5 Standouts From Waco Camp

With the start of the camp season, we bring you the top 5 standouts from the first Baylor camp, which was held on campus in the beautiful McLane Stadium.

It was a beautiful day on the campus of Baylor University, and what better way to start the summer camp season than in the comfort of you state of the art on-campus stadium. Coach Art Briles and his staff hosted more than 400 kids at their first camp and the talent was very noticeable. Baylor commits showed up to hang out and a few, J.P. Urquidez, Patrick Hudson, Kenan Ivy, Raleigh Texada, and Chris Miller, participated in drills, and while they were certainly stand outs in their perspective groups, there were others who certainly made a name for themselves. Out of fairness, none of the 5 commits who participated will be included in this top 5 list of camp standouts.

1. Jamyest Williams

Jamyest traveled all the way from Georgia to check out the campus and the facilities, but also wanted to show the coaches what he could do. He did not disappoint. While working out with the DBs, for most of the camp, Williams continued to show great technique and fluidity in drills. He is obviously still growing and certainly has some minor things to work on, as far as technique is concerned. but he showed enough flashes to earn an offer from the coaching staff. During 1on1s is where Williams was impressive. He was dominant at the line of scrimmage, physical, and showed great tenacity. With well over 20 offers, the 2017 standout will have plenty of suitors for his signature, but it is safe to say that the Bears will have at least a shot to land the services of this elite corner.

2. Marcel Southall

Southall is a 2016 DL out of Ducanville (TX) HS. He has seen his stock skyrocket over the past few months, landing offers from many elite teams, including the Baylor Bears. Southall traveled down to Waco on Sunday and showed the Bears why he deserved the offer. Southall is a high motor guy, who is very physical at the point of attack. He plays with a mean streak. Standing 6'3, 270 lbs, Southall is all muscle and looks the part. The one thing that stood out was his speed and athleticism. He showed very well in drills, and was constantly getting coached up by Coach Phil Bennett and Coach Achuff. Southall will be a difficult pull to Waco, but there is reason to believe the Bears are in it for his services, as witnessed by the fact that he made the trip down to Waco to participate.

3. Rajah Preciado

Preciado was an unknown coming in to the camp, but made his presence known quickly, with a great showing during the drill and 1on1 periods. Preciado is a 5'9, 180 lb, 2016 prospect out of College Station (TX). While he is small in stature, he makes up for it with speed, athleticism, and technique. He was not quite as dominant as Williams, but he held his own against some talented receivers. So much so, that he was invited back to Baylor this coming Sunday, in Waco.

4. Nicholas McCann

McCann was another offer that came from way out to participate in Sundays camp. McCann is from Arkansas, and has been offered by the Bears at DT. McCann showed very well during the drill period and caught the coaches eye on more than a couple of occasions. He did tend to have some issues with technique, but you can certainly see the upside behind his raw ability. Currently Baylor is McCanns biggest offer, and he has said that Baylor and Texas Tech are recruiting him the hardest.

5. Jared Atkinson

Atkinson came to the camp Baylor also with an offer in hand. But this was an opportunity to show the coaching staff in person what he could bring to the table. Atkinson is a big bodied receiver, standing 6'3, 189 lbs, but the thing that sticks out is his track speed. Atkinson is a blazer on the track, and that showed during 1on1s. Atkinson was able to be physical at the line of scrimmage, with his big frame, but was also able to create separation. Atkinson is a relative unknown right now, but should be one of the top WRs in the State this fall.

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