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The Opening: Midlands Preview (Part 1)
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jul 3, 2012
Here is a look at the top athletes and defensive players from the Midlands region who will perform at Nike's The Opening in Oregon.
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- DeSoto HS (Texas) -
The future Duck is a slick player in the open field. He lines up all over the field and has the speed to wreck defenses.
- Cedar Hill HS (Texas) - Texas A&M Commit
Played a lot of running back as a junior, but has really come in to his own as a wide receiver this off-season. He is tough to blanket one-on-one.
- Woodrow Wilson HS (Texas) -
Could be considered as one the favorites to win the Sparq Championship. He posted a 3.87 pro-shuttle to help power a 141.47 rating at the Houston NFSC.
- Sugar Land Dulles HS (Texas) -Alabama Commit
Rated as the No. 1 CB in the Midlands. He has nice size in addition to his rock solid ball skills that have helped him climb to the top.
- Alief Taylor HS (Texas) - Undecided
One of the quickest and most explosive players off the edge. Has been a terror on OL in camps and it will be interesting to see if any things change in pads.
- Arlington Heights HS (Texas) - Texas Commit
Rated as a FOX Sports NEXT Top 100 defensive tackle he is as powerful as they come. Versatile enough that he could take some reps at OG and be one of the best.
DT Christian LaCouture- A&M Consolidated HS (Texas) -
Could be a defensive end in some schemes, but has the strength of a defensive tackle. He is ahead of the game techniquewise and soaks up coaching like a sponge.
Jr. - Missouri City HS (Texas) -
His high school experience is mostly at defensive end and he has a knack for coming off the edge in a hurry and making plays in the backfield.
- Plano Prestonwood HS (Texas) - Undecided
Has a good frame and plays hard all of the time. He is a hard-nosed linebacker who has the ability to play sideline-to-sideline. That ability has a number of schools interested.
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