Scouting OU Targets at the KHVFS
Anthony Wallace
Anthony Wallace
Staff Writer - Recruiting
Posted Sep 7, 2010


ARLINGTON, Texas -- Today Sooners Illustrated was at the Kirk Herbstreit Classic at Cowboys Stadium scouting a few of the remaining 2011 targets and a few of the 2012 prospects. Check inside to see who stood out.

Brandon Carter 2011 WR (Trinity) – Trinity won their game today 80-26 against Shiloh Christian (Ark) amassing 565-rushing yards with 141-passing yards. Carter today showed his versatility going 2-2 for 96-yards passing. Carter only had 2-catches for 27-yards and he showed his speed out of the slot position on a drag route across the middle on a linebacker. The most impressive thing about Carter today was his down-field blocking in the running game. Carter was seen de-cleating defenders down field which is very impressive since he is only 5-foot-11 and 165-pounds. With his athletic ability I'm sure he will be able to transition to the cornerback position where OU has recruited him to play.

Brian Nance 2012 LB (Trinity) - Nance has a big frame to build on and will definitely need to do so over the next couple of years before he hits a college campus. Nance showed that even though he is skinny at this point in his career I still saw him take on lineman and make the tackle which was impressive. Nance also showed well making his drops in coverage. One part of his game Nance needs to work on is not putting his head down while trying to make a tackle which caused him to miss a few tackles in the game. Overall Nance showed good range and speed in the passing game and has the talent to be a game changer at the outside linebacker position in college even though he plays middle linebacker at Trinity.

Anthony Wallace 2011 LB (Skyline) – Wallace has a big thick frame and kind of reminds me of Curtis Lofton the way he plays. What he doesn't have in speed he makes up with instincts. Wallace was seen in the backfield quite a bit against St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla). He did a good job slipping past lineman and making a tackle in the hole. Wallace's best play of the game was when Aquinas tried to run a misdirection running play up the middle. Wallace however didn't bite and shot through the A-Gap and dismantled the ball carrier. All-in-all Wallace had an impressive showing and could be a good get for Oklahoma to man the middle linebacker position.

Frank Shannon 2011 S/LB (Skyline) – Shannon is a big safety playing linebacker for Skyline. Think Nic Harris or Joseph Ibiloye but faster. Shannon lined up in the box next to Wallace practically the whole game. Shannon made numerous tackles in the running game however he showed he can cover when the running back ran a wheel route out of the backfield and Shannon was right in his back pocket. Shannon also did well while playing special teams as he made a touchdown saving tackle running the returner down from behind and made the tackle at the five-yard line. That alone shows he doesn't give up on a play. Shannon showed good cover skills and good ability in the run game and appears to be a good get for the Sooners.



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