Midlands: The New Four Stars

Rankings are always be updated and throughout the course of the season they are expanded. In the latest update seven new prospects from the Midlands were awarded the prestigious fourth star...

OT Madison Akamnonu - Bowie HS
HT: 6'5 | WT: 270

Offers coming in from schools such as Texas, Texas Tech, Missouri, Arizona State, Baylor, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and TCU has made him one of the top recruited players in the DFW in recent weeks. A true offensive tackle prospect for the college level, with the wingspan, strength and upside to be a solid addition for any college program.

CB Josh Butler - West Mesquite HS
HT: 5'10.5 | WT: 170

Butler has offers from the west coast to the east coast and everywhere in between. He is a prospect who has been elite in camp showings pulling down accolades and awards, showing great coverage abilities, instincts, and the savvy that it takes to play on the island on the next level. Throughout the course of the spring he has also added some nice muscle to his frame and showed while playing safety that he is not a liability against the run and can make tough tackles.

RB Corey Dauphine - Memorial HS
HT: 6'0 | WT: 180

With two elite level division one and now a pair of Scout four-star runners in its backfield with Dauphine and Class of 2016 standout Kameron Martin PA Memorial staff may be petitioning the UIL to play with two footballs instead of one on offense. Not only is Dauphin a physical freak who runs with power and control on film, he is also a speed demon. He won the state 200-meter with a time of 20.76 seconds. The time according to Athletic.net, it was the fastest time run by a high school athlete in the country this year.

WR J.F. Thomas - South Oak Cliff HS
HT: 6'4 | WT: 185

Thomas is the second player from the high school to make it on the four-star list, joining speed demon rusher Jordan Stevenson. Thomas is a no doubt prospect as far as talent goes. he has all the tools many college programs are looking for and that is why you have seen schools like Ohio State, LSU, Nebraska and Texas Tech all come in with offers trying to sway the TCU commit. One thing that jumps out about Thomas is that in a 6'4 frame he has outstanding vertical leaping ability, making him a candidate to be a go to playmaker.

CB Jaylon Lane - Nacogdoches HS
HT: 6'2 | WT: 170

Where Lane has been slotted in the rankings it was only a matter of time before he got his fourth star, well that time has come for the Nacogdoches jumbo-sized corner who is committed to Oklahoma State. When we first saw Lane playing for San Angelo Central in 7v7 action we knew that he was a prospect with a high ceiling, but getting to see him again heading in to his senior year shows the development he has had in that year plus of growth. He has the size to play safety. He has the skill set to play corner.

OLB DeAndre McNeal - Mesquite Poteet HS
HT: 6'2 | WT: 210

It is hard to guess what position will end up suting McNeal the best on the next level, but all I know is that he has the athletic ability to make it happen. One college source described or likened McNeal to a young Anthony Barr, and I like that comparison because he is a player who could flip over to defense and shine just as brightly as he has on the offensive side of the ball for Poteet at receiver. With that consideration in mind, his offer list has exploded on the national scene, mots recently the Texas Longhorns extend him an offer to play outside backer.

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