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Prospect on the Rise 

This week, we have the chance to shine the focus on Greenville 2021 ATH Caleb Johnson (5'10, 175), who has been the state's hottest recruit this Spring. 

Johnson didn't pick up up his first D1 offer until March 3 (Arkansas State), but since then, the floodgates have opened, and some of the nation's most elite programs have offered.

Caleb Johnson Offer List in Chronological Order: Arkansas State, Texas State, FIU, Hawaii, ULM, Houston, New Mexico, North Texas, Louisiana, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Georgia, TCU, Florida, Missouri, Florida State, Tennessee, Alabama

Johnson is a prospect who is known for his speed and versatility. He could play wide receiver or cornerback in college and posted a 10.58 100-meter dash as a junior. 

Commit of the Week

There were a lot of significant commitments this week, but Texas High 2021 OLB Clayton Smith (6'4, 220) was the highest-rated at No. 10 in the state. He committed to Oklahoma after moving up his recruiting timeline. 

Smith picked the Sooners over offers from Texas, LSU, Florida State, Kentucky and Oregon. 

The adidas All-American is rated as a four-star prospect, checking in as the No. 1 OLB in the 2021 DCTF Hot 100. 

Underclassman of the Week

DeSoto 2023 ATH Johntay Cook II (5'10, 165) picked up a new offer from Texas A&M. 

Cook, who played predominantly at the sub-varsity level as a freshman in 2019, also holds offers from schools like Kansas, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Arkansas, Illinois and Nebraska. 

Cook was one of the elite freshman prospects who was invited to and competed at the Next Level Athlete Texas Top 100 Showcase in Dallas. He was listed as one of the Top 25 Class of 2023 prospects in DCTF Rising magazine in December. 

Recruit of the Week

Hutto 2021 DE Landyn Watson (6'3, 235) narrowed a lengthy offer list down to a Top Six, and TCU was the only in-state program to make the cut. 

Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Tennessee and Virginia Tech rounded out Watson's list.  

At one time, Watson was committed to LSU, but the Tigers have been eliminated from consideration.  

Watson racked up 49 tackles (solo), 14 tackles for a loss, and seven sacks in 2019 to earn 11-5A Defensive Line MVP and honorable mention all-state honors. 

Watson is rated as a three-star prospect, checking in as the No. 60 prospect overall and the No. 8 DE in the 2021 DCTF Hot 100. 

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