Garland quarterback Seth Russell recently picked up his first offer from Wake Forest, who wants him to play on the defensive side of the ball in college. Lake Dallas star athlete Dalyn Williams continues to develop as a thrower. 2013 thrower Richard Lagow from Plano Senior High is getting some run as one of the top arms in the class, in a year that is heavy with really talented arms.
Sulphur Springs lightning bolt Kendrick Daniels may headline this position from an excitement standpoint. He will definitely do some things in the passing game. Lake Dallas High phenom Dontonio Jordan will be fresh off of a college decision. Last year it was Kiante Griffin getting the underclassman pub for Hebron High, but this year it will be Deonte Wortham.
Receivers are usually the most fun to watch at this type of an event and there will be plenty of playmakers. We talked about Kiante Griffin from Hebron above and he is a real factor on the field. Mesquite Horn’s WR/TE Vincent Hobbs is a big target as well and should create some mismatches. The most exciting prospect on the field might end up being Richardson Pearce High’s Corey Coleman, who just made a commitment to play receiver at Baylor. Also do not go to sleep on Guyer’s big and speedy Connor Crane, who has a few nice offers in hand already as well.
Linebackers are at a mismatch sometimes in a 7-on-7 setting, but there will be some good ones patrolling on Saturday. Richland’s Jeremiah Tshimanga and Garland’s Damien Neroes bith kind of put their names on recruiting service’s radar at this same event one year ago and they are both major prospects now. It will be interesting to see if Plano West’s OLB/DE Bryce Cottrell is out there running around. Plano’s Xavier Harbert is one to watch.
With no bump and run coverages defensive back’s are on an island for the most part, so it is always fun to watch them and the skills they employ to slow major receivers. The best of the bunch might be De’Vante Harris from Mesquite Horn. He has great hips and coverage skills, a big reason as to why he will play with Oklahoma in college. Frisco Liberty’s Izaiah Robinson may shed some of his sleeper status and emerge on a more national level, much like RB and former teammate Jay Ajayi did last year. Wylie’s Terrell Burt is one of the more talked about prospects in the state and he could see his stock rise and he could make a climb in to the Scout 300 with a strong outing. He is one of those players right on the cusp already.