Football Recruiting

Inside Texas Top 100 for 2014: Final Edition

Movers, shakers, and debuts highlight the final Inside Texas Top 100 recruiting rankings for 2014. 

Inside Texas Top 100 for 2014: 1. Jamal Adams: (DB) Top player in the state because he features every characteristic needed to be great at his position; he excels in man or zone coverage, has excellent range, will come downhill and has offensive ability after the turnover. Signed with LSU. 2. Solomon Thomas: (DE) Like Adams, there’s little chance Thomas doesn’t thrive at the next level. He’s a versatile defensive end who can slide inside on passing downs. He’s much more well rounded than even most blue-chip defensive linemen with his understanding of using hands and leverage. Signed with Stanford. 3. Tony Brown: (DB) One of the most physically gifted players the state has produced; ever. Brown has great length and incredible speed to play corner, though he is a bit raw. If he takes to coaching, he should be a star at Alabama. Enrolled at Alabama. 4. Myles Garrett: (DE) Garrett is an uncommon blend of build, agility and speed. I’ll never forget the first time I saw him; he was running vertical routes like a wide receiver in 7-on-7. He may have the highest upside of any player in the state, including Tony Brown. I’d have him number one if his production at defensive end was more consistent. A&M’s defense has been lacking production since Sumlin arrived, but he’s been acquiring the talent necessary to change that. Signed with Texas A&M.

5. KD Cannon: (WR) Cannon is exactly the athlete Big 12 teams don’t want to see in the hands of Baylor coach, Art Briles. He’s very explosive and has a knack for making the impossible catch, possible. The only knocks are his strength. If he can beat press coverage, he’ll beat a lot of defensive backfields deep. Signed with Baylor.

6. Davion Hall: (ATH) What can be said of Cannon can be said of Hall, though Briles should think long and hard about putting Hall on defense if he wants to compete on the national stage. Hall could feature at wide receiver or safety; maybe in the same hybrid role Ahmad Dixon was used. Signed with Baylor.

7. Jerrod Heard: (QB) The Texas commit is a dual threat quarterback in the truest sense, though at this point his legs are a bit more advanced than his arm. He has the ability to become a great quarterback; good field awareness, solid accuracy and arm strength, while also possessing the leadership intangibles Texas has missed since Colt McCoy. Signed with Texas.

8. Nick Harvey: (ATH) What he lacks in height, Harvey makes up for with arm length, exceptional quickness and toughness. He should be featured as a punt returner. A&M gets a corner in the mold of Nathan Vasher. Signed with Texas A&M.

9. Armanti Foreman: (WR) Foreman possesses the hands and toughness you want in a slot receiver with the homerun speed of an outside player. He’s a guy Texas will be able to move all over the field in an attempt to create space for. He’ll likely get a look as a punt returner. Foreman can score from any place on the field. Signed with Texas.

10. Armani Watts: (DB) Watts has been one of the least talked about prospects in the state. Maybe because he committed to A&M so early, or maybe it’s because he’d rather that his Hudl do the talking. It talks a lot. Watts would be an offensive player at most schools, but at A&M he’ll be needed on defense. Good thing, too, because that’s where he’s best suited. A&M will look at him at corner first, but long term I like his range and instincts as a safety. Signed with Texas A&M.

11. Derick Roberson: (DE) Roberson has the length and first step you look for in an edge rusher, but lacks the physical strength. Once that comes, he projects to a multi-year starter at defensive end for Texas. He’s an excellent prospect and a severe need. Signed with Texas.

12. Edwin Freeman: (LB/S) Ten years ago, Freeman would be considered a tweener. Now, his versatility between safety/linebacker makes him an asset in space. He has the size to fight through blocks and the speed to close. Freeman is also one of the most tenacious players in the state. Signed with Texas.

13. Dylan Sumner-Gardner: (DB) The latest defensive back off the West Mesquite assembly line is already enrolled in Boise State. He’s often considered a box safety but I think that does his ability to cover a disservice. He’s the hardest hitting defensive back in the state, Freeman notwithstanding. Signed with Boise State.

14. Arrion Springs: (DB) If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…Springs always said Oregon was his favorite and indeed it didn’t take him long to commit to Niketown once offered. He’s the second most versatile defensive back in the class, behind only Adams. Springs has quick feet, a great build and the ability to cover large areas of grass. He’ll get his first look at corner. If for some reason that doesn’t work, he can transition to safety with ease. Signed with Oregon.

15. Ed Paris: (DB) Paris projects as a safety sized corner who can cover surprisingly well for his size. He’ll join friend Jamal Adams in Baton Rouge. Signed with LSU.

16. Zach Whitley: (LB) Long committed to Nick Saban and Alabama, Whitley switched to Jim Mora and UCLA late in the game and is already on campus in Westwood. Whitley has incredible speed and a great frame for the position, but has lacked instincts when I’ve seen him. When he’s on, he’s as good as there is. Enrolled at UCLA.

17. DeShawn Washington: (DT) Thanks to Washington’s explosiveness off the ball and lateral agility, he could become a force for A&M. He’s more of a 1-gap, up-field tackle that you want talking on multiple blocks, but even then, he may be quick enough to split doubles. Once he adds strength, he could become an all-conference performer. Signed with Texas A&M.

18. Donald “Duke” Catalon: (RB) Catalon is a jack of all trades, master of none. He’s not a power back, but he can run inside. He’s not a speed back, but he can get the edge. He’s a tough hard-nosed player who adds versatility with his hands. His best trait, he hits the hole hard. Signed with Texas.

19. Nick Watkins: (DB) Watkins comes from the Carrington Byndom family of corners; good length and technical ability rather than raw athleticism. Golden Domer. Signed with Notre Dame.

20. Otaro Alaka: (LB) I liked Alaka better in the spread laden Big 12 than the SEC, but once he puts on weight and adds strength he’ll be fine at A&M. His uncommon length and ability in space will benefit A&M as SEC offenses transition out of the Stone Age. Signed with Texas A&M.

21. Demetrius Knox: (OL) At best he’s a right tackle, at worst he should be a fantastic guard for Urban Meyer’s power spread offense. Signed with Ohio State.

22. Lorenzo Joe: (WR) Joe combines good size at nearly 6-3, 200 pounds, yard-after-the-catch ability and silky smooth movements. After playing quarterback in high school for the last two years, he’ll need to dedicate himself to route running but has the quickness and coordination required to master the skill. Signed with Texas.

23. Zaycoven Henderson: (DT) Henderson has similarities to fellow A&M commit, DeShawn Washington. He’s a bit raw, but moves and bends well. He hasn’t yet even tapped what he can become. Enrolled at Texas A&M.

24. Jovan Pruitt: (OL) Pruitt has shown in high school the willingness to redefine his body. If he plies that hard work to learning technique and fundamentals he should be a star and a potential pure left tackle. He signed with the perfect coach for what he’s lacking, Arkansas’ Bret Bielema. Committed to Arkansas.

25. Frank Iheanacho: (WR) Four months ago the thought of playing college football was foreign to the former basketball player. After receiving offers from some of the nations elite, Iheanacho is now committed to the Aggies. He looks to continue the successes of the NFL bound Mike Evans. In theory, Iheanacho could benefit from a redshirt year, but would that just be a waste? He has elite size and is surprisingly quick for his length but is stall raw in many facets. Still, he’s a natural ball winner with immense potential. Signed with Texas A&M.

26. Emanuel Porter: (WR) Similar to Iheanacho, these two are too close to call for me. I’d take either, Texas might get neither. Porter’s still up for grabs between LSU, TCU and Texas. Signed with TCU.

27. Varshaun Nixon: (RB) If you put Ben Malena and Trey Williams in a lab – and let’s be honest, that lab probably exists in College Station – you might get Nixon, the sturdily built, quicker-than-fast running back from Lake Travis. Signed with TCU.

28. Mavin Saunders: (TE) Another former basketball player, Saunders has more heft than Iheanacho and Porter. He could become a tight end or maybe Jimbo Fisher will have some ambiguous flex role for Saunders, similar to what he was accustomed to in high school. Signed with Florida State.

29. Jarrett Johnson: (DE) You’re doing well when Johnson is your third best defensive end in a class. Johnson gets off the ball quickly and runs well. He’s still raw as a pass rusher, but he’s improved since his junior year with using his hands and playing with a consistently high motor. He played a big part in Seven Lakes almost pulling off the upset versus Katy. He’ll need to add size to play the run, but the raw materials are in place. He’s also a hard worker in the gym. Signed with Texas A&M.

30. Patrick Mahomes: (QB) Mahomes is an athletic quarterback in the Sam Bradford mold. He’s one of those kids we all hate, he’s good at everything he does, whether it’s ping pong, darts or other niche sports like baseball and basketball. He has a big arm, so big in fact he may be playing baseball this summer rather than preparing for his freshman campaign at Texas Tech. Signed with Texas Tech.

31. Josh Walker: (LB) I’m almost always a fan of a linebacker when I also see credible tape of him at running back. I’ve heard some question whether or not Walker’s already maxed out physically, but even if he is, I don’t think that’s much of a hindrance for a 6-0, 220-pound outside linebacker. He shows exceptional pop at the point of attack and uses his hands and arm length to create separation against run blockers. He plays low and with leverage. He may not be all world on the next level, but he’ll see the field a lot. Signed with Texas A&M.

32. Ishmael Zamora: (WR) Zamora is the wide receiver Vitruvian Man. He’s exactly how you draw up a modern receiver. He already has size, but still has the ability to add much more muscle. He’s also explosive and a willing participant in run blocking. A guy like Zamora allows Art Briles to put Davion Hall on defense, imo. A state champion in the 5A 110 meter hurdlers, good luck finding a receiver with a greater size/speed combination. Signed with Baylor.

33. John Plattenburg: (DB) The former UCLA commit and current USC pledge, moved back to Houston after spending a couple of years in Southern California. He added to an already talented defensive backfield for the Lamar Reds***s. Platt has solid size, good feet and is a solid athlete for the position. If he learns the nuances of the position, he could become a player for new Trojan coach, Steve Sarkisian. Signed with USC.

34. Brandon Simmons: (DB) Fitting that Simmons is heading to Stanford because he’s known for his cerebral play and understanding of the game. While people focus on those aspects, I think he’s actually an underrated athlete. Most peg him for safety but I think he may get a look at corner in Palo Alto. Signed with Stanford.

35. Kolin Hill: (OLB) Hill’s a downhill edge player who plays with unparalleled tenacity. He’s a bit of a tweener as a 43 end and 34 outside linebacker. It’s unknown if he can put on the size to play with his hand in the ground full time or if he’s agile enough in space for OLB, but given the right situation (like what Charlie Strong is going to implement) he could excel. Hill is currently committed to Notre Dame but Texas is trying hard to change his mind. Signed with Notre Dame.

36. Jason Hall: (DB) Hall’s a player that’s grown on me since talking to college and high school coaches about him. I knew he was big at nearly 6-2 and 200 pounds, but I didn’t know he could cover so well. He’s not a guy you’d want with man responsibilities but coverage ability is always a plus. He’ll likely develop into a strong boundary safety for Vance Bedford. Signed with Texas.

37. Keenen Brown: (WR) Picture an Oklahoma State receiver. What comes to mind? A big player who runs the high numbers of the route tree is what I see. Welcome to Stillwater, Keenen. Signed with Oklahoma State.

38. Datrin Guyton: (WR) Mike Riley’s staff deserves an attaboy for their identification of the Manor receiver. In his first year of playing offense, Guyton showed the ability to make big plays out of nothing and to win 50/50 balls in the air. He’s a smooth athlete with good size. It’s quite possible I have him under-ranked but I’m just not as familiar with him as I’d like to be. Signed with Oregon State.

39. Justin Stockton: (RB) Some backs are quick but not fast; some are fast but not quick. Stockton is both, he’s just a bit undersized. Prepare to be frustrated by Stockton gashing wide splits for years to come as he reunites with his old coach, Mike Jinks (former Cibolo Steele HC and current Texas Tech RB coach). Signed with Texas Tech.

40. John Bonney: (DB) Is he a corner? Is he a field safety? I don’t know, and therein lies his value. Bonney’s received a bad wrap from some Texas fans, and I must admit I wasn’t always that high on him, but he had a strong senior season and as his body fills out I think he’ll become a solid piece to a secondary. He won’t lack for technical ability and he does have good length. Signed with Texas.

41. Najee Toran: (OL) The North Shore lineman needs to add weight but once he does he’ll be an elite athlete for UCLA offensive line coach, Adrian Klemm, to work with. If Toran was taller than 6-3, he’d be a top player in state as a tackle. Signed with UCLA.

42. Trey Lealaimatafao: (DT) A high energy player with good step off the ball, Lealaimatafao has a lot to like about him. He projects as a 1-tech who should be able to occupy and occasionally beat double teams. Signed with LSU. 43. Samaje Perine: (RB) The OU running back commit is very fluid for such a power packed build. He could end up in some sort of hybrid/fullback role over time where you can be assured Bob Stoops will figure out how to frustrate opponents. Signed with Oklahoma.

44. Vic Enwere: (RB) A power back who will become more powerful over time with good top end speed and agility, Enwere could become a steal for Cal, should he end up there. Signed with Cal.

45.Christian Sam: (LB) Sam plays equally well in space or blitzing off the edge and is relentless in pursuit. Signed with Arizona State. 46. Zach Ledwik: (OL) An underrated athlete who could blossom as a right or left tackle for A&M. Signed with Texas A&M.

47. Kealvin Davis: (OL) Davis may be the best offensive athlete in the state but some of that may be attributed to his lack of weight. If he keeps his feet while adding the necessary pounds he could be special. Signed with Texas A&M. 48. Foster Sawyer: (QB) Pure pocket passer with a big arm, TCU must be looking to more credibly stretch the field. Signed with TCU.

49. Dakota Allen: (LB) Dakota’s a vicious downhill backer. He may be a tad stiff in space, but he mitigates that a bit with speed. A high motor player, he’ll start a lot of games at Tech. Signed with Texas Tech.

50. Auston Anderson: (RB) With his great burst and balance Anderson can survive between the tackles but with his speed he excels in space. Northwestern bound over a lot of attractive opportunities. Signed with Northwestern.

51. Cameron Hampton: (LB) Hampton’s an average athlete for outside linebacker but where he makes up ground is with his instincts and nose for the ball – traits that are hard to rate. It’s possible he becomes a star after he adds the requisite weight. Signed with Texas.

52. Connor Mayes: (OL) Probably the most tenacious drive blockers in the state, Mayes is much more light on his feet than you’d think. He projects to guard or center and will be reunited with his brother at Minnesota. Signed with Minnesota.

53. Sione Teuhema: (ATH) Part of me wants to rank him higher but that requires more projection than I’m comfortable with. I love him long term as a stand up edge presence, a role he excelled at in high school. Once the Keller project adds 25-30 pounds, the Tigers should have someone on its hands. He’ll redshirt. Signed with LSU.

54. Payton Hendrix: (ATH) At nearly 6-3, 190 pounds, Hendrix is built a bit more like a receiver at this point but he has a wide build that should fill out to look more like a defender. Key for him will be keeping fluidity as he adds weight. Texas Tech did well to win his commitment. Signed with Texas Tech.

55. Chris Hardeman: (DB) Hardeman has excellent feet and is able to use his thick build to redirect receivers that are much taller than him. On top of that, he’s one of the faster players in the state. He’s on the short side, but he’s not small. He’ll be asked to cover the slot quite a bit in Stillwater, I’d assume, but he could be a liability on the outside against receivers of length. Signed with Oklahoma State.

56. Koda Martin: (OL/TE) I’ve seen Martin a handful of times and I’m still not sure what to do with him, but that’s more because of his rare build (6-7, 255 pounds) than ability. Will he become a blocking tight end for A&M like Hunter Goodwin, or a player who adds needed weight before becoming an offensive tackle like Travis Schneider? Are you amazed by my ability to cite Aggie/Bellville references? Signed with Texas A&M.

57. Justin Hollins: (LB) Here’s a guy who has a great shot to make these lists look more foolish than they already do. Hollins found the perfect fit for his abilities as a lengthy OLB when he committed to Oregon. He’s the exact kind of player they’ve been maximizing at the position of late. He’ll need to add significant weight but if he does, they’ll have a great piece of clay to mold. Signed with Oregon.

58. T’Kevian Rockwell: (DB) Baylor’s offense has been personified by speed of late; with Rockwell, they look to give their defense the same characteristic. There’s not a faster linebacker in the country. Signed with Baylor.

59. Tony Upchurch: (WR) The Pearland Dawson receiver is thickly built and not overly fast, but he uses his body well to create space and has good hands. I’ll be interested to see what he becomes at LSU. They’ve done well with guys like him. Signed with LSU.

60. Jarrell Owens: (DE/OLB) Owens is a Gary Patterson special. (Note** he de-committed from TCU and signed with OSU shortly after this was published). Find a big athlete, throw him in S&C and then teach him to play defensive end. In high school, Owens was able to line up at wide receiver despite being over 6-3 and 240 pounds. Patterson will get him singularly focused and likely turn him into a stud. Signed with Oklahoma State.

61. Roderick Bernard: (WR) Bernard has good speed but what makes him different from most is his close-quarters quickness and acceleration. He also has a great build for an all-purpose back but his hands are lacking. If offense doesn’t work out, corner might be for the Texas pledge. Signed with Texas.

62. Grant Blankenship: (DE) The Notre Dame commit is an interesting athlete that could end up at defensive end or tight end. He needs to add significant strength if he’s to remain a defensive end, but he does move well. He could also be more violent. Signed with Notre Dame.

63. Jake McMillon: (DL) If you combined McMillon and Blankenship, I’d have written about Grake McMillonship 40 spots previously. McMillon has great technical ability and plays with strength, leverage and an unending motor, but the future Longhorn lacks some of the quickness and agility traits you’d like. Signed with Texas.

64. Trey Carter: (DE) Carter’s exceedingly raw but is a solid athlete with excellent size (6-4, 250). We’ll be getting to know this Oklahoma State commit over the years, especially after he learns the fundamentals. Signed with Oklahoma State.

65. Ian Sadler: (WR) Where else would a white, quick and highly coordinates slot receiver go than besides Texas Tech. It’s like football Prima Nocta where Texas Tech gets the player before Peyton Manning does. Signed with Texas Tech.

66. Justin Phillips: (LB) Phillips runs well in a straight line and knocks ball carriers backwards. He locates ball carriers well in traffic. He’ll likely be a Mike for Oklahoma State, if not he could struggle some in the zig zagging aspects of pass coverage. Signed with Oklahoma State.

67. Terrence Williams: (RB) Williams is another player with offensive capability Briles must resist the urge to play on that side of the ball in order for his team to take the national step. Stick the big Ennis player at linebacker and remember what I said about linebackers with good running back tape. Signed with Baylor.

68. Aaron Sharp: (ATH) Asianti Woulard has the starting job in Westwood on lock once Brett Hundley leaves so if I’m Sharp, I make the switch to receiver minutes after my plane touches LAX. Sharp would be raw at receiver, but his combination of size and speed would make him a credible threat as an outside receiver. Signed with UCLA. 69. David Blough: (QB) Undersized at 6-1, moves well in the pocket to find lanes, fits windows, is accurate both in the pocket and on the roll out and is going to Purdue. I know what you’re thinking, he’s just like a shorter Kyle Orton! Signed with Purdue.

70. Josh Mabin: (LB) See Justin Phillips, though Mabin’s even more of a MIke. Signed with Oklahoma State.

71. Nick Foster: (DB) Smooth corner with good speed who might have emerged as a Texas target had he not been so solid to TCU. Committed to TCU, may not qualify.

72. Dorian Leonard: (WR) Big target with a nice catch radius who is a bit rigid in his routes. Not the fastest, but he’s not slow. If he learns to use his body to create separation he could become a player for Texas. Signed with Texas.

73. Mason Denley: (OL) Denley’s one of the most intriguing prospects in the state to me. He could play 5-tech in college but I think his upside lies at either offensive tackle of guard. He moves and bends very well for his size. Signed with Houston.

74. Tay Evans: (DE/OLB) Similar to his teammate, Christian Sam, in that he’s a long outside linebacker. He’ll need to add some good weight before he’s ready to contribute at Oklahoma. Signed with Oklahoma.

75. Terrell Cuney: (OL) The Texas commit is a bit undersized and is center-specific, but he has the athleticism Wickline’s scheme mandates. He’ll need time to develop, fortunately he should have that. Signed with Texas.

76. T.V. Williams: (ATH) One of the fastest receivers in the state, Williams also has excellent body control and reliable hands. He’s still skinny, at around 165 pounds, but he’s tough and could feature in punt return. Headed to Big Blue Nation. Signed with Kentucky.

77. Jordan Feuerbacher: (OL/TE) The Baylor enrolee has the size to line up attached but has enough athleticism to flex out as well. What will Art Briles do with him, though? My uneducated guess is Briles is about to expand the role of his tight ends. Enrolled at Baylor.

78. Jamal Jeffery: (WR) The A&M commit is a bit too reliant on his speed, but sometimes that’s enough. Signed with Texas A&M.

79. Travin Howard: (DB) Intelligent safety prospect with great field awareness and coverage ability. TCU fields three safeties; I think long term Howard figures in on the field side. Signed with TCU.

80. Samuel Stewart: (RB) Rice gets a steal. Stewart is very agile and strong, thanks in part to him actually being strong and because of his low center of gravity and balance. He’s a slower Daje. Signed with Rice.

81. Raelon Singleton: (WR) Vertical receiver with great length. He can beat defenses because of his speed and also because of his size. Utah gets a steal but they typically get one or two out of Texas every year. Signed with Utah.

82. Chris Platt: (WR) See Jamal Jeffery. I’m not a huge fan, but because of his speed and the offense he’s going to, I’m not leaving him off. Signed with Baylor.

83. Ronald Monroe: (ATH) Currently committed to Washington State, the athletic quarterback/receiver just received an offer from Vanderbilt. I’d love to see a school give him time to develop as a quarterback because he does have a big arm. One look at him running in the open field tells you why some schools like him at receiver. Signed with Vanderbilt.

84. Victor Evans: (DE) Lean defensive end with the ability to pack on weight. Evans plays low and has quality quickness but he needs to get significantly stronger. He’ll redshirt at Ole Miss and might sit a while after that, but if he continues to work he could become a player over time. Signed with Ole Miss.

85. Courtland Sutton: (ATH) Sutton won me over at Texas camp where he caught everything thrown his way, often times over a quality cornerback. He’s not the fastest, but he is agile and coordinated. Some think he could be destined for defense but I like him at receiver. Signed with SMU.

86. James David: (LB) I’m tempted to leave him off but if his last name was anything other than ‘David’, he’d probably be in the 40’s. I prefer him with his hand in the ground or as a Buck end, but he may stick at linebacker for Baylor. Committed but did not sign with Baylor.

87. Jacob Bragg: (OL) A mauling offensive center, Kansas is getting a good one in Bragg. Signed with Kansas.

88. Garrett Gray: (WR/TE) There are questions about his change of direction ability and which direction his body will go, but Gray’s size and straight line speed is pretty rare. He also does well coming down with the ball in traffic. It will be interesting to watch the development of the Texas commit. I think he stays as an outside receiver but I can see him growing into something else. Signed with Texas.

89. Kaleb Hill: (LB) Exactly like his twin brother, Kolin, just a bit smaller. Look for Hill to end up at Boise State unless a big offer comes in at the last moment. Signed with Boise State.

90. Jah’Shawn Johnson: (DB) As an undersized safety, Johnson punches well above his weight. If he has the hips to play corner, Tech could have something special on its hands. Even still, he could be a quality safety. Signed with Texas Tech.

91. Ryan Parker: (ATH) Yet another receiver with more time on the hardcourt than the gridiron, Parker’s ability is virtually untapped. He’ll be staying close to home at TCU. Signed with TCU.

92. Jakari Dillard: (WR) Dillard’s a long and fluid vertical threat. Dillard will be the first student to ever go from Princeton to Tech. Signed with Texas Tech.

93. Jordan Thomas: (DB) I’m not the biggest fan but with Thomas’ size and intelligence coupled with Stoops’ Stoopsiness, I imagine the former Northwestern commit will become something at corner. Signed with Northwestern.

94. D’Onta Foreman: (ATH) Foreman won’t be making house calls from 50 out, but he could become a pounder between the tackles with the ability to bounce outside a la Joe Bergeron. Or maybe a niche back like Cody Johnson. Signed with Texas.

95. Xavier Jones: (DE) A quality athlete at defensive end, Jones has flown well under the radar, but not so low the Baylor staff couldn’t find him. Signed with Baylor.

96. Davious Ballard: (OL) Big defensive tackle that when properly motivated does damage and collapses lines. Committed to Houston, may not qualify.

97. Ty Barrett: (OL) A good athlete who should be able to stick at tackle. This is lower than his offer list would seem to warrant but I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews. Re-committing to TCU and Gary Patterson was a wise move for Barrett, in my view. Signed with TCU.

98. Grant Watanabe: (LB) All of your A and B gaps belong to him. Watanabe rings the triangle like a prairie mom calling her children to dinner. He’s a tenacious downhill player with limitations in coverage. Signed with Notre Dame.

99. Christian Britt: (LB) See Watanabe. Those two running into each other would render man extinct. Uncommitted.

100. Sam Sizelove: (LB) The third physical linebacker in a row, Sizelove could feature at OLB in the right scheme. Signed with Kansas State. To SIGN UP for Inside Texas: