Top-30 current Mustang High School athletes: Nos. 11-15

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Sports editor Kyle Salomon is counting down his current top-30 Mustang High School athletes in a six-week series of columns. This week is Nos. 11-15.

Here are Nos. 11-15 in my current top 30 Mustang High School athletes list beginning with No. 11.

11. David Parker, senior, football

David Parker can be summed in one quote from head Mustang football coach Jeremy Dombek.

“He’s the best athlete I’ve coached since Justin Blackmon.”   David Parker

Well, if that is true, then Bronco fans, you are in for a real treat this fall when Parker will dazzle you with supreme athleticism. The 6-foot-2 MHS wide receiver has the ability to beat his defender down the field for a long-range touchdown toss, and he also has the ability to go inside and go up and grab balls out of the air with defenders hanging on him.

If Parker can live up to his head coach’s bold statement about him, then we will have highlight reels every Friday night to look forward to this coming season.

12. Lance Frost, senior, cross country and track

Lance Frost will be one of the few harriers in the state this year who has a realistic chance to bring home the gold in cross country. Lance Frost One

Frost is one of the best male runners the Broncos cross country team has had, and they have had some good ones in their rich history of excellence.

If Frost can stay on the healthy side of things this fall for the Broncos, look out for the senior to be near the top or top of every race the Mustang boys compete in this year.

13. Geoffrey Hightower, senior, basketball

Geoffrey Hightower is the unsung hero of the Mustang boys basketball team, with highly-recruited division one prospects Jakolby Long, Austin Meyer and Curtis Heywood getting most of the notoriety on the roster.

The 6-foot-6 power forward averaged 10 points and nine rebounds in his junior season, but Hightower’s presence on the Bronco squad goes much more beyond the numbers. Geoffrey Hightower One

I compare Hightower to University of Oklahoma power forward Ryan Spangler. Spangler is not the tallest, quickest, most talented or most athletic player on the Sooners roster, but he is the heart and soul of the team.

Hightower fills that position nicely for Mustang. With Hightower leading the way and the rest of the roster the Broncos bring back this year, anything but a gold ball will be a disappointment.

14. Cutter Smith, senior, football and soccer

Cutter Smith is one of the top overall dual-sport athletes at Mustang High School. Smith will be the leader of the Bronco boys soccer team next spring when high school soccer kicks off in Oklahoma. Cutter Smith Two

Smith is a midfielder for the Mustang boys and he’s also a linebacker and running back for the MHS football team. The swift-footed senior plays both football and soccer with supreme intelligence, which is why he’s successful at both sports.

Look for Smith to have a big impact on the Broncos’ success on the football and soccer fields this coming year.

15. Marin Godwin, sophomore, cheerleading

Marin Godwin is what people like to call an up-and-coming star at Mustang High School. Even at her young age, Godwin is considered by many in Mustang as the face of the cheerleading program.

Godwin played a big role in helping the cheer squad earn national attention last winter as two Mustang cheer teams took top-five finishes at nationals in Dallas. Marin Godwin One

With Godwin as the face of Mustang cheerleading for the next three years, the Lady Broncos cheer squad will be in good hands.

Kyle Salomon is the sports editor for the Mustang News. He can be reached at ksalomon@mustangnews.info.