Texas 7v7: DI Most Anticipated 'D'
John Plattenburg
John Plattenburg
Midlands Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2013

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Check out which prospects Team Midlands is most excited to see on defense when the 'Big Schools' take the field on Friday and Saturday at The Texas State 7-on-7 Championships...

By: Greg Powers
CB John Plattenburg (5'11, 187) - Houston Lamar - 2014
He will make a very strong 7v7 team even stronger. He and John Bonney teamed up at The Opening on Team Apocalypse and are now high school teammates. With a move to Texas, Plattenburg has become one of the state's most heavily rated and most highly recruited players. A National level talent.

By: Erin Hartigan
OLB Edwin Freeman (6'1, 215) - Arlington Bowie - 2014
Freeman carries a hot offer hand with a top three of Texas, TCU and Texas A&M-- the Longhorns recruiting him at his preferred position of safety, while the Frogs and Aggies look to utilize him at midfield. The question still remains, though, where will Freeman excel best at the next level? It's why he'll be an interesting one to watch this weekend. Safety-linebacker hybrid with good coverage speed and great instincts.

By: Kevin Flaherty
S Jamal Adams (6'0, 200) - Hebron - 2014
It was a tough call between Adams and Malik Jefferson in a stacked field. But Jefferson's primary talent lies in harassing the passer, and while he'll be interesting to watch in coverage, this is what Adams does. A safety who covers like a cornerback, Adams is maybe the best pure football player in the state.

By: Annabel Stephan
S Jamal Adams (6'0, 200) - Hebron - 2014
One of the highest-touted athletes competing this weekend. The Scout.com No. 2 safety is fresh off his performance at the Opening, where he was named one of the top performers. The athlete has been consistent throughout the off-season and with a decision looming (a top six of Texas A&M, Texas, Notre Dame, Florida, Ole Miss, and Ohio State), it's safe to say eyes will be on Adams at the Texas 7v7 State tournament.

By: Ahmard Vital
CB Brian Peavy (5'10, 165) - Spring Westfield - 2014
He is just starting to pick up a little steam in recruiting, but Peavy is a major type talent who I can see really picking his game up for next season. Ever since seeing him at the Pasadena Next Level Athlete Top 100, he has gotten better at every venue. He should be money here in one-on-one situations.

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