OU camp: day two breakdown

NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners held their elite prospect camp Sunday, and Sooners Illustrated was there for all the action. Check out what took place inside.

The field might not have been flooded with five-stars, but there was plenty of talent to go around.


1. Cornerback commit Marcus Green worked out and looked good—It's not hard to see why defensive backs coach Mike Stoops, cornerbacks coach Bobby Jack Wright and the rest of the staff likes the youngster from Cedar Hill HS. He's fleet-footed, competitive and closes to the ball nicely. The two spent plenty of time coaching him up this morning, so expect him to only get better from now until the time he arrives on campus.

2. Sooner offer and defensive end Justin Hollins turned heads—There's really no question he excelled as the best lineman in the morning session. Time after time Hollins showed great technique in shedding his blocker in drills. His footwork was pretty solid in the workout.

3. Jenks defensive tackle Marquis Overton emerged as a top 2015 prospect—Out of the handful of juniors-to-be standing in Sunday, Overton was as good as any. He's strong, competitive; the only knock on him is he needs some polishing technique-wise. But there's plenty of reason to believe he can fix that with a couple more years of high school on the docket.

4. A couple of elite players showed up, but did not participate in the morning session—One was Sooner tight end commit Carson Meier. He showed up to take the practice in and certainly looks to be every bit of the 6-foot-7, 210 pounds he's listed as. Expect him to start recruiting for the 2014 class in the near future. Jenks four-star safety Steven Parker also made the trip down and spent plenty of time speaking with head coach Bob Stoops. It's safe to say OU is high on his radar.

5. Prestonwood Christian cornerback J.R. Reed emerged as an afternoon surprise standout—Reed performed well Saturday night, but he needed to impress in one-on-ones on this day to make a statement. That he did. Listed as the No. 84 corner in the country and a three-star, Reed caught both Stoops' attention with his closing skills on the outside, enough to get his father a word with them after the fact.

6. Offensive guard Jalin Barnett made a case for being the top player in the state for the 2015 class—Overton made a statement earlier in the day, but Barnett definitely caught the most eyes in the trenches in the afternoon session. The Sooner offer from Lawton had a great base and didn't false step on any of his blocks. There's ample reason to be excited about OU being in the fray in this guy's upcoming recruitment.

7. A trio of linebackers got to work out individual with Sooner linebackers coach Tim Kish—Those three included Jordan Washington, Jonathan Willis from Booker T. Washington and Josh Watkins from Kansas City, Mo. Washington, though the most undersized, looked the best out of those three.

8. Younger brother of current OU quarterback Kendal Thompson, Casey Thompson had another good showing—He's only going to be a freshman, but the resemblance is already there. Same throwing motion, build, everything. He leaves his ball a little short and with not quite as much mustard as necessary at times, but expect that to improve as he progresses throughout high school.

9. Tulsa Memorial senior-to-be tight end Mike-Quan Deane made some nice plays—Don't be surprised if the local product doesn't earn a few more offers to go along with his current one from Northern Colorado. Considering his play and aggressiveness to the catch today, it wouldn't be shocking to see him pick up a better offer.

10. There have been no current commits—Pertaining to more of a current OU recruiting situation, none of the visitors have committed at the moment. But there are several expected to be very serious, including Parker and Hollins, among others. Stay tuned there.

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