DCTF's Recruiting Tales from the Road - Week 4, 2023

Greg Powers

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We're in the thick of it. It's mid-September. District play is ramping up. The teams are starting to form their identities, but these recruits have already distinguished themselves.

Standout Signal-Callers

Name: Colin Hitchcock | School: McKinney North | Class: 2024 | Pos.: QB | HT: 6'4" | WT: 215

Hitchcock is a highly efficient passer who shows poise in the pocket and does not make mistakes with the football. He's passed for nine TDs without an interception in the Bulldogs' 3–1 start this season. Hitchcock started hot, leading his team to a 21-0 lead. - Greg Powers

Name: Sawyer Anderson | School: Parish Episcopal | Class: 2025 | Pos.: QB | HT: 5'11" | WT: 175

Anderson is an experienced high school passer who has already won two state title rings and commands the field like a veteran. The Purdue commit has a quick release and can fit the ball into tight windows. - Greg Powers

Name: Ziondre Williams | School: Anna | Class: 2026 | Pos.: QB | HT: 6'0" | WT: 170

Williams had a big night in Anna's heart-stopping 42-40 quadruple overtime loss to Celina. He was sensational in the first half dissecting Celina's defense, but had more trouble in the second half as Celina mixed coverages and threw numerous blitzes his way. He is a little undersized, but has great mechanics and arm talent and is elusive, he sometimes trusts his arm too much, but the decision making will improve as he matures. - Matt Stepp

Name: Graham Knowles | School: Southlake Carroll | Class: 2024 | Pos.: QB | HT: 6'5" | WT: 215

Knowles is a quarterback who looks the part of a Division I recruit, and the Georgia Tech commit backs it up with his play. He's calm, cool and collected in the pocket, shifting away from the pass rush while keeping his eyes down the field. He completed 16-of-22 passes for 251 yards and two scores. - Carter Yates

Recruits Running Wild

Name: Kewan Lacy | School: Lancaster | Class: 2024 | Pos.: RB | HT: 6'0" | WT: 205

The Nebraska commit is probably due for a rankings bump. Lacy showed his explosiveness on an 87-yard kickoff return for a TD and scored on a pop pass. He's got a quick burst, good size, and runs tough between the tackles. Lacy is known for his pass-catching ability and speed, but he needs to be given more credit for his toughness and ability to pick up extra yards when needed. I love how he runs with a little forward lean, and it always looks like he is running downhill. - Greg Powers

Name: Jayden Walker | School: McKinney North | Class: 2024 | Pos.: RB | HT: 5'11" | WT: 185

Walker took home offensive MVP honors after rushing 28 times for 127 yards and two TDs. The Army commit runs hard and gashes defenses for quick chunks of yards powered by good burst/acceleration. - Greg Powers

Name: Brennan Carroll | School: San Antonio Roosevelt | Class: 2024 | Pos.: RB | HT: 5'8" | WT: 180

Carroll had a monster Saturday afternoon game as Roosevelt knocked off San Antonio Madison 28-24, he showed he can carry a heavy workload with 36 carries, topping 200 yards on the ground and four touchdowns. He's a shifty one cut and go back who currently has offers from Air Force, Army, Columbia, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Houston Christian. - Matt Stepp

Big-play wide receivers in the DFW Area

Name: Emmanuel Choice | School: Lancaster | Class: 2025 | Pos.: WR | HT: 6'3" | WT: 190

The big-bodied wide receiver is a true weapon on the outside who understands how to use his size and body to out-position defensive backs. Choice is an ideal weapon in the red zone, and he hauled in a three-yard TD pass in the corner of the endzone. Houston, Nebraska and Oklahoma have offered. - Greg Powers

Name: Kameron Powell | School: McKinney North | Class: 2025 | Pos.: WR | HT: 6'2" | WT: 190

Powell is a known commodity with early P5 offers from Baylor, Arizona State and Utah. However, look for his stock to continue to soar because he has developed into a genuine No. 1 threat in the Bulldogs offense. Powell has a well-rounded game. He runs good routes, can get open often and can take the top off defenses. - Greg Powers

Name: Jacob Jordan | School: Southlake Carroll | Class: 2024 | Pos.: WR | HT: 5'9" | WT: 170

Jordan had the single-most impressive individual performance I've seen on the young season Thursday night against Keller Timber Creek. Any time the Dragons needed a big play, they looked Jordan's way. He contunuously got behind Timber Creek's secondary, finishing the night with seven receptions for 168 yards and two touchdowns, most of which occured in the first half before Southlake Carroll throttled down the offense. While the Oklahoma commit plays on the outside at Southlake, I could see him shifting into the slot once he gets to Norman and filling the Drake Stoops-role for the Sooners. - Carter Yates

All About the Trenches

Name: Armstrong Nnodim | School: Mesquite Horn | Class: 2024 | Pos.: DE | HT: 6'1" | WT: 245

Nnodim was his typical disruptive self leading a dominant defensive performance from the Jaguars in a 21-7 win over Arlington. Nnodim is a physical freak, who picked up wrestling last year and has developed an arsenal of ways to use his hands and defeat blocks. He demands a ton of attention from then opposition, freeing up teammates to make plays as well. - Matt Stepp

Name: Davion Hurth | School: Mesquite Horn | Class: 2024 | Pos.: OG | HT: 6'4" | WT: 275

Hurth, a UTSA commit, is a strong and physical run blocker at the point of attack. He gets downhill quickly and displays above average athleticism. - Matt Stepp

Name: Lamont Rogers | School: Mesquite Horn | Class: 2025 | Pos.: OT | HT: 6'7" | WT: 305

Rogers has the traits of a future NFL tackle with a 6'7" frame and a 7'3 wingspan. He plays center for Horn's basketball team and you can see the athleticism and good footwork in space. He needs to get stronger and work on his technique, but the frame and raw material is there to be a Sunday player. - Matt Stepp

Name: Jussiah Ali | School: San Antonio Roosevelt | Class: 2024 | Pos.: DT | HT: 6'2" | WT: 280

Ali is listed at 6'2 280, but is probably closer to 300 lbs at this point. He is incredibly strong at the point of the attack and could develop more into an anchor in the middle of a defense and a prototype run-stuffer. He's still raw but incredibly strong, he holds offers from Sam Houston and Division II Angelo State. - Matt Stepp

Name: Dustan Mark | School: Southlake Carroll | Class: 2024 | Pos.: DE | HT: 6'3" | WT: 235

When I watched Mark play, one word came to mind - violent (In a good way). The Princeton commit is well-built right now and has room to add to his frame. Keller Timber Creek rotated through three quarterbacks Thursday night, and he made life miserable for all of them, consistently generating pressure in the backfield so they couldn't get comfortable. He's one of the captains for a Southlake defense that's surrendered just 10.5 points per game this year. - Carter Yates

SOC Superstars

Name: Jayden Shelton | School: South Oak Cliff | Class: 2025 | Pos.: LB | HT: 6'0" | WT: 205

Shelton is part of a tremendous SOC linebacker unit featuring North Texas commit Brandon Jones and 2026 riser Jamarion Phillips. Shelton is an instinctual linebacker who plays well in space and can get downhill in a hurry. The game's flow only allowed for a few plays against the run or pass-rushing opportunities, but he flashed when he got his chances to blitz or make an open-field tackle. - Greg Powers

Name: Trey Jackson | School: South Oak Cliff | Class: 2025 | Pos.: TE | HT: 6'5" | WT: 220

The SOC offense did not have to turn to the passing game that often, but Jackson was the primary target when they did, and he reeled in an impressive 19-yard TD grab in the corner of the endzone, showcasing body control, a long catch radius, and field awareness on the play. He is a FLEX TE who is more of a big-play receiver. The Texas Tech commit is evolving into the top receiving threat on a loaded team as he plays with high confidence. - Greg Powers

Sophomore to Watch

Name: Markel Ford | School: Mesquite Horn | Class: 2026 | Pos.: DB | HT: 6'0 | WT: 185

Ford, just a sophomore, has already picked up multiple Power 5 offers and he displayed his knack for big plays with a pair of interceptions Thursday night in Horn's 21-7 win over Arlington. He's got elite instincts and ball skills, and as he physically matures, he'll be a nightmare in the box against the run. There's potential for him to be one of the state's top secondary prospects by the time he's a senior. - Matt Stepp

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