DFW Weekly Recruiting Notebook

Scout.com recaps another busy week (June 2-8) for recruiting in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

From Monday through Sunday, the DFW Metroplex saw a whopping nine commitments, easily the most in a week since, well, National Signing Day.

Surprise, surprise ... Dallas South Oak Cliff played a huge role in that number. SOC, which has more than a dozen players with at least one FBS offer, started the week with a Boise State commitment from 2015 athlete Ladarryl Blair.

Blair chose the Broncos over offers from Arizona State, Arkansas State, Boston College, Colorado State, Texas State, and Tulsa.

But that was just the beginning for SOC football prospects this past week.

Two more Golden Bears committed Friday afternoon: 2015 cornerbacks Takadrae Williams and X'zavien Ausborne.

Williams picked the Badgers over offers from Colorado State and Louisville, while Ausborne chose Wisconsin over his other offer from Louisville, which has offered 10 different SOC prospects.

SMU was another big winner in DFW this past week.

Dallas Prime Prep 2015 three-star receiver James Proche (pictured above) made waves Wednesday around 6 p.m. via Twitter when he announced his commitment to the Mustangs. The 6-foot, 180-pound Proche had been heavily recruited and will probably continue to receiver offers. He chose SMU over his other current offers of Arkansas State, Colorado State, Houston, Louisville, Maryland, North Texas, TCU, Tulsa, and Wake Forest.

SMU picked up two more commitments in the region Thursday. Navarro College cornerback Ray Crockett pledged to the Mustangs, while Dallas Lincoln cornerback Cristian Williams joined the Pony Up party that day as well.

DeSoto had two players commit this past week, starting with the Tuesday pledge of 2015 running back Jatory Sparks-Brown to San Diego State. That didn't stop schools from pursuing Sparks-Brown, who picked up a Fresno State offer a few hours later, then got a Minnesota offer Wednesday evening.

DeSoto 2015 offensive lineman Kendall Jennings jumped on his recent Nevada offer and committed Friday.

The final commitment of the week came Sunday afternoon, when Rowlett 2015 kicker/punter Andrew Galitz tweeted the news of his commitment to Miami, which is the only school to offer him so far. However, Galitz has gotten a lot of attention from big programs closer to home, such as Texas, TCU, LSU, and others.

With all of that in mind, here's a recap of the offers we tracked down in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex from June 2-8:


Brooks Burgin, 2015 QB, Dallas Highland Park -- offered Monday by Texas State.

Conner Dyer, 2015 OG, Mesquite Horn -- offered Monday by SMU and Nebraska. Dyer has about 20 offers.

Jaylon Jones, 2016 CB, Allen -- offered Monday by TCU, according to HornedFrogBlitz.com.

Devonte Kinney, 2016 CB, Fort Worth Dunbar -- offered Monday by TCU, according to HornedFrogBlitz.com.

Jared Mayden, 2016 CB, Sachse -- offered Monday by Ole Miss. The early four-star prospect has more than 20 offers.

Austin Corbett, 2015 LB, Plano East -- offered Monday by ULM.

Kenneth Mann, 2015 DE, Burleson -- offered Monday by Texas State. Mann is approaching 20 offers.

Kylan Johnson, 2015 S, Dallas Skyline -- offered Monday by Iowa State.

Niko Small, 2015 S/CB, Arlington Bowie -- offered Tuesday by Arkansas State, which is the ninth offer for the 5-foot-10, 175-pounder.

Semaj Thomas, 2015 LB, Fort Worth Southwest -- offered Tuesday by Texas. Thomas is committed to TCU.

Anthony Hines, 2017 LB, Plano East -- offered Tuesday by North Texas, then Thursday by Notre Dame and Friday by Texas State. Saturday brought Hines an Oklahoma offer and Sunday delivered a Baylor offer. The early Mississippi State commit now has 31 offers.

Evan Curl, 2015 OL, Flower Mound -- offered Tuesday by Southern Mississippi. Curl almost has double-digit offers.

Dylan Thomas, 2016 ATH, Fort Worth Paschal -- offered Tuesday morning by SMU, Thomas' second offer. Thomas got his first from TCU the previous week.

Greg Little, 2016 OT, Allen -- offered Wednesday by USC. Little is already graded by Scout.com as a five-star prospect.

Rico Henderson, 2015 RB, Rockwall-Heath -- offered Wednesday by Texas State, his second offer, which joins Nevada.

Cody Wheeler, 2015 OL, Allen -- offered Wednesday evening by New Mexico.

Bryce English, 2015 DT, DeSoto -- offered Thursday by UCLA, which is the 11th school to offer the three-star interior defender.

Tipa Galeai, 2015 DE, Euless Trinity -- offered Thursday by North Texas, which joins Utah and Utah State on his offer list.

Juwan Washington, 2015 RB, Kennedale -- offered Thursday by Texas State. The speedster now has five FBS offers.

Xavier Castille, 2015 ATH, Rockwall -- offered Friday by UTEP and New Mexico.

Josiah Tauaefa, 2015 DT, Lake Dallas -- offered Friday by UTEP.

Anthony Taylor, 2015 RB, Denton Guyer -- Taylor got his first offer Friday from Texas State.

Christian Castleberry, 2015 OT, Mesquite -- offered Friday by UTEP, which joins Louisiana-Monroe on his offer list.

Baron Browning, 2017 LB, Kennedale -- the first offer arrived Friday evening for the promising 6-foot-2, 201-pound underclassman, who heard from Baylor to kick off his recruitment.

Chris Daniels, 2016 DT, Euless Trinity -- offered Friday by TCU after performing well at the Horned Frogs' Plano camp.

Rawleigh Williams, 2015 RB, Dallas Bishop Lynch -- offered Friday evening by Arkansas. Williams, who also has a Duke offer, is committed to Ole Miss.

Mike Williams, 2016 DT, Fort Worth All Saints -- offered Saturday morning by Texas Tech. Williams is closing in on double-digit offers.

David Richardson, 2015 CB, Rockwall-Heath -- Richardson got his first offer Saturday from Tulsa.

Julius Lewis, 2015 CB, Mansfield -- Lewis got his first offer Saturday from TCU after attending the Horned Frogs' camp.

Montrel Wilson, 2015 S, Keller Fossil Ridge -- Wilson tweeted news of a Baylor offer Sunday evening. The Bears join Navy, New Mexico, and UTEP among Wilson's FBS offers.

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