Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has partnered with the recruiting experts at Next Level Athlete to bring you the most in-depth analysis of the best prospects in the state of Texas.

Every two weeks, we’ll release a new position ranking for the Class of 2018, so check back often to learn about the top prospects in Texas at each spot on the field!

Class of 2018

Texas’ Top 25 Quarterback Prospects — Class of 2018

NLA RankNameHeightWeightHigh schoolCOMMITNOTES
1Jalen Mayden6' 1"195SachseAthletic pocket QB, very athletic, can run, escape and can run all the read offense. District MVP, completed 198 of 295 passes for 2,840 yards as a junior; soft touch on deep balls. Breakaway speed.
2William Brown6' 3"192Lamar ConsolidatedSMUMissed entire season but is back on basketball court fully recovered; physically has all the tools. Good wiggle and athleticism. Can make all the throws. Very high ceiling.
3Chance Amie6' 3"187Tyler LeeBig-time prospect as a dual-threat QB. Could be national recruit at that position. Also a top AAU basketball player. 32 inch vertical leap, but looks more explosive. Gets hips downfield on throws and can thread the needle. Has velocity for those tight window throws. Can throw the deep ball. Big time runner and good ball handler. Was MVP of the Next Level Athlete showcase in January.

Texas’ Top 25 Running Back Prospects — Class of 2018

NLA RankNameHeightWeightHigh SchoolCommitNotes
1Kelan Walker6'0207DeSotoHoustonInjured early in 2016. Bigger back with good feet and change of direction. Impressive looking kid on the hoof. Scored multiple touchdowns in state championship game. Has frame to put on weight.
2Stanley Hackett6'3195Pasadena RayburnTexas TechCutter, dodger and weaver — some make you miss. Long frame that can carry more thickness. Ideal “I-back". Also projects that he could end up at another position.
3Craig Williams5'8165CrosbyRan a 21.3 in the 200 meters; 5th in 5A state track as sophomore. Has KOR skills. Can change direction on a dime; excellent lateral acceleration. Small stature but major quicks.

Texas’ Top 25 Wide Receiver Prospects — Class of 2018

NLA RankNameHeightWeightCommitHigh SchoolNotes
1Brennan Eagles6'3209Alief TaylorBig guy--Next Level Athlete Showcase weigh in may indicate he can get big enough to play H?? long strider, tracks the deep ball well. Will reminds you of an Alshon Jeffery type.
2Tommy Bush6'4180Schertz ClemensRan 21.2 in 100 meters as soph. anchored both relays. definitely has home run speed. with backup Qb, had 28 catches for 402 yards as junior. has big hands, snatches the ball. has given up basketball to concentrate on weight room.
3Al' Vonte Woodard6'1175Houston LamarMultiple offers - national recruit, long and really plucks well, regional in 400M and 4X400M relay as soph, good explosion off LOS - good in and out of cuts, can elevate to snatch and will win most jump balls -

Texas’ Top Tight End Prospects — Class of 2018

NLA RankNameHeightWeightCommitHigh SchoolNotes
1Mustapha Mohammed6'4220Fort Bend Ridge PointEvery thing about him is huge--hands, feet, frame. shows basketball skills as a short area receiver. athletic enough to play outside in 3 x 1 alignments. . national recruit

Texas’ Top 25 Offensive Line Prospects — Class of 2018

NLA RankNamePositionHeightWeightHigh SchoolCommitNotes
1Darrell SimpsonOT6'6330Justin NorthwestSimpson also came to NLA showcase but didn't do anything except measure because of basketball. he is a monster. all eyeball team. impressed with his ability to lock on and finish. can combo to next level. future PRO.
2Luke MatthewsOL6'5310Fort Bend ElkinsTexas A&MPolished. with three older brothers , a HOF dad, uncles, etc. his technique is outstanding. has strength, will finish, has nasty-ness.
3Colten BlantonOL6'6260Cy RanchTexas A&MReally like his length, toughness and nasty attitude as a run blocker. will probably need a red shirt year to work on pass pro work and explosive strength., but could see him as a four year starter.

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