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Texas A&M OL/DL camp notebook

7/19/2012

COLLEGE STATION, Texas --- Texas A&M's final camp of the summer was for offensive linemen and defensive linemen, drawing a healthy mix of players from the 2013 class and underclassmen. Among the players present were two 2013 Aggies commitments from Heath, Texas -- Rockwall-Heath teammates Jay Arnold and Jordan Points.

Known as the "Bash Brothers," the pair of defensive linemen participated in the camp and have made it clear that there will be no wavering in their commitments.

"I've pretty much shut it down," said Arnold, a defensive end of his recruitment. "I don't talk to any coaches since I committed. I've pretty much told them all that I've shut it down and I'm not doing anything different, so there's really no point in contacting me."

Points, a defensive tackle, echoed that sentiment.

"I haven't been talking to anybody (else)," he said. "Any time someone calls I don't talk to them for more than 10 seconds."

Like many firm commits tend to do, Arnold and Points made sure to get in the ear of some younger players, namely 2014 offensive linemen Ty Barrett (Dallas/Skyline) and Kealvin Davis (Garland, Texas/Lakeview Centennial). Neither holds a Texas A&M offer at this point but that didn't stop Arnold and Points from talking up the Aggies.

"We spent a lot of time talking to them and the coaches are real interested in them," Arnold said. "It's still early but we'll see how that goes. It was just a great atmosphere today and everybody really got after it."

Notably, Arnold said he was timed at 4.65 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the camp.

Confident Barrett mulling it over

Speaking of Barrett, the 6-4, 275-pound offensive tackle said he's heading to Baylor for a camp Friday and is scheduled to take an unofficial visit to Mississippi in August.

Barrett holds offers from Ole Miss, Texas Tech and West Virginia. He said Wednesday that he also has been hearing from Alabama, LSU and Michigan.

As for the Texas A&M camp, he said his goal was simple.

"To compete at the highest level," he said. "Just work hard and show why I'm supposed to be here and why I'm one of the best tackles in the state."

Barrett is hoping to receive an offer from Texas A&M soon. In the meantime, he's evaluating the schools that have offered him to this point.

"I'm looking at all of them," Barrett said. "Ole Miss has put out a lot of great tackles, like Michael Orr. Texas Tech, they're a pass-first team. I'm looking at education; I'm looking at everything."

Daimler hoping for A&M offer

One of the offensive line standouts at Wednesday's camp was tackle Christian Daimler (Houston/Stratford). The 6-7, 273-pound tackle holds six offers: Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas State and UNLV.

Daimler said he plans on camping at Arkansas this weekend, rounding out a busy summer that has included camp stops to TCU, Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU and Texas A&M twice.

Though he doesn't currently hold a Texas A&M offer, Daimler would love to have one, based in part on a family connection to the university.

"I like (Texas A&M) a lot," Daimler said. "My dad (Bob) went to A&M, so I grew up being an Aggie and I look forward to seeing what happens."

Defensive end Schantz impresses

A defensive player who caught the eye of the A&M coaches during the camp is 2013 defensive end Grayson Schantz (Dallas/Lake Dallas).

After performing well throughout the day, coaches worked with him individually as the camp concluded. The 6-3, 230-pounder holds offers from UTEP and North Texas currently, but said that the Aggie coaches are interested in evaluating him further as a linebacker.

"I felt like they were pretty interested," Schantz said. "They want to look at me some more; they want to see if I can actually play linebacker. They want to see if my hips are OK, but we'll see."

Schantz said he may head to a camp at Colorado this weekend and he also has an unofficial visit scheduled at UTEP near the end of July.

Clark enjoys the experience, awaits first offer

One of the 2014 defensive players in attendance on Wednesday was defensive end Sekou Clark (Denton,Texas/Ryan).

Clark, who is 6-4, 225, said he is still waiting for his first offer, but has interest from a number of programs, including Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

On Wednesday, Clark got a chance to spend time with Texas A&M defensive line coach Terry Price and enjoyed it.

"He was willing to teach me and I was willing to learn," Clark said. "Just stuff that can help me get better so that come fall, I can do my best and show them what they want to see out of me."

Clark said he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds on Wednesday. He plans to head to Texas Tech's camp Thursday.

His first trip to Texas A&M was a good one, he said.

"I liked it," Clark said. "I liked the facilities, the stadium is really nice and I liked the coaching staff. They were really nice."