TCU held their second mini-camp of the summer on Friday evening, this time traveling to Plano's Clark Stadium where close to 100 prospects showed in hopes of impressing the Frogs' coaching staff.
Several targets on the Frogs' wish list from the 2015 and 2016 classes made an appearance, led by 2015 four-star Deshawn Raymond; who made the drive in from Louisiana.
While prospects from both the 2015 and 2016 classes impressed, the class of 2017 was also well represented and featured two of the better players at their respective positions.
Once again HornedFrogBlitz.com was there to take in all the action and give the Frog fans an up close look on who we felt had good performances on the day. Below is a list of top players from the camp!
1. Chris Daniels – DT Euless Trinity (2016)
Although Daniels wasn't a known name before the camp, he was the most talked about recruit following the camp. Daniels wowed the coaches in attendance by running a 4.80 forty at 270-pounds. Daniels worked at both offensive line and defensive line, but it was on defense where he shined. Daniels came into the camp with only a Western Michigan offer. However, following his impressive performance, Daniels received an offer from the Frogs once he left the camp.
2. Jarvis Baxter – WR Trinity Valley C.C.
The former Garland Lakeview Centennial receiver is now at TVCC but was in attendance on Friday. Baxter ran a 4.45 forty and was the top receiver prospect on the day. He displayed good routes and caught nearly every pass thrown his way. Baxter has one more season at TVCC before he can transfer to a D-1 program.
3. Deshawn Raymond – CB East Jefferson, Metairie, LA
The four-star prospect lived up to the hype on Friday, leaving the camp as the top corner in attendance. Raymond is very long, measuring at 6-foot-1 and running a 4.5 forty. While that time may be slow for corner standards, Raymond was a force when it came time for one-on-one's. Raymond routinely locked down his receiver and had several pass breakups. Raymond will stay in town and visit TCU on Saturday.
4. Adewale Omotosho – WR Plano East (2016)
Another 2016 prospect that shined, Omotosho will be a name to watch the next two seasons. Blessed with a big frame at 6-foot-3, Omotosho caught several of the coaches' attention on Friday with his speed and ability to catch the football. He ran one of the fastest forty times with a 4.40 and was nearly uncoverable in one-on-one's. Without a doubt, Omotosho's performance on Friday put him squarely on TCU's radar.
5. Tipa Galea'i – DE Euless Trinity
The defensive end out of Trinity currently holds six offers and for good reason. Although he's not the heaviest, Galeai is 6-foot-5, 210-pounds and has a good frame to add weight. Galeai also ran well on the day, turning in a respectable 4.60 forty. During one-on-one's, Galeai used his speed to get around offensive linemen; his first step was the quickest of any defensive end.
6. Beau Hott – OL Plano
Another player under the radar, Hott turned some heads on Friday. Working along the interior, Hott more than held his own against the defensive linemen in 1-on-1's. Hott has the frame of a guard or center at the next level, measuring in at 6-foot-3, 270-pounds. Hott also turned in a respectable 5.22 forty and 4.65 shuttle.
7. Austin Corbett - LB Plano East
Corbett was quite possibly the most impressive looking prospect in attendance, coming in at 6-foot-4, 215-pounds. Although he's being recruited by schools as both a tight end and linebacker, TCU spent most of their focus watching him at linebacker. Corbett ran a 4.72 forty but also ran a 4.34 shuttle and did well in 1-on-1's. He did show some tendencies to run tight in some areas, but overall he's a promising prospect to watch.
8. Raleigh Texada – DB Frisco Centennial (2016)
The younger brother of Ranthony isn't quite as fast as big brother just yet, but Raleigh turned in a good performance. Texada recorded the fastest shuttle of the camp, running a 4.08. He also ran a 4.52 forty which isn't bad for the young junior to be. While he has room for improvement in the testing phase, Texada showed that he's a prospect to watch when he came time for 1-on-1 action, breaking up a few passes on the day.
9. Larry Hughes – OL Carrollton Creekview
The mammoth 6-foot-7 offensive lineman was another tackle that looked impressive on Friday. Hughes displayed good reach and held his own against some strong defensive tackles. While the 1-on-1's usually give the defensive line an advantage, Hughes like the aforementioned Hott, held his own. With such a tall frame, Hughes could see some improvement with his feet but that will come with maturity.
10. Miklo Smalls – QB Plano East (2017)
Smalls was an interesting prospect, first working out at safety then moving over to quarterback. While he struggled a bit at safety, Smalls looked very good throwing the football; especially considering his youth. He ran a 4.6 forty and turned in one of the top shuttle times of the day with a 4.21. Smalls is considered a front runner to take over at quarterback for Plano East this fall and if Friday is any indication, he stands a good chance to win the battle.
HONORABLE MENTION:Bobby Reynolds - OL Keller, A' Brae Booker Currin - DB/WR Farmersville, Trent Shaw - DB Frisco Wakeland, Ashton Preston - CB Edmond Santa Fe, Casey Verhulst – OL Plano East (2017), Markis McCray – HB Euless Trinity