Midlands: Top '15 Safeties

Deionte Thompson

FRISCO, Texas -- Scout National Analyst Greg Powers has a pre-2014 season look at the top seniors in the region position-by-position...

  Rank Rating Name HS State HT/WT Commit
Top 2015 Midlands Safeties
http://media.scout.com/media/image/131/1313248.jpg 1 Deionte Thompson West Orange-Stark  Texas 6'1/175 Alabama
Junior Eval: Covers ground quickly and plays the ball very well in the air. He has knack for making plays on the ball and knocking it away or getting the interception.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/135/1355639.jpg 2 Justin Dunning Whitehouse  Texas 6'3.5/204 Texas A&M
Junior Eval: Dunning looks amazing coming off of ACL injurythat forced him to miss his junior year. Was one of the top players at The Opening regardless of position and moved in to the National Top 50 following that strong performance.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/129/1294515.jpg 3 Will Sunderland Midwest City  Oklahoma 6'2/190 Undecided
Junior Eval: Has the perfect size to be the center field type of safety, but will need to learn to play the ball at times and worry less about demolishing receivers.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/134/1341064.jpg 4 Larry Pryor Sulphur Springs  Texas 5'11.5/196 Texas A&M
Junior Eval: Locks on his radar and flows straight to the ball with little to no wasted efforts. He is involved in a lot of plays and often snakes through the line and to make the play for little or no gain.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/130/1308236.jpg 5 DeShon Elliott Rockwall-Heath  Texas 6'1/205 Texas
Junior Eval: He is a hard-hitter and a tough tackler, who is effective against the run and has the speed to chase down ball carriers sideline-to-sideline.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/127/1274783.jpg 6 Roney Elam Newton  Texas 6'3/167 Undecided
Junior Eval: Elam is an explosive athlete. Could play safety, cornerback or even receiver on the next level. His film reveals that despite his lack of weight at the moment, he hits with authority.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/130/1308232.jpg 7 Blake Lynch Gilmer Texas 6'3.5/190 Baylor
Junior Eval: Will be playing at a new high school in 2014 and will likely be spending his time at safety and receiver. A great athlete who also played quarterback as a junior.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/136/1363111.jpg 8 Kenneth McGruder Taylor  Texas 6'1/190 Oklahoma State
Junior Eval: McGruder may be one of the most physically ready to play prospects in the state from a size and physical standpoint. He is a big hitter, who can also put pressure on in coverages.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/132/1321385.jpg 9 Kahlil Haughton Midway  Texas 6'2/170 Undecided
Junior Eval: Haughton has a nice long frame, but is also a big hitter who does not shy away from contact. He is reliable in coverage as well. The complete package at the position.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/130/1308257.jpg 10 Prentice McKinney South Oak Cliff  Texas 6'2/180 Notre Dame
Junior Eval: Has the ability to just fly to the football wherever it is. Has a long stride and can get to the sideline quckly, whether it is for coverage or tackling purposes. Can cover a lot of ground quickly.
Best of the Rest: J.W. Ketchum, Marquise Doherty, Keivon Ramsey, Jamile Johnson, Niko Small, Cameron Hilton

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