Mary Hardin-Baylor + Oklahoma State Hold Saturday Camp at Tyler Lee
TYLER -- About 75 East Texas football players converged on Tyler's Robert E. Lee High School on Saturday afternoon for a camp hosted by Mary Hardin-Baylor and Oklahoma State.
UMHB's coaching staff ran the camp, which also featured instruction from members of the Oklahoma State coaching staff. Players were timed in events such as pro agility and the 40-yard dash before breaking into position-specific groups.
Chapel Hill's Joseph Clark was one player who stood out. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound 2014 prospect ran a hand-timed 4.47 40. Clark has played linebacker, safety, and running back for Chapel Hill, but is being recruited as a defensive back. He recently received his first offer from Air Force.
"I just wanted to get more familiar with the OSU coaches, really, but I'm open to any offer. I'm trying to get my offers up," Clark said. "I did good on the 40 and speed stuff."
UTSA and Houston have been in recent contact with Clark, among other schools.
Whitehouse 2014 defensive tackle Kostin Wallace also impressed, particularly in 1-on-1 drills. His 5-foot-11, 340-pound frame helped him get leverage and a quick first step during pass-rush drills.
"I've never been to a camp before so I just wanted to come see what it was like. I got hurt last year so I didn't really have a season, so I just wanted to see how I look compared to some of the other guys," Wallace said. "I think I opened some eyes. Made some people know to look out for Kostin Wallace."
Van 2015 offensive lineman Wyatt Santos and 2015 linebacker Brice Borgeson, John Tyler 2014 safety Terry Ausborne (SMU offer), Tyler Lee 2014 lineman Amir Wilson, and Chapel Hill 2014 quarterback Andrew Black were among the several dozen athletes who competed at the camp, which drew players from a large geographic region. Elysian Fields 2014 players Zackary Holcomb (offensive line) and Tanner Davis (running back) made the drive.
The 230-pound Wilson, who will team with 2015 left tackle Matthew Weeks for the Red Raiders this fall, will likely start at right tackle for Lee, but also flashed skills from defensive end. Black finished a long day of competition with the camp, which followed a 4-0 record at this morning's Bullard 7-on-7 state qualifier event. Chapel Hill joins Carthage and Jasper as teams that have qualified for the Division II 7-on-7 state tournament in July.
Saturday evening's camp also drew players from outside of East Texas, particularly from the Shreveport-Bossier City metro area. One such athlete was big-time 2015 defensive tackle T.D. Moton, who plays for Shreveport Calvary Baptist. The 6-foot-4, 310-pounder Moton already holds seven offers: Baylor, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M.