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Andrew Mukuba (Photo: Victor Diaz)

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Prospect on the Rise 

Strake Jesuit 2021 OT Max Merril (6'4, 275) picked up an offer from the Texas Longhorns this week. 

Merril is one of the state's hottest prospects. He now owns 39 offers in total, with schools like Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Indiana, Louisville, SMU and Vanderbilt standing out as the most notable. 

Merril recently explained that he is looking for a combination of academics and football when picking a college. 

"I love football. It's the reason why I am in the position that I am in. So I have got to find a school that competes well in football." 

Commit of the Week

Dallas Parish Episcopal 2021 DE Jayden Jones (6'4, 225) committed to SMU over offers from Arizona, Illinois, Kansas and Washington State. 

Next Level Athlete Scouting Report: An athletic edge defender who will get pressure on the quarterback. He has experience playing as a stand-up pass-rusher and moves exceptionally well in the open field. He is a prospect with a high upside for development in a college strength and conditioning program. 

Jones played at Pantego Christian in 2019. 

Underclassmen of the Week

Port Arthur Memorial 2022 CB Jaylon Guilbeau (6'0, 175) committed to Texas. 

The DCTF four-star prospect picked the Longhorns over offers from Texas A&M, Alabama, LSU, Oregon and Penn State. 

Next Level Athlete Scouting Report: Versatile defensive back. He is not afraid to come up and lay the wood and flies to the football making big tackles to make his presence known. Will only get better and better with more experience. 

Recruit of the Week

Austin LBJ 2021 S Andrew Mukuba (5'11, 175) scheduled his commitment for October 1. 

Mukuba is considering schools like Texas, Clemson, LSU and Missouri most seriously from a pool of 35 offers. 

Mukuba is rated as the No. 1 safety prospect in the Lone Star State, checking in as No. 29 in the DCTF Hot 100. 


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