December 5, 2007

High school Sooners chase titles

FOLLOWING THE FUTURE

Jermie Calhoun - RB 6'0 - 210, Van, Texas

Calhoun is rated as the No. 1 player in the state of Texas and considered by Rivals.com to be the No. 2 running back in the country. He finished his senior season with 1,899 yards and 32 touchdowns on 265 carries.
Next: Van (7-3) missed the playoffs and Calhoun's high school career is now over.

Daniel Franklin - LB 6'2 - 210, Mt. Airy (Georgia) Habersham Central

Franklin saw his stellar season come to a disappointing end as Habersham Central was upended by traditional Georgia power Ware County 30-0.

Franklin squats 400 pounds with a 4.25 shuttle time. He is considered a sure tackler and is rated as the No. 28 inside linebacker in the country.
Next: Habersham Central (11-2) fell to Ware County 30-0 and was knocked out in the state quarterfinals, and his high school career is now over.

Jeff Fuller - WR 6'4 - 202, McKinney (Texas) Boyd

Boyd's magical run finally came to an end as they ran into one of Texas' top 4A programs in Copperas Cove 48-26. In the game Fuller had five catches for 48 yards including a 13-yard touchdown.

During his Senior season Fuller collected 37 passes for 448 yards (12.1 ypc) and 5 scores. Fuller boasts a 3.65 GPA and is a member of the Rivals100.
Next: McKinney Boyd (9-4) fell 48-26 to Copperas Cove and his high school career is now over..

Stephen Good - OT 6'6 - 300, Paris, Texas

Good boasts a 3.33 GPA and was once considered a five-star by Rivals.com before suffering a serious shoulder injury over the summer which cost him most of his senior season at Paris High School, but he did return and play well in his team's final two games, unfortunately both were losses. He is still rated as the No. 3 player in the state of Texas by Rivals.com.
Next: Paris (3-7) missed the playoffs and Good's high school career is now over.

Ben Habern - OL 6'3 - 275, Argyle (Texas) Liberty Christian School

Habern helped the Warriors dominate Tomball Concordia Lutheran 49-14, as they rushed for 240 yards. Habern had the play of the game as he blocked a punt before the half that got the Warriors really rolling.

He is rated as the No. 2 offensive center in the country and one of the top 25 players in the state of Texas for 2008.
Next: Liberty Christian (11-2) goes for the state title this weekend against Dallas Christian.

James Hanna - TE 6'5 - 220, Flower Mound, Texas

Hanna had a monstrous Senior season with 53 catches for 764 yards (average of 14.4 ypc) and 10 touchdowns.

Hanna makes his presence felt as a sound blocker in addition to being a receiver for Flower Mound. He benches 260-pounds with a 4.78 forty-time. Hanna has recently been elevated to a four-star thanks to a huge senior season.
Next: Flower Mound (6-5) lost to Southlake Carroll in the first round of the playoffs and Hanna's high school career is now over.

Taylor Hill - OLB 6'2 - 205, Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney

Of all of Oklahoma's commitments, few play on a team in the range of the mighty Mooney squad that Hill plays for, that being said Mooney gave away a second consecutive state title after leading 21-7 in the fourth quarter and lost to Coldwater 28-27 in the state championship game. Hill managed a few tackles and forced a fumble from the Coldwater quarterback.

Hill has spent the majority of the season thus far at running back filling in for injured Penn State commitment Brandon Beachum. He plays on the defensive line for Cardinal Mooney, but is expected to be a linebacker at Oklahoma.
Next: Cardinal Mooney (14-1) lost to Coldwater in the state championship game, 28-27, and Hill's high school career is now over.

Joseph Ibiloye - DB 6'2 - 200, Garland (Texas) South Garland



Ibiloye is one of the fastest rising defensive players in the country over the past few months. He is currently rated as the No. 4 safety in the country with great size and speed. He has impressive closing speed and is great in coverage.
Next:South Garland (10-2) lost to Longview in the second round of the playoffs and Ibiloye's high school career is now over.

Justin Johnson - ATH 6'1 - 210, Gilmer, Texas

Johnson had another massive game, this time in a chippy 42-36 affair with Dallas Roosevelt that saw a pretty ugly fight break out aftewards. During the game Johnson had 222 yards on 20 carries and scored from three yards out.

The Gilmer athlete is considered an athlete at this point, with potential on both sides of the ball. He boasts a 3.0 GPA and has a 4.5 forty-time.
Next: Gilmer (13-0) continues their playoff run with Abilene Wylie.

Landry Jones - QB 6'4 - 224, Artesia, N.M.

Jones and his Bulldogs ensured a chance to defend their state title with a 42-0 win over Kirtland Central. In the game he was 12-for-20 for 161 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 33 yards and a touchdown on five carries.

Jones was selected last summer to the Elite 11 Camp as one of the top quarterback prospects in the country.
Next: Artesia (10-2) goes for the state title against Goddard.

David King - DE 6'5 - 238, Houston (Texas) Strake Jesuit

King's team finished with one of the better years in school history and made an impressive run at a district title. King is considered by many to be one of the most underrated defensive players in the state of Texas. He is currently rated as the No. 54 player in the state.
Next: Strake Jesuit (8-3) lost to Katy in the first round of the playoffs and King's high school career is now over.

Markelle Martin - WR 6'1 - 180, Wichita Falls (Texas) Rider

Oklahoma's newest commitment helped the Raiders to a 45-0 half-time lead and a 56-0 win over Lubbock Coronado.

Martin had been a long-time Texas A&M commitment prior to Dennis Franchione stepping down as the school's head coach. He is rated as the No. 12 safety in the country and is a member of the Rivals250.
Next: WF Rider (11-1) gear up for undefeated Everman.

Dejuan Miller - WR 6'6 - 207, Metuchen, N.J.

Miller has great size and a great frame for a receiver. The New Jersey track star is considered a raw athlete with tons of potential. He is currently rated as one of the top 250 players in the country. He finished the season with 42 catches for 598 yards and six touchdowns. He also had 51 carries for 453 yards and five touchdowns.
Next: Metuchen (6-4) missed the playoffs and Miller's high school career is now over.

Britt Mitchell - OT 6'8 - 315, Roscoe, Texas

Mitchell and his Plowboys suffered their first loss of the season, 35-27, to Munday.

Mitchell is a physical freak with his unreal size and strength. He benches 405 pounds with a squat of over 500 pounds.
Next: Roscoe (12-1) lost to Munday 35-27 and Mitchell's high school career is now over.

Casey Walker - DT 6'2 - 300, Garland, Texas

Walker established himself as one of the better players in the state of Texas. After beginning the season unranked he has climbed to the No. 74 player in the state and one of the top 50 defensive tackles in the country.
Next: Garland (3-7) missed the playoffs and Walker's high school career is now over.

R.J. Washington - DE 6'3 - 245, Keller (Texas) Fossil Ridge

Washington is one of the top 10 prospects in the country according to Rivals.com. He is considered by many to be the most relentless pass-rusher in the class.
Next:Fossil Ridge (10-2) lost to Aledo in the second round of the playoffs and Washington's high school career is now over.

Tress Way - K 6'2 - 190, Tulsa (Okla.) Union

Way had three extra points and a 47-yard field goal but couldn't do enough as the Redskins fell 42-26 to bitter rival Jenks in the state title game.

Way is currently rated the No. 12 kicker in the country.
Next: Tulsa Union (13-1) fell in the state title game to Jenks and Way's high school career is now over.


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