These are the top seven players in the Stillwater area hub, ranked by VYPE editors regardless of position.
# 1 Gabe Brown – ILB – Senior – Stillwater
With multiple DI offers on the table, Gabe Brown is one of the top linebackers in the state and will help Stillwater to another great season. Brown is the prototypical inside linebacker.
#2 Tyler Voss – RB/LB – Senior – Morrison
After rushing for nearly 2,000 yards in his junior season, Morrison’s Tyler Voss is looking to lead the Wildcats to another double-digit winning season. Voss had 34 TDs last season.
#3 Noah Townly – WR – Senior – Cleveland
A crafty wide receiver for the Tigers, Townly runs crisp routes and understands where the openings are in a defense. His speed allows him to make big gains with every reception.
#4 Gage Gundy – QB – Junior – Stillwater
Another gunslinger from the Gundy camp, Gage Gundy has the size and the arm to make a huge impact for the Pioneers this season. Expect Gundy to be a topic of conversation this fall.
#5 Gabe Martinez – SS – Senior – Cleveland
Martinez notched 99 tackles and two interceptions last year as a junior. The strong safety also forced one fumble. Martinez plays a fearless and aggressive brand of football.
#6 Barrett Stevenson – LB – Junior – Pawnee
This kid is a sideline-to-sideline linebacker who tackles with purpose. Look for Stevenson to thrive in the 4-2-5 scheme the Black Bears will utilize this season.
#7 Caden Hall – RB/S – Senior – Perry
Running back/safety Caden Hall was outstanding last year for the Maroons. His production at both positions made him a standout player and someone to watch this season.
Based on fan voting in the Stillwater area hub, here are the top players at seven positions, as well as some runner-ups who are worth a mention.
Quarterback: Gunnar Thrash – Perkins-Tryon
The senior quarterback will lead the Demon offense and will be looking to make a postseason run.
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Gannon McCutchen – Perkins-Tryon
A solid target with sure hands, McCutchen will be an impact player this season.
Running Back: Tyler Voss – Morrison
Voss is an outstanding hard-nosed running back.
Offensive Lineman: Charlie Gilbreath – Perry
Taking care of things on the front line will be the two year starter that has put in a lot of work in the offseason.
Linebacker: Gabe Brown – Stillwater
Gabe is an outstanding young man and football player. He has amazing talent but he also is very humble. He’s incredibly driven to be the best that he can be.
Defensive Back: Caden Hall – Perry
Great Kid. Leader. Hard worker. The team will look to him to be a leader on the field.
Defensive Lineman: Tre Stevenson – Perkins-Tryon
The sophomore lineman will work hard to be a disruption to opponents.