2017 National Signing Day Spotlight: 4-Star Athlete Montrell Estell Signs with Texas Longhorns

Four-star Hooks athlete Montrell Estell has signed his NLI with Texas.

It is official for Hooks' athlete Montrell Estell, who signed his letter of intent with Texas Longhorns on National Signing Day.
The four-star prospect verbally committed to Texas last May, and has maintained true to his pledge when Tom Herman replaced former head coach Charlie Strong.

Inside the Numbers 

Class: 2017
Position: Athlete
Star Rating: 4-Star
Height, Weight: 6-foot-2, 180-pounds
High School: Hooks (Texas)
Position Rank: No. 30
Midland ATH Rank: No. 4
Texas ATH Rank: No. 4

Scout.com Analysis 

A multi-talented prospect who can impact a game in all three phases, Montrell Estell is one of the top "athlete" prospects in the state of Texas for the 2017 class. Estell possesses great frame potential thanks to his 6-foot-2, 180-pound size as he has plenty of space to bulk up at the next level. Estell is a threat to score as a ball-carrier, receiver, defensive back, and return man. His wingspan, leaping ability, and overall athleticism allow him to cover a ton of territory from the safety position. He has great ball skills and his ability to run after the catch/interception make him a big play waiting to happen. He can also deliver the big hit when needed and packs a punch once he's rolling downhill. Estell has good short-area athleticism for a taller, longer player. He's a long-striding galloper with good long speed. If he plays defense in college, he'll need to tweak the technical aspects of his game, such as turn-and-run ability and backpedal, though as a safety he won't need to be cornerback-caliber in those areas. Estell will also make a significant jump in competition from Texas' Class 3A to the P5 level, but he's the type of raw talent with a ton of upside who can thrive once he's made the adjustment. - Gabe Brooks, Scout.com Midlands Recruiting Analyst.
Coverage awareness (defense)
Downfield threat (offense)
Areas to Improve
Backpedal quickness
Hip flexibility/fluidity

High School Stats

2016: Estell once again starred on both sides of the ball at the Texas Class 3A level. He gained 1,503 yards from scrimmage and scored 21 total touchdowns. He ran for 875 yards and 15 touchdowns on 11.8 yards per carry, and caught 29 passes for 628 yards and six TD's. Defensively, Estell recorded 107 tackles, two interceptions, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one defensive TD, and two pass breakups.

2015: As a junior, Estell earned first-team all-state recognition on the defensive side of the ball with 69 tackles, six interceptions, and three defensive touchdowns. Offensively, Estell accounted for 902 yards from scrimmage. He caught 28 passes for 490 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing for 412 yards and four scores on 12.4 yards per carry.



Get the best UT recruiting and team coverage for just $6.95 per month! … PLUS! New Annual memberships include a 1-year, digital and print subscription to Sports Illustrated - a $39 value!!

1. Select the "Annual Pass" option RIGHT HERE.

2. Enjoy HD’s attack-free message board community, where you are pulling up a bar stool among friends, and, of course, unparalleled insider information from Chip Brown, who has 25 years worth of connections covering Texas and is all over Big 12 realignment; Jason Higdon, the Yoda of Texas recruiting; and team and recruiting coverage from Taylor Estes!


Horns Digest Top Stories