2009 Oklahoma Top 25

David Oku

Would it be Gabe Lynn or David Oku at the top? Is Brian DeShane, Brandon Webb, or Alvin Bailey the top offensive lineman? The state of Oklahoma is loaded with talent and there are a number of players that already hold scholarship offers from the high level BCS programs. In this feature we caption the top 25 players in the state that fans and colleges should be keeping an eye on.

There are definitely a number of great prospects in the state of Oklahoma, so there were some stiff battles fought over who would be in the Top 25.

Rank

Name

School

HT/WT/40

1.

Gabe Lynn - CB

Jenks

6-0/180/4.5

Lynn has the size to play safety, but the hips and speed to be a lockdown corner. He now holds offers from virtually every major program in the country.

2.

David Oku– RB

Carl Albert

5-9/175/4.4

Oku is quite simply one of the best backs in the entire country. He hits the hole in a flash and towards the end of his junior season he seemed to learn he only needed to make one move before cashing it in. 

3.

Jeremy Smith – RB

Union

5-10/195/4.5

Smith does not get a lot of the fanfare of an Oku, but he is a rock solid back. He understands the game and seems to run with the vision and patience of a seasoned veteran.

4.

Ronnell Lewis – SLB

Dewar

6-2/220/4.5

When talking about Lewis the phrase that comes to mind is "man amongst boys". He is just that playing eight-man football, but he is a "man amongst boys" around elite athletes as well.

5.

Daytawion Lowe – S

Carl Albert

6-1/185

Lowe is the kind of defensive back people go to watch on Friday nights. He is a team leader on defense and comes to knock he ball carrier's head off every single play.

6.

Javon Harris – S

MacArthur

6-0/190/4.6

Harris may have been the best-kept secret in the state, but the tape does not lie. He is a well-rounded defensive back that is terrific against the run. Looked good in pass coverage at the Scout camp.

7.

Brian DeShane – OG

Union

6-4/285

Deshane is the most well balanced linemen in the state. He has nice size and strength, but his best asset is great technique. He is very knowledgeable about his blocking assignments.

8.

Brandon Webb – OG

Owasso

6-5/280

Webb has great feet and athleticism and is just starting to come in to his own as a pure football player. He could be the best of the bunch when we take a look at these rankings years from now.

9.

Terrell Williams – ATH

Edison

6-3/185/4.6

Williams is a gifted player on and off of the field. He has all of the intangibles to develop in to a top-notch defender on the next level, but is working hard to make a run at receiver. Draws comparisons to Jameel Owens.

10.

Gabe Ikard – DE/TE

Bishop Mcguinness

6-5/250

Ikard has very soft hands at tight end and is an excellent blocker. He is also a standout on the defensive side of the ball from his spot at end. He played a big part of a State Championship run.

11.

Michael Doctor – WLB

Washington

6-0/200

Doctor would fit in perfectly at weak side linebacker or safety on the next level. He does not get a whole lot of publicity, but he plays with passion and has an extra gear on the field.

12.

Tracy Moore – WR/TE

Union

6-2/205

Moore has a special knack for finding the end zone. He suffered an ankle injury last season, but after coming back healthy next season he will be one of the state's most dangerous offensive weapons.

13.

David Gordon – CB

East Central

6-1/180/4.4

Gordon has elite speed. Ted Ginn was one of the most highly recruited corners in the country and because of his speed he is now playing WR in the NFL. Could Gordon follow a similar path?

14.

Alvin Bailey – OG

Broken Arrow

6-4/300

Webb and Deshane get a lot of the headlines in-state, but Bailey is strong as an ox and has perfect size to be an awesome interior lineman. His recruitment will definitely heat up down the stretch.

15.

Cody Wilson – WLB

Lincoln Christian

6-1/220/4.6

Wilson may not have a lot of offers, but six months from now he may need a back brace to carry around all of his scholarship papers. Great size, speed, and all of the intangibles of a great linebacker prospect.

16.

Greg Brown – TE

Bixby

6-4/240

Brown is a great blocking tight end prospect. He has huge hands and is as strong as they come. He is also a solid defender and at the end of last year he proved he has the passion on that side of the ball as well.

17.

Pearlie Graves – DE

East Central

6-4/260

Graves has the ability to play inside or outside and moves extremely well for a player with his size. He could really rise on this list with a good senior year on the field and in the classroom.

18.

Colton Richardson – SLB

Ada

6-3/205

Richardson is another one of those guys that has terrific intangibles, but has yet to find a natural position. He could even bulk up to be a terrific defensive end, but looks more like a linebacker at this point. 

19.

Kenneth Garrett – DE

Crooked Oak

6-3/240

Garrett is yet another small school prospect that needs to show that he stacks up with the best during some summer camp appearances. He is from a small school, but has big time talent.

20.

Justin Skillens – CB

Washington

5-10/170

Skillens emerged on the radar when he shut down the state's top player, Jameel Owens, last season. He is good in run support, but has become known as one of the best lockdown corners in the state.

21.

Shawn Jackson – SLB

McLain

6-0/230

Jackson has been one of the most talked about players for a few years. He is extremely athletic for his size. He played through a high ankle sprain for most of the 2007 season.

22.

Timothy Flanders – RB

Midwest City

5-9/180

The younger Flanders is much more explosive then his brother who just signed with Tulsa, but his position is not yet set in stone. He could play running back or safety on the next level. 

23.

Josh Booker – RB

PC North

5-11/190

Booker has nice patience and vision and seems to feel the defenders before making his cuts. If he develops elite speed then there is a good chance he could get some major type of offers.

24.

Trent Dupy – DT

Enid

6-5/280

Enid High had three great prospects two years ago and this year they have re-stocked once again, Dupy is the best prospect on the team and moves very well for his size.

25.

Beau Blankenship – RB

Norman North

5-8/205

Blankenship may be the top returning offensive weapon in the state. He led the offensive attack for Norman North last season and he looks to help the Timberwolves on a mission to knock the eastern half of the state off of the throne this year. 

 

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