The Opening Regionals Houston Preview: Defense

Scout Previews Defensive Standouts Expected at Sunday's The Opening Houston Regional Camp


Scout five-star Marvin Wilson was a dominating force at The Opening New Orleans last year and we expect him to pick up right where he left off. Wilson, a 6-foot-4, 309-pound defensive tackle from Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal has offers from schools like AlabamaLSUFlorida StateOklahomaTexas and Texas A&M amongst a host of others. He is rated as the No. 1 DT prospect in the country and is the No. 9 prospect in the Scout Top 100.

Fellow Scout 100 member K'Lavon Chaisson, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end from Galena Park (Texas) North Shore has an almost equally impressive offer list and is the top-rated name at the DE spot attending the camp. Chaisson was named the MVP of the state title game and his pressure on the game's final play helped seal a championship victory over Austin (Texas) Westlake. 

More defensive linemen to watch: Keondre Coburn (2018), Ondario RobinsonJayden PeevyRyder AndersonAlexander Duke


When looking at The Opening Houston roster that was sent out to the media on Wednesday evening one out of state name jumped out immediately, and that was the name of Dylan Moses, who will be the camp's highest rated athlete as the No. 2 prospect in the nation in the Scout Top 100.

The five-star has offers from schools such as Alabama, LSU and Texas amongst a plethora of others. He made stops to take unofficial visits to Bama and LSU on the way into the camp. Moses is rated as the No. 1 ATH in the country and could also work out some at running back, which he has done at these types of camps in the past.

Mohamed Sanogo, a 6-foot-2, 239-pound inside linebacker from Plano (Texas) West was named the LB MVP at The Opening Dallas and will be making a return trip to try and earn an invitation to the final event in Beaverton, Ore., July 5-10. Sanogo showed at the camp in Dallas that he is not only a linebacker who can come downhill and blow up plays, but he can hold his own in coverage as well. He has offers from Indiana and Rice.

More linebackers to watch: Terrel BernardDerek ParishKenneth Murray


Headlining the prospects from the Lone Star State is Scout Top 100 safety Derrick Tucker, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound safety from the talent-laden Manvel (Texas) High. Tucker named a top five of HoustonOklahoma StateTCUTexasUCLA, but kept himself open to adding more to his favorites list and has since added and offer from the Crimson Tide.

Coming in from out of state to compete will be a pair of four-star recruits. LSU commit Patrick Queen, a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder from Livonia High is rated as an ATH, but is slated to cpmete at the DB position at the camp. Coming all the way in from Oregon will be West Linn High standout Elijah Molden, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound cornerback with offers from schools such as Arizona StateOregonStanfordWashington and Washington State.

Other defensive backs to watch: Timarcus DavisGeorge NyakwolAdam BeckDonovan StinerDevin MorrisCaden SternsCameron JonesKieston RoachDarrion Green

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