The Oklahoman’s Super 30: Broken Arrow’s Maurion Horn realized potential on national stage

BROKEN ARROW — Maurion Horn didn’t realize how well he was playing until halftime. 

It was Broken Arrow’s season opener on Saturday, Aug. 29, last season in an afternoon telecast on ESPN2. He walked into the trainer’s room to get quick treatment before the start of the second half when he looked up at the television and saw his face.

“It felt like I was in college,” Horn said.

He was nothing less than outstanding in the Tigers’ 50-23 win against Bentonville West (Ark.), rushing for 190 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns. But his impact on the game went much further than just running the ball. 

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He had a 43-yard punt return and two catches for 16 yards, as well. His touchdown runs were for 53 and 23 yards. He also had a 66-yard run that set up another Broken Arrow score.

“After the game, I went to go look at my phone. It was just blowing up,” Horn said. “It was crazy.”

Family, friends and more wanted to congratulate Horn for his spectacular game. So did college coaches.

An offer from Oregon came a few days later, adding to an already impressive list of schools coming after the talented athlete. Horn continued to have a great season, proving he was one of the best players in the state, even as a junior.

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Broken Arrow's Maurion Horn committed to Texas Tech earlier this month, picking the Red Raiders over offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Southern California, among others.

Horn is No. 5 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings of the state’s top high school recruits in the 2022 class. On July 3, he committed to Texas Tech, picking the Red Raiders over offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Southern California, among others.

And those offers come at a variety of positions: running back, wide receiver and defensive back. 

“He has enjoyed being able to contribute in so many ways,” first-year Broken Arrow coach Josh Blankenship said. “Guys like Maurion with versatility are the ones you’re trying to find in recruiting.”

Horn’s first varsity start at running back came during the season opener last fall, and it just further showed why so many schools had offered him previously.

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He scored touchdowns on his first two varsity carries at Broken Arrow as a freshman against Enid. As a sophomore, Horn was forced to play more defense because of injuries in the secondary, and he starred. Yet as the playoffs neared, former coach David Alexander began playing Horn more on offense, and it paid off. 

He scored numerous touchdowns in the playoffs and further strengthened his place among the state’s top prospects. More offers came the next spring. 

Then came his junior year, which started with a breakout and finished strong. 

Heading into his senior season, Broken Arrow has a new system, but Horn has shown it doesn’t matter where he lines up. He’s going to put himself in the best position to make an impact on every play.

It’s why college recruiters have liked him since his first varsity snaps and why others fell in love after watching him on national television.

“It’s a blessing,” Horn said. “It’s God-given talent to be able to go out there and play both sides. You can’t take that for granted.”

The Oklahoman’s 2022 Super 30

Name: Maurion Horn | School: Broken Arrow

Super 30 ranking: No. 5

Height: 6-feet | Weight: 168 pounds

Position: Running back/wide receiver/defensive back

Committed to: Texas Tech

About the series

The Oklahoman’s Super 30 feature series will spotlight each high school football player on the Super 30 recruit rankings for the 2022 class. The series continued Thursday with No. 5, Broken Arrow’s Maurion Horn. See No. 4 on the list in Friday’s editions of The Oklahoman.

Here are the last five players we’ve featured: 

No. 9: CJ Brown, RB, Beggs

No. 8: Braylin Presley, WR, Bixby

No. 7: Robert Spears-Jennings, WR/DB, Broken Arrow

No. 6: Jayden Rowe, DB, Tulsa Union

No. 5: Maurion Horn, ATH, Broken Arrow

Cameron Jourdan covers high school sports across the Oklahoma City metro and state. Have a story idea for Cameron? He can be reached at or on Twitter at @Cam_Jourdan. Support Cameron’s work and that of other Oklahoman journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today at or by using the link at the top of this page.