Over the weekend, 7-on-7 squads from across the state flocked to the Dallas-area to attend the True Buzz 7v7 Invitational at NFL cornerback Aqib Talib’s A+D1 sports training facility.
Burnt Orange Nation was on hand for the event and able to witness and catch up with numerous Texas Longhorns targets and potential prospects on the rise.
2020 — Ken Seals — 4-star QB — Weatherford: Seals has emerged on the scene as one of the state’s lethal passers after taking his high school to the playoffs for the first time in 11 years. The gunslinger was on target once again for a talented True Buzz team and developed a good rhythm with his receiver’s throughout the entire tournament. Seals holds 10 offers at the moment and hasn’t really been in contact with the Longhorns. Texas A&M and Oklahoma State are some schools showing interest, but Vanderbilt is a program pushing for the four-star prospect.
2020 — Ryan Watts — 3-star CB — Little Elm: Watts was utilized all over the field for True Buzz in this weekend’s tournament, as he brings incredible size and length when defending the pass. The up-and-coming defensive back is versatile and instinctive enough to cover receiver’s in the slot and line up on an island. Watts’ recruitment is on fire and all of the attention has been abrupt, but he’s thankful for the 25 offers he’s earned in the last month alone. Texas is one of Watts’ latest offers and he’s been communicating with Jason Washington the most. Watts is looking forward to the Longhorns junior day.
2020 — Jahari Rogers — 3-star ATH — Arlington: During camp settings and 7v7 events are the few times we get to see Rogers in coverage, because he’s an exceptional quarterback in-season for his high school. Rogers is being recruited mostly as a defensive back and he showed that he’s more than capable of being a cover corner at the next level this weekend. He’s another rising prospect that has notched a Texas offer and he likes what the program has to offer. We’ll have more on Rogers and his recent offer from the Horns coming in a separate piece.
2020 — Ty Jordan — 3-star RB — West Mesquite: Trying to contain Jordan is one of the hardest tasks for defenders in 7v7 and or in real game action. His ability to start and stop on the dime and still be able to accelerate past opponents is outstanding. Jordan has a compact stature with power and an amazing burst. The Longhorns staff has been fond of Jordan’s game for a long time and he loves the family environment the coaches have displayed to him up to this point. Texas is in good standing with Jordan.
2020 — Devin Price — 3-star WR — A&M Consolidated: A big bodied wideout that can move like Price is always a great thing to witness. Price has the smooth route-running ability that allows him to get open regularly and has a pair of magnets for mitts when the ball is thrown in his vicinity. Things have begun to pick up for Price on the recruiting trail and he’s open to all programs. Texas A&M is his latest offer.
2020 — Brian Darby — 3-star WR — A&M Consolidated: Darby is another unbelievable athlete that continues to impress on a major scale. In the slot, Darby was unstoppable this past weekend; displaying great quickness in and out of his cuts and killed defensive backs at the top of his routes. Getting open is Darby’s forte. Still one of the more underrated prospects in the state, Darby holds only three offers at the moment.
2020 — Nate Floyd — 3-star CB — A&M Consolidated: Floyd is that prototypical cornerback that we’ve been seeing more P5 programs go after. He’s long and rangy, with incredible athleticism, and has legitimate ball skills. Floyd lined up as a wide out during the tournament and made a ton of plays after the catch. A total of four offers have been presented to Floyd thus far, but he has the makings to potentially blow up on the recruiting trail.
2020 — Jay Wilkerson — 3-star WR — Midlothian Heritage: Wilkerson has an exceptional skill set and nice frame as a rising wideout from the DFW area. He can take the short intermediate route to the house or climb the ladder on your top defensive back to make the grab. Wilkerson was on a tear this weekend, making some clutch catches and he’s been doing this on the 7v7 scene for a while now. His recruitment has started to takeoff as he’s picked up six offers.
2020 — Myles Nash — 3-star RB — Sachse: Nash is a quick-twitch back that has a smaller frame, but plays bigger than his measurements. He’s a dynamic prospect that you can place in the slot because of his natural catching ability and cleverness to make the first defender miss. Nash holds offers from Illinois State, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss.
2020 — Jarrie Spikes — 3-star S — Cy Creek: Spikes is a versatile defender that can play anywhere in the secondary and also thrives as an outside linebacker. You’ll see him cover outside receivers and come up and thump ball carriers. Spikes holds an offer from Louisville.
2021 — Jaedon Wilson — Unranked WR — Cedar Hill: Wilson is a rising young prospect that has seen a spark in his recruitment as he’s grabbed recent offers from Hawaii, Missouri, and Utah. He’s been in talks with Texas and likes the Longhorns a lot. He’ll be in Austin for junior day.
2020 — Isaiah Grant — Unranked DB — Killeen Ellison: Grant possesses great size, nice speed, and plays a physical game. He could be a prospect that picks up some attention from more programs as the spring moves along.
2021 — Da’Qualen “DQ” James — Unranked RB — Lancaster: James is another explosive back with a small stature that can make something out of nothing. Once he makes one or two guys miss, he’s gone. James also brings excellent positive energy to the field. He’s still looking for his first offer.
2021 — Colby Huerter — Unranked S — Katy Tompkins: Nobody brought more enthusiasm to this weekend’s tournament than Huerter. He’s a young ballhawk that reacts to the ball in a hurry. Huerter does not hold an offer yet.
2021 — Djuan Grant — Unranked DB — Killeen: You want to see prospects with a smaller build be able to find ways to impact the game multiple ways; Grant was able to do that, as he played physical and put himself in position to make plays.
2022 — Joe Veracruz III — Unranked QB — Royse City: Veracruz is a young gunslinger with some impressive freshman tape. Makes some big-time throws and has great feel for the position at his age. Could be a prospect to watch.