|Scout State Rankings|
Nebraska | Oklahoma
South Dakota | Texas
Friday: West State Rankings
Malik Jefferson, a 6-foot-3, 225-pounder from Mesquite Poteet tops the Texas Top 100. Jefferson Makes a ton of plays behind the line of scrimmage. He has a long, athletic frame, but is ripped. Still has room to add some more size, which makes his physique potential even more impressive.
Jalin Barnett, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound offensive lineman from Lawton High is tops in the Oklahoma Top 25 this year, edging out fellow lineman Josh Wariboko. Barnett is strong at the point of attack and once he locks on to a defender he does a good job of keeping his feet moving and finishing the play with aggression.
Drew Lock, a 6-foot-4, 200-pounder from Lee's Summit High is the top prospect in the Missouri Top 20. Lock is also an excellent basketball player and athlete, but do not let that statement fool you as he is all quarterback once he is under center. He has moxy and is not afraid to make things happen, but will pick defenses apart with his arm. Was one of the top guys at The Opening.
A.J. Harris, a 6-foot-4, 296-pounder from Blue Valley High is the top player in the Kansas Top 10, but there may not be another state in the region that has such a competition for that top spot. Currently, Harris holds the slightest edge over tight end Josh Moore and offensive tackle Christian Gaylord. Harris could play center or guard once he arrives at Mizzou, where he is currently committed.
Michael Decker, a 6-foot-4, 290-pounder from Omaha North High has the edge in the Nebraska Top 5 as the No. 1 guy. Decker obliterates the competition on the prep level. It's almost criminal at times the way he abuses defensive linemen on the field. He has a nasty stream and likes to finish blocks off with a flare.
With Ohio State offensive tackle commit Grant Schmidt leading the South Dakota Top 3 you can say it is a nice year for the offensive lineman as 4 of the the 6 Midlands states are currently led by them. Schmidt, a 6-foot-7, 290-pounder from Roosevelt High has a big frame and is in good shape as a lean kid without a ton of body fat. He has good athleticism and can move and run better than most kids his size.