Jalen Green, cornerback, Houston Heights
FYI: 6-0/171; 4 stars; No. 40-ranked player in nation, per 247Sports Composite
Fabulous 55 ranking: 1
Committed: July 21
Scouting report: A few college coaches and recruiting services view Green as the top prospect in the state of Texas for the 2018 class. The 6-foot-1 cornerback has that type of upside because of his combination of length and athleticism. The former quarterback is a technician who quietly goes about his business of shutting down wide receivers and creating turnovers. Green was an all-star at The Opening in Oregon, recording the most interceptions of any defensive back in attendance.
Green isn’t just a coverage corner. The four-star isn’t afraid of contact and considers himself one of the most physical cornerbacks in the state. Texas wants to be physical on defense and Green brings an edge to the position. He’s only played cornerback for three varsity seasons, yet he’s shutdown top wide receivers around the Houston area. With continued experience, Green possesses the skill set to become an all-conference performer.
He missed the final half of his senior season with a shoulder injury that required surgery.
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