Manvel (Texas) High School is loaded with football talent. Any beliefs to the contrary were dashed at this past weekend's Adidas Texas 7v7 Championships.
With a wealth of talent spanning from the 2015 class (cornerback William Lockett) to the 2017 class (safety Derrick Tucker), Manvel reached the big-school bracket semifinals, thanks in large part to a 2016 group that includes Reggie Hemphill, Deriq King, Deontay Anderson, and others.
One of those others was linebacker Jordan Carmouche, a 6-foot-1, 205-pounder who gives Manvel a force at the linebacker position.
"UT hard," Carmouche said. "They invited me up to their ("Under The Lights") camp on the 18th. They told me be patient and an offer is gonna come."
Carmouche said Texas likes him as an outside linebacker, which fits him well considering his athleticism and ability to play in space.
"I'm fast, strong, and can go sideline to sideline," said Carmouche of his strengths.
Carmouche showed his ability to play in space and cover as a sophomore, when he recorded 47 tackles, three tackles for loss, four interceptions, and four pass breakups for Manvel, which finished 2013 with a 12-2 record.
Manvel should have an exceptional back seven this fall. Carmouche will join 2015 prospect Collin Scott at linebacker, while Lockett, Anderson, and Tucker should give Manvel one of the state's best secondaries. Lockett has almost 10 offers, including UCLA, Michigan State, and Missouri, plus interest from Texas, which he will visit Friday for the "Under The Lights" camp. Anderson was an underclassman participant at The Opening and already has more than two dozen offers, while Tucker has early interest from a couple of high-major programs and will be a recruit people will know in the future.