Top talent camps with Cats

The Wildcats held their one-day camp featuring some elite level players. All told over 75 players participated, many turning heads. Here is a re-cap of the day's events and what we are hearing about the players.

The day was split into two sections. The early morning included weights and measurements and some tours of the facilities. The afternoon had 40 times and the actual workouts. The biggest name in the camp was Vince Oghobaase of Alief-Hastings High School near Houston. He's 6-5 over 300 pounds and can flat-out move. You can see why he's a big-time player. Oghobaase has taken a number of unofficial visits and would not compare this trip to any of the others, but he did enjoy the trip and it did nothing to diminish the Wildcats in his eyes. He was clearly one of, if not the best player in camp.

On the offensive side of the ball Eben Britton was impressive. He's the prototypical Wildcat lineman recruit. He's tall, athletic and has room to grow. He's not bulky yet, but he can add some size. He has the potential to be a pretty big time offensive lineman. We hear the Wildcats like him a lot and the feelings may be mutual.

The other standout offensive lineman was Richard Tuiu'u of Gilbert (Highlands). He has very nice size at 6-4, 285 and seems to have nice footwork and quickness. He started a bit slow, but once he got comfortable he was impressive.

Two running backs were standouts at the camp. Phoenix's Terry Longbons is a physical specimen. He's right around 6-0 and a good 215 pounds. He almost looks like a linebacker out there with his physique. There are some questions about his shiftiness, but there are no doubts about the rest of his game. Right now he wants to stay in state, so the Cats and Devils could have a long battle on their hands.

Local product Xavier Smith was also impressive. He's very quick and looks like he'll be a very good back. His size is good, though not as muscular as Longbons, and his speed is impressive despite a bulky knee brace.

Lydell Sargeant only has an offer from BYU, but expect that to change. On the short side, he has a nice mix of strength and speed. He was right up there at running back with Longbons and Smith, but he could also play cornerback and possibly wide receiver in college. The Wildcats could very well get involved.

The best quarterback prospect at the camp was Patrick Devenny. He has a very good are and is just built like a quarterback, tall and strong. He appeared to be very coachable and has some skills. It remains to be seen if the Wildcats are taking a second quarterback in the class, but if they do Devenny will be in the mix.

Brandon Fairfield of Fountain Hills, CA looks like he could be a decent quarterback prospect. He's been to a few camps and is still trying to get his name out. Tall and thin, he'll probably need a strong senior season to make a huge impact. A few impressive tight ends were on campus. Local product Cody Jones of Sabino turned a lot of heads. He is sporting a new offer from Cal and an Arizona offer could come. He's bigger and more athletic than we had heard and has a lot of potential to further develop.

Phoenix Greenway's Richie Brockel was also impressive. He's a little short, but he's got nice hands and quickness. He may project as more of an H-back type down the line. Fullback Matt Clapp is sporting a new offer from Oklahoma, his first, but don't rule the younger Stoops out. Clapp also like the UA, ASU, Ohio State and Miami. He admitted that he'd love to get an offer from the Wildcats.

Wide receiver Orlando Scandrick from Los Alamitos, Ca had a nice day. He's still looking for an offer, but he has the talent to play at the next level. He'd be very interested if the Cats came calling.

Another impressive offensive lineman was Tucson's Ian Brinker. Brinker's size is great, but he's still a step slow. He looks like his footwork is better, even since last week, so maybe he picked up a few things at the big man camp. He'll need further evaluation before the offers pour in.

Thunderbird DE Dexter Davis also made a nice impression. He measured out taller and bigger than had been previously reported and showed his some nice pass rush moves in one-on-one drills. His 40 time was lacking, but it looks like he has a good burst off the end. Expect this kid to rise in the rankings once his senior season starts.

Carlton Gillespie looks to be a decent defensive end prospect. On the short side, he has nice quickness. He could be a tight end as well. Chris Cuthbert is a decent defensive line prospect. He's got good size, but may need more strength and quickness.

There were just a few pure defensive backs at the camp. Pueblo's Tyrice Mays cold be a player to keep an eye on. His coach, former Wildcat Scott McKee, thinks he could play D-I ball somewhere. Mountain View LB Ryan McGinty had a decent day. With his lack of size he'll probably need to have a stellar senior season to get the high D-I offers that he wants.

There were a number of talented 2006 players on display. The best of the bunch may have been defensive lineman Conan Amituanai. Another Los Alamitos standout, Amituanai looks like he will be a top West Coast defensive lineman in the class. He loves the Wildcats at this time.

Anthony Morrow of Fallbrook High School is another standout from the '06 class. He looks like he's going to be one heck of a player.

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