TCU Camp: Top OL/DL Performers

Close to 100 offensive and defensive linemen made their way to TCU on Friday for a Frogs' mini-camp.

It was another busy day for the Horned Frogs coaching staff on Friday as they held their first camp on TCU's campus. The camp was separated with two sessions; linemen in the morning and skill guys in the afternoon.

Several names stood out in the morning session and with that, let's take a look at the top performers (based on HFB.com) from the linemen session.

TOP PERFORMERS
Position: Defensive End
School: Palestine
Class: 2014
HT/WT: 6-3, 240

Owens received an offer from TCU just a few days ago. The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder stepped up right where he left off at the Kilgore camp last week. Owens didn't test on Friday, already running a 4.6 for the Frogs last week. In individual drills, it was tough to find a quicker set of feet than Owens. When it came time for 1-on-1's, Owens put on a show, winning at least three of his battles against offensive linemen.

Position: Defensive end
School: Greenville
Class: 2014
HT/WT: 6-3, 235

If you didn't know of Franklin before, get familiar with the name. The defensive end out of Greenville was easily one of the most athletic defensive ends in attendance, which was especially impressive when you combine that with his 6-foot-3, 235-pound frame. Franklin had the fastest forty time for a defensive end with a 4.63 and quickly had the attention of the coaches early on. When it came to one-on-one drills, Franklin was unstoppable. Don't be shocked if TCU is Franklin's first offer.

Position: Guard/Center
School: Argyle Liberty Christian
Class: 2014
HT/WT: 6-3, 290

Just as he does at every camp, Lundblade simply gets it done. Lundblade showed why he's considered one of the top center prospects in the country and when it came time for one-on-one's, Lundblade couldn't be beat working at center. Now up to eight offers, Lundblade definitely put himself on TCU's radar even more with his performance on Friday.

Position: Offensive tackle
School: Flower Mound Marcus
Class: 2015
HT/WT: 6-5, 260

Keep an eye on this 6-foot-5, 260-pound gem out of Flower Mound Marcus. A 2015 prospect, aside from Franklin, Sutherland seemed to create the most buzz from the coaches. Sutherland displayed excellent quickness and aside from Lundblade, he was the best offensive lineman during 1-on-1's. Although he will play center for the Marauders, Sutherland is a prime tackle prospect at the next level and one that will start to get offers sooner rather than later.

Position: Defensive end
School: Dallas Skyline
Class: 2014
HT/WT:: 6-3, 230

As expected, Evans put on a good show for the TCU coaches. While he didn't test as well as Franklin in the 40 with a 4.73, when it came time for individual drills and more importantly one-on-one's, Evans won most of his battles. Evans has a top five with TCU on the outside looking in. However, an offer from the Frogs would definitely change his list of top schools.

6. Demetrion Amie
Position: Defensive end
School: Hill School (Ft. Worth)
Class: 2014
HT/WT: 6-3, 230

Physically, Amie was one of the most impressive players in attendance. At 6-foot-3, 230-pounds, Amie certainly opened some eyes today with his quickness and his work in individual drills. He had one of the faster first steps of any prospect in attendance. Amie also ran a very respectable 4.70 forty. Here's the best part about Amie; he's a six man player. If there is a better looking player in Texas in six-man football, we'd like to see him.

7. Jonathan Alvarez
Position: Guard
School: Mesquite Horn
Class: 2014
HT/WT: 6-3, 280

Another prospect out of Mesquite Horn, Alvarez was very good on the interior. He has a frame that can add plenty of weight and he's very strong. Alvarez quickly showed his strength early on in one-on-one's and by our count, he didn't lose a battle. A prospect at guard or center, Alvarez snapped for the Frogs' coaching staff following the camp.

8. Connor Dyer
Position: Guard/center
School: Mesquite Horn
Class: 2015
HT/WT:: 6-4, 280

The 2015 lineman out of Mesquite Horned already holds a TCU offer. It was easy to see why early on as Dyer went through agility drills and displayed his lateral movement. Dyer was unable to participate in contact drills, but he did enough through testing and particular drills to prove that he was one of the top linemen prospects in attendance.

9. Phillip Haynes
Position: Offensive tackle
School: Dallas Skyline
Class: 2014
HT/WT:: 6-3, 265

The 2014 tackle out of Skyline really turned it on during one-on-one drills and along with Sutherland he was one of the better tackle prospects in attendance. No other prospect "punched" like Haynes, and most defensive ends didn't expect it. He still needs to add plenty of weight, but he showed good footwork keeping ends to the outside and won most of his one-on-one battles.

Position: offensive tackle
School: Byron Nelson
Class: 2014
HT/WT:: 6-6, 310

Last but certainly not least was Huizenga out of Byron Nelson. Huizenga was one of the larger prospects in attendance at 6-foot-6, 310-pounds. Huizenga needs to improve his lateral movement because he was beat off the edge by some defensive linemen, however, once he got his hands on a defender, the big lineman usually came out on top. Huizenga is still waiting for his first offer.

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