Texas Recruiting 2013: Camp Season Begins

Texas commit Jake Raulerson will return to the scene of his dominance a year after standing out at the first Texas mini-camp (Photo by the author).

The spring evaluation period has concluded for college coaches around the country, turning their collective attention to the summer camp season, which provides the only opportunity for those coaches to work out prospects on their own terms and at their own facilities (though many schools have off-campus camps).

So even though offers can't be extended while prospects are on campus, the summer camps often result in offers. At Texas, that usually means for members of the upcoming cycle -- the camps are the second major recruiting event for 2014 prospects after the spring game gave them a brief introduction to the Longhorn staff.

The first mini-camp is on Sunday, with the three-day camp going down next week and the second and final mini-camp the following Sunday -- it's a short summer camp season for Texas, though important targets, especially in the 2014, will spend parts of the month attending other camps.

Here's a list of important attendees (note that every Texas commit other than Kyle Hicks and Darius James, both injured, should attend):

  • 2013 Livingston athlete Chevoski Collins
  • 2013 New Orleans (LA) Edna Karr CB Noel Ellis
  • 2013 Stephenville CB Preston Brown
  • 2014 Monroe (LA) Ouchita Parish OT Cameron Robinson
  • 2014 Monroe (LA) Ouchita Parish WR Cameron Sims
  • 2014 Broken Arrow (QB) Coleman Key
  • 2014 Broken Arrow (OK) RB Devon Thomas
  • 2014 New Orleans (LA) Edna Karr WR Speedy Noil
  • 2014 Coppell DE Solomon Thomas

Note that the 2013 prospects like Ellis and Brown are on the radar, but both are hoping to earn more attention from the Texas coaches after working out. Of the two, Ellis is more likely to be offered, though his odds probably aren't extremely high.

For the 2014 prospects, the invitation to this camp is a sign of esteem in the eyes of the Longhorn staff, as they will be working out against the current commits. Last year, it was at this camp that Jake Raulerson starred, demolishing members of the 2012 class.

Of those out-of-state prospects, Robinson is a no-brainer offer as one of the top early tackles in the entire country, while the 6-5 Sims could receive some serious interest. Devon Thomas is a Louisiana native, so LSU could be in the mix with him, but Oklahoma is the strong favorite. Still, it's possible he could become the top target at the running back position if the coaches aren't sold on in-state prospects like Samaje Perine, Donald Catalon, or Vershaun Nixon.

As for Solomon Thomas, he's a no-brainer offer as a strongside defensive end and the 'Horns are currently in a strong spot with him.

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