With summer in full swing, that means it’s time for college programs to host hundreds of prospects at their respective camps throughout the summer. For TCU, the Frogs have already had seven mini-camps and have had a chance to evaluate a ton of rising prospects.
While a number of prospects are already on the radar, for some prospects it gives them an opportunity to emerge as a prospect to watch. That happened at TCU’s most recent camp with Flower Mound Marcus offensive lineman Keaton Sutherland.
The 2015 prospect was one of the top players at the Frogs’ offensive and defensive lineman camp; it could be up for serious debate that he was the top tackle prospect in attendance.
At 6-foot-5, 260-pounds, Sutherland tested very well for a player his size; running a 5.0 forty and a 4.78 pro shuttle. He also ran a 2.96 twenty yard dash.
Once agility drills started along with one-on-one’s, Sutherland stood out as an offensive lineman. Several TCU coaches were seen talking to the rising prospect giving him positive feedback from his performance.
“They just said that I had good feet and I moved well,” Sutherland said.
Oddly enough, Sutherland hasn’t spent a great deal of time on the offensive line for the Marauders, if any at all. His sophomore highlights consist of him playing defensive end, which by the way he’s not too shabby at. However, if his performance at TCU is indicator of anything, his future is on the offensive line.
“My coach has me at center right now but I’m getting more recruited at left tackle,” he said. “I’m playing center right now, but I like tackle more. It doesn’t matter which side.”
So far only a few teams have started to show interest in Sutherland; mainly Arkansas.
“I don’t have any offers yet but Arkansas has shown a lot of interest,” he said. “I went to the camp recently. I also went to their junior day last year.”
Sutherland hopes his performance at TCU’s camp will keep him on the Frogs’ radar throughout his recruiting process. The Frogs hadn’t shown interest prior to his camp visit, in fact he camped at TCU simply because of the close proximity to Flower Mound.
It appears his conversations with the TCU coaches at the camp have definitely landed him on the Frogs’ list of players to watch.
“Coach Patterson said that he liked me a lot and Coach Sharp said that he wanted to keep in touch with me,” Sutherland said.
What does he know about TCU?
“They’ve been doing great lately,” he said. “A player from my school two years ago that’s friends with my brother is Josh Carraway. He said he likes it a lot.”