2015 Texas Top 50
Malik Jefferson
Malik Jefferson
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Feb 12, 2014


FRISCO, Texas -- Scout.com takes a closer look at it's top-rated Class of 2015 Texas prospects...

Battle for No. 1

It came down to three defenders for the top spot, but it was Mesquite Poteet outside linebacker Malik Jefferson getting the initial nod over FB Marshall cornerback Kendall Sheffield and Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack.

Team's try to scheme away from Jefferson, but he still finds a way to put together impressive games and plenty of plays for his highlight reel.

"Jefferson's size, speed, and strength are visible on nearly every play, but one of the aspects that makes him a special player is his ability to make a secondary play," Scout.com National Director Scott Kennedy informs.

"If he gets cut at the line of scrimmage, he can recover and still make a tackle. If the play goes away from him, he can chase it down from behind. If a ball carrier tries to cut back. he has the flexibility in the open field to change direction and make a play."

As a junior in 2013, he racked up 92 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, seven sacks, five forced fumbles and four blocked kicks to earn 10-4A All-District Defensive MVP and Honorable Mention All-State honors.

Texas Top 50

1. OLB Malik Jefferson (6'3/220) | Ralph H Poteet HS
2. CB Kendall Sheffield (6'0/180) | Marshall HS
3. DT Daylon Mack (6'1.5/306) | Gladewater HS
4. WR DaMarkus Lodge (6'2/188) | Cedar Hill HS
5. QB Jarrett Stidham (6'4/190) | Stephenville HS
6. CB Kris Boyd (6'1/185) | Gilmer HS
7. RB Sotonye Jamabo (6'1/190) | Plano West Senior HS
8. OG Maea Teuhema (6'5/335) | Keller HS
9. S Deionte Thompson (6'2/175) | West Orange-Stark HS
10. OT Connor Lanfear (6'5/262) | Jack C Hays HS
11. QB Kyler Murray (5'11/170) | Allen HS
12. OT Bobby Evans (6'5/270) | Allen HS
13. DE James Lockhart (6'4/250) | Ennis HS
14. TE Jordan Davis (6'4/250) | Clear Lake HS
15. RB Chris Warren (6'2/220) | Rockwall HS
16. WR Carlos Strickland (6'4/190) | Skyline HS
17. OT Toby Weathersby (6'4.5/277) | Westfield HS
18. RB Rodney Anderson (6'1/205) | Katy HS
19. OG Patrick Vahe (6'4/290) | Trinity HS
20. MLB Anthony Wheeler (6'2/225) | Skyline HS
21. S Larry Pryor (6'1/190) | Sulphur Springs HS
22. RB Jay Bradford (5'10/190) | Splendora HS
23. OG Conner Dyer (6'4/275) | Horn HS
24. CB Holton Hill (6'2/175) | Lamar HS
25. S Justin Dunning (6'3/190) | Whitehouse HS
26. OT Trevor Elbert (6'6/290) | Rockwall-Heath HS
27. RB Ronald Jones (6'0/185) | McKinney North HS
28. RB Jordan Stevenson (5'10/185) | South Oak Cliff HS
29. WR Kemah Siverand (6'0/180) | Cypress Ridge HS
30. S J.W. Ketchum (6'0/200) | Marshall HS
31. DT Darrion Daniels (6'4/275) | Bishop Dunne HS
32. WR Ryan Newsome (5'9/170) | Aledo HS
33. OLB Cameron Townsend (6'1/195) | Ridge Point High School
34. DE Breylin Mitchell (6'4/250) | Round Rock HS
35. C Zach Rogers (6'3/295) | Hebron HS
36. DT Du'Vonta Lampkin (6'4/295) | Cypress Falls HS
37. OT Keaton Sutherland (6'5/260) | Marcus HS
38. RB Tyreik Gray (5'11/180) | Episcopal HS
39. CB P.J. Mbanasor (6'2/182) | Hendrickson HS
40. RB JaMycal Hasty (5'8/185) | Longview HS
41. QB Blake Lynch (6'3.5/190) | Troup HS
42. WR James Proche (6'0/180) | Prime Prep Academy
43. WR Chad President (6'3/190) | Temple HS
44. RB Rawleigh Williams (5'10.5/208) | Bishop Lynch HS
45. S Kahlil Haughton (6'2/170) | Midway HS
46. QB Chason Virgil (6'0/170) | West Mesquite HS
47. CB Josh Butler (5'10/150) | West Mesquite HS
48. RB Aca'cedric Ware (5'11/190) | Cedar Hill HS
49. WR Devontre Stricklin (6'3/180) | Midway HS
50. TE Hanner Shipley (6'5/275) | Faith Academy


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