Kyle Salomon countdown – Top 30 MHS athletes (Nos. 21-25)
Here is a look at my top 30 Mustang High School athletes, Nos. 21-25, starting with No.21.
21. Kiante Miles, senior, football
Kiante Miles blossomed into one of the top players on last year’s football team with his strong play at cornerback for the Broncos. The cover corner has the rare knack to cover receivers like a blanket, but break off his coverage to go make tackles in the run game.
Miles isn’t the tallest player on the roster, but I wouldn’t consider him small. With the speed of a defensive back and the mindset of a linebacker, Miles can be lethal with a full head of steam running at you.
Miles is also one of the leaders on the football team. He’s demanding of himself in the way he approaches the game and he holds his teammates accountable as well to have that same mentality.
If Miles can continue to progress as a football player, he can become not just one of the most feared cornerbacks in the state, but one of the top defenders in the state as well.
22. Gage McBride, sophomore, wrestling
Gage McBride had one of the best freshman seasons in Mustang history in his freshman campaign for the Bronco wrestling team last year for the Broncos.
McBride finished the year strong as he finished in the top five of every tournament he competed in over the last month of the season. He qualified for the state tournament as a freshman, which at his 126-pound weight class is difficult to accomplish.
McBride is one of the several reasons Mustang wrestling has a bright future ahead of it. If the wiry sophomore continues to improve and get stronger as he matures, he is going to be one of the top wrestlers to go down in MHS history.
23. Skyler Fuller, sophomore, baseball
Skyler Fuller is one of the most talented young athletes at Mustang High School. The center fielder and lead-off hitter for the Broncos had a tremendous sophomore year on the diamond.
Fuller was one of the main components in the Bronco baseball team, winning 23 games a year removed from losing 17 seniors to graduation. He helped them to the regional final where they eventually fell at Westmoore.
With Fuller at the top of the lineup and manning the middle of the outfield for the next two years, the Broncos are sitting pretty solid as far as baseball is concerned.
Look for the strength to increase and confidence to soar and for Fuller to become one of the top baseball players in the state.
24. Brandi Hutchison, senior, soccer
Brandi Hutchison has developed into one of the top goalkeepers in the state. Her play down the stretch helped the Lady Broncos soccer team fight through a slew of injuries and get into the playoffs.
Who knows how far Hutchison and the Bronco girls could have gone if it wasn’t for the gale force winds they played in when Edmond North beat them in overtime of the quarterfinal game between Mustang and the Lady Huskies.
Hutchison also plays for the Oklahoma FC club team, where she helped lead them to a state championship this summer.
If the tall, athletic goalkeeper improves like she did from her sophomore to junior season going into her senior year, look out for what the Lady Broncos can do on the soccer field next spring.
25. Trey Edwards, sophomore, wrestling
Yes, Trey Edwards is the younger brother of 2014 Mustang graduate and all-world football player Frankie Edwards, but Trey can hold his own when it comes to sports in his family.
Trey had an incredible freshman season on the wrestling mat for the Broncos last winter. The 120-pounder qualified for the state tournament at a weight where most seniors struggle to have a winning record.
Trey will be one of the mainstays in the Bronco wrestling program for the next several years alongside fellow sophomore Gage McBride.
If Trey continues to develop, he and McBride could team up to be one of the best duos in the history of Oklahoma high school wrestling.
Perhaps Frankie would take Trey on the gridiron, but I’m sure Trey wouldn’t mind having a crack at his big bro on the wrestling mat.