Meet The Oklahoman’s initial 2023 Super 30 rankings of the state's top college football prospects

It’s time to take a look at the future.

Most of the Class of 2022 has signed their letters of intent. Now college recruiters fully switch their attention to the Class of 2023.

Each year, The Oklahoman’s Super 30 rankings spotlights the state’s best high school football recruits. These are the initial rankings for 2023, and the list will be updated numerous times leading up to the final National Signing Day in February. Beginning in June, a feature series will spotlight each player.

Here is the initial 2023 Super 30:

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No. 1: Luke Hasz

TE, Bixby, 6-4, 230

Committed to: Arkansas

The next in a long line of recent Bixby stars, Hasz is arguably the top tight end prospect in the country and recently committed to become a Razorback.

No. 2: Bai Jobe

DL, Community Christian, 6-5, 215

Offers from: Arkansas, Michigan, OU, OSU, Penn State, Wisconsin

Jobe, who came to Oklahoma from Senegal, Africa, is still learning football but has blossomed into one of the nation’s best defensive line prospects. 

No. 3: Micah Tease

WR/DB, Tulsa Booker T. Washington, 6-1, 180

Offers from: Arkansas, Florida, Notre Dame, OU, OSU, USC

Tease is the next Tulsa Washington star. He can make plays on both sides of the ball and is a big-play threat.

No. 4: Jacobe Johnson

WR/DB, Mustang, 6-4, 190

Offers from: Arkansas, Baylor, Michigan, OU, OSU, Wisconsin

For as good as Johnson is at football, he also holds numerous basketball offers, but he has become a standout for the Broncos. 

No. 5: Cole Adams

WR, Owasso, 5-10, 170

Offers from: Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Iowa State, Texas A&M, Wisconsin

Adams received offers from Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M last week, and that should show fans all they need to know about his talent. 

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Erik McCarty is No. 6 on The Oklahoman’s 2023 Super 30 rankings for the state’s top high school football recruits. He is committed to OU.

No. 6: Erik McCarty

RB/LB, McAlester, 6-3, 190

Committed to: OU

A do-it-all star, McCarty recently committed to the Sooners, where he will follow in his father’s footsteps donning the crimson and cream. 

No. 7: Morgan Pearson

WR/DB, Plainview, 6-3, 220

Offers from: Baylor, Iowa State, Minnesota, OSU, Texas Tech

Pearson is the latest Plainview prospect to have major Power-5 interest, and he should continue to move up recruiting boards this spring.

No. 8: De’Marion Thomas

DL, Tulsa Union, 6-4, 307

Offers from: Arkansas, Baylor, Iowa State, Texas Tech

Don’t be surprised to see Thomas move up this list by the summer update. He’s the latest in a long line of talented Union defenders. 

No. 9: JaKobe Sanders

OL, Stillwater, 6-3, 285

Committed to: OSU

A breakout year as a junior resulted in an offer from the Cowboys and numerous interest from other programs, but Sanders committed to his hometown college. 

No. 10: Kanijal Thomas

DB, Del City, 6-0, 170

Offers from: Iowa State, Kansas, Memphis, OSU, Texas Tech

Thomas is an intriguing prospect who can play both sides of the ball but will likely play as a defensive back in college. 

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No. 11: Taje McCoy

DL, Putnam City, 6-3, 245

Offers from: Arkansas State, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, OSU

McCoy has had a big calendar year, receiving numerous offers after having a breakout junior season. 

No. 12: Jalyn Stanford

DB, Jenks, 6-0, 180

Offers from: Iowa State, Kansas, UTSA

Stanford was pivotal during his junior season, dominating on both sides of the ball en route to a state title. Don’t expect that to change.

No. 13: Jaedon Foreman

DL, Del City, 6-3, 250

Committed to: OSU

Another dominant defender for the Eagles’ defense, Foreman was OSU’s first 2023 commit last fall and looks to have a big senior year.

No. 14: Steele Wasel

QB, Choctaw, 6-4, 210

Offers from: Akron, Rice, Tulsa, Virginia Tech

Wasel is bound to have a big spring on the recruiting trail. Arguably the state’s best quarterback prospect heading into the year, he’s bound to receive major Power-5 interest.

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No. 15: Rickey Hunt Jr.

RB, Millwood, 6-0, 185

Offers from: Buffalo, Iowa State

Hunt is an intriguing prospect who received his first offer following his sophomore year. He’s the next Falcon who will play at the Power-5 level.

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No. 16: Jonathan Ashford

OL, Edmond Santa Fe, 6-5, 295

Offers from: Memphis, Rice

Ashford is next up for the Wolves as far as talented college prospects. He could be the state’s best offensive lineman in the 2023 class.

No. 17: RJ Jackson

TE, Choctaw, 6-4, 240

Offers from: Vanderbilt

Jackson, who is also a baseball standout, could be in for a big spring with his size and athleticism drawing numerous looks from prospective schools.

No. 18: Tashawn James

DB, Carl Albert, 6-1, 175

Offers from: Tulsa

James received his first offer in January and is primed to have a breakout season. 

No. 19: Sedrick Frazier

WR/DB, Edmond North, 5-9, 165

Offers from: Tulsa

Frazier’s athleticism makes him an intriguing prospect who can make plays on either side of the ball. 

No. 20: Kaden Jones

DL, Mustang, 6-5, 280

Offers from: Central Michigan

Jones has the size and ability to develop into a major Power-5 defensive lineman, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to see him have a big spring. 

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ChoctawÕs Hayden Allen (73) and Alton Robinson (54) double team Kaden Jones (25) during the high school football scrimmage between Choctaw and Mustang at Choctaw High School in Choctaw, Okla. on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021.

No. 21: Chance Wilson

QB, Owasso Rejoice Christian, 6-3, 185

Offers from: New Mexico State

A second-team All-State quarterback as a junior, Wilson returns with an excellent chance to have another stellar senior season. 

No. 22: Chance Jordan

DL, Beggs, 6-0, 270

Offers from: None

Jordan broke out as one of the state’s best players during his junior season, earning first-team All-State honors. It won’t be long before he receives an offer.

No. 23: Michael Taffe

RB, McGuinness, 6-0, 205

Offers from: None

Taffe is a physical runner who can also use his speed to dominate. He’s another prospect who will receive his first offer soon.

No. 24: Camden Crooks

WR/DB, Cushing, 6-0, 185

Offers from: None

Crooks has produced massive numbers in consecutive seasons on both sides of the ball, so it shouldn’t be a shock to see him receive offers soon.

No. 25: Gage Gundy

QB, Stillwater, 6-3, 205

Offers from: None

The youngest son of Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy, Gage has a huge arm and is one of the state’s best quarterbacks heading into his senior year. 

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No. 26: Jaiden Carroll

RB, Jenks, 5-10, 180

Offers from: None

A powerful, dynamic runner for a strong Jenks offense, Carroll could be a breakout star and have a big spring. 

No. 27: Dylan Hasz

WR/DB, Bixby, 6-0, 175

Offers from: None

Luke has gotten plenty of attention for being a stellar tight end, but Dylan is a dominant defensive back and receiver and can play at the Power-5 level. 

No. 28: Tryce Lewis

OL, McLoud, 6-3, 295

Offers from: None

Lewis has been one of the state’s best linemen each of the past two seasons, so it shouldn’t be a shock to see him receive offers.

No. 29: Emmanuel Crawford

RB, Grove, 6-0, 170

Offers from: None

The breakout star of the 2021 season, Crawford has the speed and skills to be a great college running back. 

No. 30: Kirk Francis

QB, Tulsa Metro Christian, 6-2, 175

Offers from: None

Francis won a state title during his sophomore year and built on that with a great junior season. Another strong quarterback in the 2023 class.

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