NSD 2013: Midlands NSD Commits

FOX Sports NEXT has a feature on players from the state of Texas who have yet to make their choice. Here is a brief on each of the highest rated players in the Lone Star.

Looking down the commitment list for prospects in the Lone Star State, it shows that majority, nearly all of the top players from the state have made the call on where they will play football next fall. But with that, there are a few who still have to make their choices.

And know that there is not much of a mystery as many are rumored to be one place or another, or have narrowed the options down to two or three programs. 


A'Shawn Robinson
The biggest player left on the board is Fort Worth (TX) Arlington Heights defensive tackle €. Up until recently (within weeks), the dominant tackle was committed to Texas as that seemed to be the destination. And while at many times throughout the process the pull towards the West Coast and USC was calling and Robinson did entertain, it was a visit from Nick Saban of Alabama who came in and sold the Tide. And it worked as Robinson is expected to sign his letter of intent tomorrow for Alabama.

Daeshon Hall
Who knows what is going on right now in the mind of Lancaster (TX) defensive end Daeshon Hall. Originally from Seattle, WA, Hall is faced with a tough decision between TCU, Washington (the school where he is currently committed, but soft) and Texas A&M. His ties back home have him thinking hard about just staying where he is, but Gary Patterson and the Frog coaches have been recruiting him well and have a place for him as TCU has no issue putting a freshman or two on the field. 

Torrodney Prevot
In the case with Prevot, it seems as though things could be somewhat intertwined with the above mentioned Hall. The Alief Taylor defensive end, just moments ago, decommitted from his longtime commitment to USC. Word is the finalists are down to Texas A&M and Oregon. If one is gambler, it seems as though a good bet would be for Prevot to stay in-state. There has not been much communication as of late with Prevot and the salience occurred after coming back from an official visit to College Station. 

Baker Mayfield, Keree Renchie
It seemed fitting to include these two together because their stories are somewhat similar. For the Austin (TX) Lake Travis quarterback Mayfield, many of the college options that he was banking on never happened. This was told to FOX Sports NEXT last week in an interview in which Mayfield said that Oregon State and TCU were two of the schools he was hoping to get an offer from. But neither happened. Out in Missouri City, Elkins linebacker had a late push from Purdue and held offers from another five, but did not make a choice in time. Renchie told FOX Sports NEXT that all of the places he was considering have "filled up."

Keaun Kinner
After putting up sick numbers, Little Elm (TX) running back Keaun Kinner starting getting some movement in his recruiting. There is some unfinished business that must be handled on the academic side. If that were to occur, Kinner's will likely end up at Texas.

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined Scout.com in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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