VYPE10: Ranking the state’s top wide receivers

Last Updated: August 24, 20233.4 min read

10. Josh Hendricks (6-1, 180, Sr.) – Rejoice Christian WR/SS

Hendricks, an Air Force commit, has 4.5 speed, a vertical upwards of 36 inches and serious game. He was instrumental to Rejoice Christian’s success last year as he caught five touchdowns, made 88 tackles and caught four interceptions. Hendricks was third leg on a 4x200m relay team that took home gold in Ardmore and broke the Class 3A record last spring.

9. Corey Rowland Jr. (6-0, 190, Sr.) – Edison WR/DB

The Edison receiver took 52 receptions for 1,054 yards and 12 touchdowns last year. He Holds an offer from UNLV. As the Eagles look to shock Class 5A this year, expect to see the ball in Rowland’s hands as often as they can get it to him.

8. Elijah Green (6-2, 184, Jr.) – Classen SAS WR/DB

The University of Tulsa commit took home gold in Ardmore last year running a 48.72 in the 400m. He caught 36 passes for 673 yards and 10 touchdowns and picked off three passes on defense for the Comets last year.

7. Jino Boyd (5-10, 165, Sr.) Union WR/CB

An exceptional athlete with serious breakaway speed, Boyd runs great routes, has great hands and is unbelievably slippery after the catch. He caught 54 passes for over 1,030 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2022 and has an offer from New Mexico State.

6. Tre Washington (6-4, 210, Sr.) – Carl Albert WR/CB

At 6-foot-4-inches, Washington has a major vertical advantage on deep balls, and he’s tough to bring down after the catch. He finished his junior year with 27 catches for 424 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Titans to their sixth championship in seven years. He has offers from Iowa State, Kansas and Oklahoma.

5. DaMontre Patterson (5-9, 150, Sr.) – Sulphur WR/ATH

The Bulldogs tradition of producing Division I talent will live on with Patterson, who transferred in from Ada, before that, Elmore City-Pernell. He won state in the 4A boys 100m last spring with a 10.58. Patterson took snaps for the Cougars at tailback, receiver and cornerback last year and is expected to be versatile for the Bulldogs.

4. Kayden McGee (6-0, 165, Sr.) – Muskogee WR

Muskogee’s Kayden McGee

McGee’s the big man on campus after his commitment to UNLV this offseason, and his numbers on the field will likely reflect that. He found the end zone 14 times on 37 receptions last year, and with several players graduating from Muskogee’s 42 points-per-game offense, it’s in order for quarterback Jamarian Ficklin to reconnect with his No. 1 target in big ways.

3. Elijah Thomas (6-1, 185, Jr.) – Checotah WR/DB

An Oklahoma commit, Thomas wears No. 1 and might just be the No. 1 player in Class 3A football. His motto is “slot feet don’t eat,” and the 6-foot-even burner won state in the long jump last spring, too. He had the top programs from about the country calling from Tuscaloosa, College Station and Fayetteville; but he chose to stay home last month when he pledged to play for the Sooners.

2. Witt Edwards (6-5, 200, Sr.) – Wagoner WR

A dynamic tool in Wagoner head coach Dale Condict’s bag, the 6-foot-6 Edwards contributes mostly catching screens and hitches for the powerhouse Bulldogs before stuffing defenders’ faces in the turf on his way down the sideline, but his contributions as an edge rusher and occasionally at defensive back are just as impactful for Wagoner’s success. Where exactly he’ll play on the field at the collegiate level is somewhat of mystery as several Power 5 coaches have offered for various roles. Until signing day, Condict will enjoy his talents for a final season as the Bulldogs pursue a second consecutive 4A title.

1. Jaden Nickens (6-3, 190, Sr.) – Millwood WR

Nickens dominated opposing defenders on deep routes last year. It isn’t fair when guys have a speed, size and strength advantage, but, alas, the exceptional two-sport star has proved to be the state’s most exciting pass-catcher by beating defenders in every facet of the game – the route, the catch and the after-the-catch. Moreso, he helped his backs get to the end zone several tNickens announced recently he’s staying home to play for the Sooners.

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