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The Ultimate Midlands Team Features UCLA targets among 2017, 2018 and 2019 Prospects

Sept. 5 -- There is a lot of talent in the Midlands region, with a vast majority of the highest rated recruits playing high school football in the Lone Star State. Which prospects made the Ultimate Team?

Offense

QB 

Shawn Robinson - DeSoto (Texas)

2017

http://www.scout.com/player/189390-shawn-robinson
Robinson has been a long-time commit to the TCU Horned Frogs and he got his 2016 season off to a fast start by scoring four touchdowns in his first varsity start at DeSoto. 

RB

Toneil Carter Jr. - Houston (Texas) Langham Creek

2017

http://www.scout.com/player/188089-toneil-carter
Carter Jr. made his commitment to the Georgia Bulldogs at The Opening Finals in July. He is a running back with decpetive speed and he seems like he glides around the football field. 

RB

Noah Cain - Denton (Texas) Guyer

2019

http://www.scout.com/player/202007-noah-cain
The lone Class of 2019 prospect who makes the list at this time. The Oklahoma Sooners are the latest school to jump in the game with an offer. He will get them all. He has great feet and makes defenders miss in tight spaces. 

WR

Jalen Preston - Manvel (Texas)

2018

http://www.scout.com/player/196586-jalen-preston
Preston is just now getting his chance to shine in an offense that featured a bevy of D1 talent in 2015, but he already racked up major D1 scholarship offers from schools like LSUOklahoma and Texas

WR

Omar Manning - Lancaster (Texas) 

2017

http://www.scout.com/player/193432-omar-manning
Manning is the No. 1 receiver in Texas for 2017 and the No. 73 overall prospect in the Scout 300. He has more than 30 offers from across the country, but right now, the list of top contenders seems to be TexasTCUOklahomaAlabama, and Texas A&M.

TE

Mustapha Muhammad - Fort Bend (Texas) Ridge Point

2018

http://www.scout.com/player/204108-mustapha-muhammad
Muhammad is the highest rated tight end in the region regardless of class and will contend to be one of the highest rated at the position nationally. Offers have come in from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Miami (FL), Georgia with a host of others also on board. Stanford could be a big offer if he secures it.  

OT

Brey Walker - Southmoore (Okla.)

2018

http://www.scout.com/player/194203-brey-walker
Walker is the No. 1 overall prospect in the Midlands region regardless of position in the 2018 cycle and possibly regardless of recruiting class.  He has already made a non-binding verbal commitment to play at Oklahoma. 

OG

Austin Deculus - Cypress (Texas) Fair

2017

http://www.scout.com/player/201424-austin-deculus
He plays offensive tackle in high school and he has pretty good feet for such a mammoth guy. Looking ahead to college he could make the move inside to guard and that is probably where he would rate highest as a prospect. He is committed to LSU. 

C

Jack Anderson - Frisco (Texas)

2017

http://www.scout.com/player/189206-jack-anderson
Could play center, guard or tackle. He is so fast off the ball at times it seems he is going to be getting called for a false start. He can be a grimy blocker in the trenches, but his feet and agility are good enough that he can get to the second and third levels with relative ease. Committed to Texas Tech.

OG

Barton Clement - Fort Bend (Texas) Marshall

2018

http://www.scout.com/player/208084-barton-clement
Clement is great in the run game. He is a physical drive-blocker who thrives with the drive block. Finishes blocks and plays through the whistle. Offers from Auburn, Baylor, Houston, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, and UCLA.

OT

Walker Little - Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal

2017

http://www.scout.com/player/193638-walker-little
There may not be a player in the region with potentially as high of a NFL draft ceiling who is playing at one of the most premium positions on the field. Little has schools like Florida State, Ole Miss, Stanford and Texas as serious interest. He has an official visit set with Florida State (10/29). 

ATH

J.K. Dobbins - La Grange (Texas)

2017

http://www.scout.com/player/194395-j-k-dobbins
Ohio State commit who is a versatile offensive weapon with blistering fast 4.45 40-yard dash and 4.09 pro-shuttle speed. He has great top-end speed to go with quick-twitch athleticism and the ability to get into and out of cuts with lightning like quickness.

Defense

DE

Lagaryonn Carson - Texarkana (Texas) Liberty Eylau

2017

http://www.scout.com/player/195497-lagaryonn-carson
As a junior in 2015, Carson recorded a staggering 170 tackles, 40 tackles for loss, 20 sacks, and six forced fumbles to earn 4A all-state Defensive MVP and his district's Defensive MVP. He is committed to Texas.

DT

Marvin Wilson - Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal

2017

http://www.scout.com/player/192587-marvin-wilson
At 6-foot-4, 332 pounds Wilson has as high of an upside as any prospect in the nation. He was one of the top testers running an impressive 5.20 40-yard dash and a 4.56 pro-agility shuttle. His 106.47 Nike+ Football Rating was tops for DTs. He has schools like Alabama, LSU, FSU, Ole Miss, Texas and USC on his watch list.  

DT

Michael Thompson - Parkway (Mo.) North

2018

http://www.scout.com/player/200457-michael-thompson
One of only two prospects on this entire list not from the state of Texas. The Class of 2018 DT from Missouri is an extremely athletic defensive lineman who is a two-way standout who will likely even get looks from some programs to play offensive line. Standout offers from schools like Ohio StateMichiganFloridaNebraska and Missouri

DE

K'Lavon Chaisson - Galena Park (Texas) North Shore

2017

http://www.scout.com/player/202196-k-lavon-chaisson
Chaisson helped North Shore High School near Houston win the Texas Class 6A Division I state championship in 2015. He earned championship game Defensive MVP honors with a game-ending forced fumble in overtime, as well as a fourth-quarter field goal block, a first-half fumble recovery, and one sack. Has a top 10 with OU, Houston, and LSU topping the list. 

OLB

Baron Browning - Kennedale (Texas)

2017

http://www.scout.com/player/191624-baron-browning
The Kennedale, Texas, prospect is a physical freak that shows tremendous burst and mobility for his size. He demonstrated very good straight-line speed, registering a 4.56 time in the 40-yard dash at 232 pounds. On the recruiting front, he recently scheduled official visits with UCLA and Ohio State. 

ILB

Anthony Hines - Plano (Texas) East

2017

http://www.scout.com/player/179859-anthony-hines
As a junior in 2015, Hines racked up 205 tackles, 24 tackles for a loss and eight sacks to earn All-District, All-State, Scout All-Midlands, Scout Underclassman All-American and USA Today All-American honors. He has a Top 10 list and will be taking his first official visit to Texas A&M this weekend when it hosts UCLA.

OLB

Alston Orji - Rockwall (Texas)

2018

http://www.scout.com/player/207687-alston-orji
Orji is a good tackler on tape and is a tremendous run stopper, but we also like seeing him making plays in space in the passing game. He is set for a breakout nationally. He has already secured offers from programs such as Arkansas, Baylor, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas A&M and Utah. 

CB

Jeffrey Okudah - South Grand Prairie (Texas)

2017

http://www.scout.com/player/189493-jeffrey-okudah

An athlete who could end up playing CB or S in college.  He earned Scout All-Midlands (Athlete), 8-6A First Team All-District (defense) and All-American (Defense) honors for his 2016 efforts playing on both sides of the football. Many think his recruitment plays out between Ohio State and Oklahoma. 

S

Caden Sterns - Cibolo (Texas) Steele

2018

http://www.scout.com/player/199162-caden-sterns
Sterns older brother' -- Jordan Sterns -- was a high-level college recruit who no plays at Oklahoma State, so the family pedigree is strong. Caden is just beginning to fill out a frame that will easily hold around 200 pounds. He is a prospect who could play receiver or safety on the next level and be very good at both.

S

Robert Barnes - Southlake (Texas) Carroll

2017

http://www.scout.com/player/199330-robert-barnes
The four-star runs the field well, is very smart and quite simply has a nose for the football, which is evident by key interceptions and timely pass break ups. A team leader. Barnes is committed to sign with OU, the school his father Reggie Barnes played at before moving on to the NFL.

CB

Anthony Cook - Houston (Texas) Lamar

2018

http://www.scout.com/player/204917-anthony-cook
He has a knack for making plays on the football and if you put up a 50-50 ball he is going to come down with it 75% of the time. He plays against good competition and comes from a program that has been known to produce some of the best defensive backs in the state. Cook has one of the best offer lists in the nation with schools like Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M and USC and many more. 

ATH

B.J. Foster - Angleton (Texas) 

2018

http://www.scout.com/player/206426-b-j-foster
Plays both ways, but figures to play defense in college. As a sophomore, Foster ran for 1,032 yards and 16 touchdowns on 10.0 yards per carry. He also caught 11 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 20.0 yards per reception. Foster picked off two passes on defense. Ole Miss, Ohio State, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas and Texas A&M have offered.

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