Camp week started last week on campus at Oklahoma State as the staff hosted first a specialist camp and then the three-day high school camp with somewhere between 150 and 200 campers spending three days soaking up instruction from the Oklahoma State staff.
Now for high school players that consider themselves or are considered by others as college prospects the three-day camp is no longer an option. It takes up too much time and in some ways energy. Prospects are looking for the shorter opportunities to come in and impress coaches and find out more about programs.
Instead of three days on one campus they are looking at three campuses on three days. That is why you will see as many as 200 prospects or maybe more on the Oklahoma State campus from 1-5 pm. Sunday for the Cowboy Mini-Camp.
We don't know who all the attendees will be on Sunday but we have a read on some of those. A few of those attending will be from the Mary Hardin-Baylor satellite camp tour as Oklahoma State coaches obviously liked what they saw and have encouraged those athletes to make the trip to Stillwater, giving the staff and head coach Mike Gundy a chance to see them and for them to see Oklahoma State.
One of those is Keller, Texas defensive end Spencer Misko, who impressed at the L.D. Bell stop on the satellite tour. I thought he was one of the best looking, if not the very best, defensive end candidate of the many that were there. Apparently, so did the Cowboys coaches.
Misko is a very athletic 6-5, 235 pounds as he ran a 4.77 in the forty and broad jumped 9 feet, 11 inches. He also ran an impressive 4.31 in the 5-10-5 shuttle. The 2017 prospect sees himself as a strongside defensive end and he has had recruiting attention from Texas and offers from several schools. He is expected to make the trek up to Stillwater for a mini-camp and show off for the Cowboys coaches again.
Misko looked good in drills working on defense last Saturday night. He was a 2nd Team All-District selection as a sophomore when he made 25 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 2 fumbles caused. Last season, he had 27 tackles, 7 tackles for loss including 4 sacks, and a fumble recovered.
Another repeat from the L.D. Bell camp stop is Putnam City West quarterback and potential athlete Trey Gooch. Gooch threw for 2,193 yards and 27 touchdowns last season while tossing 12 interceptions for the Patriots in their resurgence in Oklahoma high school football. He measured 6-4, 230 pounds at L.D. Bell and will look to improve in the forty and others drills. I think he could be a tight end. He is similar to Jeremy Seaton, who played quarterback in high school before excelling at OSU as a tight end.
Zaven Collins of Hominy, Oklahoma is another quarterback who could convert. He was at the Tyler camp last week and measured 6-4, 225 pounds. He ran well and last year at Hominy threw for 826 yards and nine touchdowns, and he also ran for 1,594 yards and 25 touchdowns. He is also number one in his class academically.
The Cowboys mini-camp will draw a mixture of Oklahoma and Texas kids primarily, maybe a few Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas players. However, we have few kids that we learned are coming from greater distances.
Cinsere Allison is a 2018 prospect from A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis, N.C. The 6-0, 180-pound Allison is a potential running back, safety, or cornerback. He runs well and last season had 94 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery, and three forced fumbles.
Chase Kuerschen is coming to Stillwater from Knoxville, Tenn., where Oklahoma State recruited linebacker Devin Harper for the 2016 incoming freshman class. Kuerschen is a 6-1, 200-pound 2018 class wide receiver and safety prospect. He already has a bunch of offers from some Division I, military academies, and FCS schools. He runs well with a published 4.56 in the forty.
The prime Oklahoma prospects expected to attend are 2018 quarterback and defensive prospect Blake Adams, Oklahoma City Heritage Hall, 2017 tight end prospect Vaughn Appleman, Ada, and running back Jordan Curtis in the 2017 class from Jenks. Curtis has offers from the likes of Arkansas State, Iowa State, Kansas State, Purdue, and Rice.
Other Oklahomans include Bishop McGuinness record breaking wide receiver Rubell Goe. I've seen Goe a lot and really like him. He is 6-2, 190 and caught 60 passes last season for 1,390 yards and 19 touchdowns. My question with Goe is how fast is he?
Putnam City North offensive guard prospect Andre Harris Jr. is 6-3, 330 pounds, Jordan Roberts is a speedy receiver prospect out of Ardmore, and a very familiar name is Ryaln McQuarters out of Tulsa Booker T. Washington.
McQuarters is the son of former OSU and NFL star defensive back R.W. McQuarters. The 2018 prospect is 5-9, 180 pounds that last season picked off five passes and returned them a combine 184 yards. He also averaged 74.0 yards a return on four kickoff returns. Only four returns, well, nobody would kick it to him.
Other Texans expected include Lake Travis offensive tackle Tyler Barrett, who is 6-5, 262 pounds, McKinney Boyd tight end/defensive end Cameron Darling, who is 6-6, 245 pounds, Bishop Dunne wide receiver LaQuantis Hennington, and Flower Mound fullback Chase Lembke.