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Houston Speed Skill: Top defense

Recruiting wrap: Oregon has jumped in the mix and Alabama is a school he hopes offers soon. He did not name any favorites, but he would like to narrow his list soon.
Performance: Cobb had a very strong showing. During drills, he showed off some fancy footwork. He was quick out of his breaks. Cobb was quick to understand what coaches were telling him. In one-on-ones, he was one of the top players despite seeing limited reps due to a hamstring strain. He showed some great hips and instincts at the position as he took home defensive back MVP honors.
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CB
Keshawn Somerville
Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson
Recruiting wrap: Somerville committed to TCU in December.
Performance: Somerville was right there to push Cobb for defensive back MVP and he definitely made it a tough decision. He was quick out of his break and smooth in transition. He may not have won every rep in one-on-ones, but he contested every ball thrown in his direction and was in position to make a play.
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LB
Jacobi Hearns (2017)
Clinton, Miss.
Recruiting Wrap: The recruiting process is starting for the 2017 standout with Mississippi State and LSU a couple of schools showing early interest.
Performance: Hearns was not completely off the radar, but he definitely came into a strong group of linebackers and made his mark. He was very strong in coverage during one-on-ones. He showed some nice range and he was able to get his hands on a couple of interceptions. He has a stout build (6-1, 215) and he showed both lateral quickness and the ability to turn and go with speedy running backs.
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LB
Jordan Carmouche
Manvel, Texas
Recruiting wrap: Illinois offered over the weekend, and Carmouche is planning spring visits to Missouri, Baylor, Arkansas, and Texas. He hopes to narrow his list in the spring or early summer.
Performance: The linebacker group was very stout and Carmouche put forth one of the top efforts of the day. He was a little shaky in transition at times, but he did a very nice job in coverage overall. Space is something that does not seem to bother him and he did a very nice job of closing ground during one-on-ones. He was also very strong in drills, and he has a very stout build at 6-1, 218.
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ATH
Sewo Olonilua
Kingwood, Texas
Recruiting wrap: Olonilua committed early to TCU, but he continues to receive interest from several colleges. Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and LSU are a few programs who have also caught his attention.
Performance: As an overall athlete, Olonilua was the most impressive prospect of the day. He spent his time at safety and he stood out because he was bigger than everyone else. Linebacker is most likely in his future on defense, but his work did not go unnoticed. He took home the Athletic Achievement award, and he showed great lateral quickness, strong footwork, and great versatility.
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CB
Rajah Preciado
College Station, Texas
Recruiting wrap: Preciado is waiting for his first offer but Texas, Texas A&M, Houston, Colorado, Cincinnati, and Baylor are some of the schools keeping a close eye on him.
Performance: Preciado wanted to make a statement and he did with a couple of interceptions. He is 5-10, 178 pounds and is very smooth with excellent burst coming out of his break. He also has a nice wingspan and he is able to get his hands in the way to make plays. He made more than a few big plays on Saturday.
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LB
Brayden Stringer
Houston (Texas) Cypress Ranch
Recruiting wrap: Stringer holds offers from Wisconsin, Fresno State, Louisiana Tech, Tulsa, Eastern Michigan, Lamar, Nevada, North Texas, and Wyoming.
Performance: Stringer had a very strong day from beginning to end. He was able to get his hands on a few passes during one-on-ones, and he showed some very nice range. He was consistently strong, and showed nice ball instincts. It seemed like every time you turned around, he was making another nice play.
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LB
Jeffrey McCulloch
Houston (Texas) Aldine Davis
Recruiting wrap: Alabama, UCLA, Texas, Michigan, and LSU are recruiting him the hardest, and he plans to visit Texas, LSU, and Texas A&M over the next few weeks. He wants to take his official visits before making his decision.
Performance: McCulloch was a little out of his element, but he was able to show some very nice qualities. He was the biggest of the linebackers and in coverage at 6-2, 230, and he was a bit exposed by some smaller and quicker guys. However, he always finished and he did a very nice job of using his length to make up ground and break up some passes. During drills he also showed some strong technique and quality footwork.
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WR
Trey Baldwin
Orange (Texas) West Orange-Stark
Recruiting wrap: Baldwin holds an offer from Louisiana Tech and he is receiving interest from Baylor, TCU, and others.
Performance: Baldwin was one of the more intriguing prospects in attendance. He has played on both offense and defense in high school, and on Saturday he was right in the middle of a very good linebacker unit. He definitely fits the bill from a size and build standpoint (6-2, 220) and he has some very nice raw athleticism to go along with it.
Jason Howell
Mid-South Recruiting Analyst
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