Mega Camp Draws 695 Prospects; 1 OSU Offer

The Oklahoma State coaching staff got to see nearly 700 prospects at John Tyler High School, and the Cowboys offered a scholarship to Lakendrick VanZandt of Henderson, Texas.

DALLAS – With the final two stops on the mega satellite camp tour hosted by Mary Hardin-Baylor and inspired by an idea of Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy the schools participating – including the Cowboys, Crusaders, Kansas, Kansas State, Ole Miss, Memphis, Tulane, Tulsa, Northwestern, Missouri, Boise State, Sam Houston State, Arkansas State, Arizona State, and Oregon State – were able to evaluate and coach 695 campers with 192 attending in Tyler at John Tyler High School and 503 participating at Hurst L.D. Bell High School.

There were a lot of impressive performances but as far as we know there was just one scholarship offer by the Pokes but a lot of prospects that will be considered by all the schools on hand.

Henderson, Texas athlete Lakendrick VanZandt worked out as a receiver Saturday morning in Tyler and got a cell phone call in the middle of his practice informing him TCU, who he camped with in Kilgore on Friday, had offered. Later in the day he had offers not only from OSU but also Tulsa, Memphis, and Tulane. 

Playing running back Van Zandt last season as a junior, he gained 663 all-purpose yards and scored eight touchdowns. He ran for 508 yards and six scores. He also caught six passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns. He also played safety and cornerback and had an interception. 

His 2014 was even better as he ran for 666 yards and 10 touchdowns on only 77 carries and had 14 receptions for 261 yards. Defensively, Van Zandt had 51 tackles, three interceptions, one fumble recovery, and a defensive touchdown. He helped Henderson to an 11-3 record and a Texas Class 4A Division I state quarterfinal appearance. 

Other Tyler campers that we were impressed by included Hominy, Texas quarterback Zaven Collins (6-4, 225), Lufkin wide receiver Dhalion Phillips (6-1, 198), Tyler Gorman wide receiver Judah Bell (6-4, 190), and 2019 Idabel, Okla., wide receiver Johnathan Raley (6-2, 186).

Another 2019 prospect at Tyler was Van Zandt's Henderson teammate, tight end Keivie Rose (6-2, 242). Another very impressive and speedy prospect was 2017 cornerback Tyriq French also from Idabel.

Over in Dallas one of the highlights was 2018 quarterback prospect Spencer Sanders of Denton Ryan. The elusive 6-1 188-pound Sanders has double-digit offers and he was being watched closely by Cowboys offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich. Putnam City West quarterback Trey Gooch drew some attention. 

An emerging running back prospect for 2017 is Kameron Session (5-6, 175). He may be short but he gained close to 1,300 yards last season and at the camp he ran a 4.43 in the forty, a 10'4" broad jump, and a 4.2 on the 5-10-5 shuttle.

I really liked wide receiver Kenny Nelson (6-2, 220) from Frisco Centennial in all the drills especially the toe-tap catch.

Woodward, Okla., tight end Logan Long was another Oklahoma prep player that made it to the Dallas camp and there were a bunch.

I also was impressed by Keller defensive end Spencer Misko (6-5, 235) and he ran a 4.77 in the forty. 

We have interviews and highlights with many of the campers that we mentioned and those will be featured in the coming days.

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