TCU Camp: Top Skill Players

TCU held two camps on Friday and while the morning camp featured linemen, the afternoon allowed skill position players their time to shine.

TCU held two camps on Friday and while the morning camp featured linemen, the afternoon allowed skill position players their time to shine. And did they ever.

Several names stood out in the afternoon session and with that, let's take a look at the top performers (based on HFB.com) from the skill position session.

TOP PERFORMERS
Position: Quarterback
School: Decatur
Class: 2014
HT/WT: 6-4, 205

Simply put, Muehlstein has been working on his arm strength because it definitely showed on Friday. The big quarterback was certainly improved from his performance at the Elite 11 last month. No matter what the route was, Muehlstein made precision throws, drawing several compliments from TCU quarterbacks coach Rusty Burns. Other players and even parents in attendance quickly wanted to know who the big quarterback was that was throwing darts throughout the day. His best throws came on skinny posts(he had some nice connections with James Proche) and post corner.

Position: Quarterback
School: FW All Saints
Class: 2014
HT/WT: 6-5, 215

While Muehlstein caught many by surprise with his increased zip, Sawyer came in and had a great day throwing the ball himself. Sawyer was also very accurate on the day, especially on the deep ball and quick side-pocket fades. He had some long completions with Tony James during 1-on-1's. Like Muehlstein, several people in attendance were asking who Sawyer was too. Without a doubt, both quarterbacks were head and shoulders above the competition on Friday.

3. James Proche
Position: Receiver
School: Prime Prep Academy
Class: 2015
HT/WT: 6-0, 180

Proche is going to be a star wherever he goes and his recruitment is just beginning to take off. The 2015 prospect was one of the faster receivers in attendance and combine that with excellent footwork on his route and his ability to catch passes, it was easy to tab him as the top receiver at the camp. Proche looked even better in one-on-one's when he overmatched everyone. Will the Frogs offer? It wouldn't be a shocker if they do after Proche's performance on Friday.

4. Tony James
Position: Receiver
School: Arlington Bowie
Class: 2015
HT/WT: 5-9, 155

Like Proche, James is silky smooth in his route running and caught the ball well. James has excellent speed, already timing a 4.45 as a 2015 prospect, so he's got plenty of time to get any faster. While James isn't the biggest at 5-foot-9, it didn't take long to figure out why the Frogs offered a few weeks ago when it came time for 1-on-1's. James was uncoverable, especially on deep balls.

5. Jaelon Austin
Position: Receiver
School: South Grand Prairie
Class: 2015
HT/WT: 6-2, 175

At 6-foot-2, 185-pounds, Austin was another standout receiver in attendance. The 2015 prospect already holds an offer from Tulsa, but is getting interest from many, including TCU. It's easy to assume after watching Austin on Friday that his offers will increase substantially before the end of summer. Austin is a strong receiver who used his big frame to shield defensive backs and haul in passes with his strong hands. Even when a defensive back was in good position, Austin made plays to catch the ball.

Position: Linebacker
School: Dallas Skyline
Class: 2015
HT/WT: 6-2, 225

Wheeler is another 2015 prospect that passes the eyeball test with flying colors; there aren't many prospects that look like him. But, Wheeler's skills go way beyond just his appearance; he's definitely one of the top linebacker prospects in the state for the 2015 class. Wheeler showed great lateral movement and good change of direction for a guy his size. He was also good in one-on-one's against some fast runningback prospects.

Position: Receiver
School: Aledo
Class: 2015
HT/WT: 5-9, 175

Newsome is a stud 2015 prospect to watch out of Aledo. Those who pay close attention to high school track already knew of the kind of speed Newsome possesses as he made it to the class 4A 100-meter championship race. He didn't disappoint at TCU on Friday, turning in a blazing 4.41 forty, which actually disappointed Newsome. Once it came time to run routes and catch the football, Newsome started to stand out. He showed excellent control in using his hands to catch the ball, rather than his body. Bearcat fans could be seeing the emergence of the next Broderick Newton, a player that could play any position. Newsome is the same.

Position: Cornerback
School: Red Oak
Class: 2014
HT/WT: 6-0, 182

Physically, Davis was the most impressive cornerback in attendance. At a legit 6-foot-1, Davis used his big body to match up well with taller receivers, but he was also able to man-to-man well. Since pressing wasn't allowed in one-on-one's, the corners played 7-8 yards back and Davis showed a great ability to break on the ball. He has several pass breakups and a couple of interceptions. When passes were deep, he showed an ability to turn and run. Davis did a great job getting noticed on Friday.

Position: Linebacker
School: Frisco Wakeland
Class: 2014
HT/WT: 6-3, 210

Westerfield looks tall and lean at linebacker, but that didn't stop the Frisco Wakeland product from having a good day. He and Wheeler were the top linebacker prospects on hand, even though some feel he'll make a transition to defensive end at the next level with his 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame.

Position: Safety
School: Dallas Skyline
Class: 2014
HT/WT: 5-9, 185

The Skyline product already holds a TCU offer and was one of the better safety prospects at the camp on Friday. Dixon isn't as tall as some of the other safeties, but what he lacks in height he definitely makes up for with speed and quickness. Dixon displayed good lateral movement and was one of the top defensive backs in one-on-one's with a few breakups. Dixon also didn't look too shabby playing receiver either.

Position: Quarterback
School: Desoto
Class: 2016
HT/WT: 6-3, 210

Another physical specimen at 6-foot-3, 210-pounds…and isn't old enough to drive yet. Wallace, a 2016 prospect from Desoto definitely passed the eyeball test at quarterback. While he has plenty to work on in his mechanics, Wallace has plenty of time to refine them. He displayed a strong arm enough arm that will only get stronger as he gets older. It should be noted that Wallace is a legit 4.5 – 4.6 kid already.

Others that impressed
Trenton Shumate - 2014 WR, Arlington Bowie; Phillip Baptiste - 2014 WR/DB, Copperas Cove; Jahshawn Johnson - 2014 DB, Ennis; Isaiah Williams - 2016 WR/DB, FW All Saints

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