Texas 7v7: Small School Roundtable

Midlands Analysts weigh in on small school prospects they are most excited to see at the Texas State 7v7 that kicks off Thursday...

Gabe Brooks
Midlands Recruiting Analyst, ETx/DFW

A hand full of players come to mind, but Graham 2015 linebacker/safety Mike Freeze may be at the top of the list. Freeze committed to TCU on May 4, choosing the Horned Frogs over offers from Texas Tech and Bowling Green. At 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, Freeze is a versatile prospect who has been a playmaker for Graham, which is a perennial power in 7-on-7 and plain ol' regular football, too, for that matter. Freeze had a solid junior season in 2013, recording 92 tackles, five interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and five pass breakups for a 14-1 Graham team that reached the state semifinals for the second consecutive season and third time in five years. Freeze has the size to play an outside linebacker, which is where we project him, and the athleticism that he could probably play an in-the-box safety spot if needed. Freeze is a multi-sport standout who also competes in baseball, basketball, sprints, and the discus. Along with Freeze, I'm anxious to see Abilene Wylie 2015 prospect Clay Johnston, a Baylor commit as a the program's hybrid nickel "Bear" position, and Argyle 2016 tight end J.C. Chalk, who has already committed to Clemson. Chalk is the grandson of former college football coach Gene Stallings.

Ahmard Vital
Midlands Recruiting Analyst, Houston

This one was an easy one for me as the one player I most want to check out is Boerne quarterback Quinten Dormady. Last year when the tournament was in Leander, Dormady was still nursing an injury, thus he was not able to participate. At the time, I was told by many whom I trust that Dormandy was a player I wanted to keep an eye on. Now, one year later, Dormady has proven that he is indeed one of the best and I'm interested to see how the Tennessee commit has progressed.

Annabel Stephan
Midlands Recruiting Reporter, Midlands

After all of the hype and offers that he has received in the spring, I am most looking forward to watching Boerne (Texas) quarterback Quinten Dormady throw this weekend. Dormady missed his junior season due to injury, so the last film we have on him is from almost two years ago. The recent Tennessee commit has garnered a lot of attention over the past few months and will be one of the biggest names competing this weekend.

Jeremy Clark
Midlands Contributor

In a day where 7on7 teams have set players for offense and defense, Mike Freeze plays on both sides of the ball for Graham. If the Steers are to repeat as Division II 7on7 champs, it will depend heavily on how well the TCU commit plays. He's a weapon at slot on offense and one of the best safeties on defense. He's also got the size at 6-2, 215-pounds to be a threat on routes near the goal line. Although he's committed to TCU, Freeze isn't as well known as some other recruits and that's likely to change this weekend.


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