2001 Recruiting Class

The Sooners had a super class No. 2 in the nation right behind Florida State,  Only thing I would have done different is take Jerome Janet out of Tulsa Union the number 1 player in the state.  Even if the sooners do not need receivers I would have took him to keep him away from Kansas State.  It would have made the Sooners Class No. 1 too. Oh well, Great Job Bob Stoops. We finished ahead of Texas for the first time since Switzer.

Tommie Harris
Defensive tackle
Killeen (Texas) Ellison
Height - 6-3; Weight -275;
40 - 4.9
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Picked OU over Texas, Miami and Florida State. The top player in the state of Texas.  Best player in Texas (LoneStarRecruiting.com) - 2000 
Top-rated player Super 30 Midlands (PrepStar) - 2000 
Top defensive tackle in the nation (Rivals100.com) - 2000 
Third-best player in Texas Austin American-Statesman's Fab 55 - 2000 
35th-best player in the nation (Tom Lemming) - 2000 
PrepStar Dream Team member - 2000 
Tom Lemming's Super Team - 2000 
SuperPrep's National Top 100 - 2000 
All-American (PrepStar) - 2000 
Max Emfinger National Top 125 - 2000 
FoxSports.com National Top 100 - 2000 
First Team All-USA Today - 2000 
Dallas Morning News Top 100 - 2000 
Houston Chronicle's Top 100 - 2000 
All-State (Coaches Association) - 1999 
Class 5A First-Team Defense (Dallas Morning News) - 1999 
Honorable Mention All-USA Team - 1999 
Claimed 70 solo tackles and nine sacks as a senior...Preceded his senior campaign with 139 tackles (81 solo) and five sacks...Started three years for Ellison High School...Started at defensive tackle since he was in fourth grade...Selected to play in the SchoolSports.com inaugural National High School Football All-Star Game with fellow OU recruit Brent Rawls...Attended Nike Camp, where he was honored as the MVP...The cousin of former Sooner and current Detroit Lions guard Stockar McDougle...Coached by Jim Skinner
Brent Rawls
Quarterback
Shreveport (La.)
Evangel Christian 
Height - 6-5; Weight -190;
40 - 4.6 
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: People are saying that Rawls might be the best quarterback in Evangels' storied history. So it's easy to see why Rawls picked OU over Purdue, LSU, Florida State, Texas and Arkansas.
Top quarterback in Louisiana (SuperPrep) - 2000 
Sixth on PrepStar's Dream Team - 2000 
Eighth-best player in Louisiana (SuperPrep) - 2000 
Seventh-best quarterback in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
Parade All-American - 2000 
All-American (SuperPrep) - 2000 
All-American (PrepStar) - 2000 
Dallas Morning News Top 100 - 2000 
National Top 100 list (SuperPrep) - 2000 
Max Emfinger's National Top 100 - 2000 
FoxSports.com's National Top 100 - 2000 
Top 12 Offensive Players (FoxStudentSports.com) - 2000 
Louisiana Player of the Year (USA Today's) - 2000 
Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year - 2000 
Preseason ELITE Top 100 (SuperPrep) - 2000 
First-Team All District quarterback (Class 5A-1) - 2000 
First-Team All-District wide receiver (Class 5A-1) - 1999 

An outstanding athlete who played just one season at quarterback...Completed 222 of 384 passes (58%) for 3,549 yards with 35 touchdowns as a senior...Also rushed 143 times for 577 yards and 10 touchdowns last year...Selected to play in the SchoolSports.com inaugural National High School Football All-Star Game, where he was selected as the Offensive Player of the Game...Helped his squad win the 5A State Championship his junior year while playing wide receiver...Considered to be one of the top baseball prospects in Louisiana ...Coached by Dennis Dunn. 

Jonathan Jackson
Defensive End
Houston North Shore
Height - 6-4; Weight -220;
40 - 4.56
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Jackson picked OU over A&M, Texas, Notre Dame and Tenneesee. Second-best defensive lineman in the Midlands (PrepStar) - 2000 
23rd in the Super 30 All-Midlands Region (PrepStar) - 2000 
Seventh-best defensive end in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
60th-best player in Texas (SuperPrep) - 2000 
All-American (PrepStar) - 2000 
FoxSports.com National Top 100 - 2000 
Dallas Morning News Texas Top 100 - 2000 
Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100 - 2000 
Ranked as the 13th- best player in Texas (LoneStarRecruiting.com) - 2000 
Houston Chronicle's All-Greater Houston Team (First-Team Linebacker) - 2000 
Recorded more than 200 tackles in his final two seasons at North Shore High School...Had 100 tackles and seven sacks last year...Also logged three fumble recoveries, four caused fumbles and seven pass deflections...As a junior he had 112 tackles and 17 sacks...Was the high school teammate of fellow Sooner recruit James Moses...Coached by David Aymond 
Brandon Jones
Receiver
Texarkana (Texas) Liberty-Eylau
Height - 6-1; Weight -195;
40 - 4.4
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Jones picked the Sooners over Texas Tech, LSU, Arkansas and Texas A&M. THis one boiled down to a Sooner-Aggie battle. And it was OU's pass-happy offense that helped sell him.
Seventh-best wide receiver in the nation (PrepStar's Dream Team) - 2000 
Ninth-best wide receiver in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
10th-best player in Texas (SuperPrep) - 2000 
12th-best wide receiver in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
Dallas Morning News Top 100 - 2000 
Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100 - 2000 
Best wide receiver in the midlands (PrepStar) -- 2000 
All-American (SuperPrep) - 2000
Class 3A Offensive Player of the Year - 2000 
FoxSports.com National Top 100 - 2000 
Max Emfinger National Top 125 - 2000 
First-Team All-State Class 3A (AP Sports Editors) -- 2000 
Class 3A Offensive Player of the Year (Texas Sports Writers Association) -- 1999 

While highly sought after as a receiver, was a serious dual threat during his senior season at Liberty Eylau...Caught 32 passes for 609 yards and seven touchdowns...Also rushed for 193 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries (7.4 ypc) while earning second-straight Class 3A Offensive Player of the Year award...Earned the same honor as a junior after catching 50 passes for 1,092 yards and 15 touchdowns...Also returned two punts for touchdowns, including one of 72 yards...As a sophomore he had 13 catches for 423 yards and five touchdowns...Led Liberty Eylau to a 14-1 record and the 2000 Class 3A State Championship...Also runs track and plays baseball...Enters the 2001 baseball season with a career average of .350...Coached by Joe Drennon.

Donta Hickson
Running back
McKinney, Texas
Height - 5-10; Weight -185;
40 - 4.4
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Hickson made things interesting but finally picked the Sooners over Texas Tech, Nebraska and Texas A&M.
Fifth-best player Super 30 Midlands region (PrepStar) - 2000 
Eighth-best player in Texas (LoneStarRecruiting.com) - 2000 
12th-best player in Texas (Austin's Fab 55) - 2000 
14th-best running back in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
22nd-best player in Texas (SuperPrep) - 2000 
Dallas Morning News Top 100 - 2000 
Rivals.com Top 100 - 2000 
Houston Chronicle's Texas Top 100 - 2000 
FoxSports.com's National Top100 - 2000 
Max Emfinger Nation Top 125 - 2000 
Dream Team member (PrepStar) - 2000 
All-American (SuperPrep) - 2000 
Gatorade Texas Player of the Year - 2000 
Offensive Player of the Year (Dallas Morning News) - 2000 
Class 5A First-Team All-State (Houston Chronicle) - 2000 
Class 5A First-Team All-District running back - 2000 
All-Area Team (Dallas Morning News) - 2000 
Class 5A-6 Most Valuable Player - 2000 
Area Player of the Year (Dallas Morning News) - 2000 
First-Team All-District running back - 1999 
Sophomore of the Year Class 5A-6 - 1998 
First-Team All-District running back - 1998

Rushed for 2,581 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior, which both set single-season school records ...Helped McKinney topple an undefeated Lewisville squad in his final season with 329 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 30 carries...Rushed for more than 400 yards in two games and had three games of over 300 yards as a senior...Rushed for 421 yards and six touchdowns in a 44-20 win over The Colony midway through last season...Scored on runs of 40, 4, 68, 70, 18 and 73 yards ... Holds school records for single-game performances with 420 yards and six touchdowns ... Was a finalist for the Southwestern Region High School Heisman sponsored by SchoolSports.com...Rushed for 1,552 yards and 16 touchdowns during his junior season...Played safety prior to moving to running back...Coached by Ronnie Poe. 

Gabe Toomey
Linebacker
West Des Moines (Iowa) Valley
Height - 6-3; Weight -215;
40 - 4.6
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Ranked among USA Today's top four outside linebackers 
29th-best player in the Midlands (SuperPrep) - 2000 
30th-best linebacker in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
All-American (PrepStar) - 2000 
First-Team All-State Class 4-A (Iowa Newspaper Association) - 2000 
CIML Coaches' All-Conference team (Iowa Conference) - 2000 
Elite All-State linebacker (Des Moines Register) - 2000 
All-CIML First-Team linebacker (Des Moines Register) - 2000 
Central Iowa Metropolitan League Defensive Player of the Year (Des Moines Register) - 2000 
First-Team Class 4A All-State (Des Moines Register) - 2000 
First-Team All-Central Iowa Metropolitan League linebacker (Des Moines Register) - 1999 
CIML Coaches' All-Conference First-Team (National Conference) - 1999 
First-Team Class 4A All-State linebacker (Des Moines Register) - 1999 
Second-Team All-State (Iowa Newspaper Association) - 1999 
Had 140 tackles overall (85 solos) and helped his team reach the Class 4-A state football semifinals during his senior season at Valley High School...Recorded 120 tackles and five sacks as a junior...Was a two-year letterman who was a key in building a 21-3 record the last two years...Coached by Gary Swenson. 
 
Kejaun Jones
Running back
Jenks, Okla.
Height - 5-10; Weight -185;
40 - 4.4
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Fifth-best player in the Midlands (SuperPrep) - 2000 
27th-best running back in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
All-State team (Oklahoma Coaches Association) - 2000 
All-State (Daily Oklahoman) - 2000 
All-American (SuperPrep) Max Emfinger's National Top 125 - 2000 
Daily Oklahoman's Blue Chip list - 2000 
USA Today's Oklahoma Player of the Year - 2000 
Rushed for 1,725 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior to help Jenks to the 6A State Championship...Ranked as the fourth best rusher in the state on the state's Class 6A top-ranked offense...Averaged 8.8 yards a carry...Scored five touchdowns and had 316 yards of total offense to beat rival Tulsa Union...Caught an 80-yard touchdown pass in the final seconds of that game for the win...Opened the season by scoring two touchdowns on the first five offensive plays...Also an outstanding track athlete...Placed eighth as a junior in the state 100-meter dash...Played at Jenks with fellow Oklahoma recruit Bobby Klinck...Coached by Allan Trimble. 
Bobby Klinck
Safety
Jenks, Okla.
Height - 5-11; Weight -190;
40 - 4.48
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Picked OU over Nebraska in early November. The Sooners' win over the Huskers helped formally seal the deal for Klinck's pledge
Seventh-best defensive back in the Midlands (PrepStar) - 2000 
14th-best safety in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
14th-best player in the Midlands (SuperPrep) - 2000 
All-State team (Oklahoma Coaches Association) - 2000 
All-American (SuperPrep) - 2000 
Daily Oklahoman's Blue Chip list - 2000 
Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year - 2000 
All-American (PrepStar) - 2000 
All-State (Daily Oklahoman) - 2000 
All-State (Daily Oklahoman) - 1999 
Helped lead the state champion Jenks to the top of the state in Class 6A defense with 77 tackles (42 unassisted) ... Recorded 69 tackles and two interceptions during his junior year ...As running back his senior year, he rushed for 421 yards and 10 touchdowns on the state's top offense...Named to the All-State team as both a junior and a senior ...Started on three consecutive Jenks teams...Cousins with Oklahoma pitcher Buddy Blair...High school teammate of fellow Oklahoma recruit Kejuan Jones...Coached by Allan Trimble. 
Clint Ingram
Linebacker
Hallsville, Texas
Height - 6-2; Weight -210;
40 - 4.4
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Sixth-best linebacker in the Midlands (PrepStar) - 2000 
25th-best player in Texas (LoneStarRecruiting.com) - 2000 
27th-best linebacker in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
37th-best player in Texas (Huckleberry's Top 25) - 2000 
All-American (PrepStar) - 2000 
First-Team All-District defense (Class 17-4A) - 2000 
Second-Team All-District (Class 17-4A) - 1999 
Compiled 100 tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception as a senior...As a junior he logged 80 tackles, caused three fumbles and five sacks...Coached by Roger Adams.
Chris Chester
Tight end
Tustin, Calif.
Height - 6-4; Weight -230;
40 - 4.6
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Ranked as the eighth-best tight end in the nation by Rivals.com 
Golden West All-League (First-Team) as a junior & senior 
First-Team all-Orange County (Los Angeles Times) -- 1999 
Recorded 815 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior...Also played running back where he had 450 yards and five touchdowns...Named Defensive Player of the Year as well as second-team all-league pick in basketball his junior year...A first-team all-league selection in the discus and shot put as a junior...Picked OU over Texas A&M, Miami, Wisconsin and Arizona State...Coached by Myron Miller
Clint Werth
Offensive lineman
Garden City (Kan.) Community College
Height - 6-4; Weight -275;
40 - 4.9
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Honorable mention JC-Gridwire All-American -- 2000 
Honorable mention all-KJCCC -- 2000 
First-team JC-Gridwire Academic All-American -- 2000 
NJCAA Academic All-American -- 2000 
Is currently attending OU and will participate in spring practice...Spent two seasons at Garden City Community College, however sat out his first year...Helped Garden City record an 11-1 mark and the Region Six championship in his lone season as a starter (2000)...Coached by Bob Larson...Played high school football at Hays High School where he was an all-conference and All-State selection his senior season...Split time between offensive guard and defensive end...Also a solid wrestler...Coached by Larry Mills. 

 

Mike Wilson
Linebacker
Tulsa (Okla.) Washington
Height - 6-2; Weight -200;
40 - 4.55
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Wilson is a great two-sport star. He picked OU over Miami and Nebraska. But the major league baseball draft could also be a destination.
Daily Oklahoman's Blue Chip list 
All-American (SuperPrep) 
17th-best player in the Midlands (SuperPrep) 
All-Regional Midlands (PrepStar) 
All-State (Daily Oklahoman) 
Recorded 150 tackles (18 for loss) and 10 sacks as a senior...Registered 140 tackles, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries during his junior season...Rated as the 16th-best high school baseball recruit in the nation by BaseballAmerica.com...Was selected to play centerfield on the 2000 USA Junior National team...Had 11 home runs, 50 RBIs and an average of .530 as a junior...Football coach was Antwone Jimerson. 
Eric Bassey
Cornerback
North Garland, Texas
Height - 6-1; Weight -175;
40 - 4.35
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Third-best cornerback in the nation (CouchScout.com) - 2000 
Fifth best defensive back in the Midlands (PrepStar) - 2000 
24th best player in Texas (SuperPrep) - 2000 
29th best CB in the nation (Rivals100.com) - 2000 
39th best player in Texas (LoneStarRecruiting.com) - 2000 
43rd best player in Texas (Huckleberry's Top 75) - 2000 
Dallas Morning News Texas Top 100 - 2000 
Houston Chronicle's Top 100 - 2000 
All-American (SuperPrep) - 2000 
All-American (PrepStar) - 2000 
One of the top players in the nation...Did a little bit of everything at North Garland High School...In his final season had 37 tackles with two for loss as a defensive back, posted 24 catches for 276 yards (11.5 avg.) as a receiver and averaged 15 yards per kickoff return...Returned a kickoff for an 82-yard touchdown as well as a punt return for a 61-yard score as a senior...A two-time All-District selection...Attended Nike camp...Also an outstanding track performer...Coached by Joe Allen. 
 
Justin Williams
Cornerback
Memphis Trezevant
Height - 6-0; Weight -190;
40 - 4.4
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: 25th-best cornerback in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
All-Region Southwest (PrepStar) - 2000 
Class MIAA 5A-4 All Metro Team - 2000 
A outstanding athlete who played quarterback, receiver, tight end, running back, free safety and cornerback during his high school career...Had seven interceptions as well as a 91-yard kickoff return in his final season...Coached by Lynn Lang. 
James Moses
Tight End
Houston North Shore
Height - 6-3; Weight -220;
40 - 4.75
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Best tight end in the Midlands (PrepStar) - 2000 
15th-best tight end in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
19th-best player in Texas (SuperPrep) - 2000 
28th-best player Super 30 Midlands (PrepStar) - 2000 
44th-best player in Texas (Huckleberry's Top 75) - 2000 
Dallas Morning News Texas Top 100 - 2000 
Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100 - 2000 
All-American (PrepStar) - 2000 
All-American (SuperPrep) - 2000 
Gained more than 200 yards on just 10 catches in his final season...Recorded 28 catches for 406 yards and four touchdowns as a junior...As a sophomore caught 17 passes for 266 yards...Was the high school teammate of fellow OU recruit Jonathan Jackson...Coached by David Aymond. 
Bret Rayl
Defensive tackle
Lewisville, Texas
Height - 6-7; Weight -250;
40 - 4.9
Rivals Star Ranking: 

Recruiting Highlights:Ninth-best defensive lineman in the Midlands (PrepStar) -- 2000 
12th-best player in Texas (SuperPrep) - 2000 
27th-best defensive tackle in the nation (Rivals100.com) - 2000 
46th-best player in Texas (LoneStarRecruiting.com) - 2000 
Dallas Morning News Texas Top 100 -- 2000 
Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100 - 2000 
All-American (SuperPrep) -- 2000 
All-Area (Dallas Morning News) -- 2000 
All-Area (Inside Texas High Schools) - 2000 
Recorded 110 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior at Lewisville High School...Is a three-year starter who helped Lewisville to a 29-6 record...Blocked an extra point attempt against Carrolton Creek Biew to hold the 7-6 lead and advance to districts...Also a starter on the basketball squad who is averaging 10 points and 10 rebounds midway through this season...Coached by Ronnie Gage
Vince Carter
Offensive Line
Waco, Texas
Height - 6-3; Weight -265;
40 - 4.8
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Seventh-best player in Texas (LonghornLink.com) - 2000 
34th-best player in Texas (SuperPrep) - 2000 
46th-best offensive lineman in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
52nd-best player in Texas (LoneStarRecruiting.com) - 2000 
Dallas Morning News Texas Top 100 - 2000 
Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100 - 2000 
Waco Tribune-Herald Texas Top 100 - 2000 
First-Team Super Centex (Waco Tribune-Herald) - 2000 
First-Team All-District (Unanimous) - 1999, 2000 
All-Region offensive lineman in Midlands (PrepStar) - 2000 
Third-Team All-State (Texas Sports Writers Association) - 2000 
Recorded 170 pancake blocks and graded out at 90 percent the entire season...Also handles deep snaps...Helped his squad to a combined 25-14 record during his career...An outstanding track athlete...Throws the shot and discuss and is a member of the big-man relay...Also president of the FCA program at Waco High School...Coached by Johnny Tusa. 
Chris Bush
Tight End
Channelview, Texas
Height - 6-4; Weight -245;
40 - 4.9
Rivals Star Ranking: 

Recruiting Highlights: Third-best tight end in the Midlands (PrepStar) - 2000 
Third-best tight end Texas 2001 Blitz (LoneStarRecruiting) - 2000 
34th-best tight end in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
81st-best player in the Southwest (SuperPrep) - 2000 
All-American (PrepStar) - 2000 
Dallas Morning News' Top 100 - 2000 
Max Emfinger's National Top 300 Blue Chip list - 2000 
Max Emfinger's Texas Elite Top 170 - 2000 
Houston Chronicle's Texas Top 100 - 2000 
Fort Worth Star Telegram Texas Top 100 - 2000 
Waco Tribune Herald Texas Top 100 - 2000 
Class 4A Third-Team All-State (Texas Sportswriters Association) - 2000 
Class 4A Honorable Mention All-State End/Receiver (Associated Press) - 2000 
Third-Team Super Team tight end (LoneStarRecruiting.com) - 2000 
Had 17 receptions for 285 yards his senior year and led the team in both categories...Had a 90 percent blocking rate and 40 pancakes as a senior to lead the team...Also posted 24 tackles and two sacks as a member of the defense...Also handled the punting duties...Punted 17 times for an average of 30.1 yards...Is a standout on the track team where he throws the shot put...Coached by Harry McCluskey. 
Dusty Dvorzcek
Defensive tackle
Lake Dallas, Texas
Height - 6-3; Weight -270;
40 - 4.8
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights:Ranked as the 66th-best player in Texas by LoneStarRecruiting.com 
Member of Houston Chronicle's Top 100 list 
Named to the Dallas Morning News' Texas Top 100 
Ranked as the 55th-best defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com 
Named All-Region II 3A on offense and defense -- 1999 
Received First-Team All-District honors on offense and defense -- 1999 
Made Second-Team All-District and All-Area -- 1998 
Last name is pronounced D-VOR-check...Had 79 tackles, 9.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries and 10 forced fumbles in seven games as a senior...Started at defensive tackle and offensive guard since his sophomore year...Graded out at 89 percent with 101 pancake blocks as an offensive guard... Qualified for state as a powerlifter (largest lift was 1,555 pounds)...Throws the shot...Recorded a career best of 56-9.5...Coached by Ty Mayfield. 
Jowahn Poteat
Cornerback
Ardmore, Okla.
Height - 6-1; Weight -185;
40 - 4.5
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: 62nd-best player in the Midlands (SuperPrep) - 2000 
85th-best cornerback in the nation (Rivals.com) -- 2000 
Daily Oklahoman's Blue Chip list - 2000 
District 5A-1 Offensive Player of the Year - 2000 
A standout receiver and cornerback...Finished his senior season as the leading receiver in Class 5A with 803 yards on 48 catches...Also scored nine touchdowns...As a member of one of the best defenses in the state, he recorded 60 tackles (41 unassisted) and two interceptions...Also added kick returner to his resume ...Posted 10 punt returns for 187 yards and one touchdown, as well as three kickoff returns for 64 yards...Also plays baseball and track... Defending Class 4A state 400-meter and long jump champion...Was on the 1,600-meter relay team with current Sooner Ataleo Ford...Was a high school teammate of current Sooners Ataleo Ford and Cliff Takawana...Coached by Mike Lloyd. 

 

Fred Fleeks
Linebacker
Navasota, Texas
Height - 6-2; Weight -210;
40 - 4.5
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Fifth-best linebacker in the Midlands (PrepStar) - 2000 
11th-best linebacker in Texas (Dave Campbell Texas Football) - 2000 
83rd-best linebacker in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
All-American (PrepStar) - 2000 
Dallas Morning News Texas Top100 - 2000 
First-Team All-District Class 4A-18 (Houston Chronicle) - 2000 
Second-Team Preseason All-Greater Houston Team - 2000 
All-District (Class 4A-18) - 1999 
As a senior, recorded 98 tackles and three sacks...Recorded 264 tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions during his high school career...Garnered two consecutive All-District (4A-18) awards...Committed to the Sooners in October...Coached by Robert Perkins. 
Kelvin Chaisson
Offensive Line
Beaumont (Texas) Ozen
Height - 6-6; Weight -275;
40 - 5.1
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: First-Team All-State (Associated Press Sports Editors) - 2000 
First-Team All-District honors (19-4A) - 2000 
First-Team Super Gold (Beaumont Enterprise) - 2000 
First Super 22 (Port Arthur News) - 2000 
Texas Top 100 (Waco Tribune-Herald) - 2000 
Graded out at 90 percent as a senior with 11 knockdowns per game...Earned All-State honors during his senior season at Ozen High School...A two-year starter who helped his school post an 18-7 record over the last two years...Member of the line which led the offense to finish first in the district with a 404 average...An all-district pick as a soccer player as a junior...Benches more than 295 pounds and squats more than 440 pounds...Coached by Arthur Louis
Jacob Hager
Defensive End
Perry, Okla
Height - 6-3; Weight -245;
40 - 4.8
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: 46th-best player in the Midlands (SuperPrep) - 2000 
75th-best defensive tackle in the nation (Rivals.com) - 2000 
All-State (Oklahoma Coaches Association) - 2000 
All-State (Daily Oklahoman) - 2000 
Daily Oklahoman's Red Chip list - 2000 
First-Team All-Area (Tulsa World) - 2000 
First-Team All-Area (Daily Oklahoman) - 2000 
Player of the Year (Stillwater Press) - 2000 
Had 45 tackles and six sacks in three games before breaking his ankle as a junior...Came back his senior year to record 75 tackles and three fumble recoveries to help the squad post a 10-3 record...Also one of the top high school wrestlers in the nation...Ranked as Wrestling USA's fifth-best wrestler at his weight (215 pounds) in the nation...Was the heavyweight on the Junior National USA wrestling team last summer...Won the 215-pound division of the state wrestling championship as a junior...Was runner-up as a sophomore...Highest ranked wrestler to sign with the OU football program since Edmond North's Kelly Gregg (top-ranked high school heavyweight in the nation) in 1995...Served as class president as a sophomore and junior...Also a two-time high school All-American Scholar...Coached by Mark Baetz.
 
Russell Dennison
Linebacker
Weatherford, Okla.
Height - 6-4; Weight -220;
40 - 4.55
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: 32nd-best player in the Midlands (SuperPrep) 
82nd-best linebacker in the nation (Rivals.com) 
Daily Oklahoman's Red Chip List -- 2000 
Three-year starter who recorded the second-highest total tackles for Weatherford last year with 104...Also had two interceptions and two fumble recoveries...Also spent time as a running back and receiver...Had 1,370 yards over total offense and 18 touchdowns in his final season and helped Weatherford to the Class 4A State Championship...For his career as a tailback he handled the ball 191 times for 1,292 yards and 20 touchdowns...Played strong safety as a junior where he posted 101 tackles (28 solos, three for a loss), five interceptions and two sacks...Was a starter for the basketball team and also ran track...Coached by Woody Roof. 
 
Jerod Fields
Offensive Line
Bandera, Texas
Height - 6-7; Weight -280
40 - 5.0
Rivals Star Ranking: 
Recruiting Highlights: Signed with OU last year but didn't qualify academically...A three-time all-district performer while at Bandera High School...A three-year starter at tight end and offensive line...Averaged nine pancakes a game as a senior...Caught four passes for 76 yards...Also a three-year starter in basketball...Averaged 16 points and four blocked shots for a team which finished 21-2...Was an all-area performer as a junior and senior. 

 

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