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Tobias Steppes (Photo: Greg Powers)

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Prospect on the Rise

Lancaster OT Tobias Steppes (6'6, 260) is a new DCTF three-star prospect who has added his first two offers from ULM and Texas Tech. 

Steppes missed a significant portion of his junior season due to injury but has been one of the most impressive prospects on the camp scene so far this offseason. 

Steppes will attend the Under Armour Camp hosted by Arlington Martin this weekend. 

Commit of the Week

Shadow Creek 2024 DE Zion Taylor (6'2, 230) committed to Houston over offers from California, Tulane, Kansas, Michigan State, and Arkansas on January 28. 

Taylor is rated as a DCTF three-star, checking in at No. 93 in the 2024 DCTF RISING Hot 100. 

Scouting Report: Taylor is a well-rounded defensive lineman with the quickness to apply pressure to quarterbacks and the power to shut down running lanes. He uses his hands extremely well to get off of blocks and find the ball. 

Underclassman of the Week

McKinney 2025 S Zadian "Zay" Gentry (6'0, 165) picked up new offers from Oklahoma and TCU this week. 

Gentry's sophomore season was strong; he recorded 10 PBUs and demonstrated the physical attributes necessary to compete favorably against any opponent. 

Additionally, Gentry has offers from Baylor, SMU, Texas Tech, Arkansas, Auburn and others.

Recruit of the Week

Fort Bend Marshall 2024 S Joshua Lair (6'2, 195) has been one of the state's hottest recruits. 

Lair closed February out by securing 14 new scholarship offers: Kansas, Baylor, Missouri, Washington, PVAMU, San Diego State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, LSU, Arizona State, Houston, TCU, Ole Miss and Tennessee. 

Lair collected 54 tackles, 13 TFLs, three sacks, three FFs, and three INTs to earn second-team all-district honors as a junior in 2022. 

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