Who were the highest-rated signees or prospects who might come in and make a significant impact?
S Maurice Williams (6'1, 200) - Shadow Creek: The four-star is the highest-rated defensive prospect to ink with the Cougars since Ed Oliver. Williams is an invaluable asset to any defense. He's a modern-day player, excelling at stuffing the run and boasting the speed and agility to defend against the pass. His multifaceted skillset allows him to thrive on any down and create matchup advantages by shifting positions.
OL Ray'Quan Bell (6'4, 305) - Spring Westfield: The Under All-American is big-framed and powerful. Bell already possesses near-college-ready size. His strength and explosiveness shine in the run game, where he clears out big lanes.
What prospect was a fan favorite or a local hero who starred near the campus?
TE Kaleb Thomas (6'3, 235) - Galena Park North Shore: Tight ends with Thomas' skill set are oft-overlooked, but he does all the grimy work in the trenches that makes an offense tick. He's a well-liked player from one of the state's most talent-laden programs.
We pick one prospect on the commit list and explain how he might outplay his ranking in college.
DE Zion Taylor (6'1, 240) - Shadow Creek: His measurables kept him off some of the top rankings lists, but his production is elite. Taylor was the heartbeat of one of the state's best defensive units. His experience and athleticism could allow him to stick at defensive end, but interior players with his motor and passion are more valuable.
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