Old Ranking: No. 66 // New Ranking: No. 38
Oklahoma Commit Jackson made a terrific junior season to lead Arnold Denton Gair in the Texas 6A Division II State Championship game as he threw for 3,921 yards and 34 touchdowns to score 659 yards and 12 more. The ability to extend the game out of pocket and the exceptional ability to create off-platforms to throw him off the field makes him an incredibly high-quarter quarterback prospect.
Old Ranking: No. 140 // New Ranking: No. 39
In South Oak Cliff’s story book, running for the state championship last season, cornerback Javan Thomas worked with teammate Malik Muhammad to completely shut down the state’s best-received talent in the playoffs. Thomas pays very little compensation for coverage and if he does, his quick change of direction allows him to instantly create a ground to limit any reception. There are some of the best performances I’ve seen from a defensive back in his game during the playoffs last November and December.
Old Ranking: NR // New Ranking: No. 76
If you’ve seen Austin Westlake last season, you’ve probably seen a pair of edge racers make violent plays around the field. One was 2022 Texas signer Ethan Burke who blew up the recruitment scene in less than two months last fall and the other was 2023’s new rival 100 defensive end Colton Vasek. With Vasek’s huge 6-foot-6 frame, his length and athleticism make him a sure pick to destroy at the college level. His performance at the 6A Division II State Championships last season, where he left with defensive MVP honors, has made him one of the top players in the state of Texas.
Old Ranking: NR // New Ranking: No. 83
Of all the possibilities I saw live this spring, linebacker Brylan Shelby was the most physically impressive outside of Friendswood. Both its NFL-ready frame and its athleticism create a simple ranking bump covering the rider running and running out of the backfield that we created in this update. While some large college scouting departments still have relatively little privacy, it will be difficult to keep this possibility quiet when it comes to fielding its offseason improvements in the fall.
Old Ranking: NR // New Ranking: No. 86
Outside linebacker Marilyn Darion Gulett played both games for his Bulldogs last season to help them advance to an unprecedented 2A semifinal. It’s hard to find a player who has produced two better productions in 2021 with 125 tackles and five takeways, including 62 receptions and 14 touchdowns for 1,430 yards. Playing at such a small level, there was still concern about whether his game could translate athletically to the next level, but he calmed all concerns with a big spring on the track to lead multiple relay teams to state meetings. Gulet is one that still has the potential to rise with a big senior season.
Old Ranking: No. 131 // New Ranking: No. 103
I saw Baton Rouge Woodlon dual-threat quarterback Ricky Collins play 7-on-7 for the F3 Elite earlier this spring where he proved to be one of the best signal-callers I have ever seen on the circuit in 2022. Although he is a true dualist. -Humki, his athleticism is not a sacrifice for being able to throw hard at downfield in tight windows. Add to that his level of play which allows him to play with his feet and understand why schools like Oregon, Arkansas and LSU are trying to keep him away from Purdue.
Old Ranking: No. 246 // New Ranking: No. 136
Baylor commits Austin Novosad safely to No. 2 quarterback prospect in the state of Texas after a spring where he has been fascinated by the 7-on-7 circuit and the Elite 11 Dallas regional. His strong ability to find open receivers between his high IQ and man coverage makes him a high-end prospect, but it is his arm talent that will make him a multi-year college starter.
Old Ranking: NR // New Ranking: No. 147
New Orleans St. Augustine offensive tackle Tyree Adams is another possibility that has fascinated me physically this spring as he sits at 6-foot-6,282 pounds. His monstrous shape is not a sacrifice for his mobility or athleticism as he can handle weak athletic pass rashers coming from the edge with his quick legs and turn them back with his strong hands. It’s hard to find a tackle as Adams leaves the 2023 class senior season.
Old Ranking: No. 247 // New Ranking: No. 150
Raw Athleticism for Buy Job has always been enough to make 250 competitors for him and to be followed by some of the best programs in the country, but it is his rapid development both physically and his strategy that I was able to buy the stock. . Following a big camp performance in Alabama last week, Jobs topped the list for most of his offers as his potential college promotions continued to explode.
Old Ranking: No. 248 // New Ranking: No. 161
It’s really impressive what Colton Thomason was able to do last offseason when he lost nearly 80 pounds to make himself more athletic and lean on the offensive line. Fast forward a year later and now Thomason has shown that he is comfortable with his new weight and newly-acquired athleticsism. His multiple Camp MVP this spring has shown that he is one of the top tackles in the region, as he is becoming a safe bet to pick an NFL draft at Texas A&M.
Old Ranking: NR // New Ranking: No. 166
It’s hard to find a player in the state of Oklahoma who is more exciting with the ball in hand than Cole Adams because he’s the kind of person you just give the ball to in space and watch him work. His speed (10.65 100-meters) and indomitableness have made him a hot product for schools like Alabama and now Oklahoma in the state going to summer. His versatility in offensive play makes him an electric offensive weapon with a lot of potential at the next level due to being able to stand in line inside, outside or outside the backfield.
Old Ranking: NR // New Ranking: No. 167
Although Anthony Evans may not have many route ideas in his collection, he can use his 10.23 100-meter speed just when you stand in line in front of him. His rapid explosion and acceleration make him dangerously difficult to defend and this autumn has been given almost a big senior season for the Central Texas star.
Old Ranking: NR // New Ranking: No. 195
If you ask anyone in Lubbock, they know that Texas Tech stole with Calvin Simpson-Hunt last fall, but throwing their hats at schools like Notre Dame, Texas and Alabama is making it increasingly difficult to keep him in class. His length and physique at the mix border eliminates the threat of getting to the 6A level in Texas, and his 10.67 100-meter speed allows him to go step by step for any receiver in his front line.
Old Ranking: NR // New Ranking: No. 237
S’Maje BurrellIts performance Rival Camp Series The stops in Dallas this spring have marked him as one of the top performers throughout the entire Camp series, but he has been hailed by some of the biggest voices in the state’s linebacker position as something he must see on an autumn Friday night. Burrell covers sideline-to-sideline and is incredibly hardworking as an in-the-box linebacker in attacking evolving dramas.
Old Ranking: NR // New Ranking: No. 250
Since the end of his junior season, Zachary defensive end Ashley Williams Jr. has weighed in on his wide 6-foot-6 frame to let the colleges see how much he can physically develop before his senior season. His athleticism and backfield violence were huge in leading Zachary to a state championship last season, and if he is able to add some more physique during the attack with his extra weight next season, we can be on his side. Bigger rise for the Louisiana defender.