Bryson Echols, 2012 CB, DeSoto — The original report on Echols was that he was a cornerback with fantastic ball skills, but not-so-elite athleticism. The book might have to change a bit after he ran a 4.5-flat 40-yard dash at The Opening, paired with a short shuttle time in the 3.9s. As one of only two Texas commitments who made it to state 7-on-7, he definitely deserves a watch.
Caleb Bluiett, 2012 DE/LB, Beaumont West Brook — Bluiett is one of the more intriguing Texas commitments. He plays defensive tackle in much of his film, and projects as a rush end at Texas. But he'll be transitioning to a stand-up linebacker role this year for West Brook, which should allow him to take advantage of his considerable athleticism. That's the role he'll play today.
Dontre Wilson, 2013 RB/WR, DeSoto — Echols' teammate fits exactly what the Longhorns are looking for out of a receiving back, one who can motion out to the slot and terrorize linebackers in passing situations. Whether he receives an offer or not likely depends on how the staff does with Daniel Brooks, and things appear to be improving on that front. Still, Echols could also serve as one of the top slot receivers in the 2013 Texas class as well.
Derrick Griffin, 2013 WR, Rosenberg Terry — Griffin might be worth a watch only because it seems increasingly unlikely that he'll play football at the next level. At 6-foot-7, he's already oversized, and he claims that if he grows any more, he'll stick to basketball. Even if he doesn't, he plans to play both football and basketball in college, and he's a top-10 in-state prospect in the former sport.
Dannon Cavil, 2013 WR/TE, Lake Travis — Texas will be looking for tight ends in this class, and Cavil projects to be one of the state's best receiving threats from that position. He's already 6-4 205 heading into his junior year, and should only continue to grow and fill out. For the Lake Travis 7-on-7 team, he's a field stretching threat on the outside. He attended, and performed well at, one of the Texas summer camps.