star is Dan Tapko out of Rockhurst, Missouri. Tapko stands at 6-foot-5 and 235-pounds and is a good athlete playing both tight end and defensive end at the high school level. Tapko is talked about as maybe one of the best players to ever come out of the much heralded Rockhurst High School.

Another big mover in this class was Max Stevenson, the Sooners other four-star tight-end commitment out of Klein Oak HS in Klein, Texas. Stevenson is a big target at 6-foot-5 and 215-pounds. He can be split out wide to produce match-up problems for linebackers with his speed and is too big for a safety to handle. Stevenson moved up 33-spots to number 252 overall and is now the 13th best tight end in the county.

Nathan Hughes moved up eight spots to number 125 and is now the 15th best defensive end in the country out of Klein Oak HS. Hughes will be playing in the Under Armour All-American game as well.

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