Last week some of the nation’s top talent flocked to the All-American National Combine in San Antonio, including numerous Texas targets and potential prospects that could emerge on the recruiting scene.
Burnt Orange Nation was on hand for the action and was able to talk with much of the talent on hand. Here are a few takeaways:
2020 — Dwight McGlothern — 5-star CB — Trinity Christian (Cedar Hill): McGlothern did not participate in the All-American National Combine. The Longhorns and McGlothern have been in contact, but things aren’t very serious at the moment.
2020 — Malik Hornsby — 4-star QB — Fort Bend Marshall: Hornsby did not participate in the All-American National Combine. He still likes the Longhorns and speaks with Tim Beck on a daily basis. The fact that Texas already holds a commitment from a 2020 quarterback does not affect Hornsby’s standing with UT and he would embrace a quarterback competition. We’ll have more on Hornsby and his interest in the Horns within the next week.
2020 — Vernon Broughton — 4-star SDE — Cypress Ridge: Broughton was finally able to display his athleticism in a high-level camp setting and it’s safe to say that he had one of the more dominant performances from the combine. His 18 offers are not by accident and I’d expect his list to continue to grow rapidly. Texas is in a very good position with Broughton at the moment. We’ll have an update on this premier edge rusher and his interest in Texas soon.
2020 — Chris Morris — 4-star OL — Freedom Prep Academy (Tenn.): Morris made the drive down to San Antonio from Tennessee and solidified his status as one of the top prospects in the nation. He’s labeled as an offensive tackle but after looking at his build and athleticism, Morris could possibly be a player that gets kicked inside as a guard at the next level. The Longhorns offered Morris this past April and he’s definitely interested in Texas at the moment. Morris holds 33 total offers.
2021 —Donovan Jackson — 4-star OT — Bellaire Episcopal: Jackson was a prospect that absolutely annihilated defenders at the All-American National Combine. I spent a lot of time around the rising sophomore during his reps and saw exceptionally feet, a strong point of attack, and great hand placement. If there was an MVP in the trenches, Jackson would’ve seized that honor. Jackson is still taking things slow with his recruiting process. The Longhorns’ Sugar Bowl win over Georgia really impressed Jackson and he likes the direction that Texas is going in.
Elite 2021 Bellaire Episcopal OT Donovan Jackson (@D_jack78) has dominated every rep. He’s looking like one of the best prospects out here today@TJOilman | @CoachLeisz @bmecamps | @ErikRichardsUSA pic.twitter.com/Hx9JBgYmwJ— J.Hamilton (@JoeHamilton__) January 4, 2019
2021 — Latrell Neville — Unranked WR — Willowridge: Neville did not participate in the All-American National Combine. He is one of the hottest prospects in the 2021 cycle right now, as he’s notched over 15 offers in the last month and a half. Schools like Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, and Oregon are schools standing out to Neville, alongside Texas. An update on where Texas stands with Neville will come in the near future.
2020 — Jaquelin Roy — 4-star DL — University Lab (Baton Rouge, La.): Roy is a physical presence in the trenches and does everything with remarkable strength and quickness when it pertains to getting in the backfield. His hands are very fast and heavy when taking on offensive linemen and utilizes them extremely good. Roy holds an offer from the Longhorns, but is a verbal pledge to LSU.
2020 — Xavion Alford — 3-star S — Shadow Creek: Alford turned a ton of heads at the All-American National Combine, as he was tremendously physical and showed outstanding ball skills. He is one of the top rising defensive backs in the nation and has landed offers from Kansas, Purdue, SMU, and Virginia Tech since his performance at the combine. Texas is showing interest and has been in contact with Alford.
2020 — Jahari Rogers — 3-star ATH —Arlington: If you paid attention to Rogers this past season, you’d know he was one of the most electric players in the state of Texas playing the quarterback position. While he excels behind the center, many programs are recruiting him as a defensive back. Rogers lined up as a corner at the All-American National Combine and did fairly well, showing good fluidity and putting himself in solid position to make plays on the ball. He holds offers from schools like Arkansas, Baylor, Louisville, and North Texas.
2020 — Tahj Brooks — 3-star RB — Manor: The state of Texas has an abundance of running backs in this upcoming recruiting cycle, Brooks happens to be one of the most talented in the bunch, but doesn’t necessarily receive the hype. Brooks had a stellar showing in San Antonio and displayed great receiving skills, proving he’ll be a valuable every down back at the next level. He is currently a Tulsa commit, but there are plethora of programs definitely interested in the Manor product.
2020 #Tulsa commit & Manor RB Tahj Brooks (@just_tahj) showing how much of a complete game he has. He can do it all. @areyou_va | @TommyDeLong__ @RecruitsCenTex | @BHoward_vA pic.twitter.com/jB8wziVXJe— J.Hamilton (@JoeHamilton__) January 4, 2019
2020 — Blayne Toll — 3-star TE/DE — Hazen (Ark.): Toll was extremely versatile during his combine performance as he competed as a tight-end and defensive end. His towering stature stands out and his ability to run well at his size makes him one of the more intriguing recruits in Arkansas. Tight-end might end being Tolls’ bread and butter. Tolls’ latest offer comes from TCU and is his list is expected to grow as the offseason moves along.
2020 — Tyson Meiguez — 3-star OLB — Creekside (Fairburn, Ga.): Meiguez was one of the more well put together prospects at the linebacker position and showed great movement in space as he locked down running backs in 1-on-1 settings. He’s an out-of-state prospect I’d keep an eye on. Meiguez currently holds offers from Baylor, Boston College, Cincinnati, East Carolina, and Georgia Southern.
2020 — Kenneth Phillips — 3-star ATH/LB — Fort Bend Bush: Phillips should be a recruit that begins to pick up some steam on the recruiting trail this off-season. A prospect that is phenomenally versatile, Phillips can play literally every skill position but is slated to be a linebacker. He was lights out during the All-American National Combine and is poised for an incredible senior campaign. Phillips holds an offer from Florida Atlantic.
2020 — Jashaud Stewart — 3-star WDE/OLB — Jonesboro (Ark.): Although Stewart is labeled as a defensive end and competed as one in San Antonio, but has the makings to be an incredible outside linebacker at the next level. Stewart possesses long arms and is physical at the point of attack. He holds offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, and Liberty.
2020 — Donte Buckner — Unranked RB — White Hall (Ark.): Buckner was impressive in his efforts during one on one competition against linebackers, showing that he could make the grab no matter where the ball was placed and even with a defender draped all over. He has some interesting film from his junior season and could emerge as a running back programs end up going after this offseason.