In Focus: North Shore prospects

The North Shore Mustangs are one of the more talented programs in the Houston area on a yearly basis. The 2009 team may not have the number of D-I prospects as some past North Shore teams, but they have some of the top prospects in the state regardless of class. Burnt Orange Beat took in a practice to this week to check out the top prospects.

Future Texas Longhorn Trey Hopkins has grown to 6-3.5 and is up to 278 pounds from the low 260s a year ago. Hopkins will start at left tackle, but can also be seen working as the back-up center in pregame warm-ups. Hopkins has gained weight/added strength, but hasn't lost his foot quickness. His arms are some of the longest one will find.

Receiver DeAndrew White was flying around the field getting behind a pair of future D-I corners. In the short game, White has to get the hands up quicker and not allow the ball get to his chest. His competiveness and speed are his two best assets. If there is a fight for the ball, White will win it nearly every time. Alabama, Florida, LSU and Oklahoma were the talk of a top four yesterday and the Longhorns have not been in contact according to White.

Junior right tackle Sedrick Flowers is up to 285 pounds (275 last year) and is 6-2.5. A tackle at the high school level, Flowers is a terrific guard prospect at the next level likely lacking the arm length to play on the outside. Flowers features a powerfully built lower body combined with goof feet to drive block in the run game. He has to continue to work on keeping the feet moving, but that is the case with many young lineman. If one is a Texas or LSU fan, they should like their chances with Flowers.

Senior corner Larry Stephens is another talented senior for the Mustangs. The Oklahoma State commit plays physical for a corner and shows good hips. Stephens is 5-10, 175-pounds.

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