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Texas 7-on-7: Large school preview

The Texas 7-on-7 state championships kick off on Thursday. Due to NCAA rules, the tournament can no longer be held on the Texas A&M campus. This summer it will be held at Southwest Williamson County Regional Park in Leander.

Dylan Sumner-Gardner is one of four Texas A&M commits playing in the Division I tournament.

The Division II tournament for Class 1A-3A teams as well as private schools will be held Thursday and Friday. The Division I tournament featuring teams from Classes 4A and 5A will take place on Friday and Saturday.

Pools can be found here (for Division II) and here (for Division I).

GigEm247 takes a look at all the prospects in the Division I tournament that will be in action this weekend. Prospects in bold are either already targets or commits for Texas A&M or have a strong chance to become targets at some point.

DIVISION I

POOL A:

RB Rakeem Boyd – Houston Stratford (2016) – The 6-0/190 running back saw time on the varsity level as a freshman for the Class 4A school. He has a chance to be a national recruit.

RB Varshaun Nixon – Lake Travis – The Texas A&M commit thrives in the 7-on-7 game as he is a very good receiver out of the backfield or the slot.

POOL B:

LB Edwin Freeman – Arlington Bowie – The former safety has a Texas A&M offer but, at the moment, it is looking like he will likely be headed to Texas.

LB Roderick Winters – Arlington Bowie – The 6-1/200 linebacker has offers from Missouri and New Mexico State.

QB/ATH Tony James – Arlington Bowie (2015) – On the small side for a quarterback at 5-10/155, James is a great athlete who already has an early offer from TCU.

CB Niko Small – Arlington Bowie (2015) – Small made a lot of a big plays in earning all-district honors as a sophomore.

CB Brian Peavy – Spring Westfield – If it wasn’t such a deep year for defensive backs, you would hear a lot more of his name. He is a heavy Texas Tech lean and could commit at any point.

WR Ladarius Thomas – Temple – The 6-0/165 wide receiver has an offer from Colorado State.

QB/WR Chad President – Temple (2015) – The Top247 prospect is committed to Baylor but the question is, at what position? He played wide receiver as a sophomore but has now moved to quarterback.

POOL C:

QB/ATH Destri White – Mesquite Horn – White is an athletic high school quarterback that will play either receiver of safety at the next level. He has a Rice offer.

CB Jorian Clark – Mesquite Horn – The 5-9/175 cornerback is committed to Rice.

CB Nehemiah Wagner – Mesquite Horn - Wagner has good size at 5-11.5/172 and has several offers at the moment.

WR Jarrison Stewart – Mesquite Horn (2015) – The speedy athlete plays both wide receiver and running back at times. He has an early offer from SMU.

S Darreon Jackson - Mesquite Horn (2015) - The rising junior is receiving some interest from schools already.

POOL D:

CB Marcus Green – Cedar Hill – The big cornerback saw his stock soar this spring and ended his recruitment in May by committing to Oklahoma.

WR Damarkus Lodge – Cedar Hill (2015) – Though he did not play much as a sophomore, the four-star receiver was outstanding at camps all summer and has earned an A&M offer. It will likely be an A&M-Texas battle for his services.

CB Darrell Miller – Cedar Hill (2015) – The 5-11/165 cornerback was offered by the University of Houston this spring.

LB Jake Blomstrom – Katy – The inside linebacker prospect is on the boards of a lot of teams but Rice is the only school to have offered so far.

TE Logan Lister – Katy – The Rutgers commit could very well grow into an offensive lineman before all is said and done.

FB Sloan Spiller – Katy – More of an H-back type, Spiller is committed to UTEP.

RB Rodney Anderson – Katy (2015) – Texas A&M has offered the versatile back and stands in good shape for him. He is also a very good kick returner.

S Collin Wilder – Katy (2016) – Wilder played quite a bit as a freshman this year for the Class 5A powerhouse and the coaches at Katy think he could be one of the best players ever through the program. Texas Tech has already offered.

WR Jamal Jeffery – Lufkin – One of the first commits in the Texas A&M class of 2014, Jeffery is a shifty wide receiver that can make defenders miss.

WR/CB KeKe Coutee – Lufkin (2015) – The early Texas commit is one of the top receivers in his class but many think he will make the transition to cornerback at the next level.

WR Terry Mark – Lufkin (2015) – The speedy 6-2/185 wide receiver miss most of his sophomore year with an injury but could emerge as a big-time prospect now that he’s healthy.

POOL E:

S Courtland Sutton – Brenham – The 6-3/190 defender has seen a number of schools offer this spring but Colorado appears to be the frontrunner for his commitment.

TE Blake Mahon – Coppell – The Baylor commit has been more of a blocker than a receiver up to this point in his career.

RB Charles West – Coppell (2015) – Though he had somewhat limited carries as a sophomore, many expect big things from West this season.

POOL F:

S Jamal Adams – Hebron – The Top100 safety is a big target for Texas A&M. The main contenders for his commitment, which he plans to make in September, are A&M, Florida and Texas.

RB Treyvon Hughes – Hebron – A transfer from Waxahachie this offseason, Hughes has very impressive film for a player not many people talk about. He’s picked up a handful of offers since changing schools.

S John Bonney – Houston Lamar – Bonney was one of the top performers at The Opening and has a ton of upside. He looks to be between Baylor and Texas.

QB Darrell Colbert Jr. – Houston Lamar – If he were a couple of inches taller the SMU commit would have more than his fair share of offers.

WR Shelby Walker – Houston Lamar – Another SMU commit at Lamar, Walker is slight of frame but has very good hands.

CB Holton Hill – Houston Lamar (2015) – After playing mainly safety as a sophomore, the big cornerback has been incredibly impressive in pass coverage this summer. He has been offered by almost every school with which he camped.

RB Ronnie Wesley – Houston Lamar (2015) – The all-purpose back is a player that has drawn cursory interest from A&M. He has an early offer from SMU.

S Terry Ausborne – Tyler John Tyler – The 5-10/162 safety impressed SMU and has an offer from the Mustangs.

CB Isaac Warren – Tyler John Tyler (2015) – The 6-0/180 cornerback is a player that a lot of people in East Texas are talking about.

POOL G:

LB Riley Garner – A&M Consolidated (2015) – The 6-2/215 rising junior can play either inside or outside.

QB/WR Lorenzo Joe – Abilene Cooper – Though the four-star prospect is committed to Texas as a wide receiver, he spends his time at quarterback for Cooper.

WR Trey Dye – Abilene Cooper – The speedy BYU legacy is committed to the Cougars himself.

LB/S Cordell Dorsey – Abilene Cooper – Though he plays mostly linebacker in high school, the Baylor commit will likely end up at safety in Waco.

TE Luis Lopez – Cy-Fair – The 6-4/215 tight end has a couple of offers at this point.

RB Jacorey Aleem – Cy-Fair (2015) – Aleem does not have an early offer yet but he will be a FBS player.

POOL H:

RB Samaje Perine – Pflugerville Hendrickson – The big back is an Oklahoma commit. If he proves fully back from a leg injury at the end of his sophomore year, he has a chance to be special.

CB Chance Waz – Pflugerville Hendrickson – The Colorado commit saw his stock take off a bit this spring before pledging to the Buffalos.

WR Latrell Martin – Pflugerville Hendrickson – The 6-1/180 wide receiver is one of several Central Texas prospects to have committed to Houston.

CB Trai Mosley – Pflugerville Hendrickson – A sleeper camp fund by Nebraska, Mosley has picked up quite a few offers since committing to the Huskers.

TE Koda Martin – Manvel – The Texas A&M commit will move to offensive tackle in college but he plays both tight end and defensive end for the Mavericks.

S Deontay Anderson – Manvel (2016) – After starting on varsity as a freshman for one of the top teams in the state, Anderson is well-known to college recruiters and will be a big-time recruit. Expect A&M to offer very early.

WR Reggie Hemphill – Manvel (2016) – The same story as Anderson, Hemphill saw significant time with the varsity squad as a freshman and will be an early Aggie offer as well.

LB JB Copeland – Southlake Carroll – The 6-2/200 defender has committed to New Mexico State.

QB Ryan Agnew – Southlake Carroll (2015) – Agnew will take over for Texas A&M signee Kenny Hill this year. A lot of people expect big things from the 6-1/180 passer.

QB Lindell Stone – Southlake Carroll (2017) – Though it’s unclear if he will be playing in the tournament, the rising freshman has already been offered by UCLA.

POOL I:

RB Auston Anderson – Plano West – The speedy all-purpose back picked up quite a few offers this spring before committing to Northwestern.

RB Soso Jamabo – Plano West (2015) – The 6-2.5/200 composite five-star prospect has not been offered by A&M just yet but likely will be. If he outgrows the running back position, he could move to linebacker.

S McKinley Mitchell – Plano West (2016) – The 6-2/175 defender is the younger brother of Ohio State signee Mike Mitchell.

QB Patrick Mahomes – Whitehouse – The Texas Tech commit was a standout safety as a sophomore before moving to quarterback. He could also end up being a high MLB draft pick next year.

S Justin Dunning – Whitehouse (2015) – Dunning is one of a few rising juniors to have offers from Texas A&M. A lifelong Texas fan, the tall safety is now a very realistic possibility for the Aggies.

CB Nate Brooks – Whitehouse (2015) – The rail-thin 6-0/150 cornerback has already been offered by North Texas.

TE Stoney Hawkins – Frisco Centennial – The H-back has a handful of non-BCS offers at this point. He is a major part of Centennial’s offense.

LB Justin Phillips – Pearland – Though a bit small, the Oklahoma State commit simply makes plays. He is all over the field on Friday nights.

S Marlon Walls – Walls is very well put-together but plays linebacker in high school. He is definitely a safety at the next level and picked up a couple offers after working there at camps this summer.

RB Jacolbie Butler – Pearland (2015) – Butler does not have much varsity experience but he was consistently one of the fastest players at every camp he attended this summer.

RB Corey Dauphine – Port Arthur Memorial (2015) – The big back was supposed to have a breakout year as a sophomore but injuries sidelined him for much of the season.

RB Kameron Martin – Port Arthur Memorial (2016) – The rising sophomore was a star on varsity as a freshman and already has offers from Baylor and Texas Tech. He is also high on the Aggies.

POOL K:

RB Raymond Sheard – Arlington (2015) – A big back, Sheard could also potentially play linebacker of safety in college.

RB/CB Reggie Turner – Pasadena Memorial – Though he plays running back for Memorial, the diminutive prospect has also worked out for some schools as a cornerback. He has offers from Colorado and Louisiana Tech.

POOL L:

S Nate Gaines – Mesquite Poteet – The 6-2/180 defender committed to SMU earlier this summer.

WR/CB Verkedric Vaughns – Mesquite Poteet - The versatile prospect surprised a few people when he committed to Arkansas State early this summer. He is a very good get for the Red Wolves.

LB Denzel Thomas – Mesquite Poteet – Thomas was once a Rice commitment but the Owls backed off.

LB Malik Jefferson – Mesquite Poteet (2015) – An all-state pick as a sophomore, Jefferson has emerged as a big-time target for Texas A&M. Texas is considered the other favorite but don’t sleep on Ole Miss or USC.

POOL M:

WR Tony Upchurch – Pearland Dawson – The LSU commit has put on a ton of good weight this offseason and may find himself in the H-back role in Baton Rouge.

QB Bear Fenimore – Round Rock Westwood – The 6-2/210 passer committed to Houston during a junior day this summer.

POOL N:

WR Tyler Patrick – The Woodlands – Another speedy wide receiver from The Woodlands, Patrick recently picked up his first Big 12 offer from Kansas.

RB Patrick Carr – The Woodlands (2015) – There does not seem to be a good reason why the Top247 prospect does not have his first offer yet. He seems to fit the A&M offense well and will get a look from the Aggies.

S Dylan Sumner-Gardner – West Mesquite – Texas A&M pulled off a big coup when they switched the Top247 defensive back from his Clemson pledge.

WR Will Stanley – West Mesquite – Stanley has picked up a trio of offers this spring and summer.

QB Chason Virgil – West Mesquite (2015) – The Top247 prospect is up there when talking about the best quarterbacks in the state. If the Aggies strike out on Stidham, it wouldn’t shock to see them pursue Virgil in addition to Murray if they still want two quarterbacks.

WR Akilian Butler – West Mesquite (2015) – Butler was a standout at Texas A&M’s satellite camp in Dallas last summer. He has already picked up a few offers.

CB Josh Butler – West Mesquite (2015) – The 5-11/175 junior-to-be is yet another in a long line of West Mesquite defensive backs. He was offered by North Texas this summer.

POOL O:

QB David Blough – Carrollton Creekview – The new four-star prospect was one of the top performers at the national Elite 11 finals. Purdue might have gotten a steal from Texas yet again.

RB Denzell Bates – Katy Cinco Ranch – The 6-0/200 runner could be yet another Cinco Ranch running back to head to Division I football.

QB Luke Klingler – Katy Cinco Ranch – The son of former Houston QB David missed his entire junior season with an injury but could be a good late grab for a school still looking for a quarterback.

WR Dorian Leonard – Longview – The tall wide receiver surprised more than a couple people when he committed to Texas over Oklahoma earlier this summer.

S Stephan Maxey – Longview – This kid is looks the part and can definitely play. TCU has offered and the Horned Frogs have a proven track record of evaluations in East Texas.

RB Ja’Mycal Hasty – Longview (2015) – One of the fastest players in his class, Hasty is a big Texas A&M fan and recently picked up an Aggie offer after a strong camp performance.

POOL P:

LB Otaro Alaka – Cy Falls – The Texas commit is able to cover a ton of ground against the pass and should be a standout in 7-on-7 play.

S Nick Orr – DeSoto – Orr is not very big but he draws high praise from his coaches. He picked up double-digit offers this offseason before committing to TCU.

WR Chris Lacy – DeSoto – Lacy has very good size at 6-3/180 and has been a top performer on the camp circuit the past two years.

RB Jatory Sparks-Brown – DeSoto (2015) – The 5-10/180 running back is next in line at DeSoto.

QB Tristan Wallace – DeSoto (2016) – People in the Metroplex have been buzzing about the 6-3/210 rising sophomore as of late.

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