The Texas Longhorns WR Board

The University of Texas and head coach Charlie Strong landed four wide receivers in the class of 2016 when you include Lil’Jordan Humphrey. Davion Curtis, Reggie Hemphill and Collin Johnson also signed on National Signing Day with Texas. In 2017, the Longhorns and staff look to bring in three top flight wide outs.

The Longhorns have one wide receiver committed for the class of 2017 with Damion Miller.  In addition to Miller, Texas has extended offers to Hezekiah Jones, Camron Buckley, Mannie Netherly, Omar Manning and Motnrell Estell.


Hezekiah Jones


Baylor Verbal



Stafford (Texas)

Stafford High School

Scout Overall Rank No 190

Position Rank No 25

Midland WR Rank No 6

Texas WR Rank No 6


Scout Take


Jones gets off the line quickly and puts defensive backs in an immediate disadvantage. Sometimes he just blows right by the corner and all his quarterback needs to do is lay the ball into his hands. He has good hands and concentration and is very explosive in tight windows. He can accelerate quickly and will get open. Will be interesting to see how he will be used once he gets into college, because the slot would suite him very well, and that could be how he projects, but he is a receiver who could also play some on the outside. As a sophomore his team used him in a variety of unique ways to get his hands on the football and that is the way we think he will be best used once he gets to college.


Damion Miller


Texas Verbal



Tyler (Texas)

John Tyler High School

Scout Overall Rank No 178

Position Rank No 24

Midland WR Rank No 5

Texas WR Rank No 5


Scout Take


Miller is a big-time receiver prospect who projects to the high-major level in college. Above average size and good speed make for tough matchup, especially in man coverage. Accelerates well in short areas, impressively so for long-striding WR. Adjusts well to ball in flight. Threat in red zone w/verified 36-inch vertical. A bit raw. Will need to add strength, but possesses frame to do so. Plenty of time for young WR to develop further. -G.Brooks


Camron Buckley




Cedar Hill (Texas)

Cedar Hill High School

Scout Overall Rank 227

Position Rank No 31

Midland WR Rank No 9

Texas WR Rank No 9


Scout Take


Buckley is a talented receiver with the potential to play the slot or on the outside at the Power Five conference level. Dangerous vertical threat who repeatedly gets behind defense for big plays. Excellent red-zone weapon. High-points ball, plays larger than listed size in ball-winning scenarios. Good body control and overall receiving instincts. High-energy, competitive, positive player with a lively personality on and off the field. Adequate height, but slender build for now, though he possesses a frame that should develop with maturity. Said development would also improve overall strength. A versatile high-major receiver prospect with a penchant for the big play. - Gabe Brooks


Mannie Netherly

Texas A&M Verbal



Crosby (Texas)

Crosby High School

Scout Overall Rank No 173

Position Rank No 23

Midland WR Rank No 4

Texas WR Rank No 4


Scout Take


Netherly is an interesting prospect at the position who brings a rare blend of length and speed to the position. He has the great ability to be able to stretch the field vertically, but can also be dangerous underneath. He is a great deep threat, but like we pointed out he is not just a one-trick pony. He actually plays bigger than his listed height and with good vertical leaping he can adjust to the ball while he's in the air to make a circus grab, this makes him seem even bigger. With his long strides he's deceptively fast and chews up a lot of yardage quickly. Will need to add some strength and he will as he matures. - Greg Powers


Omar Manning




Lancaster (Texas)

Lancaster High School

Scout Overall Rank No 80

Position Rank No 10

Midland WR Rank No 1

Texas WR Rank No 1


Scout Take


Manning is a big outside receiver prospect already north of 200 pounds with the space on his 6-foot-2+ frame to get even larger. Impressive downfield threat with good long speed. Dangerous red-zone weapon thanks to size and leaping ability. Consistently high-points the ball. Proven ball-winner. Good at adjusting mid-air to make plays on the ball. Go-get-it type of receiver. Can improve get-off at the snap. Not a dart-and-dodge, make-you-miss receiver. Plays for a talent-laden high school program and sees good competition in practice as well as games. Overall, a great, high-major talent with a high ceiling. - Gabe Brooks


Montrell Estell




Hooks (Texas)

Hooks High School

Position Rank No 55

Midland WR Rank No 15

Texas WR Rank No 15


Scout Take


Is wide receiver Montrell Estell the most heavily recruited three-star player in the state of Texas? The 6-foot-2, 180-pound wideout holds ten offers such as Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Kansas, Notre Dame and SMU to name a few. 


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