Top Five Camp Performers

LonghornDigest.com breaks down five top performers at Texas's one-day camp on Sunday.

2015 RB Jay Bradford, Splendora

Arguably the top offensive showing, in a field that included players like Chris Warren and Emmanuel Porter, belonged to the Splendora speedster. Bradford ran a 40-yard dash of 4.32 seconds and repeatedly showed throughout the day that he wasn't just a track guy. Bradford accelerates fantastically well, separates when running routes and has soft hands to pluck the ball even when he was covered. Tremendous day at a position where it's hard to stand out in a camp setting.


2014 WR Emmanuel Porter, Dallas Lincoln

A surprise visitor, Porter looked great walking in the door and excelled once he showed up. A 6-foot-3 wideout who repeatedly clocks in the 4.4s and jumps 36-plus inches vertically, Porter showed rare burst for a player of his size. An excellent basketball player, he also did a nice job of high-pointing the ball, and can make plays when covered. There's still some rawness in the current TCU commit's game, but his potential is through the roof.


2015 LB/DE Anthony Wheeler, Dallas Skyline

Unlike the other four names on this list — all of whom earned offers with their Sunday performances — Wheeler already had a Texas offer. And he did plenty to prove that he deserved it. In the morning session, Wheeler made multiple plays down the field in coverage, shocking for a player who weighed 230 pounds. And in the afternoon, he spent some time at defensive end, standing out in pass-rush drills against some top-end competition. Add in that he ran in the 4.5s, and it was a great day for the Skyline product.


2014 DB Jason Hall, South Grand Prairie

One of the biggest compliments you can receive is acknowledgement from your peers, and Porter singled out Hall, a Nebraska commitment, as the best cornerback he faced. At 6-2, Hall has great size, and he's physical at the line. He covered well enough to show his versatility to Texas defensive backs coach Duane Akina. Hall is safety sized, and his cover skills would be a major plus at that position. But he could also potentially stick at corner if need be.


2015 CB Kris Boyd, Gilmer

Probably the best cornerback in attendance, Boyd was as fluid as they come, doing an outstanding job of shadowing receivers and making plays on the ball. Just as impressive was his competitive streak … Boyd repeatedly hopped in front of other players to take extra repetitions. Running 4.5-flat as a 6-1 corner doesn't hurt, either.


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