7v7 Sleepers in Texas: Defense

Scout.com identifies several 2015 offensive prospects who impressed during 7v7 season, but have flown under-the-radar.

Nate Brooks, 2015 CB, Whitehouse: Brooks (pictured above) is thin, but has good frame potential thanks to his 6-foot, 155-pound size. The long-limbed corner has Louisiana Tech and North Texas offers and recently committed to the Mean Green, but don't be surprised if he gets more offers if he continues playing at the level in which he played all of June and at state 7v7, when Whitehouse reached the big-school championship game. -- Gabe Brooks, Scout.com regional analyst


Mark Cooks, 2015 S, Plano West: Cooks is a defensive back with tremendous size. He spends most of his time at cornerback for Plano West and has good skills there, but he could end up being more of a safety prospect once he gets to college. Nice blend of leadership, size and athleticism. So far, Cooks has only one FBS offer from Arkansas State. -- Greg Powers, Scout.com national analyst


J.R. Hall, 2015 CB, Mesquite Horn: Hall is a bit overlooked at times on what is generally considered to be one of the most athletic teams in the state. He has good range and length, locking down one half of the field on most occasions, which he did during Horn's big-school quarterfinals run at state 7v7. Hall is committed to UTEP, which is his only FBS offer, but he's getting interest from other programs. -- Greg Powers


Dominique Hollie, 2015 RB/LB, Whitehouse: Hollie definitely looks the part and he backed up his 6-foot-1, 219-pound frame with solid performances this summer during 7v7 and the ETSN/APEC East Texas Combine, where he earned Scout's Linebackers MVP. He can play either side of the ball, but his size and versatility has not yielded an FBS offer yet. We think that should change if Hollie has a big senior season. -- Gabe Brooks


Isaac Warren, 2015 CB, Tyler John Tyler: Warren may be the most inexplicable case of a prospect without an FBS offer. Warren, who holds five FCS offers and is committed to Sam Houston State, will be hard to keep out of FBS-level competition, especially after his huge performance at Friday's Texas camp. The 6-foot-1, 189-pounder has great size and is a violent jammer at the line of scrimmage. The publicity he's garnered during 7v7 and camp season should eventually lead to FBS offers. -- Gabe Brooks



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