The Dallas Nike Football Training Camp on April 5 at DeSoto High School yielded seven invitations to The Opening, so we have high hopes for a strong turnout of athletes across the Midlands Region for Saturday's Nike Football SPARQ Combine at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
While there will be literally hundreds of participants from multiple states, here's a quick look at a few of the big names who plan to be there:
Daylon Mack, 2015 DT, 6-1 1/2, 306, Gladewater (Texas)
Offer list: committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, USC
Texas Hot 100: No. 3
Scout300: No. 8
National analyst Greg Powers: "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."
Maea Teuhema, 2015 OG, 6-5, 335, Keller (Texas)
Texas Hot 100: No. 5
Scout 300: No. 29
Powers: "A massive offensive line prospect who just completely eats his opponents up. He is so much bigger and stronger and has a real nasty streak about him. He takes pride in finishing blocks with a pancake. He can push the man in front of him around to open up running lanes and also has a surprising nimbleness that allows him to be adequate in pass protection. Once he latches on you can forget about it, he will finish the block. Will likely move to OG."
Jordan Stevenson, 2015 RB, Dallas South Oak Cliff
Texas Hot 100: No. 19
Scout300: No. 105
Powers: "Stevenson is a solid all-purpose back. He likes to hit the defense off tackle and then pop the runs to the outside to chew up chunks of yardage. He is also effective in the middle of the field out of the spread offense. He hits the hole quickly. He came on as the season progressed and ended up as his team's top true rushing back, scoring 11 times as a sophomore against 5A Texas competition. Has good hands as well."
Check back with Scout.com for more coverage from Saturday's Nike Football SPARQ Combine, as well as Sunday's Elite 11 regional competition, which is also at AT&T Stadium.