Recruiting: OSU Camp Review

I went over to the Friday afternoon session of the Oklahoma State three-day camp with the primary intention of watching lineman Trent Dupy of Enid, Okla., work at defensive tackle. Dupy recently picked up an offer from the University of Tulsa after they saw him work at center in a prospect camp.

For that confidence building reason, Dupy worked at center last Sunday at the OSU prospect camp, and while he was the top center in the camp he did not get to show how he could do at defensvie tackle, the position he has played all through his prep career.

It turns out I missed the Dupy show as he was already heading to Tulsa for an afternoon session in their camp and then on to Kansas on Saturday. Witnesses said he was one of two dominating players in the morning session on the defensive line.

The 6-3, 280-pound Dupy did well, but so did defensive end D.D. Jones of Bastrop, La.

Jones did so well that Friday afternoon when it came time for some contact work between the defensive and offensive line here came defensive coordinator Tim Beckman to watch. Jones continued to win his battles. The 6-3, 265-pound Jones runs a 4.7 in the 40-yard dash and could end up being a three technique at tackle.

He is physical and has drawn recruiting attention from LSU, Mississippi, Alabama, and Auburn. His coach from Bastrop accompanied him to the OSU camp, and with Jones still waiting on more than interest and an offer, the door is open.

Midwest City (Carl Albert), Okla. safety Daytawion Lowe, one of the Cowboys top targets in recruiting, ran Thursday night and then headed home.

Some of his younger teammates stayed around for the rest of the camp and the one real senior secondary prospect is Keivon Gamble of Dallas (Lincoln), Texas. Gamble was in the satellite camp on Tuesday in Ardmore. He ran well, drew some interest, and decided to come to Stillwater and try to impress more. We watched him in coverage and while there were no standout Division I-type prospects at wide receiver, Gamble was able to show his ability and you could tell he has the speed and hip turn to really play well.

The top quarterback in the camp showed up Friday as Clint Chelf, who connected on 117-of-244 passing for 1,534 yards and 13 touchdowns last season, is a prospect with good size, arm strength, and is a solid athlete. There is no doubt that Chelf will have the opportunity to play quarterback in college. It may or may not be OSU but he will get to play college football.

The camp concludes Saturday morning. D.D. Jones may be the highlight of the camp.

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