There are always top showcase prospects heading into camps. But it’s not always the same prospects that stand out when the camps are all said and done.
Class of 2013 tight end Christian Morgan (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian), for instance, showed why he is such a coveted prospect at Oklahoma’s camp.
And next summer, there's a strong chance we could likely be saying the same things about this quintet of young recruits, who stood out at Oklahoma's three-day camp:
• 2015 DB Desmond Cain (Delray Beach, Fla./American Heritage Boca-Delray): The teammate of OU running back commit Greg Bryant, Cain was consistently solid all three days of camp.
It is unclear as to what his natural position is going to end up being, but that’s not a big concern at the moment. He showed he belongs with the top defensive backs. And during one-on-ones, he never backed down from an opportunity to go out and prove himself.
• 2014 WR K.D. Cannon (Mount Pleasant, Texas/Mount Pleasant): It was clear Saturday night the hype for Cannon was pretty big.
He participated in the Sunday morning session and showed flashes of why OU receivers coach Jay Norvell was talking to him so much.
He is not the biggest at 6-foot-1 and 160 pounds, but he showed a lot of explosiveness and an ability to make some jaw-dropping plays.
• 2014 WR Jakari Dillard (Princeton, Texas/Princeton): The package is there. The pedigree is there. Dillard will just have to put it all together.
Dillard, the son of former OU defensive lineman Stacey Dillard, also only performed in the Sunday morning session. Within seconds of seeing him, it was obvious why he was there.
He already has offers from Texas Tech and Mississippi State, and at 6-foot-4 and with good hands, it won’t be long before more schools come calling.
• 2014 WR Davion Hall (Texarkana, Texas/Liberty-Eylau): Hall was “this close” to making the top performers list. He wasn’t outstanding any of the three days, but he was in the conversation all three days.
What Hall showed in the three days was a willingness to be coached. Norvell spent a lot of one-on-one time with him, and Hall tried to improve on everything Norvell preached.
He is 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds and is receiving a lot of interest from several Big 12 schools.
Already with a good frame at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, Ivy had a solid outing Sunday in both sessions and said he was pleased with his performance.
Clark received an offer from OU on Sunday, which Ivy said has only motivated him to put in more work.