Today we'll look at the top defensive Texas targets from the Nike Football Training Camp at DeSoto High School on Saturday.
LB Malik Jefferson (Mesquite, Texas/Poteet)
In the least bit of surprising news, the five-star prospect was really, really good on Saturday. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound outside linebacker, and Scout.com's No. 1 player in Texas, ran a 4-56-second 40-yard dash and jumped 35.8 inches.
Jefferson was equally impressive in the competition phase, showing the ability to cover the flats and vertical routes without any problem.
DB P.J. Mbanasor (Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson)
There are several things to like about the four-star cornerback, starting with his 6-foot-1 ½, 179-pound frame. That allowed him to body up on the bigger receivers at the camp, yet he was agile enough to keep up with the shiftier receivers.
One of the other likes about Mbanasor was his competitive nature. At one point he went over to the wide receivers line and told DaMarkus Lodge and James Proche to let him know when they were up so he could be matched up against him. It wasn't a cocky thing so much as it was him wanting to test himself against the camp's best.
He earned an invite to The Opening at camp's end.
Here's some video of Mbanasor in those 1-on-1s:
DT T.D. Moton (Shreveport, La./Woodlawn)
The four-star defensive tackle, ranked No. 13 DT in the country, teamed up with fellow Louisiana defensive lineman George Lea (New Orleans/Landry-Walker) as two of the top defensive players in attendance.
While Lea garnered defensive line MVP, Moton looked equally impressive as he used his 6-foot-4, 310-pound frame to often dominate in 1-on-1s.
CB Jalen Campbell (Corpus Christi, Texas/Flour Bluff)
Sporting a knee brace to support an injury that cost him most of his junior season, Campbell was sound in 1-on-1s. It seemed at times like he was still trying to get over the thought of his ACL injury, but it didn't stop him from being competitive in drills and competition phases of the camp.
LB Dylan Moses (Corpus Christi, Texas/Flour Bluff)
The 2017 LSU athlete commitment was as good as advertised as he got reps at both linebacker and running back.
You simply aren't going to find another 2017 prospect in the country that looks like him at this stage in his career. He measured at 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds with calves bigger than two coke cans.
He worked mostly as a linebacker in 1-on-1 drills and was paired up with Jefferson in half skeleton drills, which prompted Moses to tweet out to Jefferson what it would be like if they both went to the same college. It's a scary thought.