Noah Cain (© Greg Powers)

2019 Prospects Who Could Become Targets of the New Texas Longhorns Staff

With the first 2019 offer out from the new Texas staff, Scout and take a look at other potential 2019 targets in the coming weeks and months.

The video below features sophomore-season highlights of 2019 running back Deondrick Glass ...

Early four-star safety Brian Williams from Bishop Dunne in Dallas reported a Texas offer Tuesday night to become the first known 2019 offer from the Longhorns and their new staff.

Here's a list of other possible targets for Texas in the in-state 2019 class in the coming weeks and months as Tom Herman and his new staff ramp up their recruiting efforts:

Cuero receiver Jordan Whittington could be in contention for No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Texas for the 2019 recruiting cycle. He's established himself early in his career as an elite prospect and already has an impressive offer list to support that. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Whittington, who could also easily play safety at the P5 level, already has a dozen offers, including Ohio State, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Utah, and others.

Whittington does a bit of everything for his high school team and the jury may be a bit out on what he will be once he arrives in college, but whether he ends up on offense or defense he is a take. A true athlete, who stars and dominates the smaller school level in Texas. He is an electric player when he has the ball in is hands on offense. He will at times line up as the Wildcat quarterback and he has the open field running skill of a running back, but the size and skill of an elite outside receiver. - Greg Powers, Scout national analyst

Houston St. Pius X quarterback Grant Gunnell has established himself as one of the top QB prospects in the state of Texas as only a sophomore. The 6-foot-6, 205-pound Gunnell has reported early offers from schools such as Florida State, LSU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, and Houston. Gunnell accounted for jaw-dropping numbers this fall as he threw for 4,973 yards, 65 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions on a 70.5 completion percentage, along with 387 rushing yards and five TD's on 6.9 yards per carry.

Deondrick Glass has proven to be a big-play back very early in his career at national powerhouse Katy High School. The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder already has double-digit offers, including Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Washington. In his first two years of high school, Glass has run for more than 2,500 yards and 44 touchdowns on an astounding 11.9 yards per carry. Glass ran for about 1,900 yards and 30 touchdowns on 11.5 yards per carry in 2016.

Glass plays for a program that has been tradition-rich with producing D1-level running backs and he is next in line and may end up being the best of a strong bunch. He runs with a good center of gravity and balance and that makes him hard to easily knock off of his feet. He will make yardage after first contact. He can pick up the tough yardage in the middle of the field, but has the speed and power to make long-distnace plays as well. - Greg Powers, Scout national analyst

If Texas looks for a more traditional, between-the-tackles back, don't be surprised if the Longhorns offer Denton Guyer workhorse Noah Cain, who already has offers from LSU, Miami, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Texas Tech, and a few others. The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Cain, a Baton Rouge native, has back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons as a freshman and sophomore (1,683) and will be one of the state's most productive backs the next two seasons. In fact, Cain has even more rushing yards (2,741) through his sophomore season than Glass.

Noah Cain is not only one of the top running backs in Texas, but one of the top overall prospects in the Lone Star State's 2019 class. He has a natural feel for the position that is evident at a very young age. Cain possesses a prototype frame and build for a high-major running back. Vision, balance, close-quarters lateral mobility, and ability to gain yards after contact are among his strengths. - Gabe Brooks, Scout regional analyst

After waiting behind Seth Green and Mitchell Jonke to get his chance to start, Grant Tisdale will be the next to take over the quarterbacking reins at national power Allen High School. Though he has yet to be Allen's starter, there is a ton of buzz around the 6-foot, 198-pound Tisdale, a dual-threat quarterback with great arm strength. He's already picked up offers from Texas Tech and SMU and will pile up offers once he goes through this offseasn's camp circuit and takes over running the show next fall for Allen. Tisdale has gotten some playing time this season as he's thrown for 522 yards and run for 149, accounting for 11 total touchdowns.

Another early 2019 four-star to watch from Allen High School is Theo Wease, who will probably be Tisdale's top receiving target the next two seasons. Colorado, Utah, Texas Tech, and SMU have offered Wease, a rangy 6-foot-2, 175-pounder who will be one of the state's top receiver prospects in the 2019 recruiting cycle. Wease has already emerged this season for an Allen squad that is 13-0 entering this weekend's 6A D-I state quarterfinal against Duncanville. Wease has caught 25 passes for 314 yards and six touchdowns.

One of the largest prospects in any class in the state of Texas is Katy Taylor offensive tackle Andrew Coker, a mammoth young player at 6-foot-7 and 300-plus pounds. Katy Taylor has some great prospects in the 2018 and 2019 classes and Coker is one of them, along with classmate Braedon Mowry

Others 2019 prospects to watch

Anfernee Orji, S/OLB, Rockwall -- team-leading 96 tackles in 12 games

Jayden Jernigan, DE, Allen

Demarvin Leal, DT, Converse Judson -- 43 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 5 sacks, 14 hurries, 3 pass breakups in 12 games; Oklahoma offer

E.J. Ndoma-Ogar, OT/OG, Allen -- Tennessee, Wake Forest, Buffalo offers

Jalen Curry, WR, Stafford -- 19 catches, 382 yards, 5 TD's entering Friday's 4A D-I state quarterfinal vs. Carthage; Auburn offer

Deion Hankins, RB, El Paso Parkland -- 2,812 rushing yards, 23 rushing TD's, 16 catches for 297 yards and 2 TD's in 12 games; Texas Tech, UTEP offers

Tyler Johnson, OT, Conroe Oak Ridge -- Tulsa, Tulane offers

Garrison Johnson, RB, Wolfforth Frenship -- Nebraska offer

Justin Dinka, RB, Flower Mound Marcus -- 1,711 rushing yards, 20 rushing TD's, 2 catches for 95 yards and 1 TD in 10 games; SMU offer

La'Vontae Shenault, WR, DeSoto -- 4 catches, 79 yards, 2 TD's entering Saturday's 6A D-II state quarterfinal vs. Cedar Hill; Colorado offer

Breylon Garcia, WR, Lufkin -- 27 catches, 288 yards, 2 TD's in 11 games

Brian Otwori, DE/OLB, Mansfield -- 37 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 INT in 11 games

Roschon Johnson, QB, Port Neches-Groves

Marquez Beason, CB, Dallas Bishop Dunne -- 40 catches for 581 yards and 8 TD's, 350 rushing yards, 4 rushing TD's; UTSA offer

Justin Osborne, OT, Flower Mound Marcus -- SMU offer

Ke'Andre Street, WR, Tyler John Tyler -- 31 catches, 555 yards, 6 TD's in 10 games

Kenyon Green, OT, Humble Atascocita

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