Breaking Down the Top 10 Highest Rated Wide Receivers in the Midlands Region

Who are the highest rated wide receivers in the Midlands region before the spring evaluation period hits? Scout takes a closer examination.

The Top Five

1. Terrace Marshall Jr., Bossier City (La.) Parkway

An elite receiver prospect who combines outstanding frame potential with equally impressive athleticism. Marshall has the size of a big outside receiver and the ability to gain yards after the catch of smaller, more agile receivers. He's an elite downfield threat who can hit the home run on any given play. As with any young receiver, there's some polish that can be added, but overall, Marshall is a do-it-all outside receiver who will be one of the nation's top pass-catching prospects in the 2018 class. Considering offers from programs such as Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M.

Terrace Marshall Jr. (© Greg Powers)

2. Brennan Eagles, Alief (Texas) Taylor

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Brennan Eagles is a talented outside receiver prospect who projects to the high-major level in college. Eagles possesses outstanding size and has plenty of room to grow even larger once he's playing at the next level. Enormous catch radius. Catches the ball away from his body. Consistently high-points in the ball when situations call for it. Pretty quick off the line, especially for a big outside receiver. Top 10 of Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, UCLA, and USC.

3. Jalen Preston, Manvel (Texas)

Preston makes plays in all phases of the game wherever he gets the opportunity to make them. We project him to play wide receiver because of his explosive playmaking ability, but he could probably do anything on the field. He has great explosion and can accelerate quickly. One of his strongest attributes is his leaping ability. He can high-point the football and pluck balls out of the air over the top of defenders. Preston has been making the necessary progressions at the receiver position to be considered as an elite prospect at that position. He is a dangerous return man, which points to his strengths as an elite athlete at his size. One of the most natural football players in the 2018 class. Schools like BaylorOklahomaOle MissLSU, Texas and Texas A&M are some of the colleges that most commonly pop up on his favorites list.

4. Kamryn Babb, St. Louis (Mo.) Christian Brothers College

Babb is a prospect who is just a machine out n the field. He never gives up on plays and is always fighting for an extra yard on every play. He is one of the more complete wide receivers in the Midlands region and because of his well-rounded skill set he should be able to compete early for playing time on the next level. He is one of the best route runners in his area of the country and he has a great catch radius, so he can catch everything within reach. He shows tremendous open field running skills after the catch. Has over 20 offers, but has not released a cut-down list. 

5. Al'vonte Woodard, Houston (Texas) Lamar

Woodard is a technician at the position who can put on a clinic with his footwork and ability to get open and create separation.You can also put a check mark in the size and frame departments. He is ready to compete at the college level from a developmental standpoint. A versatile receiver who can line up anywhere on the field. He can get vertical or go underneath and make a play. Has good speed, quickness, and body control. Top 10 of Baylor, Clemson, Indiana, LSU, Mississippi, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, and West Virginia.

The Best of the Rest

6. Jaylen Waddle, Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal

7. Devonta Jason, New Orleans (La.) Landry-Walker

8. Erik Ezukanma, Keller (Texas) Timber Creek

9. Tommy Bush, Schertz (Texas) Clemens

10. Gabriel Douglas, Denton (Texas) Ryan

Scout regional analyst Gabe Brooks contributed to this report. 


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