NFTC Houston: The Oklahoma State Impact

Cameron Townsend

This year, Nike and Student Sports put a Nike Football Training Camp in both Dallas and Houston. It was a great idea because the one event in the past for Texas was just too much in the way of too many prospects at one place and one time. If any state is deserving of two events it is Texas.

I was not able to make it to Houston for the Sunday NFTC, but unfortunately the rain did and compromised some of the event. For fans of Oklahoma State that like to follow the Cowboys in recruiting, both the Dallas and the Houston events were equally important as the OSU staff hits both metro areas in Texas very hard. Plus the fact that so many of the prospects at the events came from all over Texas not to mention a large number from Louisiana, a state where Oklahoma State is doing more and more.

For Scout, my friends Greg Powers, Ahmard Vital and Annabel Stephan have done and continue to produce a lot of good reporting. Based on their reports, here is how the Houston NFTC may have impacted Oklahoma State some.

There were one prominent player, a position MVP in Houston that Oklahoma State is very high on.

Erik McCoy, OL, Lufkin, Texas
McCoy, I believe, was on the sidelines in Stillwater at the Orange Blitz on Saturday and then made it to the event in Houston. McCoy is a big offensive lineman and one that the Cowboys have offered, along with Houston and Arkansas State. He was the best of a dominant group of linemen in Houston last Sunday.

Deontay Anderson, DB, Alvin (Manvel), Texas
Okay, how about this, Anderson is a 2016 prospect. Yes, coming off of his sophomore season he was the position MVP in the secondary at the Houston NFTC. It is not too early to jump on this young man.

Among the others that stood out were some players offered previously by Oklahoma State despite not being ranked by Scout. Then there are also some big time highly regarded recruits as well. This goes back to my theory that the OSU, Baylor and Kansas State coaching staffs are the best recruiting evaluators among all staffs in the Big 12 Conference.

Cameron Townsend, LB, Fort Bend (Ridge Point), Texas
Townsend is a really strong player with a great frame. He is a four-star guy that the Cowboys and many others have offered.

Jaylon Lane, CB, Nacogdoches, Texas
Lane is an unrated recruit (not for long) that the Cowboys had offered. He is a big corner prospect, the kind schools love to find. He is close to a can't miss based on what we have seen on tape.

Kendall Sheffield, DB, Fort Bend (Marshall), Texas
Sheffield is on almost every school's wish list. In the SPARQ testing in Houston he lit it up with a 4.48 in the forty and a 4.09 in the shuttle.

Kemah Siverand, WR, Cypress (Cy Ridge), Texas
Siverand is another prospect who has been offered by Oklahoma State from virtually the beginning, and in Houston he ran a 4.58 with a 4.28 in the shuttle.

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