Who Were The Standouts At One-Day Camp?

Xavier Lewis of East St. John High School

The Oklahoma State football staff welcomed late Saturday afternoon some 102 prospects, ranging from sophomores-to-be to seniors-to-be this fall for some fun and football in the Sherman Smith Training Facility. Most of those young men were looking to impress the Cowboys staff and either garner an offer or at least get on the recruiting radar screen.

One prospect that really didn't need to impress was cornerback Xavier Lewis out of East St.John High School in Louisiana. He has already earned an invite to Nike's The Opening in Oregon in July. The 5-11, 180-pounder has offers from Oklahoma State, LSU, Texas, Texas A&M, Clemson, Auburn, and Notre Dame among others. He did not run at the camp but he did post a 9'4" broad jump.

We'll break the other prospects we saw down by class starting with the most pressing. Here's a look at the other 2015 prospects that joined Lewis in making an impression.

As we normally do, we'll start at quarterback and we'll leave off the duo from Louisiana named Miles and Cameron. Yesterday, we featured the quarterback sons of LSU head coach and former Oklahoma State head coach Les Miles and current LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Manny Miles and Danny Cameron are both talented quarterbacks that we could see playing college football somewhere.

Other quarterbacks in Stillwater on Saturday included Maize, Kansas standout Connor Lungwitz. The 6-4, 200-pound Lungwitz is a drop back-style quarterback with a good arm. Miami (Ohio) and Western Michigan have both offered. He is also a hoops and a baseball player.

We know Connor McGinnis out of Heritage Hall well. He is listed at 6-3 1/2 and 183 pounds. He ran really well with a 4.7 in the forty and a 4.4 in the pro agility. Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Memphis, and Tulsa are among the schools recruiting McGinnis.

Then there was Hunter Hall of Clearwater, Kansas. He is 6-2 1/2, 216 pounds and pretty explosive as evidenced this spring by his toss of 175' 10" in the javelin.

We mentioned Clinton's star running back Marquiz Simpkins in our Saturday report, and when you can run a 4,35 in the forty then you get mentioned again. The 5-9, 183-pound Simpkins has been offered by South Dakota and Tulsa. Last season he rushed for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Red Tornadoes.

Justin Curry is the younger brother of C.J. and Darius, both on the Oklahoma State squad. He is a 5-10, 196 pound running back out of Fort Smith Northside in Arkansas. He ran well and his pro agility was a strong 4.3.

We also mentioned Dillon Lohr, but I contend I like Lohr better on the defensive side of the ball as his five interceptions outweigh his 18 receptions for 505 yards and two touchdowns receiving or his yards rushing. He is over six foot and weighs in at 196 pounds with a 4.65 in the forty.

There were five wide receivers of note starting with Alex Honey of Denton Guyer. Honey is over 6-3 and 187 pounds with a 4.6 in the forty and a 4.2 pro agility. Last season he caught 27 passes for 507 yards and six touchdowns.

Jalen McCleskey is 5-9 1/2, 157 pounds and ran a 4.56. He is out of Covington St. Paul's High School in Louisiana. He is the son of former Tennessee and NFL receiver J.J. McCleskey. Air Force, South Florida, Southeast Louisiana, Southern Miss, and Tulane have offered. He starred in the LSU camp already this summer. Last season he caught 43 passes for 656 yards and six touchdowns.

Donald Stokes out of Carencro High School in Louisiana is 6-0 1/2 and 175 pounds with 4.6 speed. Last season Stokes had 33 receptions for 558 yards and three touchdowns.

Denzel Goolsby of Wichita (Bishop Carroll), Kan., is 5-11, 191 pounds, and Illinois State and Northern Illinois have offered. He rushed for 490 yards and 12 touchdowns as a running back last season and caught 21 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns. He is pushing himself as a receiver prospect. He ran a 4.55 in the forty and a sizzling 4.0 in the pro agility.

Carson Epps is a dual sport guy, actually three sports as he is a basketball standout and also ran on Jenks (Okla.) High School's state champion 4X400 meter relay team. Just recently Missouri State, Arkansas State, and Louisiana Monroe have offered.

There were more big boys on the offensive line than I have seen in some time. New Oklahoma State offensive line coach Bob Connelly looked like he was enjoying himself.

Shane Block (6-5, 256) out of Yukon, Okla.,; Larry Hughes (6-6, 275) out of Carrollton Creekview (Texas); O'Shea Duggs (6-4, 301) out of Fort Smith Northside (Ark); Mark Garner (6-4, 290) from Poteau, Okla.; Grant Burguillos (6-4, 288) of Mandeville (La); Zach Kinninger (6-5, 301) out of Cypress Ranch (Texas): Jaxson Deaton (6-4, 303) out of Frisco (Texas), and Conrad Harker (6-7, 248) out of Lincoln Southwest (Neb.) helped make up the senior group of offensive linemen.

On defense there were a lot more underclassmen. Seth Thomas of Blue Valley Southwest in Kansas is a 6-5, 222-pound defensive end with offers from Holy Cross and Missouri State. He ran a 4.97 and a 4.29 pro agility.

Derrick Harley is another defensive end prospect out of Wichita Falls Hirschi in Texas. He is 6-4 1/2, 210 pounds and was an all-district performer last season in football and hoops. He ran an impressive 4.6 flat in the forty.

Jamal Logan at linebacker is 6-0, 205 pounds out of Field Kindley in Kansas. He is also a two-sport athlete playing basketball.

Midwest City Aaron McKinney might have headed the defensive backs if not for Xavier Lewis. McKinney is 6-3 1/2, 186 pounds and has an offer from South Dakota. He is a strong prospect.

Darreon Jackson played at Mesquite Horn High School in Texas last season and had 89 tackles, eight tackles for loss, four interceptions, five fumbles caused and three recovered. This season he will play at Derby High School in Kansas. Army, Southern Illinois, Tulsa, UTEP, Western Illinois have offered. He is 5-11, 174 pounds and runs a 4.5 and had a near 10-foot broad jump.

Douglass High School's Dameko Doodles was there after also being at the Mary Hardin-Baylor camp the Oklahoma State staff guest coaches at in Rockwall, Texas last Sunday.

KiAnte Hardin is a standout for Missouri powerhouse Webb City. The 5-10, 162-pound corner ran a 4.5 in the forty and a 4.3 in the pro agility. He has offers from Army, Ball State, Bowling Green, Eastern Illinois, Minnesota and Murray State after making 41 tackles and intercepting eight passes last season.

We'll look at the underclassmen in an upcoming story.

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