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Tales from the road: Dallas NFTC

4/10/2013

Tales From the Road spotlights players who stand out to RecruitingNation writers at camps, combines and various events. Here is a look at a few Midlands prospects who recently performed at a high level:

OT Maea Teuhema

Vital stats: 2015 | Keller (Texas) HS | 6-foot-5, 335 pounds

Considering: Offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, TCU, Texas, Utah and Washington State.

Where I saw him: Dallas NFTC

What impressed: It’s impossible to miss Teuhema when he arrives at a camp. He’s often the biggest one there with the loudest hair. But he’s much more than that. He’s light on his feet for as big as he is, features a great punch and a willingness to learn. He was among the top offensive linemen at the NFTC.

Why you should keep an eye out for him: Offers are rapidly coming in his direction and rightfully so, as he is one of the best 2015 linemen in the state. Oklahoma was the latest to offer he and his brother, 2014 DE Sione Teuhema. The two will go to school together, so schools are going to have to win them both over.

QB J.W. Ketchum

Vital stats: 2015 | Fort Bend (Texas) Marshall | 6-1, 190

Considering: Offers from Baylor, Texas and Texas A&M

Where I saw him: Dallas NFTC

What impressed: Physically, Ketchum has all the traits you could want in a dual-threat quarterback. He’s well-put-together and he’s left-handed, which is rare. Camps like these aren’t often the best place for running quarterbacks to prove their worth, but Ketchum definitely proved he could handle staying in the pocket and making spot throws just fine.

Why you should keep an eye out for him: The fact that the Bears, Longhorns and Aggies have already identified him as a top quarterback target in 2015 in a state rich in quarterback tradition speaks volumes. He has a strong arm and supplies a running threat that all three of those schools, and many more, covet at the quarterback position.

RB Rodney Anderson

Vital stats: 2015 | Katy (Texas) HS | 6-1, 196

Considering: Offers from Baylor, Texas A&M and Texas Tech

Where I saw him: Dallas NFTC

What impressed: I was really impressed by Anderson’s toughness in pass protection drills. That’s a skill set that a lot of running backs haven't polished entering college, in but it was clear Anderson knew how to pick up a blitz. It should come as no surprise considering he plays for one of the most hard-nosed programs in the state.

Why you should keep an eye out for him: Anderson’s a winner and plays for a program that views anything less than a state championship a disappointment. That pedigree combined with his size and advanced knowledge of the game make him one to watch down the road.