Midlands Movers and Shakers

Jamal Adams - 5-Star

Scout.com Midlands Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers shakes up some Midlands rankings. Here is a look at some of the players who are on the rise…


Adams Adds Fifth Star

Jamal Adams, 6-foot-0, 190-pounder from Lewisville (Texas) Hebron was already rated as one of the most highly lauded players in the country, checking in as the No. 3 safety nationally.

On Sunday at the NFTC held in Allen, Texas, Adams further proved why he is considered to be one of country's elite. Locking down all comers in the one-on-one competitions, showing he has the skill set to be a premiere defender.

"Looks like a basketball star meshed with a middle backer," Scout.com National Analyst Greg Powers said. "His ability to hit and his aggressive downhill play gives him the skills to man the safety spot in college, but he can also play corner as well."

"He has tremendous feet and is lightning quick. He is aggressive with his coverage, and his ability to close on receivers allows him to play with a fearless style."

On Wednesday, Scout.com moved Adams in to its Top 25, elevating him to a 5-star prospect.

Schools like Baylor, Florida, LSU, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Stanford, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, and USC have all offered.

Adams joins CB Tony Brown (Ozen, Texas), OT Braden Smith (Olathe South, Kan.), LB Hoza Scott (La Porte, Texas), and WR Davion Hall as five-stars in the class the class from the Midlands Region.

‘Physical Freak' Moves in to Top 100


Myles Garrett - Arlington Martin
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Myles Garrett, 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end from Arlington (Texas) Martin, one of the most physically impressive specimens in the country, moves in to the Scout.com Top 100 and up six spots nationally to the No. 11 rated DE.

He had some shining moments on the field as a junior, but is looking to add more consistency to his game as a senior.

He has dedicated himself in the off-season adding some more bulk to what was already an imposing physique, and stamina.

His most recent testing numbers reflect that work.

- 36-inch vertical
- 4.57 40-yard dash
- 4.09 5-10-5 shuttle
- 20 pull-ups
- 350 bench
- 545 squat
- 350 clean

Garrett is considering offers from schools like Alabama, LSU, TCU, Texas and Texas A&M.

Short and Sweet

It was not a huge jump, but St. Louis (Mo.) DeSmet offensive lineman Andy Bauer moves from the No. 103 prospect to the No. 98 prospect, placing him in the Scout 100.

The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder is an athletic lineman, who also athletic enough to be a solid basketball player.

Powers describes him as a "grimy" offensive lineman who is not afraid to "muck it up in the trenches".

"He has a great initial punch," Powers continued about Bauer's strengths. "He uses good hand positioning to sustain blocks, and keeps a balanced base to go with great leg drive. Quickly chips and gets to blocks easily on the second level."

Bauer is committed to Ole Miss.

A Scout300 QB

The newest 4-star addition is Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints quarterback Foster Sawyer, a 6-foot-5, 210-pounder, who has quickly become one of the hottest recruits in the country picking up offers from schools like Alabama, Oklahoma State and TCU amongst others.

Sawyer battled through the Elite 11 with a turf toe injury, but showed why he rates beside the best of the best.

"Sawyer showed off a strong, accurate arm," said Scout.com National Director Scott Kennedy of Sawyer's Elite 11 Camp Performance in Dallas. "His tight spiral cut through the wind."

As a junior, Sawyer passed for 2,800 yards and scored 31 touchdowns to earn All-SPC honors. All Saints went 11-0 and won the SPC Championship.

Sawyer is now rated as a 4-star and the No. 14 QB nationally.

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