Breaking Down the Top 5 Highest Rated Tight Ends in the Midlands Region

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

1. Mustapha Muhammad, Ridge Point (Texas)

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Muhammad is what you are looking for in a tight end prospect and will be coming out of high school in more of the Jermaine Gresham mold. He is a top-level pass catcher at the position. He is long and lean. He has long arms and big hands to help him make the tough catches. He also has soft hands. He runs good routes and is able to get open. He will create a lot of mismatches when the team is looking to pick up a key third down or needs to find someone to finish off drives in the red-zone. He now has 35 offers from top programs across the country. 

2. Malcolm Epps, Spring (Texas) DeKaney

Malcolm Epps is a high-ceiling prospect with receiver instincts and a traditional inline tight end frame. Exceptional height and length. A 6-foot-6 frame gives Epps virtually limitless space to add bulk at the next level. It also gives him an enormous catch radius. He also plays basketball and has huge hands, allowing him to have a chance at catches even if only one hand is available. Size and length allow him to win balls over smaller defenders, sometimes multiple defenders. Considering offers from schools like TexasFlorida StateTexas A&M, and Rice.

3. Glenn Beal, River Ridge (La.) John Curtis

Beal possesses outstanding size -- college-ready, in fact -- thanks to his large frame and impressive bulk for a young prospect. Beal comes from a run-oriented offense and is true in-line tight end prospect with ample blocking experience. Beal is an above average athlete considering his size. He could play Power Five-level football on either side of the ball, though he appears to want to stay at tight end. Beal can seal the edge and win matchups in the run game. He can improve his technique as a blocker and a route-runner. He will also need to acclimate to a more pass-heavy offense when he transitions to the next level, but Beal possesses the physical traits to create serious matchup issues once he develops that part of his game. Offers from schools like Alabama, AuburnLSU, and Mississippi.

4. Bralen Taylor, Cuero (Texas)

5. Nic McTear, Frisco (Texas) Heritage

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