Texas 7v7: DI — Emerging Sleepers

LEANDER, Texas — Scout.com analysts list the sleepers who had nice performances in Friday's action in Division I Texas State 7-on-7 pool play.

By: Greg Powers

S Courtland Sutton (6-3, 190) - Brenham - 2014


Coming in to the season we had OT Austin Schlottmann and maligned DB Darrion Johnson on our radar, and Sutton flew in right under the radar. Athletic and rangy player. He showed explosiveness and playmaking ability on both sides of the football. He made one of the day's better catches over the top of the Coppell defense and also brought home a key defensive play on an interception to keep his team in the contest. Overall a player I think even more college coaches will like from a frame and athletic standpoint.

By: Annabel Stephan

CB Holton Hill (6-2 180) - Houston Lamar - 2015

Though Houston (Tex.) Lamar has a number of talented prospects with big offers, one who really stood out on Friday was 2015 cornerback Holton Hill. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder held his own on the defense alongside top DB prospects John Bonney and John Plattenburg, picking off the ball multiple times throughout the day. Hill currently holds offers from Baylor, Texas Tech, Houston, and SMU.

By: Erin Hartigan

QB Patrick Mahomes (6-3 180) - Whitehouse - 2014

Whitehouse quarterback Patrick Mahomes may not have the biggest or "flashiest" of arms, but proved Friday it is accurate and consistent, and why it will fit perfectly in Texas Tech's scheme. Feeding a ball into tight spaces is what the 6-foot-3, 180-pounder does best. It certainly helps having reliable targets to throw to and that is exactly what Whitehouse produces. In fact, Mahomes looks forward to reconnecting with his top from last season, Dylan Cantrell, in Lubbock. 

By: Ahmard Vital

TE Derry Ruth (6-2 210) - Pearland Dawson - 2015

While plenty of attention was paid (and rightfully so) to Pearland Dawson wide reciever Tony Upchurch, an LSU commit, another player stepped in today and made plenty of plays. From the 2015 class, tight end Derry Ruth was finding ways to get open all day, catching several touchdown passes. He is one to keep an eye on going forward.

By: Kevin Flaherty

WR Tyler Patrick (5-11 175) - The Woodlands - 2014

The Woodlands was awfully close to running through its pool undefeated, and Patrick was a big reason why. He has excellent transitional quickness and acceleration, exploding out of his breaks, and created tremendous separation on double moves. He'll likely be headed to a BCS school, though he only has one BCS offer at this point.

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