OSU Football: Satellite Camp Visits Belton

The Oklahoma State staff left Stillwater early Thursday morning to met up with their satellite camp partners in head coach Pete Fredenburg and his staff at Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. The first camp in the seven camps in four days tour around Texas was on the MHB campus and there were 193 in attendance.

That is pretty close to what it has been in the past. Two years ago the Belton stop drew 200 and last year it was just under that, so the number is staying steady.

One Oklahoma State prospect that has been offered was in attendance and confirmed after telling us on Sunday he would be there. Offensive guard and/or center prospect Zach Shackelford (pictured above) of Belton High School went through the camp. That should have given him more of an idea of what it is like to be coached by college veteran offensive line coach and recent NFL assistant coach Greg Adkins.

Speaking of offensive line, the discovery of the night and the camp may have been Temple, Texas offensive tackle Darren Harris.

The 6-5 1/2, and 265-pound Harris shows on tape to have excellent judgment in hand placement and is quick off the ball. He ran a 5.18 in forty during sprint and running technique instruction. On tape he shows quick feet off the ball and does well with both run and pass protection. He rarely drives his defender straight back, but prefers to take them in almost 90 degree angles away from the play.

Obviously, at Temple High School, he was blocking last season for Oklahoma State freshman running back signee Jeff Carr.

It is on to San Antonio and an early Friday morning as registration begins at 8 a.m. for the camp at Madison High School. The two coaching staffs will be at Friendswood High School early Friday evening on their first day of two-a-days.

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