Dallas NIKE Camp Preview: The Offense

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A look at the some of the top offensive prospects expected at the Dallas NFTC on Sunday...

Over 350 of the most highly lauded recruits in the Southwest will be on hand at the Nike Football Training Camp at Allen (Texas) HS.

Scout.com will be on hand to check out the top prospects from Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Here is a look at some of the defensive players to watch on Sunday, which includes a number of 2014 Scout 300 prospects.


The day before the NFTC is the Elite 11, where many of the top arms in the region will compete and for the most part the Nike Camp portion will be a part two of a busy weekend for them

Check out the Elite 11 Preview (Link) for a snapshot of who is scheduled to be in town.

Running Back

Terence Williams from Ennis (Texas) is already committed to Baylor and checks in the event as the No. 1 rated back in the Midlands, in a year where the battle has just begun for the top spot. He has the abilities to play wide receiver, but the size to be a massive back.

Newton (Texas) back Kevin Shorter is an electric player. He has offers coming in from all over the place. He has a great burst and satisfactory top end speed, which helped him amass 42 touchdowns as a junior in 2012.

Samaje Perine from Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson and Daniel Gresham from Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints are both bigger framed backs, who are trying to be categorized as true running backs and not fullbacks. Both are put together and very physical.

Devon Thomas is yet another 'Green Country" stud from Broken Arrow (Okla.). He made and early commitment to play at Oklahoma only to switch a few weeks later to Oklahoma State. Missed a lot of his junior season, so the NFTC will provide a nice chance to put eyes on his skill set in person.

Wide Receiver

Mount Pleasant (Texas) receiver Kd Cannon is the best that Texas has to offer in the Class of 2014. He has the ability to make the big play and put up sick numbers as a junior. He was the go to player on his offense and the stats backed it up. Elite prospect, who is rated in the Top 50 overall prospects nationally.

Texas commitment Lorenzo Joe from Abilene (Texas) Cooper usually lines up under center as his team's quarterback, but as a receiver he is a big target, who is a silky smooth route runner. Shows good concentration and can make plays on the deep ball.

Keenen Brown from Alief (Texas) Taylor is yet another receiver with a big frame. He is rated in the Scout100 as a 4-star prospect with offers from schools like LSU and Oklahoma amongst others. He has strong hands and can work the field under and over.

Also keep an eye on players like Emmanuel Porter, a TCU commit from Dallas (Texas) Lincoln, Garrett Gray from Marble Falls (Texas), Marcus Perkins from Garland (Texas) Naaman Forest, and Roderick Bernard from Sharpstown (Texas).

Offensive Line

One of the quicker offensive linemen who will be looking to give defensive ends fits is Lakeview Centennial (Texas) tackle Kealvin Davis. Davis has a quick first step. He has already made a commitment to sign with Texas A&M.

Tyus Barrett is one of the most battle tested linemen in the country. He has been competing against elite competition playing for Dallas (Texas) Skyline and has been consistent in his camp performances as well. He is a prospect who will grow in to his frame and become even better with each passing day.

Demetrius Knox from Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints is another top-rated player committed to Texas. He plays tackle in high school, but could play on the interior once he gets to college. He is big player, who will only continue to get stronger once he dedicates himself to a college strength and conditioning program.

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