The best of the best in the Midlands region are headed to Arlington (Texas) Lamar this Sunday for the Nike Opening regional camp.
Instead of splitting Texas up into Dallas and Houston camps, all the talent is converging at one spot this year.
There will almost be too much talent to keep track of this weekend, but here are the top OU targets on the defensive side of the ball to watch.
Houston MacArthur’s Isaiah Chambers
Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus’ Andrew Fitzgerald
Houston Spring Westfield’s Ed Oliver
Hope (Ark.) High’s McTelvin Agim
Neville (La.) High’s Rashard Lawrence
Euless (Texas) Trinity’s Chris Daniels
Who to watch? Lawrence. OU had made a huge impression on Lawrence because of his connection with former co-defensive coordinator Jerry Montgomery. With Diron Reynolds now running the line for OU, it is still pretty hazy as to what Lawrence thinks of the Sooners. The five-star prospect is coveted by a who’s who in college football.
Manvel (Texas) High’s Jordan Carmouche
Burleson (Texas) Central’s Hunter Donnelly
2017 Plano (Texas) East’s Anthony Hines
Houston Alief Elsik’s Dontavious Jackson
Oologah (Okla.) High’s Jimmy McKinney
Who to watch? Donnelly. OU has already offered Jackson and Carmouche and had both of them on campus for junior day. Donnelly was also at OU’s junior day and said the visit helped change his opinion of OU. The Sooners should return in the spring evaluation period to see if they believe he is worth an offer. A great showing here is the best possible result for Donnelly to help see his stock increase.
Houston Alief Taylor’s Benji Franklin
Oklahoma City Casady’s Max Wariboko
Waco (Texas) High’s Eric Cuffee
Shreveport (La.) Calvary Baptist’s Andraez Williams
Shreveport (La.) Calvary Baptist’s Rodarius Williams
South Grand Prairie (Texas) High’s Greg Eisworth
Sachse (Texas) High’s Jared Mayden
2017 South Grand Prairie (Texas) High’s Jeffrey Okudah
Waco (Texas) La Vega’s Parrish Cobb
Southlake Carroll (Texas) High’s Obi Eboh
Who to watch? Cobb. Really, though, you could make an argument for any of the players listed. This is a defensive back camp for OU targets. Mayden, Cuffee, Franklin are among cornerback offers, while Eisworth is a safety offer. One after another. But Cobb was an early OU offer when not many schools have looked his way. He tears it up this weekend, and you know that will change.