TCU kicked off their 2014 summer camp tour on Thursday as they made their way to Kilgore, Texas, which is the annual first stop for satellite camps.
Over 150 prospects from east Texas and Louisiana braved temperatures that reached the high 90's in hopes of impressive TCU head coach Gary Patterson and the rest of the Horned Frogs coaching staff.
Although offers can't be extended at camps, several players caught the attention of the coaching staff and HornedFrogBlitz.com on Thursday.
Below is a list of the top performers from Thursday's camp.
1. Jeff Gladney – New Boston
The do-everything athlete put on a show for the coaches, running the day's best forty time with two consecutive 4.34's and displaying excellent performances in position drills. Gladney shined more on the defensive side of the ball, working out at cornerback for the coaches. At 5-foot-11, Gladney has great size to match up against longer receivers. He has exceptional closing speed once the ball is in the air; evident with his 4.3 speed. Although he plays a little bit of everything for New Boston, Gladney is being recruited at cornerback by TCU. Following the camp, Gladney committed to the Horned Frogs staff, becoming the 12th commitment of their 2015 class.
2. Zane Boles - Henderson
The 6-foot-5, 207-pound signal caller from Henderson put on a show on Thursday, displaying tremendous arm strength and tight zip on the ball. Whether it was a short out route or deep fade, Boles routinely displayed the arm of a next level quarterback. Although he's big in stature, Boles has also been timed at a 4.7, most recently at the ETSN.com combine. Without a doubt, Boles will generate some recruiting buzz this summer.
3. Jassavia Reese – Tyler John Tyler
The defensive end was the top defensive lineman in attendance. At 6-foot-4, 230-pounds, Reese ran a 4.84 forty and showed good quickness in the shuttle. When it came time for one-on-one's, it wasn't much of a contest for Reese as he made his way to the quarterback more often than not.
4. Henry Black – Woodlawn
The Louisiana prospect joined Gladney as the top cornerback prospect in attendance. Black has good size and started to shine once one-on-one's began, breaking up a few passes in the process. Although he didn't run the fastest forty time with a high 4.6, Black could easily play safety at the next level; which in fact is the position TCU is likely to start recruiting him at.
5. Marquise Guinn – Carthage (2016)
Guinn has great size at 6-foot-4, 230-pounds and was undoubtedly the top tight end prospect in attendance. Guinn displayed good speed for his size and caught nearly every pass thrown his way. He was uncoverable in one-on-one's. Guinn looks more like a pass catching tight end but definitely has the frame to add plenty of weight to also put his hand on the ground.
6. Kameron Eloph – Woodlawn (La.)
There weren't many offensive line prospects in attendance, but among that number the top player was Eloph. Although he's a tackle for his school, Eloph worked at guard and center for the Frogs' coaching staff. Eloph was the most impressive offensive lineman during one-on-one's, displaying good technique and strength. In a drill that's usually more slated to defensive linemen, Eloph more than held his own.
7. Carter McCown – Jacksonville
The next line of McCown's out of Jacksonville, Carter might be the most athletic of the bunch. At 6-foot-2, 170-pounds, McCown ran a 4.47 forty, and threw accurate passes on the day. Although he doesn't have top end arm strength, McCown does put a good spin on the ball and displayed possibly the best accuracy of any quarterback in attendance.
8. Isaac Warren – Tyler John Tyler Quite possibly the most intriguing prospect in attendance, Warren caught the coaches' attention on both offense and defense. Warren has good size at 6-foot-1, 185-pounds and adequate speed. On offense, he displayed good route running and caught the ball well at receiver. Warren also drew the coaches' attention working at safety. Warren currently has some small school offers, but that could easily change once he attends more camps this summer.
9. Jeremy West – Tyler Chapel Hill (2016) Another underclassmen that impressed was West out of Chapel Hill. At 6-foot-3, 270-pounds, West worked at both offensive and defensive line, but was more impressive as a defensive lineman. In addition to Reese, West was the other defensive lineman causing the most havoc in one-on-one drills. He showed a great first step and excellent strength.
10. Blake Lynch – Troup The Baylor commitment and Scout.com Top 300 prospect didn't intend to work out at the camp but that quickly changed once he saw some competition. Lynch worked primarily at quarterback on the day but also worked some at receiver. Although he doesn't have the same arm strength as Boles, Lynch did have some accurate passes on the day. But, overall he may be suited best at receiver or even safety at the next level.