Scout TXHSFB: Three Answers (9/2/14)

After watching teams like Frisco Lone Star, Coppell, South Oak Cliff, Sherman, Hebron and Cedar Hill National Analyst Greg Powers answers the three questioned he posed to himself heading in to the weekend's TXHSFB action...

Q1: Is Coppell offensive tackle Connor Williams a four-star recruit?

The jury is still out on how high Williams will climb in the rankings. I think you are safe to say at this point in time that at the very least Williams will be one of the guys fighting for one of the final four star spots as the season unwinds and a few more four stars are awarded on Scout. Williams started at left tackle, but switched back and forth between the left and right side and also plays defensive tackle when needed for Coppell. He is getting used to his new 285-pound frame and also spent a lot of time on the field playing both ways. Looking back at the tape -- in addition to seeing him live -- he was blowing guys off of the football, had a good time getting to blocks on the second level, looked comfortable in pass pro and was a key factor on two goalline stands that could have potentially turned the tide in Hebron's favor if he was not on the field.

Q2: Is Hebron offensive lineman Zach Rogers 100% and should he be back in the No. 1 center in the country discussion?

The answer to this question is going to be easily answered with a yes. Rogers looked 100% and was moving well the entire course of the game. Hebron only tallied two passing attempts, so a lot of his work was grimy in the trenches type of blocking and he kept after the entire game. I also believe he is in contention with Fred Ulu-Perry for that No. 1 spot. He is a smart and technically sound player, exactly what you are looking for at that position.

Q3: Who should we consider as the top prospect on a loaded South Oak Cliff team?

I thought this question was tough, but it is tougher than I even expected. The battle comes down to Jordan Stevenson (PICTURED) vs. J.F. Thomas. Both had over 100 yards of offense. Thomas was flat out amazing. He was matched up against Tennessee commit Darrell Miller and double teamed, but that could not stop him. He is athletic, long and speedy. But still for now I am going to give the edge to Stevenson, who in addition to having some of the best feet and balance in the country, also showed that he is as tough as they come. Stevenson is rated as the No. 106 prospect in the country and Thomas is rated just outside the Scout300. That gap will tighten as Thomas moves up the rankings ladder.


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