Barry Sanders Jr., Sterling Shepard, Alex Ross Break's Top 100

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 6:12 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Apr 5, 2011 6:13 PM CDT

Stephany Speck
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY -- released it’s annual Scout 300 list, featuring the best players in the country. Three products of Oklahoma made the cut, coming in the top 100: Heritage Hall’s Barry Sanders, Jr. and Sterling Shepard, and Jenks’ Alex Ross.

No. 51 Barry Sanders, Jr. – Heritage Hall
The running back missed five games last season after straining a ligament in his right foot, but underwent surgery in December and has been rehabbing the injury. In 2009, Sanders rushed for 1,707 yards and racked up 22 touchdowns. While he hasn’t committed yet, he has offers from Alabama, Arizona, Auburn, Florida, Florida St., Miami, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Tulsa, UCLA and USC.

-Barry Sanders, Jr. Discusses College Future
-Alabama Coach Nick Saban Visits Heritage Hall
-Sanders: Alabama Running Back Mark Ingram to Enter NFL Draft

No. 85 Sterling Shepard – Heritage Hall
The wide receiver stands at 5-foot-11-inches and weighs 170 pounds. He averaged 20.1 passing yards per game last season as a junior. He recorded 28 TDs for the Chargers last year, helping to lead them to a state title. On offense, he tallied more than 1500 total yards; on defense, he recorded 103 tackles and eight interceptions. It didn’t take Shepard long to make up his mind about where he will go to school – Oklahoma offered, Shepard accepted.

-OU Commit Sterling Shepard Discusses Crimson and Cream
-Sterling Shepard Receives Offer from Sooners
-Huge Second Half Leads Heritage Hall to 3A Title

No. 88 Alex Ross –Jenks
The Trojans’ running back will be joining Shepard in Sooner Nation, having quickly accepted an offer from Oklahoma. Ross’ season took a surprising turn when teammate and starter Zack Langer suffered an injury and catapulted Ross from defensive end to starting running back. It took him a while to learn the ropes, but he soon found his streak – racking up 28 rushing touchdowns for the Trojans. He finished the season with 1600 yards on 125 carries. What’s more, the junior also is a two-sport standout at Jenks, competing for the 6A 100- and 200-meter dash in track.

-Union Knocks Off Rival Jenks for Third-Consecutive Title

View the complete Scout 300 list at