Texas A&M Hosts State's Elite Prospects

Texas A&M held its final one-day camp of the summer on Sunday, and they saved the best for last as this was the highest attended one day camp in school history according to the staff. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop was there and summarizes the best performances and lists the elite 2012 and 2013 prospects in attendance.

Texas A&M held its final one-day camp of the summer on Sunday, and they saved the best for last as this was the highest attended one day camp in school history according to the staff. While there were several high profile Class of 2012 prospects participating, a majority of the attendees were 2013 prospects entering their junior seasons in high school. This event officially kicks off the 2013 recruiting campaign as the staff got its first comprehensive look at the incoming juniors in preparation for September when written scholarship offers can be extended.

Camp News and Notes

For me, the biggest storyline so far is Eric Davis. The kid has really filled and and become a man. Plus, I'm hearing he tore it up in testing. That really has me excited about this kid. Also, Trent Momon has passed the eyeball test and put up impressive test numbers.

Lufkin DL Tomme Mark ran a 4.86 40. That's slower than the 4.7 he claims but just under the 4.9 that Coach Williams wanted to see before he offered. We'll see if he gets it, but likely so with that time.

I had my doubts on Ty Slanina from E. Bernard when I heard A&M had verbally offered after I saw his slight build. But he caused a buzz with his 4.3 forty and had one of the best shuttle times of the day. Very impressive performance.

Stud WR/S Alonzo Moore from Winnifield (LA) is here. Ran a 4.43 forty and measured 6-foot-1.5 and 194 pounds. Showing well in receiver drills. Said he has multiple offers already.

2012 four star prospects Dalton Santos and Denzel Devall were in attendance but did not participate in the camp. Devall had been in College Station since Saturday, but he had to leave early after talking to Coach Sherman and the staff. He did not commit as some speculated, but he's still on record saying that the Aggies still lead for his services. Santos hung out with other 2012 A&M commits on the sidelines and later attended the recruiting picnic. He did not commit and plans to take trips to Tennessee and Alabama in the next week before making a final decision before day-a-days start. Again, A&M appears to be in good shape.

Top Class of 2013 Attendees

Lake Charles (LA) Barbe TE DeSean Smith
Celina OL Jake Raulerson
Manvel WR Jalyn Judkins
Kimball DT Justin Manning
A&M Consolidated DE Christian Lacouture (A&M commit)
John Tyler OLB Tyus Bowser
John Tyler WR Fred Ross
John Tyler WR Darion Flowers
Tyler John Tyler DB Greg Ward
East Bernard ATH Ty Slanina
S.A. Madison DL Vincent Taylor
O.D. Wyatt ATH Ladel Marshall
Mansfield DB George Baltimore
Bastrop DB Antwuan Davis
Bellaire C Dwayne Johnson
Bellaire TE Brett Jordan
Lee Summit (MO) LB Nick Martinez
Bryan QB Chris Johnson
DeSoto RB Dontre Wilson
Dallas Jesuit OL J.J. Gustafson
Dallas Jesuit LB Jordan Mastrogiovanni
Killeen LB Akeem Harrison
A&M Consolidated OLB Jimmie Gilbert
Van Alstyne OL Alex Mayes
Fort Bend Marshall LB Deon Hollins

Overview of Receivers at Camp

There were a handful of very good receivers including A&M commits Trent Momon and Jaevon Richardon. Momon was a tad stiff out of his breaks, but I'm being picky here. He showed off more than adequate speed...probably as fast as Fuller was last year. He had a couple of early drops, but made several tough catches in the corner of the end zone. One was a nice catch over his outside shoulder that got Coach Jordan pretty riled up yelling "Who's that! Who's that! Is that one of ours?"

Richardson played slot and his size won't wow anybody, but he's a technician at receiver using his body and having a knack for going up and getting the ball...good in and out of breaks.

A sleeper 2012 prospect that I thought showed well was 6-foot-5, 190-pound WR Rodrick Cooper from the Siberia of Texas high school football...Aldine MacArthur. A&M obviously won;t offer, but somebody is going to get a good WR. He needs to gain about 15 pounds of muscle mass, but the kid can separate, uses his hands in catching the ball, and fights for the ball. That's all you can ask of a 17 year-old receiver. He's a basketball player by trade, but making big strides in football.

2013 Winnifield (LA) WR/S Alonzo Moore is a great looking kid at 6-foot-1.5, 194 pounds. Long legs and a nice medium build, he ran a 4.43 forty at the camp with a 4.3 shuttle. Not completely polished and still needs to clean up his breaks, but he has potential. I spoke to him a little bit and he claimed to have multiple offers from just about everybody BUT LSU. Not sure he earned an offer from A&M today, but he was with the top-rated group and one of the best 5-6 receivers there today.

Jaylen Judkins is getting a lot of attention in recruiting. He's got the measurables and big body that somebody at the high D-1 level will give him a scholarship, but I'm not sure A&M will. He just wasn't a consistent playmaker in one-on-ones although he has a lot of upside potential.

Overall though, I thought it was a fairly weak group especially given the huge numbers there today. To be honest, nobody was better than Clear Springs' Marcus Johnson at the June camp. The more I watch these 2013's, the more I'm convinced the A&M staff should have offered Johnson.

Julien Obioha Sighting

One of the recruits I was most impressed with from an eyeball test was the kid from New Orleans Julien Obioha. Nice big, long frame with plenty of meat and the potential to add more. He measured in at 6-foot-4, 248 pounds and can easily be 270 lbs. in a couple of years. DE all the way.

I really like this kid. I briefly met his parents too, and they are solid folks. Pretty smart kid too. He's a definite take...I like him even more after seeing him today.

Aggie Websider's Top Ten Camp Performers

My ratings are a mixture of eyeball test and on-field performances.

1. DeSean Smith, TE, Lake Charles, 2013
2. Trent Momon, WR, Hempstead, 2012
3. Jake Raulerson, OL/DL, Celina, 2013
4. Jaevon Richardson, WR, Baytown Lee, 2012
5. Dwayne Johnson, OL, Bellaire, 2013
6. Antwuan Davis, CB, Bastrop, 2013
7. Jimmie Gilbert, OLB/DE, A&M Consol, 2013
8. Damien Neroes, LB, Garland 2012
9. Frederick Ross, ath, Tyler John Tyler 2013
10. Rodrick Cooper, WR, Aldine MacArthur, 2012 (Hop's special)
10b. (tie) Austin Jupe, S, SA Central, 2013

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