A look at The Oklahoman's 2023 Super 30 high school football recruiting series

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The Oklahoman’s Super 30 feature series will spotlight each high school football player on the Super 30 recruit rankings for the 2023 class from June 29 to July 28.

High school sports writers Cameron Jourdan, James D. Jackson and Nick Sardis compiled this list, which is based primarily on recruiting. The list will be updated multiple times throughout the upcoming school year.

Here are the players.

No. 1: Luke Hasz, TE, Bixby

Hasz wasn't playing football at the beginning of high school, focusing instead on basketball. Now, the Arkansas commit is the top football recruit in the state.

No. 2: Bai Jobe, DE, Community Christian

Originally from the West African country of Senegal, the Michigan State commit has been playing football for less than two years and shows extraordinary potential.

No. 3: Micah Tease, WR/DB, Tulsa Booker T. Washington

The Arkansas commit will wear No. 3 this season after receiving the blessing from ex-NFL wide receiver and Tulsa Booker T. Washington alum Robert Meachem.

No. 4: Jacobe Johnson, WR/ DB, Mustang

A coveted recruit in both football and basketball, Johnson wants to play both at the next level.

No. 5: Cole Adams, WR, Owasso

The son of a former NFL player, football is in Adams' blood, but he's creating his own legacy en route to Alabama.

No. 6: Erik McCarty Jr., RB, McAlester

When the OU commit arrives in Norman following the conclusion of his senior season at McAlester, he won't just be living out his lifelong dream. He'll also be living out the dream of his father, Erik McCarty Sr., who was riddled with injuries and unable to compete in a game for the Sooners.

No. 7: Dale Miller III, CB, Deer Creek

After spending first three years of high school in Hoover, Alabama, the North Carolina commit is now at Deer Creek and will look to make an immediate impact for the defending Class 6A-II state runner-up.

No. 8: De'Marion Thomas, DL, Tulsa Union

Here's how the Vanderbilt commit didn't let a childhood tragedy prevent him from remaining dedicated to athletics.

No. 9: Morgan Pearson, WR/LB, Plainview

Offense. Defense. Football. Baseball. Morgan Pearson is a multi-faceted star at Plainview.

No. 10: JaKobe Sanders, OL, Stillwater

The grandson of former Oklahoma State standout Robert Turner, Sanders has always been a fan of the Cowboys. He received an offer from his dream school in December and announced his commitment in January.

No. 11: Jaedon Foreman, DL, Del City

Foreman's life may have been at a crossroads four years ago, but now it's all squared away. The intimidating defensive tackle is committed to Oklahoma State.

No. 12: Jalyn Stanford, DB, Jenks

Stanford is calm away from the field. But on the field, he goes by the name Zeus because of his thunderous plays and hits on ball carriers. He's committed to Houston.

No. 13: Taje McCoy, DE, Putnam City

McCoy started playing defensive end as a sophomore and quickly realized the position was a perfect fit. His recruitment picked up after his junior season, and he holds offers from Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State and Oklahoma State, among others.

No. 14: Dylan Hasz, DB, Bixby

Hasz is a versatile player for the Spartans and recently committed to Arkansas. His brother, star tight end Luke Hasz, is also committed to the Razorbacks.

No. 15: Steele Wasel, QB, Choctaw

Wasel took over the starting quarterback duties from one of Choctaw's greats. But Wasel, who had high expectations surrounding him on his way in, has not disappointed. He's now committed to Akron.

No. 16: Rickey Hunt Jr., RB, Millwood

Hunt has been putting in extra work after practice since little league. Now, the Millwood lifer is earning lots of attention. And his football talents will likely take him elsewhere.

No. 17: R.J. Jackson, TE, Choctaw

Jackson tragically lost his father in 2020, but it hasn't driven him away from the sport his father taught him growing up. It's only fueled him. Now, he's a highly sought-after prospect.

No. 18: Tashawn James, DB/WR, Carl Albert

James was never the strongest or fastest on the field, but his will to be great helped him overcome those physical deficiencies and an elbow injury. He's now committed to Iowa State.

No. 19: Cal Swanson, QB, Ardmore

Ardmore was dedicated to the flexbone offense, but that all changed when Illinois commit Cal Swanson took over as the starting quarterback.

No. 20: Jonathan Ashford, OL, Edmond Santa Fe

Ashford battled a knee injury throughout his junior season, but he didn't let that slow him down. He managed to have a solid year and committed to Air Force in May.

No. 21: Kaden Jones, DL, Mustang

Jones' tenacity and determination has made him a juggernaut on Mustang's defensive line.

No. 22: Kanijal Thomas, DB, Del City

The Kansas State commit is fascinated with psychology. Here's how his passion has translated on the football field.

No. 23: Chance Wilson, QB, Owasso Rejoice Christian

Wilson is coming off a remarkable junior season in which he threw for 2,857 yards and 40 touchdowns. Wilson, who completed 69% of his passes, also ran for 1,281 yards and 22 scores, averaging 8.5 yards per carry.

No. 24: Sedrick Frazier Jr., WR/DB, Edmond North

Frazier proudly dons his school colors, but even more important is the No. 6 plastered on the front, back and shoulders.

No. 25: Todd Drummond, QB, Pawhuska

Todd is the youngest son of the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, and her husband, Ladd. Both of Todd's older brothers went on to play college football, Bryce to North Texas and Jamar Goff to Central Oklahoma. But Todd is carving his own path, and his play speaks for itself.

No. 26: Keegan Bass, WR, Mustang

Bass' energy and demeanor make him a natural-born leader.

No. 27: Emmanuel Crawford, RB, Grove

Grove moves up into Class 5A this fall, but that doesn’t scare Crawford. He has lofty goals: 3,000 rushing yards, 4,000 total yards and at least 40 touchdowns.

No. 28: Landon Zaldivar, OL, Jenks

Zaldivar cried before first practice, now 'football is my everything'.

No. 29: Kaden Stanton, OL, Beggs

Here's how Stanton became a staple of the offensive line.

No. 30: Jamison Mejia, OL, Broken Arrow

How Mejia went from an unknown tight end to a dominant offensive lineman.

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