Recruiting Summary and Storylines - Offense

With summer camps in full swing, recruiting information has picked up over the past week. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop takes a look at the week that was including buzz from Sunday's talent-laiden A&M camp.

Here's a summary and a storyline for those wanting a summary version of the week's recruiting storylines which includes Sunday's camp. This is for the offense.

QB

A&M held their QB camp earlier in the week. Separate from today's camp, A&M offered two 2015 QB's a couple of days ago....Allen's Kyler Murray and Stephenville's Jarrett Stidham. Everybody is familiar with Kevin Murray's son, but Stidham has completed just three passes in his high school career because he was backing up a pretty good QB in Tyler Jones. IN fact, in Ryan Tannehill fashion, he was a top receiver for the Yellow Jackets last season. But he has blown away coaches at every camp he's attended so far by racking up offers from Baylor, Tech, Texas, and now A&M to name the top few. At 6-foot-4, 190 lbs. with a rifle arm and a 4.65 40 time, he's a physical specimen.


RB

2015 RB Ja'Mychal Hasty of Longview turned heads again with another sub-4.4 clocking at today's camp. Observers felt his performance earned him an offer and there were some rumors that he was offered, but Hasty confirmed that he wasn't offered just yet. Keep an eye on 2015 power back Chris Warren who had a great camp performance at Texas today and was offered specifically as a RB...not LB as some project him. I was told that to get him, you must offer at RB. He's supposed to be at the longer high school camp next week.


WR

There was one major 2014 target at camp today, South Houston WR Elton Dyer. From reports today, he had a good camp. He didn't earn an offer, but he's very much still on the bubble and the staff wants to evaluate him later this summer. What we did find out today is that a big performance from ALexandria (LA) WR D.J. Chark warranted an offer earlier in the day. Chark has incredible acceleration off the line and is a pure speed burner at over 6-foot-1. He's built similarly to Ed Pope. OSU and LSU have already offered. The key question here is whether LSU's offer is committable. He's supposed to visit Baton Rouge next week, and if the Tigers try to shy away from the offer, he could be an Aggie in short time.

2016 Manvel WR Reggie Hemphill attended along with several Manvel teammates and he showed observers why he'll be one of the top (if not THE top) sophomore WR's.


TE

2015 Clear Lake TE Jordan Davis was offered by the staff today after the camp. He's a soft FSU commit but expect him to become an AM commit in the near future.

There were a couple of 2014 TE targets at the camp today, but from what I've heard the staff was probably most impressed with the performance last week of TE Mavin Saunders who is very athletic and also a Top 25 basketball prospect in the state.


OL

This was one of the most interesting positions going into the camp. A&M is likely going to take one additional interior lineman and one more tackle (possibly a second tackle depending on how things shake out) in the 2014 class. G/C Connor Mayes was offered after last week's camp. Interior targets Evan Brown (Brown had some dominating reps against Duvonta Lampkin) and Austin Schlottman both showed well and are still on the cusp of an offer, but most observers felt 6-foot-5, 273-pound LaGrange OL Zach Leftwik had the best performance of the camp...and the staff thought so as well extending an offer. According to Brad though, he thinks Leftwik is a tackle candidate and indications from the family is that the staff is interested in his ability to play on the edge. So, there seems to be more questions than answers here. But what we do know is that Leftwik and his mom are going to Texas tomorrow (already with an offer in-hand) to tour the campus and facilities that he didn't see last time. He then plans to do the same thing at A&M the following week and then make a decision. We know mom is an Aggie fan and the community of LaGrange has always had a large contingent of Aggies, so we think A&M may have the slight edge here but we'll see what happens on these visits. We'll also see if A&M uses this time to push guys like Braden Smith and Casey Tucker like they did with Kyle Allen. We shall see.

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