Final Day Of Three-Day Camp Brings Out Stars

The Oklahoma State coaching staff will hold its one-day mini-camp Saturday for high school players but the last three days of the week the Cowboys staff held its annual three-day camp for high school age players. That is the camp where the shoulder pads and helmets are on and there is contact above the waist, and includes more extensive work.

Now it is not the norm for a player that is committed to come in and go through that camp, especially all three days. But then Oklahoma State's quarterback commitment in the 2015 class in John Kolar of Norman North is not you average commitment.

"I was told that it is unusual for a commitment to be going through the camp," Kolar said on Saturday morning. "I wanted to go up there and be around the program and get some coaching from Coach (Mike) Yurcich. It was good to build our relationship. I thought the three days went really well."

Kolar may have been the lone Cowboys commitment at the entire camp, but there were prospects that came in for parts of the camp, especially the final day of the three-day camp. Kolar was able to work some with Dahu Green of Westmoore High School, who we believe is the best wide receiver prospect in the State of Oklahoma.

"For sure," Kolar agreed. "We played them last year and he was hurt in the first quarter, but the entire focus of our defense was to shut him down. I saw him a lot later in the year on video and he is an exceptional receiver."

"I caught a couple of ball from him (Kolar)," Green said Saturday morning. "He is a really good quarterback and I know I caught a come back (route) and a couple of other passes. We saw them last year and he is a really good player."

Green was there for the final day of the three-day camp and likely would have done what he did on Friday during Saturday's mini-camp except he is on his way to Louisville. He spoke to us while he is heading that direction to check out the Cardinals program.

He spoke more about what he did in Stillwater.

"Yes, I thought I ran well and I did some drills and did those well. I jumped pretty good, about 10'1" and 10'2" on the broad jump. I worked with coach Kasey Dunn and J. (Jason) Ray and they showed me some stuff while they evaluated me. I thought it went pretty good. I was aggressive while I was there."

Another talented offensive commitment for Oklahoma State made the trip to Stillwater. The quarterback commitment said running back commitment Ronald Jones of McKinney (North), Texas arrived on Friday night.

"I got to hang out with him," Kolar added. "He's a good guy and we talked about stuff and I think he is hanging around for the camp on Saturday to see some guys."

Other visitors on Friday for the final day of the three-day camp included offensive lineman Joshua Jones, who has been offered by the Cowboys staff. The 6-5 1/2, 272-pound Jones is out of Richmond (George Bush), Texas and also has offers from TCU, Nebraska, Memphis, Purdue, Texas Tech, Wisconsin, and North Texas. An all-district performer last season we understand he was easily the top offensive lineman on display in the camp.

An underrated but very athletic Za'Carrius Green out of Duncanville, Texas was also on hand. The 5-11, 190-pound Green plays outside linebacker in high school for the Panthers, but could wind up as a star or safety in college. He exploded with his athletic skills testing at Nike Football Camp. Iowa State, Kansas, Iowa, and Louisiana Tech have offered, along with Oklahoma State.

It's unconfirmed but the reports are that Burleson defensive end/linebacker Kenneth Mann (6-4, 240) was also in for the final day of the three-day high school camp. Mann has multiple offers and finished his junior season with 83 tackles and four sacks.


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