Out-Of-Staters Headed to Junior Day

DB Xavier Lewis, East St. John (La.)

Taking a longer look at each of the out-of-state players expected to attend Texas's Junior Day this weekend.

2016 QB Josh White, Walton (Ga.) — The massive 2016 prospect was 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds as a sophomore and has the footwork and powerful, driving arm strength that could make him an intriguing option for the future. He went to a few camps last summer, earning an early offer from Mississippi State. There isn't a ton out there on White, but he's considered a guy with a high ceiling.


2016 QB Keaton Torre, Edmond Santa Fe (Okla.) — A revelation this past season, Torre operated Edmond Santa Fe's spread offense in 2013. Though he's not a great athlete at 6-3 195, he makes plenty of plays with his legs, throwing well on the run. He flashes arm strength, and does a nice job of making some touch throws.


2015 WR Denver Johnson, Casady (Okla.) — This 6-3, 205-pound receiver does a nice job of making contested plays in the air. He's not particularly shifty, nor does he have breakaway speed. But Johnson has a big frame, and knows how to use it. Has a nasty streak as a blocker.


2016 DT Vessy Parrish, Edmond Santa Fe (Okla.) — A squat, powerful dude, Parrish measures 6-0 310 and boasts a 475-pound bench press. As a 2016, Parrish has some traits that make you want to track him for the future, but he's not such a no-doubter that he'll get an offer this weekend, especially with more touted 2016 DTs like Kendell Jones of Killeen Shoemaker and Ed Oliver of Houston Westfield still out there. Still, keep an eye on him, as defensive tackles don't exactly grow on trees.


2015 LB Jeremy Cox, Edmond Santa Fe (Okla.) — Just based on tape, Cox doesn't appear to be a Texas-type guy. Listed at 6-1 235, Cox actually plays defensive line for his high school team, even spending time at tackle. And he doesn't show the fluidity or change of direction that you'd expect to see from somebody who would stand up at the next level. Without tape of him going sideline-to-sideline or playing in coverage, it's tough to project him as a Texas-level prospect.


DB Xavier Lewis, East St. John (La.) — A combo DB who could play as a bigger corner or a safety at the next level (I think he's a corner), Lewis does both for East St. John. He's also an excellent kickoff returner, by virtue of his good straight-line speed. Has some ball skills and isn't afraid to be physical when the ball goes his way. Lewis has an LSU offer and is expected to go that way, though he could also pull in a Texas offer this weekend.


2015 DB Gary Woods, Casady (Okla.) — The nephew of Oklahoma State standouts Rashaun Woods, D'Juan Woods and Donovan Woods, Gary is a good-sized safety at 6-0 200 and has nice instincts. He plays more of a centerfield role for Casady, but in college, could find himself closer to the box.


2015 DB Ashton Preston, Edmond Santa Fe (Okla.) — If Preston's name sounds familiar, it should … he was also a target of the previous staff. A physical cornerback who is growing into his potential, Preston has said that he thinks of himself as a Texas kid, and has a lot of interest in the Longhorns.


Some other "maybes" include highly recruited Jacques Patrick at Timber Creek (Fla.) and Oklahoma offensive guard commitment Josh Wariboko from Casady (Okla.). Stevenson (Ga.) defensive end Chauncy Rivers was planning on coming, though he committed to Georgia over the weekend.

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