Tanner Mordecai will enter Oklahoma with a trophy case that’s already full of awards.
The quarterback from Waco Midway High School added another award Saturday, as the Texas Sports Writers Association named him the 2017 Class 6A Offensive MVP. Mordecai led Midway to 15 wins and a state title game appearance in his senior season. This is the second 6A MVP he’s won this season, as he also won the Associated Press’s version of the award.
He racked up 4,388 passing yards and 1,139 rushing yards, and scored a combined 76 touchdowns with his arm and his legs. At 6-foot-2.5 and a listed 213 pounds, Mordecai has a solid frame with the necessary speed to slice through defenses on scrambles. He chose Oklahoma over schools such as Oklahoma State, Baylor, Georgia, and Missouri, among others.
Mordecai is a 4-star recruit, according to 247Sports, and is the No. 11 dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2018. While Kyler Murray is the expected starter for Oklahoma next year, Mordecai should have chances to win even more awards with the Sooners as his career develops. DieHards’ John Shinn expects Mordecai to redshirt in 2018 and run the scout team, barring any injuries to quarterbacks ahead of him on the depth chart.
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