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Jelani McDonald (Photo: Greg Powers)

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Prospect on the Rise

Waco Connally 2023 DB Jelani McDonald (6'1, 180) added a new offer from Oklahoma State. 

McDonald also holds scholarship offers from SMU, Texas Tech and Arkansas. 

McDonald starred as a quarterback in 2021, passing for 865 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushing for 576 yards, but he is mainly being recruited at defensive back. 

Commit of the Week

Houston C.E. King 2023 DE Dylan Spencer (6'4, 240) committed to Texas over offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, LSU, SMU, Texas A&M and USC. 

Spencer is rated as the No. 40 prospect in the DCTF Hot 100, checking in as the No. 8 DE. 

Next Level Athlete Scouting Report: Spencer broke onto the scene as an athlete playing multiple positions but has grown into a true defensive line projection and has the size and strength to play as a strongside end. He could add even more weight to move inside at some point. 

Underclassmen of the Week

Fort Bend Hightower 2024 RB Jeremy Payne (5'10, 170) picked up a major offer from Texas A&M. 

Payne also holds offers from Baylor, Houston, SMU, UTSA, Texas Southern, Indiana and Oregon State.  

Payne, who earned first-team all-district honors as a sophomore, also hears from programs like Tennessee and USC. 

Recruit of the Week

Arlington Martin 2023 CB Javien Toviano (6'1, 185) earned an invitation to the Under Armour All-America Game following a dominant performance at the UA Camp (Arlington Martin). 

Toviano is rated the No. 6 prospect in the DCTF Hot 100, the No. 1. CB.  

Toviano has collected 34 scholarship offers with schools like Texas, Texas A&M, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma and more standing out. 

Follow the link below to read more about Toviano's recruitment, including the scoop on two schools that will be included when he cuts down his list. 


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