Among the recognizable helmets from Texas were Galena Park North Shore, Arlington Lamar, and Plano.
Many of the campers in this camp may never play Division I football but as longtime Oklahoma State fans they want to be coached by the Oklahoma State coaching staff and catch passes or make a defensive play on the field of Boone Pickens Stadium.
The nephew of new OSU offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen was getting his feet wet against quality competition as he will compete as a freshman for playing time at Fort Bend Elkins High School where his father, Brett, is assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.
We were looking for recruiting prospects for the Cowboys in the camp and we found a few.
Defensive tackle is a position at a premium and senior James Twins of Clinton, Okla., has everyone's attention. The 6-2, 290-pound Twins ran well and showed good athleticism in drills. He appeared to impress OSU defensive coordinator Bill Young.
Twins has a 22=inch vertical and a 355-pound bench press max. He also impressed at the U.S. Army All-American Combine in January. Oklahoma State, Arizona, Louisville, Missouri, and UCLA have shown interest. He is leaving the camp Friday night as he will take the ACT on Saturday. He is interested in Oklahoma State, according to his father who was attending and watching camp.
Derrick Luetjen is the brother of Army freshman Matt Luetjen out of Hennessey, Okla. The 6-3, 260-pound Luetjen is listed as a defensive end but would likely be a defensive tackle prospect for OSU. After making 80 tackles and posting nine sacks last season, Army has offered Derrick. Iowa State, Duke, and Western Michigan have also shown interest. He is also a 4.0 student and threw the discus 131.8 feet at the state track meet. He also has shown really good athleticism in camp.
A lineman on the other side of the ball that we noticed was senior Robert Hollis out of Tulsa Edison. Hollis is an eye popping 6-4, 330 pounds, has really legit size and shows good feet. He needs to work on playing lower but that is common with high school offensive linemen. He did not whither as the linemen were on the grass practice field, but it was still hot and Hollis kept up solid effort. He is definitely a guy to keep an eye on.
Alex Chistensen is out of Edmond (Deer Creek) in Oklahoma and last season completed 60-of-155 passes for 841 yards with 14 interceptions and 7 touchdowns. This season the 6-3, 245-pound Christensen is playing linebacker and he looked good in both pass coverage and comping up on plays. The fact that he rushed for 226 yards on 41 carries and two touchdowns may speak more for his physicality. Coaches are going to want to see him play defense against real competition this fall, but he could end up being a defensive end or even defensive tackle with his frame and he runs well. Tulsa is recruiting him.
Devonte Davis has offers from Memphis and Louisiana-Lafayette, along with interest from Oklahoma, Texas, Vanderbilt, and Oklahoma State. The 6-4, 190-pound wide receiver out of Galena Park North Shore near Houston went up and pulled down some impressive passes Friday afternoon. He was the champion in the triple jump at the Texas state track meet with a 48.06-foot jump. His teammate, Miketavious Jones is already committed to the Cowboys. He is receiving a lot of attention in camp.
Prestonwood Academy defensive back Anthony Morgan is a junior-to-be and a prospect for 2012 but he is a player that you can't ignore. He looks physically mature at 6-1, 180 pounds and he makes play after play. He can run, jump, and keeps excellent position in covering receivers. He is actually a corner. Last season he had 184 total tackles, 57 unassisted for the small private school. He also had two sacks, two fumbles forced, and two fumbles recovered. report is that he is already getting offers from schools.
There is a chance one or more of these guys could stay over and attend Oklahoma State's minicamp on Sunday.