Loaded List Of Prospects Expected For Under The Lights


In 2014, the Texas coaching staff held a camp on campus called Under The Lights. It brought out a great nucleus of talent from within the state so that they could get a chance to work with them up close and personal. While a good amount talent, including recruits who ended up signing with Texas were in attendance last year, this year’s expected list looks far more impressive.

Players not only within the state of Texas will be making their way to Austin this coming weekend, so the fact that Charlie Strong and his staff have been able to get several key targets to head back to campus one more time before training camp kicks off is a pretty good sign. On top of that this gives the coaches valuable face time with recruits and also allows them to personally work them out so that they can confirm evaluations they have made over the past year.

Here is the running list of expected attendees courtesy of Horns247:

"WR Reggie Hemphill-Mapps, Manvel WR Dee Anderson, DeSoto WR Devin Duvernay, Sachse*** WR Kofi Boateng, Arlington Lamar WR Tren’Davian Dickson, Navasota WR Donnell Dunn, Cy Springs TE Jamal Pettigrew, St. Augustine (La.) TE Peyton Aucoin, Brother Martin (La.) TE Marquise Guinn, Carthage OL Jean Delance, North Mesquite*** OL Tope Imade, Arlington Lamar OL Denzel Okafor, Lewisville *** OL Greg Eiland, Philadelphia (MS) DE Brandon Bowen, TC Byron Nelson*** DE Malcolm Roach, Madison Prep (La.) DE Erick Fowler, Manor DE Teton Saltes, Valley (NM)*** DT Ross Blacklock, FB Elkins DT Gerald Wilbon, Destrehan (La.) DT Stephon Taylor, McDonogh 35 (La.) LB Dontavious Jackson, Alief Elsik*** LB Demarco Boyd, Gilmer*** LB Kevin Moore, Acadiana (La.) LB Jeffrey McCulloch, Aldine Davis LB Jordan Carmouche, Manvel*** CB Kristian Fulton, Rummel (La.)*** CB Eric Cuffee, Waco*** CB Parrish Cobb, Waco La Vega*** S Eric Monroe, GP North Shore S DeMarkus Acy, Wilmer-Hutchins*** S Christian Wallace, Sealy*** S Jaron Bryant, Duncanville2017QB Sam Ehlinger, Austin Westlake QB Jaylon Mascorro, Refugio QB Jaylen Gipson, Mexia QB Avery Davis, Cedar Hill*** RB J.K. Dobbins, La Grange RB Eno Benjamin, Wylie East RB Darnell McKnight, Gladewater RB Bernard Goodwater, Dallas Carter WR Damion Miller, John Tyler WR Montrell Estell, Hooks TE Chance McLeod, Victoria East TE Kedrick James, Waco La Vega TE Major Tennison, Bullard OL Will Farrar, FB Travis OL Jack Anderson, Frisco *** OL Tyrese Robinson, McKinney Boyd OL Grayson Reed, Cy Creek*** OL Walker Little, Houston Bellaire Episcopal OL Austin Deculus, Cy Fair DT Joshua Rodgers, Houston Christian DE Lagaryonn Carson, Liberty-Eylau DE Ondario Robinson, Hutto*** DE Alexander Duke, Houston Bellaire LB Dylan Moses, University Lab (La.)*** LB Baron Browning, Kennedale*** LB Kenneth Murray, FB Elkins LB Loren Mondy, Mansfield Lake Ridge*** LB John Brannon, Prosper LB Terel Bernard, La Porte CB Darrion Green, Cedar Hill CB Kieston Roach, GP North Shore S Jeffrey Okudah, South Grand Prairie S Daiquain Jackson, Mesquite Poteet S Derrick Tucker, Manvel*** ATH Colby Vidrine, San Marcos"

That is an absolutely LOADED list of prospects, and even if some of those listed as maybe can’t make it in, you still have yourself quite a list of recruits that will be on campus. Getting guys who have committed elsewhere such as Eric Monroe, Erick Fowler, Jamal Pettigrew, and Dee Anderson on campus is definitely a step in the right direction, and it gives the coaches a chance to make up ground heading into the season.

On top of having several big time 2016 recruits on campus, you also have some of the bluest of blue chippers for the 2017 class heading to town, and that allows you to evaluate and to continue to build relationships that have already been established early in the game.

Personally, I am very anxious to see who all arrives in Austin come Saturday, and ready to see how they perform with the eyes of Texas upon them. Under The Lights is certain not to disappoint this year.