UCLA In Final 7 For Mayden

Jul. 3 -- Scout takes a closer look at the 4-star CB, who plans a commitment at The Opening...

The commit watch for the upcoming week is a big one, as it's the No. 1 cornerback in Texas for the 2016 recruiting class.

That would be Jared Mayden, the high four-star corner who has long planned to announce his commitment at The Opening, where he will be from July 7-10 for all of the festivities in Oregon.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Mayden took to Twitter on June 24 to name his final top seven, which did not include a single school within the Lone Star State's borders: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, and UCLA.

Scout considers the top contenders to be Alabama, Ohio State, and Oregon. One interesting note: Alabama has signed the No. 1 cornerback in Texas in the past three recruiting cycles -- Kendall Sheffield in 2015, Tony Brown in 2014, and Maurice Smith in 2013.

In addition to being Scout's No. 1 cornerback in Texas, Mayden is the No. 56 overall recruit in the 2016 Scout 300.

Mayden will team with classmates Devin Duvernay (No. 1 receiver in Texas) and Donovan Duvernay to give Sachse High School, just east of Dallas, plenty of star power this fall. Another player to watch is Mayden's younger brother, 2018 quarterback Jalen Mayden.

It's worth mentioning that 2016 safety Travis Whillock was Scout national analyst Greg Powers' Commit Watch player two weeks ago, and Whillock committed earlier this week to Northwestern, along with 2016 outside linebacker teammate Paddy Fisher.

Whillock and Fisher joined Katy (Texas) teammate Collin Wilder, a three-star safety, as new commits. Wilder, a former Texas Tech pledge, decided to stay home and committed to Houston.

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