OSU Mini-Camp Review: Defense

Oklahoma State hosted a half-day mini-camp Saturday in which there were 107 participants, including one from as far away as New Hampshire. We earlier broke down the top offensive campers, including 4-star running back Altee Tenpenny, who is verbally committed to Alabama. Here we take a look at some of the top defensive players who were in Stillwater over the weekend.

On the defensive side of the ball there were not as many campers on Saturday at Oklahoma State with just 29 of the 107 campers working at defensive positions. The most plentiful by far was in the secondary with some interesting prospects to be seen and discovered.

High school football fans have long kidded about the panhandle rivalry that crosses state lines between Hooker, Oklahoma and Booker, Texas. Well, Joe Bean is from Hooker, and there is nothing to joke about with the 6-1, 195-pound safety. He ran a 4.48 in camp on Saturday and we did our due diligence in research and found out that Bean can bench press 315 pounds, squat 450 pounds, has a 35-vertical jump, and put up some big numbers as a junior last season.

Bean passed for 1,797 yards and rushed for 1,281 yards and 10 touchdowns. As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,069 yards. On defense last season, he had 117 tackles with two sacks and two interceptions. We have no idea how many or what schools are on him in recruiting. He may be a discovery.

Two other members of the in-state class of defensive back in attendance that caught our attention were Phillip Sumpter of Edmond Santa Fe. The 5-11, 185-pound Sumpter rushed for 666 yards on 104 carries with seven touchdowns last season. Kansas, Rice, and Tulsa have been actively recruiting him. Sumpter ran a 4.58 in the forty on Saturday.

Cre Moore of Broken Arrow is 6-0, 175 and ran a 4.4 flat. Moore has a 36-inch vertical and is being recruited by Arkansas State, Colorado State, Kansas, Memphis, New Mexico, South Dakota, Tulsa, and Wyoming (all having offered). OSU, Arkansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, OU, and Rice are also recruiting.

From out of state, Xavier Woods of West Monroe, La., made a great impression with a 4.52 in the forty and good work in the one-on-one drills. Woods has scholarship offers from Houston, Southern Miss, Stanford, and Tulane, with OSU, Louisiana Tech, ULL, ULM, LSU, and TCU recruiting him. Woods had 43 tackles with five interceptions last season.

Taylor Lewis of DeSoto, Texas and Martinez Butler of North Little Rock, Ark., all ran well. The seniors this fall and members of the 2013 class had a 4.49 and a 4.56, respectively.

One of Butler's teammates may have the jump on being the most wanted in the class of 2014 as Kavin Alexander at 5-9, 174 ran a 4.42 in the forty. He also has a 41-inch vertical. Alexander is already getting multi recruiting looks from the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, Arkansas State, LSU, TCU as well as OSU.

Defensive Linemen
This position had a local flavor with three of the prospects being from Stillwater, including senior Garrett McBroom. The two-way lineman for the Pioneers, McBroom is 6-2, 235, but he ran a 4.89 to be one of the fastest of the linemen. McBroom had 41 tackles, 25 unassited, three sacks, an interception and a fumble caused.

The fastest of the linemen was Dallas (Jesuit Prep), Texas senior J.D. Waggoner. He is a 6-2, 200-pound undersized defensive end that ran a 4.87.

Grayson Schantz of Corinth (Lake Dallas), Texas ran a 4.81. Schantz had 83 tackles, 51 unassisted, a whopping 12 sacks, and two fumbles caused. Schantz is 6-3, 220 and plays defensive end.

Sekou Clark of powerhouse Denton Ryan in Texas ran a 4.68. The 6-3, 210-pound Clark is also a defensive end/pass rusher and is in the 2014 class.

We only focused in on one linebacker as the Cowboys are only seeking one. We thought Corey Irwins of Mustang, a possibility would be in attendance but he wasn't. Tanner Masters of Coppell, Texas was solid. The 6-1, 210-pound Masters ran a 4.67 and was good in drill work against the run and the pass.

The Oklahoma State three-day high school camp begins Monday and we just received an email that Peyton Newell, a defensive linemen out of Kansas that is in the class of 2014 and already has scholarship offers from TCU, Baylor, Iowa, Illinois, UCLA, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa State, and Missouri will be at the camp for just one day of work. That often happens as the school will pro-rate your camp enrollment fee. Newell is already a two-time All-State player in Kansas.

The three-day high school camp rolls on through Tuesday.

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