Sophomores Stood Out At Mini-Camp

There will be more camp news on Thursday as there are over 160 high school linemen enrolled to attend the first ever Offensive/Defensive Linemen Camp at Oklahoma State. There will also be a large group, maybe as many as 200 players, participating in the Group Offensive and Defensive Skills Camp that will include seven-on-seven competition. We will catch some of that action and have a report.

However, there are two areas that we did not finish from previous camps. First, we did not hit on the top 2017 prospects that we saw last Saturday at the Oklahoma State Football High School Mini-Camp.

The most impressive 2017 prospect there was just a spectator as Dylan Moses out of Baton Rouge (University Lab), La., is already committed to LSU over offers from a ton of schools including Oklahoma State.

Moses (6-1, 230 pounds) does not look like a high school sophomore, more like a college junior or senior. Les Miles was at the OSU camp with his son, Manny, who was going through the camp at quarterback.

But who could blame the LSU coach for keeping an eye on Moses while watching the camp. As a freshman, Moses had 143 tackles, three sacks, four fumbles caused, and a fumble recovery. He also rushed for 426 yards and seven touchdowns.

As for the sophomores that did compete in the camp, there weren't many but here is a list.

Mitchell Jonke, QB, 5-11, 161, Allen, Texas - Had an impressive pro agility in 4.28
Graham Garvin, QB, 5-9, 165, Lincoln (Southwest), Neb. - Threw the ball well
Broc Bando, OL/DT, 6-3 1/2, 258, Lincoln (Southeast), Neb. - Impressive size for a sophomore
Tyler Shelvin, DT, 6-2, 310, Fort Smith (Northside), Ark. - Another big kid
John Brannon, LB, 6-0, 214, Prosper, Texas - Ran well with a 4.9 forty and 4.6 pro agility

Now there is some more unfinished business from the Mary Hardin-Baylor Elite Camp series as we never spotlighted the campers at L.D. Bell on Sunday, June 8.

A cursory look at the campers shows some Oklahoma influence with several of the players hitting other school's camps while down there.

That group included Choctaw quarterback Jonah Llanusa, Oklahoma City Casady quarterback T'Quan Wallace, Lawton wide receiver Kalin Sadler, Choctaw wide receiver Kailen Bryant, Memorial wide receiver Isaac Dake (6-2, 176), Casady wide receiver Denver Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe corner Delwin Richard, Edmond Santa Fe safety Calvin Bundage, Weatherford defensive tackle James Robinson, Tulsa Union defensive end Chance Wenglewski, and Bixby offensive lineman Brandon Dyson.

Some of the top Texas players that were in the camp are listed here:
A.J. Daniels, QB, 6-3, 188, Sr., Fort Worth (Western Hills), Texas
Anthony Taylor, RB, 5-9, 184, Sr., Denton (Guyer), Texas - Rushed for 1,047 yards and 19 touchdowns last season
Devin Brown, WR, 6-0, 174, Sr., Bastrop, Texas
Cody Butler, WR, 6-2, 176, Sr., Allen, Texas
Andrew Frost, WR, 6-0, 172, Sr., Highland Park, Texas - Ran a 4.6 forty
Latu Maile, TE, 6-1, 255, Jr., Euless (Trinity), Texas - Brother of recent commitment Motekai Maile Evan Curl, OL, 6-4, 275, Sr., Flower Mound, Texas - Great looking prospect and also a HS wrestler
Nick Gerhard, OL, 6-4, 289, Sr., Mansfield, Texas
Tommy Shelton, OL, 6-7, 287, Sr., Carrollton (Newman-Smith), Texas - OL coach Bob Connelly's alma mater from HS is Newman-Smith
Derek Watson, DE, 6-3 1/2, 210, Sr., Denton (Guyer), Texas - 61 tackles and 7 sacks last season
Baron Browning, LB, 6-2, 206, So., Kennedale, Texas - Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 6-3A last season
Austin Corbett, LB, 6-3, 213, Sr., Plano (East), Texas - He made 66 tackles last season
Obi Eboh, DB, 6-1, 170, Jr., Southlake (Carroll), Texas
DeMarcus Owens, CB, 5-10, 175, Sr., Denton (Guyer), Texas - All-District last season
Jordan Wallace, Saf, 6-1, 175, Sr., Denton (Guyer), Texas - All-District last season
Landry Ward, DB, 6-0, 167, Sr., Hurst (L.D. Bell), Texas

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