E.J. Holland's picks for Texas' 50 best prospects in 2015.
Why wait for National Signing Day? DCTF's E.J. Holland offers his take on the 50 best prospects in Texas for the Class of 2015. Note: these picks do not necessarily reflect the opinion of DCTF.
1. DT Daylon Mack, Gladewater- Mack is without a doubt the most dominant player in the Class of 2015. He holds offers from just about every school in the nation and has a top four of LSU, Notre Dame, Oregon and Texas A&M.
2. RB SoSo Jamabo, Plano West- Jamabo broke out last season as he rushed for close to 1,700 yards and led Plano West to the 5A Division II state quarterfinals. Jamabo holds offers from Baylor, Michigan, Texas, Texas A&M and others.
3. LB Malik Jefferson, Mesquite Poteet- Unstoppable when blitzing off the edge. Florida State, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Texas and others have offered.
4. WR DaMarkus Lodge, Cedar Hill- Sat behind plenty of explosive players last year but is really shining in his first season as a starter. Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M and more have offered.
5. OT Maea Teuhema, Keller- A Texas commit, Teuhema will be the cornerstone of the Longhorns’ offensive line in the very near future.
6. DB Deionte Thompson, West Orange Stark- Has been committed to Alabama since February.
7. ATH Larry Pryor, Sulphur Springs- Dynamic playmaker with offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas and more.
8. QB Kyler Murray, Allen- Set the state on fire as he put up unbelievable numbers and helped Allen win the 5A Division I state title. Holds offers from Clemson, Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M and others.
9. DB Kendall Sheffield, FB Marshall- A taller corner with blazing speed. Florida, Notre Dame, LSU, Texas and others have offered.
10. TE Jordan Davis, Clear Lake- Committed to Texas A&M over Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma, Texas and others.
11. G/C Zach Rogers, Hebron- Committed to Arkansas over Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas, UCLA and others. Out for the year with a torn ACL.
12. RB Chris Warren, Rockwall- Son of former Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Warren Sr. Alabama, Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas and others have offered. Out for the year with a torn ACL.
13. DB Kris Boyd, Gilmer- A two-way player for Gilmer, Boyd is a gifted East Texas athlete with offers from Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and others.
14. RB Rodney Anderson, Katy- Committed to Texas A&M over Baylor, LSU, Michigan State, Texas and others.
15. LB Anthony Wheeler, Dallas Skyline- Dominant pass rusher with offers from Baylor, Michigan, Texas, Texas A&M and others.
16. DB Justin Dunning, Whitehouse- An absolute ball hawk with offers from Baylor, Florida State, Oklahoma, Texas and others.
17. QB Chad President, Temple- Could end up moving to wide receiver at Baylor, where he committed in the spring. Out for the season with a torn ACL.
18. LB Cameron Townsend, Ridge Point- Holds offers from Baylor, Michigan, Texas, USC and more.
19. DB Johnny Shaw, Center- Originally committed to TCU in May but switched to Texas in June.
20. DE James Lockhart, Ennis- Has a non-stop motor that allows him to make play after play in opposing backfields. Offers from Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M and others.
21. OT Trevor Elbert, Rockwall-Heath- A towering tackle with offers from Alabama, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and others.
22. QB Chason Virgil- A dangerous dual-threat quarterback with offers from Clemson, Nebraska, Texas, UCLA and others.
23. ATH J.W. Ketchum- Could play everything from quarterback to safety at the next level. Holds offers from Baylor, LSU, Texas and Texas A&M.
24. QB Jarrett Stidham, Stephenville- Top pocket passer in the state. Holds offers from Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and others.
25. RB Jay Bradford, Splendora- Committed to Texas A&M over offers from Baylor and Texas Tech.
26. ATH Keke Coutee- Committed to Texas over offers from Oklahoma and Texas Tech.
27. WR Kemah Siverand, Cy Ridge- Holds offers from Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas A&M.
28. QB Blake Lynch, Troup- Comes from a small school but is a big time talent. Baylor, Clemson, Nebraska and Mississippi State have offered.
29. RB Rawleigh Williams, Bishop Lynch- Committed to Ole Miss in April.
30. RB JaMycal Hasty, Longview- Speedy back with offers from Baylor, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and more.
31. DT Darrion Daniels, Bishop Dunne- Racked up quite a few offer this past month including Baylor, Louisville, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.
32. DB Holton Hill, Houston Lamar- Taller corner who could play safety at the next level. Holds offers from Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas Tech and others.
33. OT Aaron Garza, Sherman- Picked Texas over Baylor, Ole Miss, USC and others.
34. OT Connor Lanfear, Buda Hays- Committed to Texas in June.
35. WR Carlos Strickland, Dallas Skyline- At 6-5, he plays a lot like Vincent Jackson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Holds offers from Oklahoma State, SMU and TCU.
36. OT Conner Dyer, Mesquite Horn- Solid pass protector with offers from California, Stanford, TCU, Texas Tech and UCLA.
37. G Patrick Vahe, Euless Trinity- Committed to Texas in July.
38. DB Jalen Campbell, CC Flour Bluff- Committed to Texas in March.
39. RB Jordan Stevenson, South Oak Cliff- Transferred from Dallas Skyline this offseason. Holds offers from Arkansas, SMU, Texas and Utah State.
40. OT Keaton Sutherland, Flower Mound Marcus- Holds offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, TCU and Texas Tech.
41. RB Tyreik Gray, Bellaire Episcopal- Arizona State, Baylor and Oklahoma State have extended scholarships.
42. OLB Morie Evans, Huntsville- Great athlete who plays everything from running back to safety. Committed to TCU.
43. WR James Proche, Prime Prep- Has some of the best hands in the Dallas-area. Holds offers from Colorado State, SMU, TCU and Tulsa.
44. OT Bobby Evans, Allen- Still has to bulk up but is extremely athletic. Committed to Oklahoma.
45. DE Breylin Mitchell, Round Rock- Committed to TCU over Oklahoma.
46. RB Patrick Carr, The Woodlands- Has true breakaway speed. TCU has offered.
47. WR Jaelan Austin, South Grand Prairie- Should garner more attention following this season. Holds offers from Arkansas, Iowa, TCU and Tulsa.
48. ATH John Humphrey, Clear Falls- Son of Minnesota Vikings running back John Humphrey. Holds offers from Miami, SMU and Texas Tech.
49. WR Jarrison Stewart, Mesquite Horn- Holds offers from TCU and SMU.
50. ATH Tony James, Arlington Bowie- An absolute playmaker with an offer from TCU.
E.J. Holland is a special contributor to Dave Campbell's Texas Football and TexasFootball.com.