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Friday Night Highlights: Smith, McDonald Among Recruits with Big Week

Smith had two picks and caught a 40-yard TD pass.

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Oklahoma State commits went 7-2 this past weekend under the Friday night lights.

Here are breakdowns of how each commit played with stats provided by MaxPreps (if submitted). Hudl highlights are a little light this week, but if a prospect did put out a reel, that’s included too.

Jelani McDonald / ATH (DB) / Waco Connally (2-0) / Texas

Jelani McDonald was dominant again Friday, leading Waco Connally to a 35-34 victory over La Vega.

McDonald, who plays quarterback for the Cadets, was 2-for-3 for 61 yards and a touchdown through the air, but the super athlete did most of his work on the ground, rushing for 184 yards and a touchdown. McDonald is the No. 202 player in the 2023 class, OSU’s highest-ranked commit of the cycle.

Also of note from this game, Kobe Black, younger brother of OSU corner Korie Black, returned an interception 21 yards for a score. Kobe is the No. 16 player in the 2024 class.


Zane Flores / QB / Gretna (2-0) / Nebraska

Zane Flores and the Gretna Dragons beat Omaha Central 56-0 this past weekend. Through two games, the Dragons have outscored their opponents 100-0 — not bad.

Flores was 14-for-16 with 189 yards and two scores, an 88% completion percentage and a 163.8 quarterback rating.


Jaedon Foreman / DL / Del City (2-0) / Oklahoma

The No. 7 player from the state of Oklahoma in 2023, Jaedon Foreman and Del City topped Booker T. Washington 27-6.

Foreman, listed at 6-foot-3, 250 pounds, had six total tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack.


Camron Heard / ATH (WR) / Furr (1-1) / Texas

Camron Heard’s Furr Brahmans fell to Royal 30-12.

Furr, who will be a receiver in Stillwater but plays quarterback at the high school level, was 6-for-17 for 38 yards and an interception. He ran for 27 yards on 11 carries.

Royal (Brookshire, Texas) seems to be a solid squad, having beaten Worthing 43-0 last weekend.


Kam Franklin / DB / Oak Grove (1-1) / Louisiana

Kam Franklin’s Oak Grove Tigers defeated Opelousas Catholic 53-18 on Friday. However, no stats were on MaxPreps for the game.


Dylan Smith / DB / Braswell (2-0) / Texas

Dylan Smith and Braswell beat Fossil Ridge 48-21 to advance to 2-0 on the season.

A 5-11, 170-pound defensive back prospect, Smith was all over the place. He had two interceptions and five tackles. On the offensive side of things, he had a 40-yard touchdown reception. Smith is the younger brother of current Cowboy DB Cam Smith. The younger Smith is the No. 790 player in his class.


Poasa Utu / LB / Kennedale (1-1) / Texas

After putting up double-digit tackles last week, Poasa Utu was all over the place again Friday in Kennedale’s 27-12 victory over Alvarado.

Utu was credited with 14 tackles, including six tackles for loss and a sack. That brings his season total up to 24 tackles, nine tackles for loss and two sacks through two games. Friday, Utu also broke up a pass and recovered a fumble.


Jack Endean / OL / Tanque Verde (1-1) / Arizona

After getting shutout in their season-opener, Jack Endean and the Tanque Verde Hawks did the shutting out this weekend, beating Valley Lutheran 49-0.

A 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive lineman, Endean blocked for a team that ran for 289 yards and four scores on 8.8 yards per carry. Endean was also credited with eight tackles and one tackle for loss.


Ricky Lolohea / DL / Trinity (0-2) / Texas

Ricky Lolohea’s Trinity Trojans are still in search of their first win after falling to Rockwall-Heath 68-38.

There weren’t any Trinity stats on MaxPreps, though Lolohea, a 6-3, 280-pound defensive lineman, did share a highlight of a tackle he made.


JaKobe Sanders / OL / Stillwater (1-0) / Oklahoma

After beating Arkansas’ Greenwood High in Week 0, JaKobe Sanders and Stillwater had the week off as the Pioneers prep for Yukon this Friday.

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