Midlands: The First 2015 Five Stars
Sotonye Jamabo
Sotonye Jamabo
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 12, 2013


FRISCO, Texas -- Scout.com takes a look at the first three five-star recruits in the Midlands for the Class of 2015…

OLB Malik Jefferson – Mesquite (Texas) Poteet

HT: 6'3 | WT: 220

Scouting Report: Makes a ton of plays behind the line of scrimmage. He has a long, athletic frame, but is ripped. Still has room to add some more size, which makes his physique potential even more impressive. He uses his hands well when needed to get off his blocks and has tremendous closing speed in the open field. He gets off the ball quickly and a fast first step gives him and advantage. Finishes well and rarely does a back get away after he makes contact.

Stats: As a sophomore in 2012, Jefferson collected 105 tackles, seven sacks, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and four block field goals to earn First Team 10-4A Sophomore MVP All-District and First Team All-State honors.

Junior Highlights: Watch Video


DT Daylon Mack – Gladewater (Texas) High

HT: 6'0 | WT: 305

Mack is a top-tier DT.
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Scouting Report: Big and strong. He moves extremely well on his first step and can penetrate in to the backfield at times with cat-like quickness, which is quite an attribute for a player easily over 300 pounds. He runs well and is good in pursuit. He plays high at times, but is a difference maker when staying low. Makes the 'wow' play at times. He can get in the gap and blow plays up. Still extremely raw with a ton of upside for development. Strong tackler.

Stats: As a sophomore Mack collected 62 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss and six sacks, earning 16-3A Defensive Newcomer of the Year honors.

Junior Highlights: Watch Video


RB Sotonye Jamabo – Plano (Texas) West

HT: 6'2 | WT: 200

Scouting Report: Playing against top Class 5A competition he helped to lead his Wolves to the Quarterfinals with tough wins down the stretch. He has that special ability with the ball in his hands to be able to make the spectacular play, either by running around or through tackles and then showing the speed and open field vision to take it to the house. He is a big back, who will draw comparisons Eddie George, because of his 6'2 size and his style of play.

Stats: As a sophomore, Jamabo rushed for 1,697 yards and 24 scores and hauled in over 450 receiving yards and scored an additional four times to earn 10-5A District Newcomer of the Year, First Team All-District and Honorable Mention All-State honors.

Junior Highlights: Watch Video



2015 Five Stars
CB Kevin Toliver, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian
CB Terry Godwin, Hogansville (Ga.) Callaway
CB Iman Marshall, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
DE CeCe Jefferson, Glen Saint Mary (Fla.) Baker County
DE Keisean Lucier-South, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran
DE Canton Kaumatule, Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou
DT Tim Settle, Manassas (Va.) Stonewall Jackson
DT Daylon Mack, Gladewater (Texas)
DT Daron Payne, Irondale (Ala.) Shades Valley
DT Trenton Thompson, Albany (Ga.) Westover
OLB Ricky DeBerry, Richmond (Va.) St. Christopher's
OLB Malik Jefferson, Mesquite (Texas) Poteet
OLB John Houston, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
OT Mitch Hyatt, Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett
OT Martez Ivey, Apopka (Fla.)
QB Ricky Town, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
QB Josh Rosen, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
RB Sotonye Jamabo, Plano (Texas) West
TE Alize Jones, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
WR George Campbell, Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake



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