Texas 7v7: DII Most Anticipated 'D'
Kris Boyd
Kris Boyd
Midlands Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2013


ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Scout.com's Midlands team of analysts and reporters break down who they are most excited to see on the defensive side of the ball during the first two days of action as the "Small Schools" take the stage in the Texas State 7-on-7 Championships...

By: Erin Hartigan
CB Kris Boyd (6'1, 185) - Gilmer - 2015
He is physical, quick and with nice bloodlines. Boyd is first cousins with former Texas cornerback Curtis Brown, now with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Texas has already offered and A&M could be close. Expect Boyd to put on a show.

By: Annabel Stephan
Fairfield's Gates will pass the eye-ball test.
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S Mookie Carlile (6'1, 190) - Stephenville - 2014
May still be waiting for his first offer, but the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder has been hearing from some of the in-state programs. Carlile has called himself a "playmaker", and with the team's move from 4A to 3A, he could emerge this season.

By: Ahmard Vital
LB Bryson Gates (6'3, 212) - Fairfield - 2014
Gates has the versatility you want out of the most important defensive position. The Colorado State commit doubles as a receiver as well for the Fairfield team. That's great for me as I get two-for-one, seeing his skills on both sides of the ball.

By: Greg Powers
LB Josh Walker (6'1, 215) - Gilmer - 2014
Used in a unique way in the Gilmer defensive scheme, where he spends much of his time up at the LOS waiting to rush off of the edge, but 7v7 gives him the opportunity to show his speed and open field running ability, which makes him a highly rated recruit. Committed to Texas A&M.

By: Kevin Flaherty
CB Kris Boyd (6'1, 185) - Gilmer - 2015

Six-foot-plus cornerbacks who run in the 4.5-flat range don't grow on trees, especially those with the cover skills of Boyd. After seeing his film, I expected him to be pretty good. But in person at Texas camp, he was even better. He projects as a top-15-to-20 recruit in the 2015 in-state class.


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