Braylin Presley, Bixby High School
Presley is rated as the No. 11-best positionless “athlete” in the 2022 recruiting class nationwide, and his accomplishments at the prep level in Oklahoma speak for themselves. The 2021 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year won a state title in each of his varsity seasons (including a 63-14 win against Deer Creek several weeks ago) and averaged 10.1 yards per rush attempt while also tallying more than 600 receiving yards.
He also helped Bixby win 49 games in a row, a new all-time record in Oklahoma 11-man high school football.
The younger brother of current OSU wide receiver Brennan Presley, Braylin could provide the OSU offense a versatile threat while playing slot, where Gundy indicated he would line up.
Here are some highlights that MaxPreps posted after this year’s 6A-II state championship:
Garret Rangel, Lone Star High School (Frisco, TX)
It may be too early to cast Rangel as the heir apparent for Mike Gundy’s offense after the eventual departure of first team All-Big 12 quarterback Spencer Sanders, but it’s not that far-fetched to say right now.
The high school senior and four-star prospect threw for nearly 10,000 career passing yards and is rated as one of the nation’s Top 25 quarterbacks by all three major recruiting services (247Sports, ESPN, and Rivals). He chose OSU over reported offers from Utah, Houston, and Virginia Tech.
Desean Brown, Choctaw High School
Brown, a defensive end, is a four-star recruit who signed with the Cowboys on National Signing Day after interest from Oklahoma, Michigan, Baylor, Iowa State, and others. He led the Yellow Jackets to the state championship game as a junior and finished his senior season with 92 tackles, including 31 tackles for loss.
The 6-foot-3 high school senior will join a talented OSU defensive line next year that features former Edmond Santa Fe standouts Trace Ford and Collin Oliver.
Here are the highlights that OSU posted shortly after Brown’s announcement: