Scout rankings for the 2016 class are live, here is a look at some of the Midlands top names, who…
OKPreps offensive underclassmen to watch
It was a busy month for SoonersIllustrated.com, hitting the road all over the state to see the best of the best in Oklahoma. At this point, we have a pretty good idea about where things stand regarding the Class of 2015 recruits, but it's never too early to get an early look at the names you'll be remembering in the future. Offense Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Keaton Torre Torre is being very active on the recruiting trail with camp stops at OU, Arkansas and Oklahoma State already in the books. Not too much interest from the Sooners following his sophomore season, things have picked up considerably in the last couple of months. It's obvious Torre is going to be a name for Josh Heupel to watch going forward. And now running the team 100 percent, this is Torre's chance to shine. Edmond Santa Fe running back Darran Williams Sticking with Edmond Santa Fe, Williams' recruitment should pick up considerably in the upcoming months. He had moments as a sophomore, but like Torre, now it's clear this is the time for Williams. He fared very well at OU's camp, making the case as the second best running back in Norman two weeks ago. He's very effective with the zone read, but it's clear he'll need some work on being more physical going forward. Broken Arrow quarterback Scotty Gilkey Of all the top in-state quarterbacks for this class, Gilkey is going to have the most to prove but is already making tremendous strides. A recent transfer from Jenks, Gilkey didn't start last season but already has offers from ULM and Louisville. Natural size and ability, being the son of a coach has helped Gilkey keep everything in perspective so far on the trail. He has camped at OU, Texas and Arkansas is getting to know Heupel a lot more. Broken Arrow running back Jamall Shaw Shaw hasn't quite hit the regional airwaves yet as it seems like he's still just a name known around the Oklahoma high school circles. He had a solid sophomore season, showing signs of his potential. He said he has received early interest from Nebraska, but even he wouldn't say the Huskers are actively recruiting him right now. A big fall will put him on the map. Norman North running back Quan Hogan Hogan is the opposite of most of the quarterbacks in this list as Hogan has not been active with the camp circuit. He wasn't at OU two weeks ago and wasn't at Oklahoma State last week. Hogan's best case is his film from his sophomore season, a dynamic versatile threat as both a running back and wide receiver. He is the lone in-state representative in the initial Scout 300 for 2016, coming in at No. 167. Norman North offensive lineman Walker Reed Reed's profile raised a lot more during the spring and should only continue its ascent going forward. Norman North is going to be a frequent stop for college coaches and Reed is going to have several opportunities to showcase his skills. At 6-foot-5, he feels like an offensive tackle in the making, especially if he can tack on another inch or two. He was at OU's camp and will definitely be in the short list of in-state linemen for 2016. Del City quarterback Terry Wilson Of all the talented in-state quarterbacks for the class, the biggest disappointment was not having Wilson at OU's camp. Instead, Wilson was at TCU, and he has also already had a lengthy unofficial visit to Nebraska. The spring was important to show coaches he's not just a runner as Wilson displayed the total package of being a quarterback. He grew up an OU fan so it will be interesting to see if Heupel and Wilson get better acquainted here going forward. Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett Based on high school stats alone, Garrett is the top quarterback in the state for 2016. He came from out of nowhere in the early part of his sophomore season to put up some ridiculous numbers. The recruiting attention is starting to come and Garrett was very busy on camp circuits and was also at OU two weeks ago. Garrett can help his recruiting by growing an inch or two, but he's still going to be someone to consider because of the way he can deliver.
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