Even with Shawnee not attending the Mustang Team Camp there were a lot of top Oklahoma players participating with their teams. Oklahoma State and Arizona State had coaches there on the first day of the three-day camp.
"I've had coaches tell me that there are 40-50 potential Division I players here and I think there are probably more than that," said Mustang head coach Jeremy Dombeck. "I think Oklahoma high school football is getting better all the time and that we have a better product than we've ever had, better kids."
I know this, one of my favorite players, maybe my very favorite at the camp and in the state, is Southmoore's Gervarrius Owens. The toughest issue with Owens is deciding where to play him. He is athletic enough to play corner and can cover. He is big enough to play safety or as a hybrid linebacker, the star linebacker in the Oklahoma State defense.
He is 6-1, 190 pounds and today at Mustang showed how physical he can play as he was often times running up, playing downhill against the run and punishing ball carriers. He is also tough on the pass and you can watch and see what a leader he is as his teammates pay close attention to him.
Last season he had 64 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, six sacks, and two interceptions. He is a very versatile defender. The Southmoore coaches will tell you his work ethic is very stout.
Air Force, Arkansas State, Cincinnati, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Memphis, New Mexico, Purdue, North Texas, and Utah State have all offered. When asked he didn't beg for more, but I have a feeling he will get more. The Oklahoma State coaches spotted at the camp included defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer and safeties coach Dan Hammerschmidt, and both spent a lot of time watching Owens.