Texas 7v7: Day Two Recruiting Notebook

LEANDER, Texas -- Scout.com takes a look at some of the news and recruiting notes from the second day at the Texas State 7-on-7 State Championship fields....

2015 Whitehouse safety Justin Dunning has earned plenty of college attention, including offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor and Oklahoma. And the 6-foot-3 safety with sub-4.4-second speed — he ran 4.38 seconds at Texas A&M's camp — figures to attract more offers before he's done.

Could one of those come from the defending national champs? Dunning, like Stephenville QB Jarrett Stidham, is headed to Alabama camp early this next week, with the expressed goal of earning an offer.

"This Sunday I am going up to Alabama for their camp," conformed Dunning, who also has a trip booked to see Texas again on July 27.

"Hopefully I can go out there and perform (at a high level) and hopefully come home with an offer."

Dunning said he doesn't have any favorites and that he will take his time with his decision.


Arlington High's 2015 running back Raymond Sheard recently collected his first offer from Baylor, and is receiving "heavy" interest from Texas, Texas A&M and LSU. He has not camped with any of the latter three this summer, and is not sure if he will get the chance to, but is confident based on communication that with a big junior season, offers could follow.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder averaged 8 yards per carry for a total of 672 and nine scores last season to help lead Arlington deep into the 5A playoffs, and is expected to be much more of an offensive factor this year.


West Mesquite (Texas) quarterback Chason Virgil and his team played three very close games to start their first day of play in the Texas 7v7 State Championships. FOX Sports NEXT caught up with the 2015 QB to discuss his collegiate offers.

At this point in the recruitment process, Virgil says he doesn't have any favorites.

"Anyone who's interested in me, I'm not interested in a specific school," he said. "Right now, I haven't really looked at everybody. I haven't looked at all their systems and things yet, so, right now, nobody is a top prospect for me."

Currently, he is vetting several offers from Division 1 schools.

"I have seven offers: Texas, Arizona State, Clemson, Mississippi State, Toledo, Missouri and Nebraska."


Arlington Bowie linebacker Edwin Freeman carries a hot offer hand with a top three of Texas, TCU and Texas A&M. Could most recent offer LSU enter the "top mix"? Freeman reported he plans to visit Baton Rouge "sometime this month." Having camped with Texas June 2, he "may" hit TCU's camp Friday. He will not camp with A&M July 21 as once reported. Instead, he looks to visit A&M "maybe later this month." Freeman plans to have a verbal commitment made before the 2013 season.


Massive Lufkin tackle D.J. Williams (6-4 293) has offers from Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, but has been hearing more from the Texas staff of late. He unofficially visited Texas back in March, and said the Longhorn coaches asked him if he were offered whether he would commit. At the time, he said yes. But now, Williams has other options, and he said he's planning to take his time to go over those options.

Still, Williams is planning to visit Texas for the major recruiting event on July 27, and an offer could be in the plans. According to Williams, who was in Leander to root on his Lufkin teammates, the Texas staff told him "good news is coming."


Houston (Tex.) Lamar defensive back John Plattenburg currently sits at twenty offers, though he feels like offers from both Duke and Tennessee could soon arrive.

Plattenburg says he's being recruited hard by a number of programs, including Washington, Baylor, California, Vanderbilt, and UCLA, though he says no programs are standing out right now. Plattenburg has checked out many of the West Coast teams and hopes to make it to Duke, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt for a visit.


Desoto (Tex.) receiver Chris Lacy says that of his offers, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Iowa, and Nebraska are recruiting him the hardest. After visiting Stillwater, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect says that the Cowboys' program is standing out to him, and he also has plans to visit Arizona State later this month.


Though he was not there performing, we got word that Katy tight end and recent Rutgers commitment Logan Lister may be using his versatility for this upcoming season. Lister, who is listed as a tight end, may log play some series for the state defending Tigers as an offensive lineman. With his height and frame, this is a great move. And an unselfish one on behalf of Lister.


Many programs have been up front with Houston Reagan linebacker Trevor O'Reilly letting him know that he will need to work on his speed to be successful at the college level. And while he is still awaiting that first offer, more than 10 Division I programs are still actively recruiting and evaluating him. According to his father, Trevor will make the trip this upcoming week to LSU because the coaches want to work him out at fullback.

Greg Powers, Erin Hartigan, Ahmard Vital, Annabel Stephan, Kevin Flaherty and Ahiza Garcia all contributed to this report.

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