June 12 Camp Preview

The Longhorns are hosting a number of top 2013 prospects Sunday as part of their second camp. Here are six players to keep an eye on.

Tyrone Swoopes, QB, Whitewright

The cream of the Texas crop with regards to 2013 quarterbacks, Swoopes helped to lead a dominating offense with both his arm and his legs. At 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, and his level of athleticism, Swoopes is the state's top dual-threat quarterback, somebody who can make defenses pay with his speed and power out of the pocket. But can Swoopes handle the precision passing that has been a part of Bryan Harsin's previous offenses, and can the Longhorns make up ground on his recruitment? At this point, all signs point to Swoopes being a TCU lean, and with top pocket passer Kohl Stewart of St. Pius X looking like an A&M lock, the Longhorns could find themselves down to the third quarterback in the state in next year's class, if they don't close Swoopes. Even if they do close him, this weekend will be interesting to see if he can make the kinds of reads, and throws, that Texas requires of its quarterbacks.


James White, RB, Pearland Dawson

White may be the top running back on the Texas board, and with good reason. The 6-foot 195-pounder is a complete running back who can do a lot of different things for an offense, and he has the frame to continue to fill out well. White emerged a bit late as a sophomore, rushing for 100 or more yards in several late-season games, including two in the playoffs. He's a playmaker, more of a speed back who would fit well into the Texas system.


Dontre Wilson, RB, DeSoto

Wilson is an interesting prospect in that he's undersized but versatile. And it's that versatility that makes him such an enticing prospect for Texas. While the Longhorns might have White higher on the board, Wilson can play a totally different role, and one no less vital in Harsin's motion-heavy offense. Wilson is such a great receiver out of the backfield that he could find himself in the slot at the next level, and that level of versatility means that he would be ideal as a player who can operate at running back, then motion into a receiving position.


A'Shawn Robinson, OL/DL, Arlington Heights

Texas is always in the market for nasty players on the offensive line, and Robinson appears to be one of the best, and meanest, trench warriors in the 2013 crop. Robinson already has great size at 6-4 302, and he shows the mobility and nastiness needed to be a major threat on the interior offensive line. Robinson moves well enough to also see some time at defensive tackle, though his best position is probably at guard, where he can continue to maul the competition.


Isaiah Golden, DT, Elysian Fields

The Longhorns received some bad news when Dallas Kimball defensive tackle Justin Manning wasn't able to make it in for camp. But while Manning might be the consensus top defensive tackle in the state in 2013, Golden is far from chopped liver. He displays quick feet for his size (6-2 295) and lined up both at defensive end and fullback last year. He uses his hands well, and will be an interior lineman at the next level. Don't be surprised if a strong performance earns him a spot at the first Junior Day next year.


Marcell Harris, DB, South Lake (Fla.)

It's never a bad thing when a top prospect decides to take a trip halfway across the country for your camp. Harris looks to be a better safety prospect than any in-state players next year. At 6-2 190, he has great size and length, and his range, ability to break on the ball and blow up ball carriers is top notch. Harris is a rare early out-of-state target, and will be one of the top players worth watching.


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