Top Performers: TCU Linemen Camp

TCU held their first linemen only camp on Saturday and several prospects in attendance had impressive performances.

It was a busy day on TCU's campus Saturday as the Frogs' coaching staff held two camps that lasted until nearly midnight. The camps were broke off into two separate sessions; an offensive/defensive line camp in the afternoon and skills camp at night under the lights of Amon G. Carter Stadium.

Several prospects made their way to both camps and was there to catch all of the action.

First was the offensive/defensive line camp where names already on the radar made plays and several little known players made a name for themselves.

Below is a list of the top performers from the linemen camp.

1. Joe Broadnax – DT Bryan Adams

Broadnax was the quickest defensive tackle in attendance and the strongest. Broadnax didn't test but looked good in position drills. His first step is incredibly quick for a kid that weighs 300 pounds. In 1-on-1's, Broadnax was unblockable working from the inside; overall he went 4-0 in reps against the offensive linemen. There's a reason he's a top 30 defensive tackle in the nation.

2. Creighton Barr – OL FM Marcus

Last summer at TCU's camp Barr was a defensive end. He's added quite a bit of weight now and is being recruited by programs as a guard and center. He worked at center on Saturday and although he's added good weight, he's maintained his quickness and has excellent feet. Barr won most of his matches in 1-on-1's as well.

3. Clarence Henderson – OL Dallas Skyline (2016)

Not the biggest of offensive lineman at only 6-foot-2, 235-pounds, but his footwork was unmatched for tackles. Even against bigger defensive linemen, Henderson showed little struggle to beat the man in front of him. Defensive ends didn't have the speed to get around him and when they tried the inside, Henderson was able to get good leverage with his long arms to keep the rusher away from the quarterback. With added weight, Henderson will be one to watch the next two years.

4. Jack Anderson – OL Frisco (2017)

Without a doubt, Anderson will be one to watch the next few years. The 6-foot-4, 280-pounder already holds a Texas Tech offer and will add more in the future if he shows teams the same thing he did at TCU on Saturday. Anderson tested very well, running a 5.2 forty and 4.7 shuttle. During 1-on-1's, Anderson won all of his battles, but most importantly he showed good technique in doing so. Despite being the youngest OL in attendance, Anderson more than held his own.

5. Castin Neumeyer – OLWylie

Another surprise at the camp, Neumeyer is an athletic tackle that drew the attention of several coaches. At 6-foot-5, 265-pounds, Neumeyer displayed great technique and quick feet. He's got a long reach and did well working at right tackle winning most if not all of his battles in 1-on-1's.

6. Troy Elliott – OL FM Marcus (2016)

Another strong lineman from Marcus, Elliott worked at right tackle on the day for the Frogs' coaching staff. At 6-foot-4, 280-pounds, Elliott has a big frame already and still has room to grow. While he didn't have the feet of Henderson or Neumeyer, he was agile enough and has better than average technique for a younger player. Several big programs are showing Elliott interest and TCU is definitely among them.

7. Clyde McCauley – OL Arlington Bowie

While Madison Akamnonu is drawing most of the attention at Arlington Bowie, McCully is another name to watch for the Volunteers. McCully has decent size at 6-foot-4, 250-pounds and is drawing interest from several programs at the moment. He wasn't the quickest of the offensive linemen, but he did a good job of holding his own in 1-on-1's, winning more battles than losing. He still looks like he has room to grow as well. McCully worked at left tackle throughout the day.

8. Joe Wallace – DT Dallas Skyline (2016)

The younger brother of Anthony Wallace, Wallace was a force yesterday for the defensive lineman. Wallace isn't the tallest defensive lineman at around 5-foot-10, but his motor is non-stop. He's built like Joe Broadnax and has a quick step like Broadnax. He's very strong up top and uses his hands very effectively. He was nearly unblockable during 1-on-1's, winning rep after rep.

9. Keante Mosley – OL Dallas Carter

One of the biggest offensive linemen in attendance at 6-foot-5, 270-pounds, Mosley drew attention from the coaches on several different occasions. His lower body is already thick and he has plenty of room to add weight up top. He's got a long reach and used that reach on several different occasions to gain leverage against the defensive linemen in 1-on-1's. Mosley worked at left tackle throughout the day.

10. Devontay Wheatley – DE Dallas Madison

Despite wearing a brace from an ACL tear he suffered a few months ago, Wheatley worked his tail off on Saturday. He was the tallest competitor in attendance at 6-foot-6 and despite his tall frame and knee brace; Wheatley showed a great first step. He wasn't the quickest off the edge but he was more than quick enough to make plays throughout the day. For now, Wheatley doesn't hold any offers but he's been drawing interest from several big schools. He's definitely on TCU's radar now.

11. Patrick Jones – DT Arlington Heights (2016)

Jones ran the fastest time of the day for a defensive line prospect, turning in a 4.6 at 250-pounds. Jones worked mostly at defensive end on the day, but with his frame he will likely grow into an inside lineman, especially considering he still has two years to go before graduating. While he has tremendous speed off the edge, Jones got hooked a couple of times by offensive linemen in 1-on-1's, but that's an easy fix once he starts learning to using his hands more.


James Robinson – DL Weatherford, Zachary Kinninger – OL Cypress Ranch, Bobby Reynolds – OL Keller, Jaquarias Wilson - DT Bryan Adams

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