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Texas commits and targets impress at The Opening Dallas

Several Texas pledges and some of the Longhorns top 2020 and 2021 targets put on a show at The Star over the weekend.

4-star CB Jalen Kimber.
Joe Hamilton

The Opening regionals reached the Dallas-area this weekend, prompting some of the state’s premier prospects to flock the The Star in Frisco. Among the masses was a multitude of Texas commits and targets; many of which put an on absolute show on the big stage.

BON was on hand to take in the action and catch up with key Texas commits and targets.

2020 — Hudson Card — 4-star QB — Austin Lake Travis: Card had a solid showing on Sunday and looked crisp slinging it. The Longhorns commit remains as the leader of a promising #cloUT2020 class.

2020 — Ja’Quinden Jackson — 4-star QB — Duncanville: Jackson has been regarded as a premiere athlete due to his ability to make exceptional plays with his feet, but he wants and deserves his respect as one of the top quarterbacks in his class. This past Sunday, Jackson was more than impressive as a passer. He was on target with majority of his passes and delivered with great touch and arm strength during one-on-ones. Jackson continues to be one of Texas’ the main priorities.

2020 — Ty Jordan — 3-star RB — West Mesquite: The electric playmaker walked away as the Running Back MVP at The Opening, and he was well deserving of this award. Jordan is a matchup nightmare for linebackers and will be a lethal offensive weapon as soon as he steps foot on a campus next year. Jordan doesn’t have a clear leader, but he still likes the Horns.

2020 — Logan Parr 4-star OG — Helotes O’Connor: BON has been able to witness Parr several times this offseason in a camp setting. Parr definitely stepped his game up from the performance he had at the Under Armour camp in Houston, as he recovered well and finished blocks strong. Parr continues to be a strong advocate for the Horns on the recruiting trail.

2020 — Jake Majors — 4-star C — Prosper: Majors had a solid performance competing at offensive guard, winning the majority of his reps. He’s picked up a few offers here lately, but he’s Texas all the way.

2020 — Prince Dorbah — 4-star DE/OLB — Highland Park: The Texas target finished his day as a top five defensive lineman at the camp. Dorbah measured in at 6’3, 208 pounds and looks like he’ll be more of a fit in that B-Backer role. He also had a solid test day running a 4.81 forty yard dash and jumping a vertical of 32.8 inches. BON recently posted an update on Dorbah and Texas’ relationship.

2020 — Brennon Scott — 4-star OLB — Bishop Dunne: Scott displayed outstanding closing speed and lateral quickness while competing in drills having to contain running backs in open space. The four-star linebacker plans to make another visit to Texas in the future.

2020 — Jalen Kimber — 4-star CB — Mansfield Timberview: Kimber was the star of the show at The Opening as he completely dominated the combine testing with a 4.43 40-yard dash, 4.00 shuttle, and a 40.8 inch vertical. He finished as the combine challenger winner with a top rating of 125.85 and was technically sound in coverage during one-on-ones. It was a performance that put Kimber on the map. Kimber is fresh off of a Texas visit and loves what they have to offer.

2020 — Ryan Watts — 3-star CB — Little Elm: Watts’ length to cover and ability to run stride-for-stride with the opponent’s best wideout is what every college coach likes about him. Those attributes were put to the test last Sunday and he performed well. The most impressive numbers Watts put up this past Sunday were his 4.59 40-yard dash time, 38-inch vertical, and his 4.20 shuttle. Watts proved that his athletic ability is up there with the best in the state. The upside he possesses is beyond most prospects in his class. Texas is still high on Watts’ list.

2020 — Jahari Rogers — 3-star ATH — Arlington: As one of the state’s best athlete’s, Rogers continues to make his mark at the corner position. Preparing for the next level, this offseason has been crucial to Rogers’ craft. Texas is still one of Rogers’ primary schools.

2020 Darius Snow 4-star S Hebron: Many have gone out of their way to say that Snow would be better suited for linebacker at the next level, but this past weekend he took a ton of reps guarding quick slot receivers and big bodied tight ends; Snow stepped up to the challenge. He was fluid in his movement and found himself in good position to make a play on the ball on majority of his reps.

2021 — Quaydarius Davis — Unranked WR — Dallas Skyline: I think it’s safe to say that Davis is one of those in-state prospects that the Horns are looking at as a must-get target. Davis was phenomenal in his performance at The Opening as he showed off a wide range of skills and found himself winning rep after rep. The rising playmaker made some highly regarded defensive backs look silly on numerous occasions. Davis is very fond of Texas, he even rocked the Hook’Em gloves during his spectacular outing.

2021 — JoJo Earle — Unranked WR — Aledo: Earle continued to display his silky smooth route running and sticky hands in one-on-one battles. The way Earle is able to accelerate throughout his routes while maintaining absolute body control makes him a tough receiver to locate in coverage. Earle continues to give defensive backs fits on the camp circuit. Texas is still strong on his list.

2021 — Blaine Green — Unranked WR — Allen: Blaine is one half of the Green duo out of Allen, and was very intriguing to watch compete at The Opening. Green has a great feel for the route tree and is a big physical wideout that uses his body to shield defenders away from making plays on the ball. He and his brother tell BON they would love to play together at the next level.

2021 — Bryson Green — Unranked WR — Allen: Bryson tested slightly better than his brother and finished as a top five tester in the receiver group. Green showed that he can create some separation down the field and that he’s not afraid to lay out to make the big grab. Texas offering was huge for him.

2021 — Tommy Brockermeyer — Unranked OT — Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal: Brockermeyer had one of the top performances by an offensive linemen at The Opening. The promising sophomore measured in at 6’6, 283 pounds, and clocked a 5.10 40-yard dash. Brockermeyer looks as if he could be preparing for spring practices at a P5 program right now. A Longhorn legacy, Texas will make Brockermeyer a priority for next year’s class.

2021 — Erick Cade — 4-star OT — Denton Barswell: One of the top-ranked offensive tackles in his class, Cade is a massive prospect with a ton of raw ability. He’s hearing from the Longhorns and hopes to visit sometime this spring.

Five prospects to watch:

2020 — Haynes King — 4-star QB — Longview: King has emerged as one of the nation’s best quarterbacks and hasn’t showed any signs of letting up. With a legitimate 40 time of 4.5 seconds and exceptional arm talent, King could be a Texas target before we know it.

2020 — Nathan Anderson — 4-star OT — Frisco Reedy: Anderson is one of the premier offensive linemen in the country when it comes to pure athleticism and upside. The Frisco Reedy product produced big-time numbers at the combine with a 40-yard dash of 5.01 and a ridiculous shuttle time at 4.20 seconds. At 6’5, 262 pounds, Anderson has the makings to become something special down the road. If the Longhorns miss out on key targets like Chad Lindberg and Dameion George, Anderson could be a prospect to watch.

2020 — Marvin Mims — 4-star WR — Frisco Lone Star: Mims has obliterated the camp scene this offseason, while also starring on the Frisco Lone Star basketball team. The four-star wideout tells BON that he recently began talking with Longhorns wide-receivers coach Drew Mehringer. TCU and Oklahoma are the leaders right now.

2020 — Elijah Yelverton — 3-star TE — Bishop Dunne: Texas has offered three tight ends for the 2020 class, and two have already made verbal commitments elsewhere. The Horns are pretty stacked at the tight end position as of now, but Yelverton could be a prospect that receives an offer from Texas if they feel the need is necessary in this current cycle. Yelverton holds over 30 offers.

2020 — Tahj Brooks — 3-star RB — Manor: Hypothetically, let’s say Texas misses out on all of its key 2020 targets at the running back position. In that proves to be the case, Brooks could easily become a reliable target for Herman and staff. Brooks is one of the state’s more complete backs and has seen a spark in his recruitment over the past few weeks.