InsideRunnerSports was on hand to catch some top talent and here are those that stood out.
Two defensive lineman immediately caught our eye, not only because of their size, but strength and agility in drills. Baylen Baker,
(Abilene Wylie HS) and T.J. King
(Irving Macarthur HS) are both studs. They showed good movement with both their hands and feet. During camp Baker was pulled aside by DC Neal Neathery and Head Coach Larry Coker. As camp broke he was offered and committed on the spot. King showed better quickness of the two, with Baker being the bigger of the two D-lineman. Reportedly, King has since committed to Louisiana Tech.
Another D-lineman who showed up and made us take notice was Paul Hill
of Van Vleck HS. He's a rock solid 255lbs and stood in at 6'1.5", with little to no body fat. He too was light on his feet and had a good motor the entire camp. He excels in power lifting. He benches 405lbs and can power clean a nice 330lbs. He ran a 4.9 40.
Athleticism and speed is what jumps out you at these camps and the following prospects had both: Grant Sandercox
(Lubbock Frenship HS), Tommy Martin, Jr.
(CC Flour Bluff HS), Pecos Silva
(Cristoval HS), Santos Villarreal III
(Mission Veterans HS), Sage Seay
(Nederland HS) and LaDarian McFarland
(Wagner HS) were all noticed because of it.
Sandercox posted a 36.1 vertical with a 4.5 40 and worked out with the linebackers. He plays LB and RB for Frenship HS, but the staff liked his athleticism on the defensive side. Martin, as we previously reported had the fastest time of the camp with a 4.31 40. Seay has good size and speed. He measured at 6'3" 201lbs and turned in a 4.5. The staff likes him in the secondary with his size and range, and had him working with the DB's.
Silva and Villarreal are two prospects who literally came out of nowhere. Both are from smaller high school programs and turned heads when they got the chance. Silva measured in at a legit 6'2" 205lbs and also ran in the 4.5's, drawing the praise and interest of the Coaching Staff.
Villarreal also posted a 4.5 and he was immediately taken by DC Neal Neathery to talk to his area recruiter. Santos worked the camp with the DB's, where he'd be more suited for his 5'10" 190lb frame.
McFarland at 6'3" has great height and length for a safety, but only weighed in at 178lbs. Putting another 12-15lbs on would only round him out from the physical side of things. He battled in 1 on 1's and showed that he's not afraid to be bang.
On the O-line, one big made us take notice, Mason Thompson
(Clear Falls HS). A stout, strong interior O-lineman at the next level. In the 20 yard shuttle he showed very good quickness. He strikes quickly with his arms when blocking and uses his strength well for leverage.
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You can always count on a few surprises when it comes to the camp circuit. This past Thursday at UTSA's Senior camp was no exception.