Oklahoma camp, Day 1: Top performers


It was a different environment at day one of Oklahoma’s three-day camp. The first day traditionally has been slower but not this time around.

Several top prospects were on hand, and for some of them, it will be the only day they’re at the camp. They made it count. Here's a look at a few of the recruits who stood out:

2014 DE Sekou Clark (Denton, Texas/Ryan): Clark is still searching for his first offer. If he continues to perform the way he did Saturday, he won’t have to wait much longer.

It started early as OU defensive ends coach Bobby Jack Wright was spending more one-on-one time with Clark than any other defensive end.

Clark, who will also be in attendance Sunday and Monday, showed why, asserting himself early and often in his third trip to OU’s camp.

2014 QB Coleman Key (Broken Arrow, Okla./Broken Arrow): It’s a two-horse battle for the top in-state quarterback prospect for 2014 between Key and Justice Hansen (Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe).

You can’t go wrong with either one at this point, but this was a mini-coming out party for Key. Hansen camped at OU last summer and showed why he is so coveted with a strong sophomore season.

Key has not started a varsity game yet but is showing why he is getting so many looks. OU quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel spent a lot of time with both and each had flashes of brilliance. Key is visiting Texas on Sunday for its camp.

2013 TE Christian Morgan (Plano, Texas/ Prestonwood Christian): A late addition, Morgan made his one-day trip well worth it.

He stood out among all the tight ends and put on a show during one-on-one drills. His route running was crisp, and he showed good hands.

Morgan arrived in Norman, Okla., around 10 a.m. He and his mother had a two-hour tour before the camp with Heupel, and his mother said she enjoyed her first visit to OU.

2014 ATH Steven Parker (Jenks, Okla./Jenks): Parker, an unknown quantity coming into the camp, showed why OU defensive backs coach Mike Stoops offered him the first time he saw him two weeks ago.

Parker is a legitimate 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds and was among the best defensive backs on the first day. He said he knows he is still raw and has a lot to learn, but he also has another two days at the camp to show what he can do to improve.