Pro Process Academy expects strong June camp showing at A&M
Those that still doubt the merits of 7-on-7 programs in football recruiting should at least be a bit thankful for them come summer camp season.
Former professional football player James Williams and his Pro Process Academy team will be among the players confirmed to participate at Texas A&M’s first elite high school camp next month. He brings with him a blend of top prospects from the Houston and Memphis areas that in many cases, have already seen their recruitments move forward this spring.
Williams has ties to the A&M staff and expects that a strong, hard look at some of his latest group of recruits will also come away with several Aggie offers. 2019 A&M signee Erick Young is the most recent product of his 7v7 program familiar to A&M fans, but he has several players in this and next year’s class to keep an eye on.
Brevard is a 2021 recruit, but is potentially PPA’s most exciting prospect in terms of potential with two years of high school football to come. He already holds offers from Duke, Georgia, Mississippi State and several others. The Southaven, Miss. receiver showed earlier this spring at the National 7v7 TrueBuzz Invitational that he is as lethal a vertical threat as he is with his long speed after the catch.
Another Southaven prospect, Offord has a wide variety of offers, a number of which are Power Five programs. Williams has praised him as one of the state’s top defensive backs and he has the physical tools to back that up. So far this spring, he’s made visits to Duke and Kansas, but should continue to see his name grow on the recruiting trail.
Nationally, tight ends aren’t overly abundant, even as a few more names continue to reveal themselves. A&M has generally aimed pretty high with its targets at the position but it’s hard to argue with Brown's success on the 7v7 and camp circuit. He may not be quite as long as other tight ends, but he’s as steady of a receiver as can be found.
Truthfully, there doesn’t appear to be a great deal of room in A&M's 2020 class for receivers that haven’t already been offered by the staff, but that’s no knock on Robinson's ability. He recently picked up offers from Kansas State and Texas Tech, and showed at the end of last fall that he is deserving of playing Power Five football somewhere, if not College Station.
Wilson has steadily seen teams pick up interest in him and he figures to have a prominent role on a North Shore defense ready to help defend its state title from last fall. He’s capable of playing several positions in the secondary and in the TrueBuzz tourney, had a game in which he picked off three passes.
2021 Forrest City, Ark. linebacker Marco Avant has already been lauded as one of the top up-and-comers in his class. From a region that is off the beaten path of most recruiting routes, he could stay a well-kept secret for a bit longer, or an appearance at A&M’s camp could be a coming-out party. Generally, linebacker has been left wanting for more top-end talent over the past few years, but Avant already has many physical attributes most others aren’t naturally gifted with.