Here is a list of some guys who will/won’t be making it in to Jr. Days. This is in addition to the other guys we’ve reported. We will update this post with guys from yesterday’s Quick Hitters every morning.
✓ = holds offer
– 2019 QB Roschon Johnson (Port Neches-Groves, 6’1″ 192lbs) TEXAS: Texas will have their lone commit on campus.
– 2019 WR Garrett Wilson (Lake Travis, 6’0″ 185lbs) ✓: The top WR in the class. I don’t care that he’s in a system. He’s a plus system player. As we’ve said it’s between Texas and Ohio State. Every time they get him on campus is a win.
– 2019 WR Dylan Wright (West Mesquite, 6’3″ 190lbs) ✓: Another one of Texas’ top prospects in a year loaded with WR talent. Dude is the best athlete playing WR.
– 2019 OT Tyler Johnson (Oak Ridge, 6’5″ 310lbs): Johnson is a big bodied offensive tackle who has the frame, strength, and athleticism that gives him a very high ceiling as an offensive tackle. He is much stronger than the guys he’s lined up against and has good movement from his feet when dropping back into pass protection. On top of all of this he has another thing that you cannot train, and what I call a high motor. He finishes blocks and then gives his defender a bit of extra loving. When pulling he is quick enough and understands his assignments.
Johnson has been offered by all the big boys like Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, and LSU, but the fight seems to be coming down to Oklahoma, A&M, and Texas. If I were to call it today, the pick would be Texas.
He will be going up to Oklahoma on Saturday to attend the Sooners’ Jr. Day and coming back down to Texas on Sunday to visit Austin and the Longhorns. Getting him on campus is a big deal for the Longhorns.
– 2019 OL Javonne Shepard (North Forest, 6’7″ 305lbs); Shepard will be attending Texas’ Junior Day this weekend after OU. Offered after last summers camp, Javonne is a high priority target for the Longhorns.
– 2019 LB Marcel Brooks (Flower Mound Marcus, 6’3″ 200lbs) ✓: The best LB in the class is expected to visit this weekend. Texas is a little weary of Brooks and his antics, but the interest is still there.
– 2019 DT DeMarvin Leal (Converse Judson, 6’4″ 280lbs) ✓: The top guy on Texas’ board. He’ll have his choice of schools with Alabama, A&M, and Oklahoma State in the mix. Texas looks to get the edge this week.
– 2019 DE Marcus Stripling (Mayde Creek, 6’3″ 260lbs) ✓: Stripling was planning to take a visit to Oklahoma this upcoming weekend but tells K he has decided to cancel it. He said, instead, that he is visiting to Texas on Saturday. That’s an early win for one of the top DE’s in the state.
– 2019 CB Marcus Banks (Dekaney, 6’0″ 170lbs) ✓: Banks confirmed that he will be at Texas this Sunday. He currently holds a Texas offer and camped at Texas this past summer. He appears to be one of Texas’ favorite cover corners in the class.
– 2019 S Demani Richardson (Waxahachie, 6’2″ 200lbs) ✓: One of Texas’ top targets at safety. Has great size, plays well in coverage, and hits with authority.
– 2019 RB Darwin Barlow (Newton, 5’11” 192lbs): The guy has the frame and measurables. He’s not the quickest, but he is strong. It takes him a bit to reach his max speed, but his long strides take him far.
– 2019 APB Chux Nwabuko (Hutto, 5’6″ 160lbs): When a guy is a bit undersized as Chux is, they need a trait that sets them apart and give them an edge. Luckily Chux is an extremely dynamic runner and pass catcher. His ability to kick it into another gear at the drop of a hat is remarkable, and his top end speed is hard to beat. Add in his ability to change direction without forsaking speed gets a truly dynamic runner.
– 2019 WR Chase Lane (St. Pius X, 6’1″ 176lbs) TEXAS A&M: He’s currently committed to Texas A&M as they were one of his first and biggest offers. He committed there back in the summer of 2017 so I’m not sure how solid that is anymore. He’s a solid WR with some solid hands.
– 2019 WR Jaylen Ellis (Round Rock Cedar Ridge, 6’0″ 190lbs) BAYLOR: He’s got speed and size. He knows how to fight for a ball in the air. He’s a very good WR. If the class wasn’t absolutely loaded, he’s a take.
– 2019 TE Jalen Wydermyer (Dickinson, 6’4″ 225): I spoke with Jalen earlier last week and will have a piece up about him soon. The guy is one of the top TE’s in the state behind Austin Stogner (who Texas passed on). He’s very excited about Texas and talks to the coaching staff consistently.
I wouldn’t expect an offer because the staff wants to see a few games and some more tape. He doesn’t care. He’ll be patient.
– 2019 TE Nolan Matthews (Frisco Reedy, 6’5″ 230lbs): In a year where it’s a bit fuzzy where to go for TE’s in the state, it’s hard to miss Nolan. Dude has a huge chip on his shoulder with the names of each TE ranked ahead of him. He crosses them off as the days go by. He was split out wide most of the year, so he is a downfield threat. His blocking could use a bit of work, but he’ll throw his weight around to knock a few heads. The Texas staff has Nolan on the their big board.
– 2019 TE Logan Compton (IMG Academy, 6’5″ 220lbs): Relatively unknown and originally from Cypress, TX. He’s farther ahead as a route runner than most TEs and has WR hands. He’s also knows how to block well. He could use a bit of refinement and strength, but he would be a good find for the staff.
– 2019 OL Darius Thomas (Jonesboro, 6’6″ 310lbs): He is one of the best offensive line prospects to come out of Arkansas in years. Texas is very much in need of OL. This will be another hard one to pull away from Arkansas, but easier than Hudson Henry.
– 2019 DT Carl William (Lufkin, 6’4″ 310lbs): Carl is a highly touted DT out of Lufkin, TX. He has a number of big time offers like OU, Arkansas, and TCU. This guy will be high on Texas’ board, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he passes the eye test and walks away with an offer.
— Alex King (@AKing_TFB) February 12, 2018
– 2019 DL Jayden Jernigan (Allen, 6’1″ 280lbs): Jayden is a well coached and quick interior DLineman. He uses his hands well and will probably fit best as a 3-tech. He has a high football IQ and is very active across the front.
– 2019 DL Lloyd Murray Jr. (Wichita Falls Hirschi, 6’2″ 310lbs): The former Florida State commit has offers from everywhere. He has a fast first step and strength behind it.
– 2019 DE Shemar Pearl (Plano West, 6’4″ 220lbs): The perfect fit at 4i. Pearl has the length and build you want at that position. He needs to put on some weight and get some strength, but teams like Alabama understand his potential, since they’ve offered already.
– 2019 DE Trace Ford (Edmond, OK, 6’4″ 225lbs): Ford just recently came on to the scene. He has one of the most sudden first steps you’ll come across. Ford confirmed that Texas has been in touch and will make the trip down to Austin this weekend for the jr day. Ford recently picked up an offer from Memphis which was his first and then followed that with offers from Arkansas State and Iowa State.
– 2019 DE/OLB Curley Young Jr. (Pflugerville Hendrickson, 6’1″ 200lbs): Coming out of Pflugerville (just outside of Austin), he projects to a B-Backer in the Orlando defense. The dude is quick off the line, and hits hard. I haven’t been able to see him in coverage, but he does a good job defending against the screen. Perfect fit.
– 2019 CB Xavier Player (Cibolo Steele, 5’11” 171lbs): While I like his game, Texas has it’s eyes set on other pure cover corners. Still want to keep him warm.
– 2019 DB Marques Caldwell (Alvin, 6’1″ 170lbs) OREGON: This is a guy Texas wants to keep an eye on going forward. Caldwell has good size and plays physically. Very versatile player.
– 2019 DB Jonathan McGill (Coppell, 5’9″ 170lbs): A super high football IQ and smart guy in general. Right now his biggest offer is Stanford. He knows where to be on the field, how to play routes, and how to read QBs.
– 2019 ATH Ty DeArman (Arlington Bowie, 5’11” 185lbs): Ty is versatile. You can put him anywhere on the field and he will succeed. He’s built, fast, strong, and has a quick burst. He seems to fit best on defense, and would likely be a safety.
– 2019 ATH Tamauzia Brown (Newton, 6’1″ 175lbs): A very raw athlete, but with all the measurables you ask for. He will be a top target for Texas.
– 2019 ATH Keshon Williams (Pine Tree, 6’4″ 230lbs): At 6’3″ 230, I’m not sure where I’d try to test this guy out on offense. He’s an athlete for sure playing every skill position on the offensive side of the ball. What caught Texas’ eye is his ability to line up from the H-Back position and do well. He’ll be a TE at Texas.
– 2019 ATH Dylan Jantz (Gunter, 5’9″ 175lbs): This guy is super under the radar. I love his game at WR. He’s the slippery slot that Texas Tech always has.
– 2020 RB Zachary Evans (North Shore, 6’0″ 207lbs) ✓: He’s the Longhorns top RB in an absolutely class.
However, he’s also the favorite of a bunch of other teams like LSU and Alabama. Evans has great runners vision, strength in legs, and can kick it to another gear fast to reach a top speed that surpasses many defenders. Despite his size, he knows how to make himself small to get through gaps or uses a jump cut to slice through. With his hands Evans is an offensive coordinator’s dream.
– 2020 WR Demond Demas (North Forest, 6’3″ 180lbs) ✓: Currently the top WR in the state in the 2020 class. The dude is extremely athletic, and has visited Texas quite a bit.
– 2020 CB Dwight McGlothern (New Caney, 6’1″ 165lbs) ✓: One of the top 2020 CBs in the state at this time. He looks like a grown man.
– 2020 CB RJ Mickens (Southlake Carroll, 5’11” 175lbs) ✓: A top CB in the state. Dude is known to shut down some of the best WRs in the state. has been raking in offers.
– 2020 S Darius Snow (Hebron, 6’2″ 210lbs) ✓: Snow has blown up and now has offers from Alabama, Texas, OU, A&M, and Georgia. It’s no wonder. Look at that size. And he uses it to absolutely demolish people. He’s not going to dazzle you with his coverage ability, but he’s got open field tackling and run stopping down pat. He’d be a DeMarvion Overshown type safety.
– 2020 S Chris Thompson Jr. (Duncanville, 6’2″ 180) ✓: Like Snow, he’s got a great frame, but less built. More lanky, but will still come up in run coverage and stop the runner square. He’s reads plays well and reacts to the ball. This helps him in coverage. Longhorns love him and I can see why.
– 2020 WR Troy Omeire (Fort Bend Austin ,6’3″ 209lbs): With 4.6-forty speed, wingspan is 72-74″, and his hands are almost a foot long, he’s a hard target to miss for any quarterback. One of my favorite targets in the class and a guy I’m glad I found early on. Give this kid an offer.
– 2020 RB Seth McGowen (Mesquite Poteet, 5’11” 195lbs): A talented 2020 RB who has been blowing up recently.
— Will Baizer (@WillBaizer) February 12, 2018
– 2020 RB Ty-Coreous Jordan (West Mesquite, 5’10” 190lbs): I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. 2020 is loaded with highly talented RBs. Ty is in-between an APB and a pure RB for me. The one thing that is undeniable is his speed. Once he gets going, it looks like he’s skating past defenders. I think he ends up being a RB though.
– 2020 WR Collin Sullivan (Round Rock, 6’1″ 175lbs): Another guy from around the 512 area. The guy won’t burn you with his speed, but he is a strong wide receiver with strong hands. He’ll make catches in traffic and is a go to target down the field. Texas is close to offering here.
– 2020 WR JJ Sparkman (Pine Tree, 6’4″ 198lbs): An extremely athletic player. Has great body control and speed.
– 2021 WR Majik Rector (Lancaster, 5’9″ 155lbs): This kid is legit. Maybe one of the best WRs. He’ll be the top slot in the 2021 class. I don’t care how early it is. He’s made currentl NFLers look silly.
– 2021 OT Hayden Conner (Katy Taylor, 6’6″ 295lbs): The funny thing about Hayden is I had heard about him about this time last year when I was talking with the Katy Taylor coaches. They were telling me about this 8th grader coming in who was an absolute monster. It was funny when I put 2 and 2 together whilst I got to know him. Well Hayden came into high school with an offer from Miami when Mark Richt saw him and was so impressed that he offered him there on the spot. He also comes from a pedigree of high caliber football players. His father played NT at SHS, his Mom’s dad played DE at UH, his dad’s dad played NT at UTEP, his cousin is a MLB at Baylor, and his other cousin is a MLB at TCU. Football is the family business. This is definitely shown on the film where he plays with an impressive motor, taking down guys 4 years his senior. Hayden has been hardened as well as he played against some of the best defensive linemen in the nation like Max Wright, Braedon Mowry, and Otito Ogbonnia on a daily basis and grew up going against Marcus Stripling and other greats.
Texas has also been in contact with Hayden as he visited the Kansas game last season where Texas did a good job of giving him a sneak peak into the program and Derek Warehime left a great impression on him. I might expect them to hand him an offer.
– 2019 TE Hudson Henry (Little Rock, AR, 6’5″ 225lbs) ✓: As I wrote earlier this week, he’s the top rated TE in the country for a reason. Henry is a guy who could come in and contribute right away. BUT he’s from Arkansas, one of his brothers played at Arkansas, the other brother is playing at Arkansas, and his dad played at Arkansas… So it’s safe to say Arkansas is the team to beat.
Still Texas may get the nation’s top TE on campus for their Junior Days, so that’s a step in the right direction.
– 2019 DE T’Vondre Sweat (Huntsville, 6’3″ 250lbs) ✓: He’s been invited, wants to make it, but can’t find a ride.
– 2019 QB Grant Gunnell (St. Pius X, 6’6″ 212lbs) ✓: With the new staff at A&M, this recruitment
seems to be opening up has opened up again, and Texas has shown interest. I was told this is a maybe. They’ll see if they can make it in Sunday after their trip to LSU.
– 2019 OT Trevor Roberson (Wellington, 6’11” 354lbs): From the small town of Wellington, where they are not used to too much attention, comes this giant. He has the size for sure (if a little big), and gets down field very easily. He let me know they are going to try to make it down to Austin this weekend.
– 2020 RB Jase McClellan (Aledo, 5’9″ 195lbs) OKLAHOMA: This guy has single handedly brought his team to a few state championships. This first when he was a freshman. He’s probably 1a or 1b for Texas’ 2020 RBs.
– 2020 OT Chad Lindberg (League City Clear Creek. 6’5″ 295lbs): He is a name to watch going forward, as he may be one of the top guys in the 2020 class. He told me he’s been invited, but is not sure he’ll be making it.