OSU Football: Sunday Night At Lake Highlands

The numbers were down on the Crusader Elite Camp Series this past weekend and late last week. That doesn't mean the camps weren't worthwhile and sometimes that last camp like Sunday night at Lake Highlands High School in Dallas can be one you just want to get through and hit the road for home.

But you have to understand the numbers game on these camps. If you can get four or five legitimate Division I prospects or Division I FCS prospects in each camp then that's good.

As Mary Hardin-Baylor head coach Pete Fredenburg was welcoming the campers in the late afternoon sun at Wildcat-Ram Stadium you could tell he saw some players. You could tell OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer saw some as well as he introduced the Cowboy coaching staff. There was some pep in the final camp as only 66 total campers were on hand, but there were seven legitimate Division I prospects in attendance.

We'll start with Cedar Hill junior quarterback Avery Davis. Last season the 6-0, 190-pound dual threat quarterback sat behind senior standout Justin McMillan. However, Davis with 4.5 and change speed in the forty, already has offers from Kansas, Oregon State, SMU, Texas Tech, and Utah State. He runs well, throws well, and takes direction well.

The coaches seemed to like what they saw. Last season his game action was slim at the varsity level but he did complete 3-of-5 passing for 60 yards and a touchdowns. He ran 19 times for 216 yards and a touchdown.

Another quarterback also grabbed some attention as Mesquite (former Plano East) signal caller Trooper Elwonger is 6-4, 225 pounds and shows a good arm and was impressive to look at.

Impressive really described the offensive linemen on hand as junior Tyrese Robinson (pictured above) of McKinney Boyd High School is really a top-notch prospect. He stands 6-4, 295 pounds and is still growing, He has good quick feet and is very strong and athletic. He runs well and plays with a high gear. That is why the likes of Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Auburn, Houston, Kansas, OU, Mississippi, SMU, Texas, and Texas Tech have already offered.

Kadarius Smith of Plano is a 6-3, 275-pound guard and center prospect for the 2016 class. Smith plays with a lot of intensity and was very competitive. He has offers from Air Force, New Mexico, San Diego State, SMU, Texas State, and Texas Tech.

Another junior offensive lineman was Hyrin White of DeSoto. The 6-6, 305-pound White can block out the sun and has offers from Arizona State and SMU.

Wrapping up on offense, junior wide receiver Charleston Rambo has a great name, and the 6-1, 155-pounder may not remind you as much of Rambo as he does a speed demon as he is a 4.5 speed guy that showed up well in drills and caught the ball well on the turf Sunday. He has offers from Arizona State, BYU, Kansas, North Texas, SMU, and Texas Tech. He had some competition in the seven on work as there were a pair of solid defensive backs.

Arnold Azunna is a senior corner prospect out of Lake Ridge High School. The 6-0, 183-pound Azunna has offers from Iowa State, Air Force, Fresno State, Illinois, ULL, Nevada, North Texas, Purdue, Sam Houston State, and Missouri State.

Vernon Scott is a senior safety prospect out of Mansfield Summit that is 6-2 1/2 and 200 pounds. Scott has offers from Eastern Michigan and Stephen F. Austin. Both Azunna and Scott performed well in the camp.


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