Recruiting News and Standout Performances from the Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament

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Three Top WR Prospects Stand Out

WR Johntay Cook (6'0, 170) - DeSoto: Cook lit the tournament on fire game after game to help lead DeSoto to the 7-on-7 championship. He is quick off the line and has the ability to pull down tough catches in traffic. He will fit in best as a slot wide receiver in college but has the ability to play outside. Hollywood Brown is a good NFL comparison. 

WR Drelon Miller (6'0, 200) - Silsbee: Miller had the most dominant prospect performance that I witnessed on Thursday. Miller is smooth in and out of his breaks and can play over the top of high school defensive backs. He has collected 13 offers with schools like Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Oregon on the list.

WR Jadon Porter (6'0, 185) - Lorena: While Miller stole the show in the small school brackets on Thursday, it was Porter who jumped out to grab my attention on Friday. The Baylor commit has the speed to run by defensive backs, can sink his hips and get separation at the top of his routes, and attacks the football in the air. 

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QB Austin Novosad (6'3, 185) - Dripping Springs: Novosad is surgical. He generates easy power and has no problem fitting the ball into a tight window. Every ball out of his hand is a tight spiral. The current Baylor commit is also considering offers from Texas A&M and Ohio State. 

WR Zion Kearney (6'3, 195) - Fort Bend Hightower: Kearney may have been the most physically imposing player at the event. The big-bodied wide receiver has the skills to dominate smaller defensive backs and he does so often. He has early offers from schools like Arizona State, Colorado, Houston, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M and Washington. 

Recruiting Quick Hitters

Based on his comments following the championship game, it sounds like a recruiting decision is coming soon for the aforementioned Johntay Cook. He releases a top three of Texas, Michigan, and Oregon. The Longhorns are riding a huge wave of recruiting momentum right now and we are hedging our bets that he stays at home. 

UTSA got a steal in Texarkana Pleasant Grove DE/TE Victor Shaw. Shaw has completely changed his body in the offseason and is now a well-chiseled prospect who looks like a powerhouse strongside defensive end. 

Crandall ATH Samuel Omosigho reported that he is down to two schools: Oklahoma and Florida. He also confirmed that both have him set to play linebacker. If we had to guess, just based on his comments over the weekend, it will likely be OU. 

West Orange-Stark S Jamaal Shaw has some massive offers, but Dana Holgorsen and the Houston Cougars are squarely in the mix here and are making their best pitch to keep him close to home. It is realistic that they could beat out schools like Texas, Baylor, and TCU based on the relationship that has been built. 


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