Camp environments such as this are not always the most conducive for running backs to show their true skills, but Toneil Carter Jr. assembled a well-rounded performance in position drills and 1-on-1's. He's got the size and the straight-line speed to be a big-time back at the P5 level. Carter's performance earned him an invitation to The Opening Finals in July in Beaverton, Ore.
Without a doubt one of the most physically imposing specimens we've seen this spring, Austin Deculus showed his usual powerful, mauling blocking style during 1-on-1's against defensive linemen. Deculus has tackle size and big guard mentality and is the type of prospect who could play either position at the high-major level. Scout's No. 2 offensive tackle in the Lone Star State earned an invitation to The Opening Finals.
Ohio State Buckeyes commit J.K. Dobbins started a strong afternoon with an excellent testing session. He measured 5-foot-9 1/2, 199 pounds and ran an electronic-timed 4.44-second 40-yard dash, not to mention an impressive 38 1/2-inch vertical. Dobbins is a big-play offensive weapon you can move around the formation.
We came away very impressed by several 2018 Houston-area receiver prospects in attendance and Brennan Eagles sat at the top of the list. Eagles measured 6-foot-4, 202 pounds and ran a jaw-dropping 40 time for his size -- or just about anybody's, for that matter -- at 4.43 seconds. Eagles was outstanding in position work and for the second time since January, when we saw him at the Houston Next Level Athlete, we left an event thinking Eagles will be a nationally-recruited prospect.
Unsurprisingly, Texas-bound quarterback Sam Ehlinger assembled his usual consistent, poised performance. He plays with obvious confidence and command, never seeming to be rushed, but balancing that with an intensity we appreciate. Accuracy is one of his best traits. Though it didn't happen Sunday, Ehlinger may still have a good shot at eventually earning an Elite 11 Finals invitation.
Walker Little entered Sunday's event with the title of Scout's No. 1 offensive tackle in the state of Texas. He did not disappoint. Little was arguably the top offensive performer at the camp, regardless of position. He dominated 1-on-1's. He has prototype size and has gotten noticeably better technically and athletically over the course of the past year. Simply put, Little is one of the best O-line prospects in the nation.
One thing we learned is if you win your position group's MVP award at two different The Opening regionals, you probably have a good shot at getting invited to the Elite 11 Finals. That was the case for Oklahoma commit Chris Robison, who won Quarterback MVP at The Opening Dallas in mid-March before claiming that title again Sunday at The Opening Houston. He's a gunslinger who can make all the requisite throws and he continues to get smarter and smarter as a quarterback. Sooner fans will be happy to know he and fellow OU pledge CeeDee Lamb made some connections in the passing game during Sunday's camp.
As you can see, several of the state of Texas' top offensive tackles were on display at Sunday's camp. Grayson Reed affirmed our belief that he's one of those guys. Reed measured even larger than we had him previously listed in the Scout database as he checked in at 6-foot-4 1/2, 304 pounds. He's strong at the point of attack and surprisingly light on his feet. Reed is the type of O-line prospect who may be able to play just about anywhere along the front in college.
Now, back to those 2018 receivers from the Houston area. Another one who really stood out Sunday was Al'vonte Woodard, who made catch after catch in 1-on-1 and half skeleton action, including a couple that drew some "oohhs" and "aahhs" from spectators. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder has good speed and great instincts and has already picked up his first three FBS offers. While we're at it, let's mention another 2018 Houston-area receiver to remember: Cam Scott. The tall, long wideout was a smooth operator in 1-on-1's and almost impossible to cover on timing patterns down the sideline and to the corner of the end zone.
A strong junior season propelled Stephan Zabié firmly into the recruiting limelight and he exceeded the hype at Sunday's event. Zabié measured 6-foot-5, 290 pounds and performed very well in 1-on-1's. He's tall, long, and agile, even testing well (Nike Football Rating of 91.41). Zabié has recently started picking up more P5 offers and that should continue through the spring evaluation period starting in mid-April.