INSIDER: Top Defensive players in the Oklahoma class of ‘26 – A look at the elite looking class of 26 players out of Oklahoma.
Jae’Lin Battle | 6’2, 234 | DE | 2026 | Edmond Santa Fe | @JaeLinbattle10
Battle is one of those guys coming off the edge that is a big talent and really looked like one of the more talented athletes at the FINALS that showed a great built and was one of the most athletic looking edge talents we have seen, 6-2, 234 good frame and size for this impressive looking OKC area ’26 riser on the radar among OK sophomore names to know. A player that is one of those guys that can motor to the football and we think will end up becoming a potential big college recruit.
Jake Bobbitt | 6[2, 220 | DL | 2026 | Mustang | @jakebobbitt_2
6’2, 220lbs class of 2026 DE prospect and a riser on the rankings to know is this Mustang talent that does have some power, reports a 245 pound bench press. Bobbitt plays very physical football and is one of those guys that can bring the heat in a big way, looking for more and more action to make a bigger and bigger name for his game. Bobbitt looks to be one of the risers to watch for among ends in the OK ’26 class.
Jerami Casteel | 6’5, 255 | DL | 2026 | Heavener | @jeramicasteeljr
An overpowering looking defensive lineman that is a very tough in the trenches radar maker, Casteel has toughness and can use his hands well in the trenches to take on and win those blocks in front of him, a player that can really punish the man across the line from him, one of those guys that can be a monster in the trenches, a player that can be a stop the running game in its tracks, a player that will be looking to make some big plays again, just a sophomore this past season, we like the big man that is 6-5, 255 pounds, a player that can be a tough in the trenches riser on the radar.
Ricklan Holmes | 6’0, 190 | LB | 2026 | Del City | @NextUp40
Ricklan led the Eagles defense with 88 tackles and had a team high 14 tackles for losses also as one of the D1 rising stars coming out of the Oklahoma City arear for Del City High School. Holmes is one of those elite looking athletes, already an Arkansas State offer as well, Holmes is a speed threat at all times when he is on the football field to make a huge tackle or play, really has a big time motor and can plays very smart football also, one of the guys we think will be that elite defensive standout in his class, hard to beat his speed and pure acceleration to the football to make so many huge stops this season. A very impressive looking athlete that will be looking to be a huge game changer again in 2023 with the Del City defense.
Evanson Malaska | 5’10, 160 | DB | 2026 | Bethany | @evenson_malaska
A very athletic play maker, that is one of the rising speed names on the radar Bethany, Malaska is a player that will be one of the names to know out there in the Oklahoma City area, a player that is one of the future stars, will be looking to be one of the top athletes in the Oklahoma City area, one of those guys that is a game changer on speed and talent. A player that is a good looking rangy athlete on the radar that is a rising radar athlete to know for the 2024 season.
Tajh Overton | 6’3, 250 | DL | 2026 | Owasso | @_iamtajh_
One of the most athletic looking DL on the radar in the Oklahoma DL class, Overton is one of those guys that has some impressive looking speed and power, 6-3, 250 coming off some big offers also, the Rams big man racked up recent offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Kansas State have all offered this impressive looking elite prospect that is one of the most aggressive and athletic looking play makers to watch for on the radar. Overton had 22 Solo tackles, 25 TFL’s, 5 Sacks, 15 QB Pressures, and had 64 Total Tackles.
Scott Rigby | 5’10, 185 | LB | 2026 | Collinsville | @scott_rigby
Rigby is one of the more talented looking two way Tulsa talents on the radar coming out of Collinsville, and is one of those guys that can use his power and toughness on both sides of the ball, at back and baker, Rigby is one of those guys that has a big motor and had a very impressive looking sophomore season this year for Collinsville. A player that is a total impact maker and one of the good footwork in space talents also.
Carmello Williamson | 6’3, 180 | LB | 2026 | Nathan Hale | @Carmellowillia
45 tackles and seven tackles for loss as a freshman in 2022 and looking for more of the same this year. A very impressive looking edge talent and outside linebacker, one of the younger guys making this list loaded for talent is Carmello Williamson from Tulsa’s Nathan Hale High School, A blog up the running game speed tackler that can use his length and size well, Williamson is 6-3, 180 and can really be a long strider to the football and make big plays happen from the outside for the defense at Nathan Hale. Also a speedy play maker, Williamson excels in Track & Field with times of 200m 22.45, 400m 49.97, and was a 2023 State Qualifier.
Masyn Wright | 6’0, 185 | LB | 2026 | Vian | @MasynWright2
Wright rushed for 1015 yards on the season and averaged nine yards per carry on 113 carries, and scored 17 touchdowns as one of the most impressive looking athletes in Oklahoma that we saw for 2023. Wright had some very big games, rushed for over 100 yards in 6 of his 7 games with a season high coming vs. Roland for 181 yards, scored five touchdowns in that game and averaged over 15 yards per carry in that huge outing to show just how dominant of a back he can be. On defense Wright also made a big impact with 42 tackles and four tackles for losses.
Colton Yarbrough | 6’5, 220 | DE | 2026 | Durant | @ColtonYarbrou7
When looking who has the best next level build and potential based on freshman football frames its going to be hard to be more impressed with an Oklahoma class of 26 player that Durant’s 6-5, 220 rushed and and outside backer prospect Colton Yarbrough, has he length and the athletic skills to be a major prospect that will be grabbing a huge amount of offers and Colorado was one that has seen that and offered Colton already to set the tone of what will be a very busy recruiting process for the top edge threat in the 2026 class in Oklahoma football.