Posted On: 03/26/21 9:10 PM

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Prep Redzone Oklahoma will once again make the trip down to Dallas to cover some of Oklahoma’s best. Things will kick off on Saturday with the True Buzz 7v7 tournament and continue at the USNFT combine on Sunday. You can check out our Primer on the USNFT Combine Right Here! Prep Redzone will have all hands on deck for pool play at the 7v7 tourney on Saturday before splitting up on Sunday with one covering the combine and the other covering bracket play. Right here, we take a look at ten names we’re excited to check out at the 7v7 tourney this weekend. We’ll see much more than just ten standouts this weekend but here’s a start.

QUARTERBACKS

Gavin Frakes Gavin Frakes 6'4" | QB Norman North | 2022 OK – 2022 – Norman North (Sooner 7)
The first of two quarterbacks that we’re excited to see in person for the first time this offseason is Norman North 2022 quarterback Gavin Frakes Gavin Frakes 6'4" | QB Norman North | 2022 OK . The Norman North gunslinger will be suiting up for Sooner 7 this weekend and it’s a good chance to get an up close look at a quarterback on the rise. Similar to the other quarterbacks on this list, Frakes doesn’t have that much experience underneath the Friday night lights but all of that will change this fall. Frakes certainly looks the part and could be primed for a big year in 2021. And that should come as a surprise to nobody.

Gunnar Jeffrey Thrash Gunnar Jeffrey Thrash 6'1" | QB Perkins-Tryon | 2022 OK – 2022 – Perkins-Tryon (Sooner 7)
Out of the three quarterbacks we have listed here, 2022 Gunnar Jeffrey Thrash Gunnar Jeffrey Thrash 6'1" | QB Perkins-Tryon | 2022 OK from Perkins-Tryon has been a guy we’ve constant improvement from this offseason. The first time we saw Thrash this offseason was in January. He was making some really great throws but would force it at times. The last time we saw Thrash, we saw all of those great throws and Thrash had cleaned up those turnovers and would not throw it into closed windows. He has sat behind Austin Mages Austin Mages 6'1" | ATH Perkins-Tryon | 2021 State OK with Perkins-Tryon the last few years but we shouldn’t be surprised if he has a breakout season in 2021.

Knox Dyson Knox Dyson 6'3" | QB Owasso | 2024 State OK – 2024 – Owasso (918 Elite)
Another quarterback we’re excited to see for the first time this offseason is Owasso quarterback Knox Dyson Knox Dyson 6'3" | QB Owasso | 2024 State OK , who will be performing with 918 Elite after starting this offseason with the Texas ICE 7v7 organization. Dyson is a highly regarded 2024 quarterback who has a few quarterbacks ahead of him in the depth chart at Owasso. He came into the 2020 season as one of the few 2024 names that we already knew. He certainly looks the part physically. We’re looking forward to seeing how he competes and throws the ball this weekend.

RUNNING BACKS

Rickey Hunt Jr Rickey Hunt Jr 6'0" | RB Millwood | 2023 State OK – 2023 – Millwood (Sooner 7)
We mentioned that we have two events that we’re covering this weekend in the Dallas area and one player is also pulling double duty. Millwood 2023 running back Rickey Hunt Jr Rickey Hunt Jr 6'0" | RB Millwood | 2023 State OK will be competing with Sooner 7 on Saturday and will also be competing in the USNFT Combine on Sunday. Hunt joined Sooner 7 following the end of the high school basketball season. He has just one tournament under his belt, coming two weeks ago in Houston. He was an instant impact player during that tournament. If you’ve seen Sooner 7, you know they love including the running backs so Hunt was a great addition.

Rovaughn Banks Rovaughn Banks 5'10" | ATH Union | 2022 State OK – 2022 – Union (Sooner 7)
While Rickey Hunt Jr Rickey Hunt Jr 6'0" | RB Millwood | 2023 State OK is heading into his second tournament with Sooner 7, Union 2022 running back Rovaughn Banks Rovaughn Banks 5'10" | ATH Union | 2022 State OK has been a mainstay for Sooner 7 this offseason. He is getting better and better every time he gets out on the field. The former Union quarterback is excelling at his new position and that should be a scary thing to think about for 6A-1 opponents this fall. He was outstanding for Union in the running game last year as he moved from quarterback to running back in a heavy rushing attack. However, he’s proven in the last few months that he can be a weapon as a receiver out of the backfield.

WIDE RECEIVERS 

Jino Boyd Jino Boyd 6'0" | WR Union | 2024 State OK – 2024 – Union (918 Elite)
Just like with Rovaughn Banks Rovaughn Banks 5'10" | ATH Union | 2022 State OK , you can’t help but be blown away with the speed of Union freshman wide receiver Jino Boyd Jino Boyd 6'0" | WR Union | 2024 State OK . The Union youngster is already held in high regard when it comes to the state’s 2024 class and there is no doubt that he has a ton of potential. Don’t be surprised to see Boyd have a big weekend while he simply runs past defender after defender. Boyd isn’t the biggest wide receiver in the state but he already is one of the fastest and he uses that to his advantage. And in a 7v7 setting where receivers can’t get hit, the lack of size means nothing.

Makhai Belt Makhai Belt 5'10" | WR Union | 2022 OK – 2022 – Union (Sooner 7)
We go from a young Union wide receiver to a veteran Union receiver with 2022 wideout Makhai Belt Makhai Belt 5'10" | WR Union | 2022 OK . As mentioned with Rovaughn Banks Rovaughn Banks 5'10" | ATH Union | 2022 State OK , Union was very run-oriented when they made their run to the semifinals. That meant Belt had fewer opportunities to showcase his talents last fall. However, we really like his game as a slot receiver that has big play ability. He has really strong hands and just finds a way to get open consistently. Belt is in the middle of an outstanding offseason with the 7v7 circuit and this weekend is another opportunity to show that.

Morgan Pearson Morgan Pearson 6'2" | WR Plainview | 2023 State OK – 2023 – Plainview (C4 Texoma)
Alright we break up the Union content with our final wide receiver prospect to watch. Plainview 2023 wide receiver Morgan Pearson Morgan Pearson 6'2" | WR Plainview | 2023 State OK will once again be suiting up for C4 Texoma and we can’t wait to watch him in person once again. Pearson has been on our radar following his freshman season. The Plainview coaches have told us that Pearson’s sophomore year could have been even better had they had some consistency at quarterback. Despite that, Pearson is still one of the best sophomore receivers in the state and he’ll look to continue a very strong offseason.

LINEBACKERS 

Caden Pickens Caden Pickens 5'11" | LB Plainview | 2022 OK – 2022 – Plainview (C4 Texoma)
The first of a couple defensive prospects that we’re excited to see is Plainview linebacker Caden Pickens Caden Pickens 5'11" | LB Plainview | 2022 OK . Let’s be honest, most of the 7v7 playmakers are on offense so that’s why you see this 8:2 ratio of offense to defense. However, Pickens is an outstanding athlete who had a great junior season for the Indians, racking up big numbers in the tackle category. Pickens is a player that we’ve seen film of but haven’t gotten a chance to really watch in person. We get that opportunity this weekend and are looking forward to it.

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Korbyn Green Korbyn Green 6'1" | DB Owasso | 2022 State OK – 2022 – Owasso (Sooner 7)
The second and only other defensive prospect on this list is Owasso cornerback Korbyn Green Korbyn Green 6'1" | DB Owasso | 2022 State OK . The standout corner has been absolutely on fire while playing for Sooner 7 this offseason. He’s been one of the top corners and has been consistent all offseason. Because of that, Green has to be considered a prospect on the rise within the 2022 group. He also made the move this offseason, transferring from Booker T Washington to Owasso. The Rams will be one of the top teams in the state and with the way Green has been playing this offseason, their defense will be among the best as well.

OTHER NOTABLE NAMES

Bai Jobe Bai Jobe 6'5" | ATH Community Christian | 2023 OK – 2023 – Community Christian (C4 Texoma)
Brendon McQueen Brendon McQueen 6'0" | WR Union | 2024 OK – 2024 Wide Receiver – Union (918 Elite)
Devin Tipton Devin Tipton 6'0" | ATH Kingston | 2023 OK – 2023 Running Back – Kingston (C4 Texoma)
Micah Tease Micah Tease 6'1" | WR Booker T Washington | 2023 State OK – 2023 Wide Receiver – Booker T Washington (Sooner 7)
Luke Hasz Luke Hasz 6'4" | WR Bixby | 2023 State OK – 2023 Tight End – Bixby (Sooner 7)
Steele Wasel Steele Wasel 6'3" | QB Choctaw | 2023 State OK – 2023 Quarterback – Choctaw (Sooner 7)