We start out first with '05 A&M DB commitment Jordan Peterson. He took in the event with his father and seemed to really enjoy himself. Peterson is expected to challenge for a corner position but we project him as a free safety first, corner second. Peterson (5-10, 190, 4.38 forty, 4.07 20-yard shuttle, 36.5-inch vertical) can absolutely get it and his commitment to the Ags will bring the Melvin Smith and Chris Thrumond-led secondary plenty in the speed department
Continuing with the ‘05 class, my man Brandon Tatum (Texas Hot 100 No. 18), showed off impressive size/speed in the one-on-one drills. He's so strong that once he digs his arm into your mid-section, you're either going to be forced off your intended route or reduced to fighting like heck to get back into the play. He certainly has the wheels needed to provide coverage and should make a very solid D-I safety.
Garrison DB/WR Gerren Blount continues to work out at wide receiver instead of where we project him at, which is at defensive back. However, after watching him work out as a wideout at the Dallas TI-MSL Combine and again in College Station, have to admit he looks decent there also. Still, it was a bit disconcerting to not see him choosing to grab work at the DB position. Blount is currently trying to get qualified and if he gets the test score needed, his stock could rise.
Arlington Bowie DB Aaron Carr has seen his value climb after making the Dallas TI-MSL Combine, receiving several scholarship offers since, but hopes to land one from Texas A&M after his Sunday camp performance as well.
Regarding his collegiate career, Davis is ready to go, participating in A&M's voluntary 7-on-7 drills. The DB commit said he's already been baptized by Terrence Murphy in some of those summer workouts, that he full well knows what it will take to play on the Big 12 South level, and is looking forward to battling for a spot in the two-deep and/or early playing time on special teams.
Moving along thought we might mention some other prospects standing out...
Hammond (LA) wide receiver Antonio Perry stands about 6-2/6-3, 185 pounds and can fly. He showed off a great pair of mitts, good routes and great speed.
Katy linebacker Paul Thornton also made the Sunday camp and he's been on-and-off our Texas Hot 100 list. Continuing to fly just above the radar, he's still someone to keep an eye on.
A couple of out-of-state seniors-to-be definitely worth noting are Louisiana Bastrop LB Rogers Loche and California Santa Barbara QB Kevin Dunn. Loche is an under-sized linebacker just shy of 6-feet. He may be closer to 5-11, but can play sideline to sideline and is very high on A&M. Dunn has good size for the position, an above average arm and very good mobility.
A few standout junior-to-be prospects in attendance you might want to follow this season are Arlington Bowie QB Sherrod Harris, Carl Alberts (Midwest City, OK) TE/DE Emillio Richardson and Grapevine WR/TE Taylor Wardlow.
At this stage of his development, Harris needs to improve his mobility, footwork and he needs to be more fluid and quicker in his drops. Having said that, most college coaches expect him to do just that. Simply put, the Arlington prep has a solid work ethic, a desire to be the best and a winning smile to boot (as seen in the picture directly above).
Richardson, 6-2.5/6-3, 195, will star in Midwest City, Oklahoma for his high school Carl Alberts this year as a tight end/defensive end. He has good size and decent speed. With a junior and senior campaign still to go, he'll need to get faster, stronger and bulk up a bit. But look for the kid to continue developing. It'll be very interesting to see how much he progresses in his junior season.
Wardlow, 6-5.5, 205 pounds, is a big possession-type receiver from Grapevine, Texas who projects as a match-up headache in the red zone as well as on fade routes. He should be one of the top pass-catchers in next year's class. Kid also plays center for his high school basketball team.
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