Ten TXHSFB Prospects Who Turned Into National Names During the Offseason

Davon Mitchell (Photo: Greg Powers)

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2024 CB Corian Gipson (5'11, 165) - Lancaster
Coaches are flocking to Lancaster because the Tigers are loaded up with talent, but no prospect has been hotter than this DCTF four-star. Gipson has seen spring offers come in from Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, LSU, Alabama, Florida State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Oregon. 

2025 TE Davon Mitchell (6'4, 225) - Allen
Young and up-and-coming star in the state's largest 6A program. Mitchell earned TE MVP honors at the Next Level Athlete Texas Top 100 in Dallas and has added offers from UIW, North Texas, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas Tech and Colorado. 

2024 LB Payton Pierce (6'1, 225) - Lovejoy
Pierce racked up 131 tackles as a sophomore and captured the state championship in wrestling. He has added 16 scholarship offers in the offseason from schools like Baylor, TCU, Texas, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.   

2023 DB Warren Roberson (6'0, 180) - Red Oak
Roberson caught fire early in the spring evaluation period, picking up new offers from schools like Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State, LSU, Nebraska and Oregon. The DCTF three-star is a lockdown cornerback prospect with tremendous ball skills. 

2024 DE Colin Simmons (6'3, 210) - Duncanville
Simmons was named the overall No. 1 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com. The speedy edge-rushing specialist is now a name that every school in the country is paying close attention to as his offer list has more than tripled in the offseason (32 total offers). 

2023 DB Calvin Simpson (6'0, 175) - Waxahachie
The Texas Tech commit has boosted his profile by picking up 12 new offers from national powers like Baylor, TCU, Texas, Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Stanford. Simpson has the tools and size that immediately jump out. 

2024 DE Nigel Smith (6'5, 260) - Melissa
This big, powerful defensive end has added more than 20 offers to his list since the final whistle blew on the 2021 season, becoming one of the most highly-coveted prospects in the nation. Smith now holds 25 offers from Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and more. 

2024 OT Michael Uini (6'7, 290) - Copperas Cove
Uini has the size and skills to play left tackle and protect the quarterback's blindside. That is why his recruitment has spiked. Colleges like Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and LSU immediately offered after evaluating him this spring. 

2023 DE Colton Vasek (6'6, 230) - Austin Westlake
Vasek has shot up the DCTF rankings and now checks in as the No. 9 prospect in the state. He is closing in on 40 scholarship offers and has scheduled official visits to Clemson, Oklahoma and Oregon. His father (Brian Vasek) played his college ball for Texas.  


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