Camping In Texas: Next Stop Is Pearland HS

Last week the Oklahoma State coaching staff joined the staff from the University of New Mexico as guest coaches at Mary Hardin-Baylor's Elite Camp series that made six stops across Texas over four days. The staffs from OSU and UNM helped bring out good prospects and the MHB staff is able to organize and run the camp series. It's a win-win.

It's not typical to see the four- and five-star prospects showing up at these events, but they attract a number of two- and three-star players/prospects, some who fly under the radar of internet sites like Scout. In numbers the camps drew close to 1,000 players and that averaged 191 campers per stop.

There were two camp stops in the major metropolitan areas of Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth. The first stop in Houston on Saturday, June 7, was Pearland High School, the home of the defending Class 5A Division I runner-up.

We'll change it up and start on defense this time. One of the best defensive linemen in the camp at Pearland was a 2016 prospect already making his name on a lot of the "Top" lists in Texas for underclassmen.

Darius Anderson of Fort Bend Hightower is a 5-11, 292-pound defensive tackle who was all-district and District Defensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore. He ran a 5.3 in the camp and has lots of time to stretch out a little and become even more athletic as an inside technique lineman.

Mbi Tanyi is a 6-2 1/2, 250-pound senior-to-be from Richmond George Bush High School who already has scholarship offers from Air Force, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, and Texas State. He ran an impressive 4.9 and had a 4.58 on his pro agility drill.

Ronald Collins is an inside technique player that is 6-0, 282 pounds and ran a 5.3. He had five tackles in a limited number of games at Houston Lamar. He's a prospect that may be worth another look. Austin Taylor is a 6-2, 289-pound defensive tackle from Manvel High School that ran a 5.2, good for a big defensive tackle type.

One of the more impressive linebackers was also an underclassman in the class of 2016. Robert Revels III is a 6-2, 235-pound inside linebacker with 5.1 speed and an 8'8" broad jump. His numbers on the field include 58 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, two sacks, and an interception. Oklahoma State and Baylor are already listed as interested.

Also, in the class of 2016 is Corey Thurman of Friendswood High School. The 6-1, 201-pounder runs great at 4.6 with a 10-foot broad jump.

In the secondary group there was a 2017 prospect that caught some attention in Marques Williams. The 5-10, 162-pound Williams started on varsity as a sophomore last season at Dickinson and runs a 4.5 flat with a 8'9" broad jump. He also completed the pro agility in 4.48 seconds. His teammate LeChristopher Wilson is a 5-11 1/4, 160-pound sophomore prospect as well.

Jalen Smith is a senior corner at Houston St. Pius X that has offers from Fresno State, McNeese State, and New Mexico. At 5-10, 176 pounds, he ran a 4.6 and an impressive 4.28 in the pro agility. Last season he had 26 tackles and 5 interceptions. As a sophomore he had an interception returned for a touchdown.

On the offensive side, Fort Bend Clements quarterback Kolt Harfield not only has a great name but outstanding numbers too from his junior season. He completed 205 of 345 passes for 2,308 yards with 24 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. At 6-6, 202 pounds he is good size and ran a 4.99 in the forty.

Just a sophomore-to-be, Connor Blumrick of Pearland was at home. The 6-4, 184-pound quarterback ran a 5.01 but a 4.5 on the pro agility.

Three running back prospects stood out with Braeden West out of Seven Lakes High School being the fastest. Coming off an injury plagued junior campaign where he rushed for 436 yards and five touchdowns on just 85 carries he showed he was healthy with a 4.36 in the forty. He had a 9'9" in the borad jump and a 4.01 on the pro agility.

As a sophomore he rushed 241 times for 1,583 yards and 17 touchdowns. BYU has offered an Baylor, Oregon, SMU, TCU, and Texas A&M are listed as recruiting.

Toney Rogers could play running back or some schools see him as a slot receiver. At 6-0, 195, he could also be a wide receiver and he ran a 4.52 in the forty. SMU and Texas Tech have shown interest in the Wharton High product.

Chris Jefferson is another speedster that ran a 4.36 and has a 4.06 in the pro agility. At Channelview, he carried 206 times last season for 1,422 yards and 16 touchdowns. He caught 41 passes for 394 yards and two touchdowns. Jefferson is 5-6 and 174 pounds, making him sometimes hard to find behind his linemen.

JaColbie Butler is a small slot receiver prospect from Pearland. The 5-8, 170-pounder ran a 4.45 in the forty and last season he rushed for 179 times for 1,525 yards and also caught eight passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns. Florida State, Notre Dame, SMU, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech are showing interest.

Kierian Guillary is another slot type receiver at 5-11, 169 pounds that ran a 4.45 in the forty. He is out of Dawson High School in Pearland.

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