Another week and another top scrimmage in the state for Norman (Okla.) North. And another great quarterback battle.
There might be some new names that emerge, but the focus of this scrimmage will be on Norman North, Mustang and Lawton MacArthur.
Names to watch:
Norman North quarterback John Kolar (committed to Oklahoma State): Spotlight is now on Kolar, who committed to the Cowboys back in March. Other schools have shown some interest, but there’s no doubt the Norman kid is going to end up in Stillwater right now. Had a great second half to the season replacing Alabama’s David Cornwell and should only improve on that.
2016 Norman North running back Quan Hogan: Might be the No. 1 talent in the state for the 2016 class. His production has been downright scary during his first two years, and he said he wants to produce even more this season. Earned a Tulsa offer before his sophomore season and some big guns should be looking in his direction soon.
2016 Norman North offensive lineman Walker Reed: Fared well at the Nike Football Training Combine event in the spring and looked even better at OU’s one-day camp in the summer. It will be interesting to see how Reed grows and whether or not he becomes a tackle or a guard. At Norman North, he’s one of a few linemen already receiving looks from big-time schools.
2016 Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett: No doubt the state is loaded at quarterback for 2016. And while others fared well on the camp circuit, no quarterback made his statement on the field as much as Garrett did. If he can produce like he did last season, no reason why the offers won’t start trickling his way as well.
Mustang wide receiver David Parker: Sooners Illustrated is going to go out on a limb. Mustang coach Jeremy Dombek has been raving about the way Parker has been performing and saying he’s the best athlete he’s had since coaching Justin Blackmon at Plainview. Parker could be the definition of a late bloomer.
Lawton Mac quarterback Will Collins: Collins has slowly just worked his way up the ladder among the quarterbacks. He didn’t feel like a Division I quarterback last year, but he now has an offer from ULM and should only see his profile rise during what should be a huge year for the Highlanders.
2016 Lawton Mac defensive back Walter Neil: Pound-for-pound, Neil might be the toughest player in the state. But he needs more of those pounds. Despite a great showing at OU’s camp during the summer, it’s obvious right now Neil isn’t going to receive major looks from schools unless he grows and puts on some weight.
2016 Lawton Mac offensive lineman T.J. Fiailoa: He showed he had the goods at the Mustang camp during the summer. This should be the start of a huge junior season, who is already receiving early interest from OU.