Kameron Brown (© Greg Powers)

The Opening Dallas Top Underclassmen

FRISCO, Texas -- Factoring in testing, performance in the drills and in the one-on-ones Scout examines the top underclassmen at The Opening regional stop in Dallas on Sunday.

2019 WR Trejan Bridges - Lewisville (Texas) Hebron

Bridges had a strong showing inn the one-on-one portion of the event, showcasing his ability to get open and create separation. He showed why schools have taken an early interest in his skill set and he will be one of the more dangerous weapons in the area next fall. BYUColorado State, Iowa StateTexas Tech and Tulsa have already offered. - Greg Powers


2019 WR Kameron Brown - Colleyville (Texas) Heritage

His double and sometimes triple moves at times found him running wide open with defenders not even having a chance to make a play on the football. He has very good hands and looks the ball in. Kam has racked up an early impressive offer list with schools from coast-to-coast already stepping up. - Greg Powers

2019 WR Keontae Burns - Pittsburg (Texas)

A bigger-framed wide receiver prospect showcased that he will become a more nationally known name as the recruiting process unwinds itself. It is going to be a good year at wide receiver, but Burns brings size and physicality to the position that some of the other top receivers do not possess. 

2020 DB Lejond Cavazos - Cibolo (Texas) Steele

One day after posting outrageous testing numbers for being only a freshman, 2020 athlete/defensive back Lejond Cavazos picked up his first offer from Auburn. At Sunday's camp, Cavazos measured 6-foot, 179 pounds, ran a 4.61 40, a blistering 4.03 shuttle, and recorded a 38.6-inch vertical. - Gabe Brooks

Lejond Cavazos (© Greg Powers)

2019 DB Daxton Hill - Tulsa (Okla.) Union

Hill was one of the top testers. He posted a blazing fast 4.46 40, which qualified him for the fastest man race. Then the 6-foot-0, 182-pounder went out and had a great day in coverage versus some of the camps best wide receiver prospects. He was one of the top guys regardless of class and will be a top national recruit. - Greg Powers 

2019 DL Jayden Jernigan - Allen (Texas)

2019 defensive lineman Jayden Jernigan was great when we saw him this past fall as a starter for 6A powerhouse Allen, the largest high school in Texas and a difficult place to get on the field so early. He once again impressed at The Opening Dallas as one of the top D-linemen in attendance. He's quick off the ball and could be position-versatile depending on scheme. - Gabe Brooks


2020 RB Jase McClellan - Aledo (Texas)

Speaking of getting on the field early, 2020 running back Jase McClellan was a standout as only a freshman this past fall for Texas 5A power Aledo. McClellan has already emerged as one of the top running back prospects in Texas, regardless of classification. - Gabe Brooks

2019 DT Lloyd Murray - Wichita Falls (Texas) Hirschi

Recent Florida State 2019 defensive tackle pledge Lloyd Murray Jr. made his presence felt, literally, during 1-on-1 reps against O-linemen. In fact, he was so physical at the point of attack, coaches were prompted to firmly remind campers "No bull-rushing!" Murray is quick and powerful off the snap. He measured 6-foot-2, 310 pounds and will be one of the top DT's in Texas for his class. - Gabe Brooks

2019 DB Jonathan McGill - Coppell (Texas)

McGill -- who is already rated as an early Scout four-star -- showed that he has the skill set to be considered as a top defender. The jury may still be out on what position fits hi best. He has a safety mentality in pads and in the camp setting shows the the ball skills and size of a top-flight cornerback. - Greg Powers 

Jonathan McGill (© Greg Powers)

2020 CB R.J. Mickens - Southlake (Texas) Carroll

Mickens had a huge year on the field as a freshman for the traditional TXHSFB powerhouse and as a result he has started to put together an elite offer list. He battles in the camps and makes plays, which is exactly what you like to see. He still has a lot of frame development in front of him as he grows and matures and that is scary to think about. - Greg Powers

2019 OG E.J. Ndoma-Ogar - Allen (Texas)

Offensive lineman E.J. Ndoma-Ogar is another 2019 prospect from Allen High School who held his own against mostly older competition at The Opening Dallas. Ndoma-Ogar already has a hand full of offers and could be a position-versatile prospect in college. - Gabe Brooks

2019 WR La'Vontae Shenault - DeSoto (Texas)

DeSoto featured a number of P5-bound wide receivers in its offense last season, but now that they are all gone off to college it will be time for Shenault to get his shine and by the end of the spring he will be considered as one of the best prospects in the state. He has a well-rounded skill set that is highlighted by strong hands and a great catch radius. - Greg Powers 


2019 QB Grant Tisdale - Allen (Texas) 

Yes, another Allen 2019 prospect: quarterback Grant Tisdale, who through his sophomore season was not yet the permanent starter, but is expected to be the next two years. Tisdale is an elite QB talent and tested that way at The Opening Dallas, where he measured 6-foot-1, 204 pounds with a 4.70 40, 4.18 shuttle, and 35.6-inch vertical for a Nike Football Rating of almost 102. - Gabe Brooks

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