The Opening: Midlands Preview (Offense)

Scout takes a closer look at The Opening, focusing in on the Midlands region prospects...

  Pos Rank Name HT WT High School State Team OL Maea Teuhema 6'5 335 Keller TX Alpha Pro
Recruiting: LSU (Commit)
Quick Hitter: Teuhema has to be one of the biggest players to lace em up in Oregon. He is overwhelming at the point of attack and surprisingly agile. He has the chance to possibly be the most dominating player at the event from the Midlands regardless of position. QB Ben Hicks 6'2 192 Midway (Waco) TX Elite 11
Recruiting: Houston (Commit)
Quick Hitter: Hicks could be the sleeper of the event as he enters it as the only three-star rated recruit from the region. he has a good arm, release and accuracy. His combination of skills should have him poised for a solid showing. Attended multiple Elite 11 stops. QB Drew Lock 6'4 201 Lee's Summit MO Elite 11
Recruiting: Missouri (Commit)
Quick Hitter: Lock is one of the players who we are looking forward to seeing the most. He is an excellent basketball player in addition to be a star quarterback. An interesting blend of skills at the position to go with great size and strength. QB Kyler Murray 5'11 173 Allen TX Elite 11
Recruiting: Texas A&M (Commit)
Quick Hitter: Murray enters as one of the players on the radar from the Midlands to be in the running to win overall MVP. He makes very quick reads and is able to drop the ball in on a dime at times. Has solid 7v7 experience and should star in that format. QB Jarrett Stidham 6'3 180 Stephenville TX Elite 11
Recruiting: Texas Tech (Commit)
Quick Hitter: Stidham comes in off of winning the Most Valuable Player honors at the Elite 11 regional stop at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. He is one who responds well to being challenged and pushed, so he could really rise to the challenge. Big arm with the ability to make all the throws. WR Ryan Newsome 5'8 166 Aledo TX Alpha Pro
Recruiting: Texas, Notre Dame, UCLA, Oregon, Oklahoma
Quick Hitter: Newsome is a player who despite being rated highly is still slept on a bit at the position. He is an excellent route runner who has explosion and quickness of the line, which allows him to get open underneath. DBs have to try and get hands on him, but his quickness makes it hard. WR DaMarkus Lodge 6'2 200 Cedar Hill TX Fly Rush
Recruiting: Texas A&M (Commit)
Quick Hitter: Lodge is the only Scout five-star on the offensive side of the ball from the Midlands, and honestly is looking as skilled as he ever has entering the week. He uses his size to his advantage and is able to get open consistently. Also has a knack for making big plays. WR Kemah Siverand 6'0 185 Cypress Ridge  TX Landsharks
Recruiting: Texas A&M (Commit)
Quick Hitter: Siverand is a great all-around talent at the position. He is ripped up and will pass the eye ball test. He is a tremendous route runner, who earned his invite to The Opening after a strong showing at the NFTC in Houston. He was one of the best regardless of position. TE Jordan Davis 6'5 257 Clear Lake (Houston) TX Apocalypse
Recruiting: Texas A&M (Commit)
Quick Hitter: Davis is a player who grows on you as you watch him run around a field. He is massive for a tight end and many will say that he is a guard when they see him and he very well could grow in to a tremendous OL. But he is surprisingly nimble and has good hands. RB Soso Jamabo 6'2 207 Plano West  TX Landsharks
Recruiting: UCLA, Notre Dame, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Ohio State, TCU, Baylor 
Quick Hitter: A big running back, who ha sdrawn comparison to those in a similar frames like Eddie George, but he really brings his own unique style to the field. In addition to his rushing skills he is also adept at catching passes, which should serve his 7v7 team well. RB JaMycal Hasty 5'8 185 Longview TX Mach Speed
Recruiting: Baylor (Commit)
Quick Hitter: Hasty is an explosive back who will perform well in 7v7 and in the Sparq testing. For Longview he has proven himself against a high level of competition. He is tough to tackle in the open field and uses his quickness and agility to escpae the grasp of would be tacklers.

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