Many big named athletes were in College Station over the weekend for the Texas 7v7 State tournament, giving Scout Midlands an opportunity to check out their progression over the spring.
Which of these top prospects lived up to the hype?
Greg Powers, National Recruiting Analyst: It was none other than Scout Top 50 member Kyler Murray. The talented Allen (Texas) quarterback was not in the running to win the Elite 11 title as he departed to rep with his teammates in the tournament, but he was at his best leading the Eagles to big wins. He has an effortless motion and delivers a catchable ball in to tight spots and this is taking in to account the fact that he is not able to use a valuable weapon in his legs. He has the ability to make the amazing plays look easy.
Ahmard Vital, Midlands Recruiting Analyst: After being one of the few 2016 guys invited to The Opening, Manvel (Texas) safety Deontay Anderson was one to check in on. The interest in this kid exploded after the Houston NFTC where he was named the top defensive back and this weekend, he continued his stellar play. His team made it to the semifinals round and was good for most of the two-day event. I can't wait to check him out more this upcoming season, which should be even better.
Gabe Brooks, Midlands Recruiting Analyst: Entering the state tournament, I really wanted to see Manvel (Texas) 2016 safety Deontay Anderson, who Scout has already rated as a four-star prospect. He did not disappoint. Anderson, a big hitter whose game is definitely best-suited for pads, harnessed his aggression and made plays on the ball for a Manvel team that reached Saturday's big-school semifinals. After seeing him in person, it's obvious why he has two dozen offers and got a coveted underclassman invitation to The Opening.
Annabel Stephan, Field Reporter: In covering Central Texas, one player's name that I have continuously heard this spring is Boerne (Texas) quarterback Quinten Dormady, and I must say that he lived up to the off-season hype this weekend. HIs 6-foot-4, 210-pound frame looks like it could handle more weight, which will come with strength and conditioning at Tennessee, but both his arm and his accuracy were on point throughout Thursday's and Friday's games, as he was one of the best quarterbacks in attendance.