Lawton Loaded with Talent, Experience and D-I players
Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:41 pm
News On 6
Originally Published: Aug 17, 2010 1:47 PM CDTStephany Speck
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
LAWTON, Oklahoma -- The Lawton Wolverines come back this year chalk-full of talent. Returning seven talented players on each side of the ball gives Coach Randy Breeze’s team a solid chance of improving on last year’s 9-3 record.
“Coaches are pushing us real hard,” senior Cody Miller said. “We’re pushing each other because we know we have expectations and we want to be better than last year.”
It’s undoubtedly the year of quarterback in Oklahoma football, the Wolverines will be led by Miller. At six-foot-two-inches and weighing in around 190 pounds, Miller is working on his third season as Lawton’s starting QB.
He’ll be one to watch this season, as he’s still undecided on where he’ll play in college.
His job will be made a little easier, thanks in part to a pair of lethal wide receivers in Deaquan Wojciechowski and Tyrequek Zimmerman, both committed to Division I schools. Wojciechowski’s committed to Colorado State, while Zimmerman chose of Oregon State after recording 945 yards receiving last year.
“It feels great,” Zimmerman said. “We’ve been looking forward to this since we were freshmen.”
The Wolverine’s defense will be led by Arizona commit Jabral Johnson. This kid’s a big boy--weighing in at 220 pounds and standing six-foot-two-inches. The senior had 109 tackles last season, and will be another big threat to the Wolverine’s opponents this year.
The team’s made it its mission to utilize the summer months to perfect their game. The coaching staff said they averaged 70 boys a day at the voluntary summer workouts.
“We’re very excited going into this class because they work so hard and have such great character,” Coach Breeze said. “We’re not going to hide anybody on the football field. Everybody that steps onto that field for Lawton High will play college football.”
Overall, the team is ranked fourth in Class 6A by CoachesAid.com. They’ll have to hurdle over the three powerhouses in the class, Broken Arrow, Union and Jenks, for a shot at the Gold Ball.
“People don’t realize how good they are,” the Wolverine’s coach said. “They’re about to find out.”
For more on the Wolverines visit CoachesAid.com or pick up a copy of the 2010 edition of the Oklahoma High School Blitz, powered by Coaches Aid and Oklahoma Sports.