OU elite camp's best: Offense

Several offensive recruits made the best possible impression they could at OU's camp.

Oklahoma didn’t disappoint in its one-day, elite camp Wednesday. Sooner coaches got to see the best of the best from the state and a number of top targets from around the nation.

Some recruits definitely put their best foot forward. Sooners Illustrated gives the rundown of the top seven offensive performers from the event.

Checotah (Okla.) High WR Drew Dan

Dan was a name Sooners Illustrated had heard many times in the last few months, but until you actually see him perform, was going to reserve judgment. After watching him, Dan was the breakout performer of the camp. He has good size for a receiver and made a number of top plays. He has also been very active on the camp circuit and his profile should increase here in the upcoming months. The camp was about being elite, and Dan certainly was on this day.

Rio Rancho (N.M.) Cleveland OL Henry Hattis

Hattis’ stock has been soaring here as of late and nothing he did at OU should derail that. Watching him in person, you can see why so many schools are starting to make a charge at Hattis. And watching him at the camp, you can see OU coaches were excited about what they were seeing. It’s always a good sign when coaches are spending that extra time with you and encouraging you get more reps. Hattis delivered.

2018 Moore (Okla.) Southmoore QB Casey Thompson

Thompson continues to do everything right even though he’s not even a sophomore yet. His poise is so clear to see, and he’s becoming a better quarterback each time you see him. After a stop at TCU earlier this week, Thompson heads from OU to Texas A&M this weekend. He has a couple of quality offers but the question out there now will be which one of the big dogs in the region reach out first because they’re definitely coming.

Harrah (Okla.) High OL Logan Roberson

It won’t be easy to earn an offensive line offer for OU’s 2016 class, especially with such a strong emphasis on the juco circuit. But what Roberson did Wednesday was put himself in that conversation. Illinois is his most high profile offer, but he played like somebody who wants a lot more. Roberson has always been known for his freakish power/strength, but he’s adding an all-around game to that repertoire now that will see interest increase.

Lawton (Okla.) Eisenhower WR Rico Bussey

Bussey was another receiver where you had heard how good he was but have to see it in person. Yes, Bussey is pretty dang good. Another player in that 6-foot-1 mold or so, it was a great day in Norman for Bussey. He didn’t have a problem talking about it on Twitter, either, and he shouldn’t have to be shy about it. He brought it on the biggest stage, getting separation from a number of defenders in the one-on-one portion of the camp.

Rio Rancho (N.M.) High OT Grant Hermanns

The other part of the New Mexico invasion. Schools aren’t going to come to New Mexico often, but Hermanns is giving them a lot to think about following what he is doing on the camp circuit right now. A few higher level schools are starting to take notice but a lot more probably will in what should be a very prosperous summer for Hermanns. Not too many people in Oklahoma knew the name before the event, everybody did after.

2017 Moore (Okla.) Southmoore WR Quindon Lewis

This was tough. It could have been Moore WR/TE Jordan Jones or Edmond Santa Fe running back Darran Williams but the slight nod goes toward Lewis. Working as a defensive back primarily at every event, Lewis went wide receiver Wednesday and displayed natural talent at the spot. In the secondary, he’s still trying to find his groove and think his way through. At receiver, his natural ability and instincts were on full display. Will be interesting to see what spot he calls home.


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