Wednesday, January 18, 2023

2025 Recruiting Update: January 18, 2023


Murrieta (CA) Vista Murrieta QB Akili Smith, Jr. (image via Twitter)


Demetrius Brisbon - QB - Tyler (TX) Chapel Hill: Brisbon is a 6'1", 175 lb. prospect with offers from Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas Tech, among others. As a sophomore in 2022, he completed 134/225 passes for 2,209 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions; he also ran 140 times for 1,403 yards and 15 touchdowns. He's a teammate of Kamran Williams (see below).

Noah Flores - TE - Graham (WA) Graham-Kapowsin: Flores is a 6'4", 230-pounder with one other offer from Louisville.

Tucker Kattus - OT - Cincinnati (OH) Saint Xavier: Kattus is a 6'5", 260 lb. Michigan legacy as the son of former Wolverine and NFL tight end Eric Kattus. He has offers from Boston College, Kentucky, and Miami-OH. His older brother Josh is a tight end signee for Kentucky.

Hit the jump for more.

Xavier Newsom - DE - Detroit (MI) Martin Luther King, Jr.: Newsome is a 6'5", 210 lb. prospect whose first offer comes from Michigan. Michigan has not really offered a prospect from MLK since cornerback Lavert Hill in the 2016 class, though a couple other players (Myles Rowser and Tyrece Woods) have passed through before finishing their careers at Belleville.

Akili Smith, Jr. - QB - Murrieta (CA) Vista Murrieta: Smith's name might sound familiar, and that's because he's the 6'5", 200 lb. son of former Oregon and NFL quarterback Akili Smith. The younger Smith has offers from Arizona, Cal, and Fresno State. The elder Smith threw for 3,783 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions in his final year at Oregon before becoming the #3 overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1999. However, he started just seventeen total games in four years and threw just 5 touchdowns and 13 interceptions before wrapping up his football career after 2002.

Kamran Williams - RB - Jefferson (TX) Jefferson: Williams is a 5'10", 180-pounder with offers from Texas Tech and UTSA, among others. He ran for 720 yards and 5 touchdowns on just 80 carries.


  1. I'll take Demetrius Brisbon. If the QB run is gonna be a feature of our offense, they don't come any shiftier than than that kid.


  2. Good wishes to you and your family Thunder. Hope things are OK.

    1. Thank you. Got some more bad news today, actually. That's why posting has ground to a halt. Things will turn around at some point.

    2. Sorry to hear that. All the best to your family through trying times. Things will get get better as you noted.