Longhorns Looking for Lockdown Corners

Texas landed only one cornerback in the class of 2016 adding four-star Eric Cuffee from Waco (Texas) The Longhorns will look to sign two to three in 2017. It is very important for Charlie Strong and Vance Bedford to stock pile the corner position in the 2017 recruiting cycle. Texas could see a mass exodus to the NFL if all goes according to plan from multiple defensive backs in the class of 2015.

Charlie Strong, Vance Bedford and the rest of the defensive Texas coaching staff are in search of a few good men at the cornerback position.

Deangelo Gibbs




Loganville (GA)

Grayson High School

Scout Overall Rank No 3

Position Rank No 2

South ATH Rank No 2

GA ATH Rank No 1

Scout Take

Gibbs is a special talent. He can do about anything you want on the football field from an athletic standpoint. He is best at wide receiver entering his junior season, but cornerback or safety may be where he ends up down the road. He is very fluid and he can really run with the best as a defensive back. His ball skills, body control, and speed are strengths on either side of the ball. Just a natural star.

Stanford Samuels III




Pines (Fla)

Charles W. Flanagan High School

Scout Overall Rank No 10

Position Rank No 1

South CB Rank No 1

Florida CB Rank No 1

Keep an eye on Florida State, Clemson, Georgia and Michigan.  Seminoles could have the inside track.

Scout Take

Samuels III is how you draw up big-time corners in todays game. Size can be looked at as a strength or area for improvement because his length is off the charts, but yet he is thin, so he needs to add mass/strength. He gets his hands on a lot of passes and his recovery speed is a real strength. Not afraid to come up and make a play against the run. Very instinctive player, can bait the quarterback, and then make a play on the ball.

Chevin Calloway




Dallas (Texas)

Bishop Dunne High School

Scout Overall Rank No 55

Position Rank No 7

Midland CB Rank No 1

Texas CB Rank No 1

Keep an eye on a handful teams such as Alabama, Baylor, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M.

Scout Take

Calloway has some very unique skills. He carries himself with confidence and plays the game with an edge at the position, which I love and you do need some of that swagger when pitted against elite receivers. He is able to stay in a receivers hip pocket and will come up and lay a big hit. He is very quick in and out of his breaks and his burst and change of direction are at the top of the charts. He shows a nose for the football, as seen in his special teams plays where he is a kick blocking specialist. -GP

Kary Vincent JR




Port Arthur (Texas)

Memorial High School

Scout Overall Rank No 113

Position Rank No 13

Midland CB Rank No 2

Texas CB Rank No 2

Keep an eye on Baylor, Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas and Texas A&M.  At the end of the day I believe he will stay in the state of Texas.

Scout Take

Vincent Jr. is a dynamic athlete with playmaking ability from his cornerback spot or in the return game. Sudden athleticism in both short-area burst and agility, as well as top-end speed. Turns and runs with receivers well. Great acceleration from a dead stop. Also possesses coveted trait of accelerating even more while already in flight. Excellent closing speed aided by ability to anticipate the ball. Dangerous in the return game because of aforementioned athletic traits and sudden cutback ability. Will need to build bulk and strength to prepare for next level, but a promising, high major-caliber cornerback talent with plenty of potential. - Gabe Brooks

Justin Broiles

Oklahoma Verbal



Oklahoma City (OK)

John Marshall High School

Scout Overall Rank No 240

Position Rank No 22

Midland CB Rank No 4

OK CB Rank No 2

Scout Take

Broiles has great size for the cornerback position and has tremendous footwork. What is scary about his upside is that he has made tremendous strides on his technique from the time his junior season ended and his senior season will begin. He has the size to take on and cover the biggest and strongest outside receivers. He also has some versatility about his game and could play pretty much anywhere in the defensive backfield, he is not just limited to one set position. Because of his plus size he should be a consistent and reliable tackler. 


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