Under the radar
A look at the top recruits in the state with no offers
It’s been somewhat quiet on the recruiting front the last two weeks in terms of offers being made — commitments, as we know, are a different story.
Well, spring evaluation is way behind us and we are just a week removed from a dead period, which ran from June 30-July 14. In case you don’t know, the dead period is the most restrictive time for communication between coaches and recruits. And that means not many offers are given at this time.
The good news is the season is right around the corner. Once that begins, expect to see offers going out left and right, commits second-guessing their decisions and all that fun stuff.
Football season also gives prospects that were overlooked in the spring and summer a chance to showcase their skills one last time in hopes of picking up that elusive first offer.
Here is a look at five quality prospects still searching for FBS offer No. 1. Side note: don’t expect them to be waiting much longer.
1. QB Koy Detmer Jr., Somerset — Sure, Detmer isn’t your prototypical quarterback (5-10, 165), but he’s more than just a name. Detmer was impressive at the Dallas Elite 11 competition and made some extremely tough throws during the state 7-on-7 tournament. Detmer probably isn’t a Power Five guy, but he has the ability to be a stud in in a conference like Conference USA or the Sun Belt. As a junior, he passed for over 2,200 yards and 27 touchdowns.
2. WR Ja’Michael Brown, SA Madison — There are plenty of receivers in the state of Texas that deserve to play at the FBS level — maybe too many. But it’s a shame that Brown hasn’t reeled in his first offer. One of the top overall players in the San Antonio-area, Brown is an absolute playmaker. Last season, he recorded 59 receptions for 1,267 yards and 17 touchdowns. His production and film don’t lie.
3. DT Tevin Boone, Cleburne — How does this guy not have an offer yet? Defensive tackles are so hard to come by, so it’s simply shocking that no school has offered Boone, who recorded 88 tackles and nine sacks as a junior. The 6-foot-1, 300-pounder would be a perfect fit in a 3-4 defensive scheme as a nose tackle. He’s pretty much an immovable force up front and is as strong as an ox.
4. LB Noah McMeans, La Vernia — Is it me or are prospects in South Texas simply under recruited? McMeans has the measurables (6-4, 210) and skillset to be a dangerous pass-rushing outside linebacker. Yes, he plays at a smaller school and needs to keep adding weight, but he’s dominant at that level. McMeans did make some noise at a few camps this summer, and his stock appears to be on the rise.
5. CB Isaac Warren, Tyler John Tyler — Warren was a hot topic amongst reporters at the state 7-on-7 tournament. None of us could really figure out why none of the big schools have come calling. Warren, who is committed to Sam Houston State, has impressive film, solid cover skills and the size (6-0, 190). One reporter said Warren won’t be committed to play at the FCS level much longer, and I have to agree. Teams won’t continue to pass on this East Texas talent.
EJ Holland is the associate editor of Dave Campbell's Texas Football and TexasFootball.com.
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