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Moore An Early Offer From Mega Satellite Camp

Offensive guard Dan Moore from West Brook becomes the most recent player to receive an offer from Oklahoma State following last week's mega satellite camp put on by Mary Hardin-Baylor.

I was asked if the mega satellite camp tour that Oklahoma State and some 16 other schools participated in over three days (last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) put on by Mary Hardin-Baylor University was a disappointment since the Cowboys had only offered one player from the camps so far. I explained that no, the camps were far from a disappointment.

OSU and the other schools saw close to 2,100 high school players from the 2017, 2018, and 2019 classes over the three days. I also explained that NCAA rules prohibit schools from "recruiting" at a camp, so no school could offer a prospect while they were at the camp. Those offers have to come later, at least after they leave and are on the way home.

The offers will start this week and started Monday as West Brook offensive guard Dan Moore Jr., who attended the Houston camp at Cy Ridge High School, was offered by the Cowboys. 

Listed at 6-5 and 318 pounds by Scout, Moore actually measured 6-5 and weighed in at 300 pounds even. He ran a 5.6 in the forty and a 5.1 on the 5-10-5 shuttle. Most of all, he showed good feet and athleticism working in front of Oklahoma State offensive line coach Greg Adkins. On tape he is a classic mauler that gets tied up with a defensive lineman and they can't get away. He is almost an automatic pancake when he gets an angle block and it is not unusual to see him knocking off a helmet of a defender or blocking a defender 10 to 15 yards before putting him on the ground. 

Missouri has also offered and saw him at the satellite camp in Houston. He has offers from Colorado State (also at the camp), Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Louisiana-Lafayette, McNeese State, New Mexico, North Texas, and several others. 

Get ready as I would anticipate there will be a lot of residual offers coming from the camps. In fact, defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer of the Cowboys explained that while he can see speed and athletic ability in evaluating campers while working them out he cannot see how physical they are and how well they tackle. 

"I have to collect names and then go back and watch video of them when I get back," Spencer said. "You can't offer a player until you feel you know the whole story or at least as much as you can possibly learn."


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