QB Patton leads the charge in Kansas

Updated: July 30, 2003, 11:14 AM ET
By Tom Lemming | ESPN.com
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- It's an average or slightly below average year for talent in Oklahoma. There is not one player clearly above the others, but three or four have the potential to some damage in college. The opposite is the case in Kansas, where QB Nick Patton is clearly the top prospect. Although not a deep group, Kansas and the Kansas City area has a number of talented players.

DE Nathan Peterson (6-3, 240) from Tulsa Union is an aggressive pass rusher who is very difficult to block. Peterson always seems to beat the blocker off the ball. He has a good frame and should be able to carry 30 more pounds. Peterson committed to Oklahoma State over Oklahoma, Kansas State, Tennessee, Colorado and Nebraska.

D.J. Wolfe (6-0, 195) from Lawton Eisenhower is the best running back in Oklahoma. He rushed for over 1,300 yards and scored 22 TDs as a junior. Wolfe is very good -- better than I expected. He committed to the Sooners and could contribute as a true freshman.