This year's camps may have actually seen more talented juniors-to-be campers than actual seniors looking to impress and maybe have a chance to play college football at one of the schools that the camp coaches represent. We made phone calls and enlisted individuals that were there to give us a rundown of some of the camp activity.
There were 118 campers attending at Belton this year. One of our favorite defensive end prospects is Victor Iroknais out of Pflugerville Hendrickson, who made the camp. The 6-3, 220-pound Iroknais ran really well for a player his size, somewhere in the 4.6 range.
One of the top quarterbacks in the 2013 class in Texas in Jordan Darling out of Midway Hewitt. The 6-4, 220-pound Hewitt is a dropback pocket-style quarterback that has a strong arm to go with classic size.
A pair of other offensive players stood out as Reisel running back Cory Schroeder at 5-9, 165 pounds ran well. Chris Edling is a 6-3, 211-pound tight end prospect out of Corsicana that ran well and tested well. Hyde Park wide receiver Ryan Roberts is 6-6, 180 pounds and reportedly moves really well.
Kason Fornesout of Kerrville Tivy is a name to keep an eye out for as the 5-10, 165-pound inside receiver prospect has really good times running in the 4.5 range.
On the offensive line there were three strong prospects in San Antonio in offensive guard prospect Nik Altman (6-2, 267) out of Clemens, and tackle prospects in Alex Delgado (6-5, 310) out of Boerne and Jacob Dunning (6-5, 250) out of Leander.
Over on defense in the camp, Brent Carpenter of Goliad is a solid defensive end prospect ay 6-3, 215 that needs to fill out. The defensive backs are Nick Coleman (6-0, 175) of East Central that ran in the 4.6 range and Derrick Kindred (5-10, 178) of Wagner that also ran in the 4.6 area.
You start with the only confirmed offer that we have from the week of camp and that went to Fort Bend Elkins wide receiver Chance Allen. The 6-2, 190-pound Allen had a strong junior season and in front of all the coaches dropped off a sub-4.5 clocking in the forty. That may have sealed the deal on him.
There was also a very legit quarterback prospect in Brooks Haack out of Katy, who trhew for 1,461 yards last season with a very impressive 16 touchdowns to one interception on the season. The 6-1, 190-pound Haack also is athletic and runs right around 4.5. OSU has had interest in Haack from the bvginning and was in San Antonio earlier this spring to watch him throw.
An impressive physical speciman at quarterback was junior Jeffry Nabors of Cy Ridge, who stands 6-4, 175 pounds.
Running back Jarvis Leavett only ran for 349 yards and five touchdowns last season but at 5-11, 200 pounds and with 4.4 speed or better he could develop into a star. Other wide receivers that showed up well were juniors Connor Neagli (6-0, 173) of Jersey Village and Justin Schindler of Dulles Foster (6-0, 182).
On the defensive side there were more standouts for the class of 2013 in defensive tackle prospect Hardrick Walker out of Westfield. Walker is 6-1, 280 pounds but has great feet and athleticsim for his size. David Wilganowski is a very quick 6-4, 221 defensive end out of Rudder.
Oklahoma State always recruits North Shore and the latest standout defender for the Mustangs is Kevin Alexander. The 5-10, 160-pounder has confirmed 4.3 speed. He also has a junior protege in Earnest Thomas a 5-8, 160-pound cornerback.
Erick Hawkins out of hometown Longivew is a 5-11, 170-pound inside receiver prospect that ran out of his shoes with times better than 4.4.
A top 2013 quarterback prospect is Longview's dual threat signal caller Bivins Caraway. The 5-11, 195-Caraway can run too.
On defense another pair from Longview that are already on most lists for 2013 are safety/linebacker prospect Demarkus Latham and undersized (5-10, 211) tackling machine Jalen Porter.
E.J. Speed is a 6-2, 186-pound junior to be that is a really good looking prospect.
Also on offense the top wide receiver prospects included Lancaster's Dominique Martin (5-10, 165) and teammate JaQuan White (5-10, 175). Both ran really strong in the forty and showed good hands in the drills.
Three offensive linemen that stood out were Duncanville's Adam Butler, who may soon rate an offer. The 6-4, 280-pound Butler has good feet and is a powerful player. Andrew Dockrill of Plano is a 6-4, 275-pound prospect that is the real deal and an underclassman that looked really good was Tanner Stone of Highland Park. The 6-6, 255-pound Stone reall stands out and he has great quickness too.
On defense Kent Perkins from the home school, Lake Highlands, is one of the most athletic defensive tackles we've seen on the high school level. He runs really well and he is 6-5, 290. Brad Horton is a 6-5, 230-pound defensive end out of Liberty Christian.
In the secondary the best prospects were both juniors in Corey Douglas (5-6, 160) out of Lancaster and Justin Kelly (5-9, 170) from Mesquite Horn. Both would be cornerback prospects.