Prioleau impresses at camp

Nearly two months ago, A&M head coach Mike Sherman and his staff saw game film of All-Saints Episcopal tight end Hutson Prioleau. Now the A&M commit is turning heads at combines and camps. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop visits with the 2009 prospect about his camp experience and his commitment to the Aggies.

Almost two months ago, Texas A&M head oach Mike Sherman and his first-year staff watched game film of a tight end prospect from All-Saints Episcopal High School in Fort Worth. At the time, Hutson Prioleau was not a prominent name among recruiting enthusiasts and his name didn't appear on many early Top 100 lists put out by several recruiting services.

However, the Texas A&M staff immediately saw something they liked in the 6-foot-5, 242-pound tight end and quickly offered him a scholarship, an offer Prioleau could not refuse. Two months later, scouts and recruiting services are starting to see what Texas A&M astutely noticed back in March, as Prioleau showcased his skills at the recent Nike Combine last weekend.

"I had a good day," Prioleau said. "I caught everything they threw to me. I didn't miss anything."

In fact, Prioleau's performance drew many raves from those in attendance, and it garnered his nomination as one of the top prospects at the event.

"I was named to the Elite Eleven team at the camp as one of the top eleven prospects," Prioleau said. "I was honored. There were 150-200 prospects who participated so I feel pretty good with how I performed."

Asked what skills he showcased the most at the event, the Metrpolex native indicated that his hands and his ability to catch the ball was what caught the attention of camp observers.

"Definitely my hands. The camp focused on drills, and for us that was route running and showing we can make different catches on the field," Prioleau said. "We didn't get timed or measured, so it was mainly the drills and I thought I did well catching the ball."

What camp observers didn't see was the tight end's improved speed and forty time. Prioleau has been working hard in the offseason to improve his speed and agility, and it's starting to pay off.

"The other day I ran a 4.62 forty in my workouts which is a personal best," Prioleau said. "I've been working out six days a week doing a lot of running and drills. I run the stadium stands every day."

Combine his recent camp performance with his impressive forty time, and no wonder Prioleau's stock is on the rise. He still receives letters from schools such as OU, Auburn, and Georgia Tech. However, his destination appears to be Texas A&M.

"I'm still very solid with my commitment and I'm not looking anywhere else," Prioleau said. "I call Coach Doll about once a week and stay in touch. I'm planning to attend one of their three day camps this summer. I'm happy with my decision."

Prioleau will continue his workouts through the offseason, and he also plans to participate on the school's 7-on-7 team later this spring and summer.

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