East Texas 2015 Sleepers

So far, 12 players in East Texas' 2015 class hold at least one FBS offer. Here's a look at several East Texans -- with an emphasis on the secondary and offensive line -- who do not have any offers yet, but could see that change in the coming weeks and months.

Chaston Brooks, ATH, Tatum, 6-0, 175 -- Brooks is one of a few Tatum players who could wind up being FBS players. Brooks played in all three phases as a junior, but his work on special teams really stood out. He returned six punts for touchdowns, combining impressive stop-and-go ability with strength and acceleration.

Ryan Cox, OT, Jefferson, 6-6, 292 -- The frame says it all. Cox looks the part of the prototype offensive tackle and appears to be in good shape for player approaching 300 pounds. Scout.com's Annabel Stephan caught up with Cox in December, when he said several high-major programs were showing interest, including Baylor, Texas, and Oklahoma State. With improved technique and flexibility, Cox could become a great find.

Roney Elam, ATH, Newton, 6-3, 167 -- Elam comes from one of the most traditionally athletic small-school programs in the state, so it's no surprise that he's a likely FBS target. Elam's frame and a laser-timed 4.56-second 40 make him an intriguing prospect. He has good ball skills and plays physical, whether running with the ball or tackling from the secondary. He could be possibly be a target at receiver, safety, or cornerback, though a center field-style safety might be the most natural fit. Elam and classmate Calum Foster give Newton two potential Saturday afternoon-caliber prospects.

Jaylon Lane, CB, Nacogdoches, 6-2, 170 -- An offseason move is San Angelo (Texas) Central's loss and Nacogdoches' gain. Lane brings with him four interceptions apiece during the last two years. The long-framed corner was especially tough in zone coverage for Central, where his instincts and ball skills helped him return two picks for touchdowns. He also had a 108-yard kickoff return touchdown.

Wyatt Santos, OG, Van, 6-2, 310 -- If you're looking for a block-finisher, this is your guy. Santos is a tenacious, snap-to-whistle player with an on-field mean streak similar to older brother Dalton, who plays linebacker at Texas. Wyatt Santos is a weight-room warrior and at times devastating run-blocker.

Isaac Warren, CB, John Tyler, 6-1, 180 -- Yes, another large-framed, athletic defensive back from behind the pine curtain. A glance at Warren's junior year stats may not blow you away, but that's because opponents don't like testing him. He's a big, physical corner who is solid in run support and possesses the frame to add more positive weight.


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