Tulsa Area Private Schools Underclassmen to Watch

Last Updated: August 12, 20232 min read

Tulsa area private schools feature great players every season. Here is a closer look at some of the underclassmen expected to make some noise this season. 


Jude Ballinger – OL – FR. 

Jude is the younger brother of Ezra Ballinger. Ezra has multiple D1 offers, Jude has already caught up with his brother in height at 6-foot-5. Jude started all 12 games last year as a freshman. Jude played most of the season last year at center, but also played some guard. This year he will likely be the right tackle on the opposite side of his brother.  


Bishop Kelley

Baylor Moats – OL – SO. 

Baylor is an up-and-coming lineman. He will get his varsity start as a sophomore on the offensive line.    


Lincoln Christian

Rain Ragland – ATH

We are super excited about the future of Rain. We feel that he will see the field on both sides of the ball. We expect him to be a big contributor for our team.     

Cascia Hall

Carter Nathman – LB/DB – SO.

A versatile player for the commandos, Carter Nathman can plug into different positions on the Blue Swarm defense and still be a difference maker. A truly talented player. 

Holland Hall

Julius Wilson – WR/DB – SO. 

A two-way player for the Dutch, Julius Wilson is an athletic sophomore with big play potential on either side of the ball. 

Rejoice Christian

Neil Leber – ATH – SO. 

Speedy, elusive, slot receiver and return man, Neil Leber has the wheels to take it to the house. His talents will shine the more he gets involved with the offense.    

Metro Christian

Nate Jackson – ATH – SO. 

At 6-foot-1, 190-pounds, sophomore Nate Jackson will likely play on both sides of the ball for Metro. He’s big, fast, and tough.   


Victory Christian

Dallas Dyer – RB – SO. 

A transfer from Broken Arrow, Dallas Dyer is strong and a fast running back. Dyer will look to shoulder the load after the loss of 2A Offensive District MVP Judah Byram’s departure.

Summit Christian

Braden Schwickerath – DE/OLB – SO.

Big, fast, and strong, Braden Schwickerath wants to make every tackle. At 6-foot-1, 200-pounds, the outside linebacker is quick off the ball and brings relentless pursuit of the ball. 

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