A&M Camp A Big Hit

Times are changing in College Station. Texas A&M had its first individual elite skills camp June 6-7 under the tutelage of Billy Gillispie. Over 115 campers, including some big timers, took part in the camp.

At Texas A&M, Billy Gillispie and his staff have wasted little time in trying to forge relationships with the top players in the state of Texas and the surrounding area. For two days, on June 6th and 7th, the Aggies hosted the school's first ever elite individual instruction camp.

In the neighborhood of 115 campers took part in the teaching camp in College Station. Many of the campers will find themselves being prime Texas A&M targets in the coming summer, and for some, in the next few years.

A handful of TheInsiders.com's Top 100 prospects made it to the camp. Byron Eaton, No. 30, a fast-rising point guard out of Dallas was in attendance. So was 6-foot-8 wing Gerald Green who we have too low at No. 53. Green's offensive skill set has high-majors showing big time interest.

No. 38 guard Henry Dugat was also there. Jovan Adams, a 5-foot-11 scoring point could very well find himself receiving more mail from the Aggies after the camp as well. Big men Justin Howerton and Terrance Garrison, a pair of Dallas Mustangs, we also there. So was wing Dallas Hunter, another Aggie target. Another senior, forward Martellus Bennett played in the camp despite being committed to Miami to play tight end.

Just a few days upon the completion of camp, A&M received a commitment from junior camper Jerrod Johnson, a 6-6 forward. In fact, a number of promising juniors attended the camp.

Guys from the 2006 class like 6-5 Joseph Fulce, 6-8 Darris Santee, guard Donald Sloan, guard Harrison Smith and 6-5 prospect Dale Van Wright made the trip to Aggie Land for the camp.

All in all, the camp was a positive for a brand new staff looking to re-establish roots in the state and display its program to a group of elite level players from the region.

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