Houston Lamar wide receiver Al'Vonte Woodard holds a Texas offer. (Mike Craven)

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Texas targets set to participate in Under Armour All-America Camp Series

Posted March 19th, 2017

Story highlights
  • Nearly a dozen top recruits with Texas offers set to compete at the Under Armour All-America Camp Series.
  • A few top prospects without offers from the Longhorns are prepared to participate at the Under Armour All-America Camp Series.
  • The state's top two prospects, Anthony Cook and BJ Foster, are expected to attend Sunday.

Over 15 2018 Fabulous 55 members are set to compete in individual testing, position training and competitions Sunday at Westfield High School as part of the Under Armour All-America Camp Series. Most of the Fab 55 members expected at the camp hold Texas offers. Below, we take a look at the Fab 55 members expected in attendance Sunday.

Fab 55 members with Texas offers expected to attend

Anthony Cook, cornerback, Houston Lamar

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FYI: 6-1/168; 5-stars

Texas offer: Yes

Top offers: LSU, Ohio State, Baylor, TCU, Clemson

College: Undecided

Hudl: 

Latest on Cook: The five-star cornerback is the top player in the Fab 55 and one of the top two cornerback prospects in the entire country. He holds an offer from Texas and said at The Opening regional in Houston that Texas would always be among his top schools. He’s no closer to a decision, and likely won’t decide until after his senior season, but the Longhorns remain in good shape if Tom Herman can replicate his previous success as a head coach. In a loaded year of secondary members, Cook stands as the top target and a potential instant contributor for any P5 contender.

BJ Foster, safety, Angleton

FYI: 6-1/188; 5-stars

Texas offer: Yes

Top offers: Ohio State, LSU, Michigan, TCU

College: Undecided

Hudl: 

Latest on Foster: The other five-star in Texas gets less headlines because of an MCL injury he suffered as a junior. He hasn’t yet participated in an offseason camp and he isn’t expected to compete Sunday. Still, Foster is arguably the most important recruit for Texas in 2018. He’s the best safety in the nation and an unabashed Longhorn lean. Texas is in good shape and it will be an upset if the Longhorns don’t eventually land Foster. The five-star’s priorities are on becoming healthy for his senior season.

Jalen Preston, wide receiver, Manvel

FYI: 6-2/168; 4-stars

Texas offer: Yes

Top offers: Texas A&M, Oregon, Oklahoma, Baylor, Georgia

College: Undecided

Latest on Preston: Texas A&M is the favorite and it appears the Longhorns are spending more time recruiting wide receiver targets like Brennan Eagles and Al’Vonte Woodard. Texas’ lone commitment in the 2018 class is four-star wide receiver prospect Justin Watkins. Woodard is the top-rated wide receiver in the Fab 55 and a physical specimen at camps.

Malcolm Epps, tight end, Dekaney

FYI: 6-6/214; 4-stars

Texas offer: Yes

Top offers: Alabama, Texas A&M, Michigan, Florida State

College: Undecided

Latest on Epps: Texas wants a top-flight tight end in the 2018 class and Epps is one of the two top targets in the state. He’s a long, lanky tight end who looks more like a small forward than a football player at this stage in his development. Epps doesn’t let his lack of bulk hinder his performances. He uses his length and athleticism to create space and showed strong hands in traffic during The Opening regional in Houston in early February.

Barton Clement, offensive guard, Fort Bend Marshall

FYI: 6-3/301; 4-stars

Texas offer: Yes

Top offers: Texas A&M, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio State

College: Undecided

Hudl: 

Latest on Clement: Clement is the top interior offensive line prospect in Texas and he’s a top target for the Longhorns. His commitment likely becomes a battle between Texas and Texas A&M and the Aggies are considered the favorite right now. Texas has other options lined up with Allen’s Trey Stratford and Marshall’s Chasen Hines, who both mention Texas in their top schools.

Mustapha Muhammad, tight end, Fort Bend Ridge Point

FYI: 6-5/235; 4-stars

Texas offer: Yes

Top offers: Clemson, Texas A&M, Florida State, Ohio State, LSU

College: Undecided

Latest on Muhammed: If Epps is the top tight end in Texas, Muhammad isn’t far behind. Both are top 10 players in the state and the Longhorns are recruiting each. Muhammad is a big-bodied tight end with the ability to put his hand in the ground, flex wide or play H-Back. His type of versatility is valued in Herman’s offense and he’s been a target of this staff since their time at Houston.

Keondre Coburn, defensive tackle, Westfield

FYI: 6-1/326; 4-stars

Texas offer: Yes

Top offers: TCU, Texas A&M, Florida, Arkansas, Colorado

College: Undecided

Latest on Coburn: The camp will be held at Coburn’s high school. The Westfield connection to Texas is clear. Current assistant coach Corby Meekins used to be Westfield’s head coach and now his brother is at the helm. Daniel Young, a 2017 Texas commit, is a senior at Westfield. The Longhorns made up ground over the last month and it sounds like if Texas wins on the field this fall, Coburn could end up a Longhorn.

Brennan Eagles, wide receiver, Alief Taylor

FYI: 6-3.5/4-stars

Texas offer: Yes

Top offers: Oklahoma, Florida State, Florida, Texas A&M, LSU

College: Undecided

Hudl: 

Latest on Eagles: After an eye-opening performance at The Opening regional in Houston Feb. 4, Brennan Eagles shot up recruiting boards across the country. He’s become one of the top two or three wide receiver targets in the 2018 for Texas and Herman’s staff hosted him on junior day. Eagles is a big wide receiver with track speed. He’s raw as a route-runner, but his physical upside is as high as any prospect in the 2018 class.

Al’Vonte Woodard, wide receiver, Houston Lamar

FYI: 6-1/182; 4-stars

Texas offer: Yes

Top offers: Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Tennessee

College: Undecided

Latest on Woodard: Woodard is part of an important trio of high school teammates. He’s a wide receiver on a team with Cook and cornerback D’Shawn Jamison. All three hold offers from Texas and the Longhorns staff feels good about its current chances with each prospect. Woodard is a top 15 player in the state and gets lost in the shuffle during a cycle filled with talent at the wide receiver position.

Leon O’Neal, safety, Cypress Springs

FYI: 6-1/190; 4-stars

Texas offer: Yes

Top offers: Alabama, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Baylor

College: Undecided

Hudl: 

Latest on O’Neal: The Longhorns made up major ground on junior day when Herman’s staff wowed the four-star safety and his mother on the unofficial visit. O’Neal is a charismatic personality who tends to approach these camps with more aggression than the average prospect. He’s one of Texas’ top safety targets and will be at The Opening Final in Oregon over the summer.

D’Shawn Jamison, cornerback, Houston Lamar

FYI: 5-10/168; 4-stars

Texas offer: Yes

Top offers: Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, TCU, Baylor

College: Undecided

Latest on Jamison: The third Houston Lamar product on the list, Jamison might be rated lower than Woodard and Cook, but he takes a backseat to no player. Cook is rated higher because of his frame, but Jamison is an active cornerback with a chip on his shoulder. He makes up for his lack of height with technique, aggression and quickness. He turns his hips as well as any cornerback in the state.

Fab 55 members without a Texas offer expected to attend

Stanley Hackett, running back, Pasadena Rayburn

FYI: 6-3/193; 4-stars

Texas offer: No

Top offers: Texas Tech, Baylor, UCLA, UTSA, Tulsa

College: Undecided

Hudl: 

Latest on Hackett: Many feel like Hackett’s upside is higher than any other running back in the state. It’s a bad year for running backs in Texas, but Hackett is a big running back with enough quickness to excel in a one-cut system. He’s a long-strider and needs to run with lower pad level at the collegiate level. Hackett might not fit Herman’s preferred style of running back due to his size and lack of playmaking ability as a receiver out of the backfield.

Chad Bailey, linebacker, Fort Bend Ridge Point

FYI: 6-0/235; 4-stars

Texas offer: No

Top offers: Colorado, Missouri, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Indiana

College: Undecided

Latest on Bailey: Texas hasn’t extended many offers at linebacker and only two in-state players at the position – Alston Orji and Byron Hobbs – hold offers. Bailey could be the next on the list. He’s aggressive and instinctual. Bailey was the top linebacker at The Opening regional in Houston and hopes to repeat that performance Sunday at Westfield.

Zadock Dinkelmann, quarterback, Somerset

FYI: 6-4.5/213; 4-stars

Texas offer: No

Top offers: LSU, UTSA

College: Undecided

Latest on Dinkelmann: It’s a down year in Texas for quarterbacks and Dinkelmann is unlikely to receive a Texas offer. Herman prefers dual-threat quarterbacks and the Somerset prospect is very much a pocket passer. The one-time LSU commit missed time due to injury but is making the camp rounds and has impressed this offseason.

Miles Battle, wide receiver, Cypress Creek

FYI: 6-4/188; 3-stars

Texas offer: No

Top offers: Auburn, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Arkansas, Arizona State

College: Undecided

Hudl: 

Latest on Battle: In most cycles, Battle would already hold an offer from Texas. The 2018 wide receiver class is so deep that the Longhorns are waiting for the smoke to clear on other prospects before engaging Battle with an offer. He’s heard from the Texas staff and is undoubtedly one of the top prospects in Texas. Few wide receivers contain his combination of height and athleticism.

Trent Gordon, cornerback, Manvel

FYI: 6-0/175; 3-stars

Texas offer: No

Top offers: UCLA, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Oregon, Michigan

College: Undecided

Latest on Gordon: Much like Battle at the wide receiver position, Gordon is a victim of the talent at his position. Cornerback is loaded and the Longhorns are hoping for commitments from players like Cook and Jamison. If Texas locks up the Lamar duo, it might not leave room for a third cornerback and that would leave Gordon looking at other options like Texas A&M or Oklahoma.

Tommy Bush, wide receiver, Schertz Clemens

FYI: 6-5/184; 3-stars

Texas offer: No

Top offers: Baylor, Arizona, Michigan State, TCU, Oklahoma State

College: Undecided

Latest on Bush: It was at a camp in Houston that Bush’s meteoric recruiting rise began. At The Opening in Houston Feb. 4, Bush recorded a high SPARQ score and began to receive attention from national programs. Texas has yet to offer as it waits on decisions from other prospects, but Bush was on campus for junior day and the proximity to San Antonio would help Texas if it offered the raw wide receiver.

The 2018 Fabulous 55

RANKPLAYERPOS.HIGH SCHOOLCOLLEGE
55.Tommy BushWRSchertz ClemensUndecided
54.Chasen HinesOLMarshall (5A)LSU
53.Jaquayln CrawfodATHRockdale (3A)Undecided
52.Julon WilliamsATHConverse Judson (6A)Undecided
51.Trent GordonCBManvel (5A)Penn State
50.Keaontay IngramRBCarthage (4A)Texas
49. Tanner McCalisterCBRockwall-Heath (6A)Undecided
48.Ke'von AhmadWRColleyville Heritage (5A)Undecided
47.Trey StratfordOTAllen (6A)Undecided
46.Tanner MordecaiQBWaco Midway (6A)Oklahoma
45.Jaylon RobinsonATHFort Worth Paschal (6A)Oklahoma
44.Quandree WhiteATHCollege Station (5A)Undecided
43.Miles BattleWRCypress Creek (6A)Undecided
42.Zadock DinkelmannQBSomerset (4A)Undecided
41.Jordon AustinCBLancaster (5A)Oklahoma
40.Tyrese HeardSTeague (3A)UAB
39.Trevon Moehrig-WoodardCBSmithson Valley (6A)TCU
38. Joshua FleeksWRCedar Hill (6A)Baylor
37. Jarell CherryDEDallas Carter (6A)LSU
36.Drue JacksonWRGarland Sasche (6A)Undecided
35.D'shawn JamisonCBHouston Lamar (6A)Undecided
34. Verone McKinley IIICBLewisville Hebron (6A)Undecided
33. Calvin AveryDTDallas Bishop Dunne (TAPPS) Undecided
32.Montel ParkerWRDickinson (6A)Texas A&M
31.Chad BaileyLBFort Bend Ridge Point (6A)Undecided
30. Isaiah HumphriesSGarland Sachse (6A)Penn State
29. Leon O'Neal Jr.SCypress Springs (6A)Texas A&M
28. Erik EzukanmaWRKeller Timber Creek (6A)Undecided
27. Jaylen WaddleWRBellaire Episcopal (SBC)Undecided
26. Stanley HackettRBPasadena Rayburn (6A)Undecided
25.Cam'ron JonesSMansfield (6A)Undecided
24. Craig WilliamsRBCrosby (5A)Undecided
23. Luke MatthewsOTFort Bend Elkins (5A)Texas A&M
22. Spencer SandersQBDenton Ryan (5A)Oklahoma State
21.Atanza VongorSSouth Grand Prairie (6A)TCU
20.Jordan MooreSYoakum (3A)Texas A&M
19. Bobby BrownDTArlington Lamar (6A)Undecided
18. Gabriel DouglasWRDenton Ryan (5A)Texas Tech
17.Bumper PoolLBLucas Lovejoy (5A)Arkansas
16.Alston OrjiLBRockwall (6A)Vanderbilt
15. Colten BlantonOTCypress Ranch (6A)Texas A&M
14. Jalen MaydenQBGarland Sachse (5A)Miss. State
13. Al'Vonte WoodardWRHouston Lamar (6A)Texas
12. Brennan EaglesWRAlief Taylor (6A)Texas
11. Keondre CoburnDTSpring Westfield (6A)Undecided
10. Mustapha MuhammadTEFort Bend Ridge Point (6A)Undecided
9. Jalen GreenCBHouston Heights (6A)Texas
8.Barton ClementOLFort Bend Marshall (5A)Texas A&M
7. Darrell SimpsonOTNorthwest (5A)Undecided
6.Malcolm EppsTESpring DeKaney (6A)Undecided
5. Jalen PrestonWRManvel (5A)Undecided
4.Caden SternsSCibolo Steele (6A)Texas
3. Max WrightDEKaty Taylor (6A)Texas A&M
2.BJ FosterSAngleton (5A)Texas
1. Anthony CookCBHouston Lamar (6A)Undecided

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