Demarco Cobbs, Tulsa Central (WR) – Shows why he is the number one player in the state, as he gets better and better. I am not sure which position I like him at the best, but he worked out with coach Jay Norvell and the wide receivers today. When he was on he was unguardable and showed why he is so good. One thing you have to really like about him is that he still has not reached his ceiling. With some more work he could be really scary good at WR.
Aaron Colvin, Owasso (CB) – This guy has not really been on my OU radar until now, but he is the best cover guy at the camp. He has great feet and great hips. He has shut down all of the major receivers, including going 1-for-1 against Cobbs. He has started to pick up some offers and get some more national attention, but look for his stock to rise even more after word gets out about how he covered at OU.
Jarrett Lake, Jenks (OLB) – Lake picked up a great offer after a solid performance at the Arkansas camp earlier in the week, and he has shown me a whole lot. He has come so far as a prospect since the season ended a year ago it is almost unbelievable. He always had athleticism, but now he has the feet to go with it. He has been working out at linebacker with coach Venables, and it would not surprise me at all to hear about him getting another big-time offer soon.
Kendall Montgomery, Monsignor Pace (TE) – With Brian Vogler looking on Montgomery, who is from Florida, was out showing why he deserved to be the guy that Sooners needed at tight end. He looked great in all of the drills and was working extremely hard to impress the TE coach Kevin Wilson. I did not see him drop any balls, and he ven came over and worked a little 1v1 against the DB's at the end of the session.
Kendal Thompson, Southmoore (QB) - The main player at the quarterback position is Sooner legacy recruit Kendal Thompson. The left handed quarterback is throwing the best ball, but his position is seeming to really struggle finding their stride throwing the ball and hooking up with the receivers on the routes.
Chuka Ndulue, Dallas Jesuit (DE) – Ndulue is getting the chance to work one-on-one with OU defensive end coach Chris Wilson who was working real hard with him on getting out of the blocks from his stance, but there is little doubt that Ndulue is great looking physical specimen, and will only get better and better as he gets more work in. After seeing him I believe he is the steal of the class so far.
Adam Shead, Cedar Hill (OL) – Talk about a real monster… He has the frame that Coach Patton loves. He is BIG! He has the size from top to bottom as he has a great frame on the lower end which helps with his balance. He may be the strongest lineman that I have seen this week. He will be a good one inside for the Sooners.
Eddrick Loften, Irving Nimitz (S) – He did good in the drills and working out with Coach Wright, but he struggled a little in the one-on-one portion of the day trying to match-up with guys like Cobbs, but it is not entirely fair to judge his skill set in straight coverage situations as he is more of a guy who will play a lot of zone coverage and come up and knock running back's faces off.
Brandon Graves, Crespi (WR) – Graves made the long trek down from California to try to earn a scholarship offer from the Sooners and he has done a solid job in his workouts. He is a solid rout runner and has good hands. He is really silky smooth in and out of his breaks and hard for defensive backs to cover. He had the catch of the day on a smooth route to the post, and I only remember him getting beat one time (Aaron Colvin).
Johnny Haynes, Irving MacArthur (WR) – This 2011 prospect from Irving Mac is going to be another good one and he stood out in the drills today. He has nice size, good feet, and just goes out and makes plays. He is one of the better underclassmen that I have seen this week and it would not surprise me to see him the running for a schollie offer by OU at some point down the line.
Driphus Jackson, Cedar Hill (QB) – This 2011 dual-threat quarterback from Cedar Hill threw decent, but looked even stronger running through all of the drills. He has great foot speed and I imagine he is a super star when he pulls down the ball to run out of the pocket. If he does not get the looks at QB he could easily make the transition to WR or CB.
Farniok Brothers, Washington (OL) – These two brothers from South Dakota (Yeah, I said South Dakota) have looked solid in drills for two days. The older brother (Tom, 2010) is about 6'4 270 and he is the more polished and more explosive of the duo. He already holds an offer from Iowa State. Derek (2011) is an absolute beats of a prospect at about 6'8 300. He has a huge frame and moves pretty good, but still needs some work on his techniques. He could be a highly ranked recruit by the time his junior season ends.
There were a few others out there doing their thing, but these are the guys who we really needed to mention before heading back out for the afternoon session…
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