Texas A&M Day Camp review
The Aggies hosted their last camp of the season and had approximately 550 players in attendance. Some of the top names in the state were in attendance and some players who are in the sleeper category. Also of interest are some top players in the 2010 class. We will recap most of those players of great interest for A&M fans in this article.
Class of 2009: OF course the big names were Kolby Gray (Cy Falls), Aaron Doyle (Evant), Scott Zimmerle (Danbury), and Chuck Thornally (Boerne).
Doyle ran a 4.62 in the 40 and looked sharp in the passing drills, also on the 7 on 7 he did a good job on making his passes. Kolby Gray rattled off a good 40 time and did impress in the passing drills. ACcording to Doyle's coach, the Aggies said they have one quarterback ahead of him but if he commits elsewhere he is right there. On Doyle he wants an offer from Oklahoma State and they have told him he is next in line for an offer. He is being recruited by most teams at quarterback but some schools are looking at him as a linebacker also.
I talked with Kolby Gray's dad at the camp and they are really hoping for an A&M offer. He is another who would benefit if Mossakowski decided to go out of state. For some reason there had been false rumors that Kolby was only 6-0 or smaller, but I saw him in the state playoffs and he was over 6-foot then. What I like about Kolby was his gritty performance against Stratford in what was a classic playoff performance. He has good size and is filling out physically and that arm has always looked good.
Scott Zimmerle is from Class 2A Danbury but is getting a lot of attention from Miami. He came to the A&M camp hoping for an offer but as we have said the Aggies are looking at prospects in case Mossakowski goes elsewhere. He has some real nice upside but has not played against great competition in Class 2A.
Chuck Thornally is from Boerne but is an interesting prospect who is 6-foot-4 and just turned 17. He comes from a passing school in Boerne and is hearing from Duke, Stanford, Baylor, Missouri, Kansas, TCU and SMU . He is very young for his class so he is not getting too many looks. He is doing the camps tour to try to draw an offer Baylor, SMU, TCU and Arkansas.
Class of 2010: Conner Wood (Second Baptist), Luke Woodley (Highland Park), Jacolby Walker (Westfield), Jamie Peebles (Klein)
Conner Wood was the best overall quarterback on the day, he had a great State 7 on 7 Tournament and continued it through the day camp. He is really good on the deep pass and can make any pass you want. During the 7 on 7 tournament he got on a roll that Garrett Gilbert would be proud of, he was throwing TD passes at will. Wood is the top quarterback in the 2010 class and his brother attends A&M so the Aggies are a strong possibility but Georgia is the team to watch here.
Luke Woodley- Highland Park- Another possible top quarterback in the 2010 class he had a good camp and will be attending other camps. Highland Park has produced some top quarterbacks and Woodley might be next.
Jacolby Walker (Westfield) is another top junior quarterback in attendance. According to Westfield Coach, Corby Meekins, he picked up the offense very fast and is already allowing Westfield to increase their offensive packages. A starter since his sophomore year he throws well on the run but is not quite there yet as a top tier quarterback. He has very nice upside and has plenty of room to develop.
Jamie Peebles (Klein), I first saw him last year when he outperformed All-State quarterback Billy Noonan in St. Pius' Spring Game. Since then he has transferred to Klein HS and helped them go on a great streak during the 7 on 7 season, losing only once before the state tournament. The only knock on Jamie is that he is not 6-foot-2, he has a strong arm and makes all the throws. He is getting looks at everyone.
THE RUNNING BACKS
2009: Kalvin Guyton was there and put on a nice show catching the ball but there really was not too many other top tiers players there on the day. A&M is pretty much done at the position and it was not a high focus area.
2010: Of course the big name was there but did not participate. Temple's Lache Seastrunk was in attendance but watched only. However after participating in the State 7 on 7 Tournament he stayed another day and told us he really liked A&M. In fact he said that A&M was the leader for him, in the questionnaire he filled out for A&M he listed the Aggies # 1. That being said, he is a very nice person and has only visited a couple of schools so far. He goes to LSU this weekend so it remains to be seen if he is still favoring A&M after that.
2009: Chase Joubert- Duncanville, DJ Gipson- Clear Creek, Mike Hicks- China Spring, Darius Jones- Marshall: Darius Jones was the only one that A&M is still looking at for their last wide receiver spot. Several other D1 receivers showed up but as soon as Darius commits, if he does commit to A&M, they are done at the spot.
2010: Two national quality receivers showed up. Trevon Reed is probably one of the top Louisiana receivers for next season. Jordan Jolly from Elkins is a receiver who has some size but excels after the catch. Early in his sophomore campaign he got several touchdowns just by bursting through the defense showing some great speed. He needs to work on his concentration because he will drop passes from time to time.
2009: Wynzell Lee- Klein, Ralph Oragwu- Houston commit OL FB Marshall, Tobyn Large- Montgomery, Neal Crumpton, Rob Dale- St. Pius, Eric graham- Panhandle, Alex Schooler- Wichita, KS
A UH commit showed up in Ralph Oragwu. Oragwu is a big body who has a great frame and can move but has not put it together on the football field. He told us that he considers himself to be a "soft commit". If A&M was to lose Ivory Wade then Oragwu could be a possibility though Arizona might be a bigger threat presently.
Another player of interest is Eric Graham from Panhandle, at 6-6 240, he runs a 4.70 and is on the track relay team. His father played for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers. Some schools are looking at him as a tight end, others center, others tackle. His father died last year during the season and it affected Graham greatly which has hurt his recruitment. Everything we hear is that several schools are close to offering but they might want to wait to see what he does in the first three games of the season. He is still going to see Rice and some other camps.
Neal Crumpton is another player who is hitting the camp circuit hard and is looking for offers.
2010: Luke Burleson- Allen and Cody Kaleh- St. Pius: Burleson is 6-5 280 and it is a thin 280 so he has a great frame. He came to the regular camp rather than the OL/DL camp. With A&M getting commits from Steven Terrell and Uzoma Nwachukwu the Aggies should be players for Burleson.
tomorrow we talk about the defensive players who showed up.
A&M Day Camp review Part one: Offense
Texas A&M Day Camp review