Conditions weren’t ideal for the first day of Oklahoma’s two-day on-campus camp, but there were still a few names worth mentioning and some to remember going forward.
Following the first day, here are the Fantastic Four in the eyes of Sooners Illustrated (in alphabetical order).
2018 Lancaster (Texas) High DB Jordon Austin
Don’t think this is too much of a shock here. Austin was brilliant throughout the day but really seemed to find his groove there in the afternoon session. The younger brother of OU cornerback Dakota Austin, Jordon is already bigger than the Sooners senior. Jordon Austin showed a lot of competitive fire in the one-on-one sessions, including capping a quality day with a one-handed interception as the horn fired to signal the end of the afternoon. Already offered by OU, it’s clear OU coaches are making sure he knows how big of a priority he is going forward.
2018 Rosenberg (Texas) Lamar Consolidated QB/ATH Will Brown
Raise your hand if you knew who Brown was before the camp. You’re lying, put your hand down. Brown, whose lone offer as of now is Alabama State, is the unheard of camper that makes an impression. Right now he wants to try quarterback, but you could definitely see a future at defensive end or wide receiver or tight end if he chooses to go that way. A legitimate 6-foot-4, Brown did spin it well. It’s just hard to think of him as a quarterback because of his ideal frame to turn into something else. He turned a lot of heads with his outings.
2018 Jones (Okla.) High WR Sean Shaw
Shaw was a story of OU’s camp last year and is once again this time around. OK, the morning session wasn’t his best performance. But he woke up in the afternoon event and showed why many consider him to be one of, if not the, top receiver in the state for the loaded 2018 group. When it came time for one-on-one sessions, Shaw was dominant. He used his size and hands to his advantage. He’s still learning the position, but OU coaches spent a lot of one-on-one time with Shaw instructing him on what he can do to improve.
Houston Bellaire High S Donovan Stiner
The one-time Baylor commit is seeing his stock soar in a hurry, and Norman was his latest stop. Offers from Rice and Oklahoma State in the last few days, Stiner was the talk of the afternoon session as he wasn’t there for the first one. He showed why the Bears were so high on him, and it was clear defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks wanted to maximize his time with Stiner. There was nothing to dissuade his positioning as a top performer during the one-on-one portion as Stiner definitely made the best possible impression he could have at the camp.