Over the years Alief Taylor has been a hot stop for college coaches on the recruiting trail as the program has produced a number of high level recruits, but now Brennan Eagles stands tall as the highest rated of them all.
After a strong junior year on tape and a tremendous showing at the The Opening Houston Scout has named Eagles as its first five-star prospect in the Lone Star State in the 2018 recruiting cycle.
He jumped from No. 68 in the Top 100 to No. 13.
"(It) makes me feel elite," Eagles said of receiving the honor, "and that my talent has been truly recognized. But that is not the end for me I'm not settling and I'm still putting the work in."
Eagles has put in plenty of work since the last time we saw him. He tested through the roof at The Opening Houston verifying what we saw on tape and that put him in the Scout Top 100 to begin with.
Eagles scored a 132.4 Nike Football Rating a huge performance at The Opening Houston. He measured 6-3 1/2, 214 pounds with a 4.51 40, 3.99 pro agility, 37-inch vertical, and 39-foot powerball toss.
The Opening Evaluation: If there was any doubt about Eagles upside then they should be quickly laid to rest. This guy is the next big thing to hit college football and is now firmly in the race to be considered as the No. 1 prospect in the Lone Star State in the 2018 cycle. He is smooth in and out of his breaks and has huge, soft hands built for catching passes. He also posted the top Nike+ rating with a 132.24. He ran a 4.51 40-yard dash and a 3.99 shuttle. Amazing considering his 6-foot-3, 214-pound frame. He has most recently picked up offers from national programs like LSU, Ohio State, and Florida.
As a junior, Eagles caught 38 passes for 757 yards and 10 touchdowns on 19.9 yards per reception. He earned First 23-6A All-District and Honorable Mention All-State honors.
Eagles now checks in as the No. 3 WR prospect nationally and the No. 13 prospect in the Scout Top 100.