Numerous SEC and LSU recruiting targets will gather on Sunday for the inaugural Texas Exposure Camp sponsored by National Playmakers Academy.
The camp will be laden with some of the Lone Star State’s premier blue-chip prospects in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 recruiting classes.
National Playmakers Academy has helped train LSU commits, including 5-star safety JaCoby Stevens, and targets such as 4-star linebacker Jacob Phillips. Which one of the organization’s next prospects will follow in their footsteps?
Date: Sunday, Jan. 15
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Venue: Episcopal High School (Bellaire, Texas)
Cost: $65 early registration, $90 registration
Here’s a look at the prospects expected to attend:
Jalen Green, 4-star DB (2018)
The No. 11-ranked cornerback in the 2018 class, Green is a favorite of LSU defensive backs coach Corey Raymond. The 6-foot-1.5, 170-pounder from Heights (Texas) High School has a long frame and the speed to match up with some of the bigger wide receivers he lines up against.
Green camped at LSU in July and made his way back to Baton Rouge for a handful of games last season. He has seen his recruitment take off, garnering offers from Clemson, TCU, Southern Cal and, more recently, Texas.
Green should be the top corner at the Texas Exposure Camp. His best matchup will come against fellow LSU target Jalen Preston.
Kenyon Green, 5-star OT (2019)
Green committed to LSU soon after Ed Orgeron was named the Tigers’ head coach. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound rising junior attended the team’s satellite camps in Texas last summer and unofficially visited LSU during the fall.
With his size and frame at this stage in his development, Green has a chance to be special. He is powerful, plays violently and was among the top performers during the aforementioned satellite camps last June in Houston.
Green is one of two offensive linemen committed in LSU’s 2019 class. He should be among the top prospects at his position at the camp. His 1-on-1s against Keondre Coburn should be a sight to watch.
Jalen Preston, 4-star WR (2018)
Preston sits atop LSU’s wide receiver board in the 2018 class. The standout from Manvel (Texas) High secured his LSU offer in January 2015, but the Tigers face serious competition from Texas and Texas A&M.
At 6-foot-2, 202 pounds, Preston is quick, shifty and nearly impossible to bring down. He has top-end speed that can break open a game. Also worth noting, Preston’s skills translate nicely to the return game. That also means he is a big-play threat on shorter routes like screens.
Add Preston to LSU’s wish list for the cycle next year along with 5-star Terrace Marshall Jr., 4-star Kenan Jones and fellow 4-star Texan Joshua Moore. His 1-on-1 battles with Green and D’shawn Jamison are going to be electric.
Dwight McGlothern, ATH (2020)
You may not have heard of McGlothern — yet — but LSU has. The Class of 2020 athlete plays defensive back and wide receiver. He likely will turn out on defense in college.
McGlothern was a playmaker as a freshman last season. He shows great anticipation and the ability to quickly break on the ball. As a receiver, he shows good speed and incredible ups.
McGlothern surely will be tested against some older, more-experienced defensive backs at this camp, including Green and Jamison. However, it will be more interesting to see if he can keep pace with speedsters including Preston and Al’vonte Woodard as a defender.
Al’vonte Woodard, 4-star WR
One of the budding stars at wide receiver in the 2018 class, Woodard holds offers from Texas, Tennessee and Texas A&M, among others. The 6-foot-1, 182-pounder from Lamar (Texas) High is a smaller, game-breaking receiver, which probably has been why LSU has yet to extend an offer.
LSU always has chased after bigger-bodied receivers, but that is expected to change with Orgeron calling the shots.
D’shawn Jamison, 4-star CB
Anthony Cook is the headliner for the Lamar (Texas) High secondary, but his teammate Jamison also is worthy of attention. The 5-foot-10, 168-pounder has garnered offers from Texas, Baylor, Tennessee, Michigan and Florida, among others.
Jamison shows a nose for the football. He’s a bit of a risk taker, but more often than not, he comes up with game-breaking plays. He also has elite return skills. Keep in mind that when Cook is in the secondary, Jamison winds up being targeted more frequently. That’s equally as dangerous.
Craig Williams, 4-star APB
Williams played in the same backfield as LSU enrollee Mannie Netherly last season at Crosby (Texas) High. The 5-foot-9, 166-pounder is the nation’s No. 4-ranked all-purpose back and has procured offers from Baylor, Missouri and Auburn, among others.
It’s unclear what type of backs new LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada will pursue, but Williams boasts great speed and vision out of the backfield.
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