With all the superstars from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian taking their talents to the D-I level will the cupboard be bare? It is an honest question for recruitneks to ask.
Oaks Christian is having one of the best runs in California high school history and is currently sporting a nifty 46 game winning streak tying Temple City and Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon for the most consecutive wins in the tough Southern Section CIF.
Oaks Christian is coming off a 15-0 record and are only the second high school in California to ever go 15-0 in one season.
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That is a lot to live up to for the class of 2008 and beyond.
Though there won't be the numbers in the '08 class that they had '07. There are states that don't send nine players to the D-I level.
Oaks Christian has three bona fide D-I prospects out of the class of 2008.
They are athlete Christopher Potter (5-10, 175, 4.48), wide receiver Christopher Owusu (6-2, 176, 4.5) and Trace Biskin (6-6, 275, 5.1).
Potter has the unenviable task of replacing Notre Dame bound Jimmy Clausen at quarterback after being one of Clausen's main targets over the last two years.
For his career, Potter has caught 118 passes for 1,997 yards and 24 touchdowns. As a junior, he earned first-team all-CIF and second team all-state after catching 49 passes for 822 yards and eight touchdowns. He also rushed for 255 yards and two touchdowns.
In relief of Clausen, Potter hit on 16 of 25 passes for 261 yards and two throwing touchdowns.
"Christopher reminds me of Dave Anderson who played high school football at Thousand Oaks before being a four-year starter for Colorado State," Oaks Christian coach Bill Redell said. "He's also a great special teams player."
As a punt returner, Potter had 393 yards while averaging 15.1 yard per punt return and one touchdown.
Owusu is a raw player who has a bundle of upside. He runs well and comes from outstanding bloodlines. His father ran the 400-m in the Olympics while representing Ghana.
Owusu has the size and speed combination that is highly coveted by D-I schools. He's very athletic and graceful. Another thing to like about Owusu is hasn't come close to fulfilling his vast potential.
As a junior, Owusu caught 33 passes for 747 yards and nine touchdowns.
"Christopher is a definite D-I player," Redell said. "He's beginning to know the game and he's big time threat. We think he's going to be highly recruited.
Biskin has good speed and quickness for a big man. He's also pretty athletic as he plays on the basketball team.
"Trace could be special because he has the size and the athleticism of a D-I prospect," Redell said. "He certainly passes the eye test. Both USC and Notre Dame liked what they saw of him in the weight room."