With 326 participants working out and learning speed drills in the 90 degree weather, that meant there was one college coach for every three players to be evaluated.
Fortunately, a gentle breeze kept things fairly
For the second camp in a row, a standout running back walked
away with MVP honors.
Taylor from The Woodlands, Texas showed why he
has offers already from schools like Texas A&M and Northwestern: at 5-11,
200 pounds he ran a 4.34 in the 40, a 3.97 in the shuttle (one of five who ran
under 4.00), jumped 37 inches in the 40 and did 21 reps of 185 pounds on the
"He was every bit as good as Andrew Johnson last week,"
running back position coordinator Mike Fletcher said, comparing Taylor to the
Penn State NIKE Camp MVP.
Johnson told StudentSports.com after the camp
that he likes Miami and Penn State at this point. As a junior, he had 115 for
707 yards and also had 15 receptions for 275 yards.
stood out and according to those watching the drills were "1 and 1A." They were Kirby Freeman
from Brownwood, Texas, and Robbie Reid of Houston North Shore.
weighed in at 6-2, 188 pounds and ran a 4.62 in the 40 and a 3.94 shuttle time.
Last year, the QB completed 86 of 159 passes for 1,315-yards, had a 54%
completion rate, and nine touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,121 yards, had a 6.5
yards per carry average, and 12 touchdowns.
Colorado and Purdue are among
his early offers.
"Kirby really came on strong after struggling early,"
said Greg Biggins, the Student Sports Dir. of Recruiting. "He has a live arm and
is a little more refined than Robbie."
Reid's stats were 6-3, 216 and an
impressive 4.46 in the 40. He too has early offers including Arizona,
Northwestern, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State.
"If I had to play a guy
right now," stated QB drill leader Bob Johnson, "I'd take Kirby, but watch out
for Robbie's upside."
Here are other players who were rated tops at their
positions and will be reported on later:
WR: Jeremy Haynes (Waller TX);
(West Orange-Stark, Orange TX)
Johnson (Denton TX)
DL: Brian Jones
(Everman TX); Eddie Rollman (Burnet TX)
LB: Rashad Bobino (La
Marque TX); Trey Bennett (Newton TX);
Robinson(North Shore, Houston TX)
TOP TESTING RESULTS
(note: these are the unofficial
results; the official results will be released next week. Hts and Wts measured
at camp w/out shoes.)
Todd Walker (jr.) (Plugerville TX) NA/NA
Lamor Hall (Harker Heights TX) 5-6 1/2, 153 Ath---4.30
Charbonnet (The Woodlands) 5-10 1/2, 167 DB/WR---4.31
Sampson Taylor (The
Woodlands TX) 5-11, 200 RB---4.34
Mack Brand (John Jay TX) 6-2 1/2, 181
Hugh Charles (Keller TX) 5-7 1/2, 176 DB/RB--- 4.35
Taylor (Belton TX) 5-10, 181
Felix Jones (B.T. Washington, Tulsa
OK) 5-10, 190 WR---40.0
Clavoris Sibley (Westlake LA) 5-11, 201
James Steptoe (NA/NA) 5-8, 149 WR---38.7
(Willis TX) 5-6, 165 Ath---38.5
Karland Bennett (Berkner, Richardson TX) 5-11
1/2, 184 LB/DB---38.4
Mack Breed (John Jay TX) 6-2
1/2, 181 Ath---3.86
B.J. Mathis (Berkner, Richardson TX) 5-6, 155
Justin Allen (Glenpool OK) 6-0 1/2, 184 WR/DB---3.90
Charles (Keller TX) 5-7 1/2, 176 DB/RB----3.93
Kirby Freeman (Brownwood TX)
6-2, 188 QB---3.94
Bench Press (max reps
of 185 pounds)
Brody Van Degrift (Medicine
Lodge KS) 5-10 1/2, 269 OL/DL---33
Jared Mayes (J.J. Pierce, Richardson TX)
5-11, 254 OL/DL---32
Jeremiah Chapman (China Spring) 6-2 1/2, 216
Byron Richmond (Humble TX) 5-9, 202 DB---30
David Thompson (NA/NA)
6-5, 339 OL---30
Final Grades and wrapup on A&M NIKE Football Camp
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