Dallas Prospect Camp: Offensive Players

Some of the best prospects in the Lone Star State headed to the Oklahoma State camp in Dallas hoping to impress the Cowboy coaches and earn a scholarship offer from the Big 12 power with their performance. Before the camp began, head coach Mike Gundy passed this message along: "We consider Oklahoma State to be an in-state school in the state of Texas and we are committed to recruiting the wonderful prospects who come out of this state year in and year out."

Richardson Berkner head coach Jim Ledford made the Berkner facilities available for a camp event that brought out talent galore and did a wonderful job. For a position-by-position breakdown, read below.

Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Larry Fedora worked the quarterbacks, passing along insightful instruction to make these kids better and the rep-by-rep adjustments/improvements made were more than evident.

So who stood out per Scout.com?

Several passers did but we could not keep from gushing over Nick Stephens of Flower Mound, Christian Ponder of Colleyville Heritage (both holding offers from the Cowboys and it was easy to see why) and Josh Edge of Lytle (who is receiving serious interest from the University of Houston, not to mention interest Oklahoma State and a host of other schools).

Stephens has a heckuva arm and was on target most of the day. His arm strength ranks with the best the state of Texas has to offer and projects as a Texas Top 50-type talent in the Scout.com Texas Top 100, though some question his lack of experience on the varsity level. Well, we certainly don't after the exhibition he put on and think he has the opportunity to play major D-I ball and play it well. Make no mistake, Flower Mound High School fans are itching to see how far Stephens will take their football team in '05. The kid has game.

Ponder also got off, demonstrating he has the gun to make all of the throws on the next level, and the accuracy you want to see from the position, not to mention also showing off great footwork. Putting up some very good numbers last year, the Heritage signal caller is expected to pick up where he left off and raise his game another notch in his final season as a prep. Expect to see Ponder rising up the Scout.com rankings as well, perhaps battling it out with Stephens over who ranks ahead of whom, with possibly just a single spot separating these two talents.

Edge showed off his arm and we were surprised to learn that this kid can spin it with the best. His height for the position, arm strength and footwork makes him a definite Texas Top 200 prospect but one who also has the upside to possibly break into the Texas Top 100. While he has yet to receive his first offer, we think it's just a matter of time. Showing solid accuracy, he could stand to improve a bit in that department. That said, the small school field general put it on the money more than enough for a D-I QB coach to like his chances of developing this Lone Star State passer.

Tailbacks were put through drills by OSU RB coach Curtis Luper and you can see why the kids bond with Coach Loop who is very personable and took a lot of time out to give one-on-one attention to several running back prospects, coaching them up, adding to their respective game.

Who were the Scout.com Standouts?

Got one name for you, mark him down, we've been talking this kid up for a while, and have had in him in our Texas Top 100 all season long – North Garland RB Donte Bean.

Bean not only turned in one of the fastest 40 times at the camp (4.5-range), but he also impressed in the agility drills and showed off a nice pair of mitts, proving he has the skills to play receiver also. Kid impressed, has D-I options already, and the Cowboys could eventually pony up as well.

Wideouts received instruction from WR coach Gunter Brewer who can really rally the troops (so to speak). Coach can fire you up and motivate you, while also showing the ability to keep the kids loose too. TE coach Doug Meacham is witty, makes you laugh and is also good at keeping the kids loose.

So who caught Scout.com's attention?

I'd have to say out of all the pass-catchers in attendance Richardson Berkner TE Wesley Scourton was the most eye-popping. Scourton just wows you in person when you see that 6-foot-7 frame of his. He's a bit on the skinny side, but he's going to add more weight and bulk when he gets on a good college strength and conditioning program. He runs really well for a kid with his height and expect to see him land a spot in the Scout.com Texas Top 200 while contending for a Texas Top 100 spot.

O-line coach Joe Wickline is a coach you just gravitate to and is a fun guy to be around no doubt. All of the OL prospects in attendance enjoyed performing for and learning from Coach Wick.

Top prospects at that position were North Crowley OT Jason Fox, Dallas Carter G/OT prospect Demarcus Love and C/G prospect Buddy Brumit. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention one salty underclassman, Brownsboro G prospect Lonnie Edwards. This was the group of prospects, along with the quarterbacks, that were the most exciting to watch due to the level of talent.

Fox is an excellent OT prospect who displayed impressive technique, footwork and carries a 6-6, 260-pound frame. He has offers from several schools, including Oklahoma State among others. He is flying up the state rankings as we speak. And the Cowboys just might be the team to beat for this stud tackle prospect.

Love impressed a second consecutive time after making an name for himself at the Scout.com Waco Combine. He followed that up with another solid outing at the OSU camp and we continue talking him up.

Brumit was his usual scrappy self, showing off his determination and like Love did at back-to-back camps backed up our opinion of him being one of the top OL prospects in the state. We currently have Brumit projected as a center/guard prospect and he is in store for a bump up in the Top 100 the rankings.

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