Texas NFTCs: Defensive Backs

Wrapping up our extensive coverage of both the Dallas and Texas NFTC events in Texas we take a look at our favorites position by position and name our Scout selections for the All-Texas NFTC Team...

SCOUT All-NFTC Selection - Deionte Thompson


It was a loaded event at both stops at defensive back, but Thompson was probably the consensus top pick.

He earned an invite to The Opening.

Thompson has the coverage skills of a lock-down corner, but the frame to possibly play free safety, where he feels he fits in best.

Committed to Alabama.

SCOUT All-NFTC Selection - Justin Dunning


Dunning did not look like a kid who suffered an ACl injury 7-8 moths prior to this competition.

He checked in at 6'3, 200 pounds and ran 4.59 40-yard dash.

There were many speculating what position fits him best on the next level, but he looks like the the of safety you would create in an Xbox game.

Committed to Texas A&M.

SCOUT All-NFTC Selection - Will Sunderland


Rivaling Dunning, Sunderland took home DB MVP honors at Dallas, but both players punched their tickets to The Opening.

He is an impressive and rangy safety prospect who can close on the ball quickly. He had some of the camps top plays on the ball, securing athletic interceptions.

Has a solid influx of major offers.

SCOUT All-NFTC Selection - Deontay Anderson


It was the underclassman who took home DB MVP honors in Houston and deservedly so. He has a nice blend of coverage skills and a physical frame.

He was also a solid tester. He compiled a 90.96 Sparq, running 4.57 40-yard dash and a 4.28 pro-shuttle.

Since he took home MVP honors offers have been flowing in from schools like Mississippi State, Houston, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Virginia Tech.

The Best of the Rest


  • P.J. Mbanasor from Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson was one of the most physical defenders at either camp stop. He punched his ticket to The Opening. The once TCU commit has now put himself back on the market and has a who's who offer list.

  • Jaylon Lane from Nacogdoches (Texas) High has a lot of what college coaches are looking for in a defensive back. He has good height and the ability to go on an island. He could play corner or safety on the next level.

  • Prentice McKinney from South Oak Cliff (Texas) High does a little bot of everything and does it all well. Shows good closing speed on tape and backs that up in person. He glides to where he is going, but gets there fast.

  • Brandon Jones from Nacogdoches (Texas) High showed why his recruitment will rival Lane's or possibly surpass it. He is much like Deontay Anderson above and maybe fell just a couple plays short of winning the MVP himself. He had better testing numbers. He is a legit top national target in the 2016 class.

  • Holton Hill from Houston (Texas) Lamar may have been the best defensive back on a team loaded with them last season and now has shown again he has what it takes to go one-on-one with the cream of the crop. He has a great frame and could also grow in to the safety position, but has corner skills. Could also be a jumbo corner, which is very valuable.

  • Kris Boyd from Gilmer (Texas) High had a track meet on Saturday, but still did all the testing in Houston on Sunday. Most impressive was a 4.17 pro-shuttle. He is very physical and as the day grew longer hos game picked up more and more. May have been playing better than any camper when the final whistle blew.

  • Jared Mayden from Sachse (Texas) High is another defensive back with optimum size. He battled a stiff back after taking a shot to make some great plays. He was solid throughout the course of the camp.

  • Kenneth McGruder from Alief (Texas) Taylor passed the eye ball test easily. He is stacked. He did not test, but was 6'2, 203. He was smooth in drills and was very good locking down, showing coverage skills. He is valuable if he is seen as a jumbo safety or as a rover.

  • Keith Washington from Brazoswood (Texas) High is my sleeper DB from the Houston event. He is a wiry 6'0 corner prospect who has tremendous his and burst. a 4.03 pro-shuttle is the truth.

  • Josh Butler from West Mesquite (Texas) High has very good hips. He is able to hang right in the receivers pocket and then make plays in the ball, showing good concentration.

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