TXHSFB Preview: Episcopal vs. Prestonwood

Scout.com takes a look at players to watch in Saturday afternoon's 2014 Texas high school football season opener between Plano Prestonwood Christian and Bellaire Episcopal.

A pair of strong private-school programs meet at the University of North Texas' Apogee Stadium at 4 p.m. Saturday in Denton when Dallas-area Plano Prestonwood Christian Academy faces Houston-area Bellaire Episcopal.

Both teams have notable underclassmen prospects who Scout.com analysts have seen in-person during the summer 7v7 and camp season.

Here's a look at who we expect to stand out Saturday afternoon in Denton:


Marvin Wilson, 2017 DT, Bellaire Episcopal: Wilson (pictured above) will be one of the state's top recruits in the 2017 cycle. At 6-foot-5, 289 pounds, Wilson already possess Power 5 conference size at the defensive tackle position. He has the type of frame that could allow him to be scheme-versatile as an even- or odd-front player at the next level. Wilson does not have any offers yet, but has already gotten interest from the likes of Ohio State, TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M. Wilson was impressive at Texas' "Under The Lights" camp July 18 despite being one of the youngest competitors. Wilson was 1 of 85 players -- 1 of 14 in Texas -- in the 2017 class that Scout awarded last week an initial four-star rating.


Michael Irvin, 2016 WR, Plano Prestonwood Christian: the frame is the first thing you notice about Irvin, who is the son of the former Miami Hurricanes and Dallas Cowboys great of the same name. The younger Irvin, who Scout has rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 266 overall recruit in the 2016 class, has one offer so far from -- you guessed it -- Miami. The 6-foot-3, 216-pound Irvin had a strong performance at the Adidas Texas 7v7 Championships in College Station in mid-July, plus he's started for Prestonwood since his freshman season. Expect a big junior year out of Irvin this fall after a monster sophomore season in 2013 that included 82 catches for 1,168 yards and 17 touchdowns.


Deonte Williams, 2016 LB, Plano Prestonwood Christian: Williams is another standout in Prestonwood's 2016 class. Williams is a well-built 6-foot-1, 218 pounds and displayed good athleticism during the aforementioned state 7v7 tournament. Williams has picked up offers from Baylor and TCU. Scout rates him as a three-star prospect and the No. 284 overall prospect in his class.


OTHERS WE'LL KEEP OUR EYES ON ...

Bellaire Episcopal

Jhamon Ausbon, 2017 WR/S

Niko Harrell, 2015 WR

Dillon Davis, 2015 WR

Trey Horne, 2015 LB


Plano Prestonwood Christian

Ryan Bradberry, 2016 RB

Jonathan Heasley, 2016 WR


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