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Fort Bend Hightower wide receiver Latrell Neville is a top 2021 prospect. (Mike Craven)

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The Dotted Line: Texas offers Erick Cade, Latrell Neville highlights Nos. 45-41 on Fab 55

Posted March 18th, 2020

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The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation to scout talent.

The Dotted Line is focusing on the 2021 Fabulous 55, breaking down the skill set and recruiting situations of each player on the list, continuing with Nos. 41-45:

 

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Texas offensive line coach Herb Hand walks the Cotton Bowl field before the 2018 game against Oklahoma. (Nick Wagner/American-Statesman)

45. Erick Cade, offensive tackle, Braswell

FYI: 6-5/313; 3 stars; No. 43-ranked OT

Texas offer? Yes  (10 total)

Cade looks destined to play guard in college despite an all-district career at tackle. His strengths, which include power at the point of attack and moving downhill, would be highlighted with a move inside. His weaknesses, which include lateral movement and blocking speed rushers off the edge, would be masked after a transition to guard. As a tackle, Cade is a solid prospect with upside if he dedicates himself to the weight room and a strength and conditioning program. He needs to mold his 313-pound frame into muscle and away from bad weight. 

The Longhorns like Cade’s upside and mentality. He’s a bruiser who enjoys punishing defenders. Texas needs an influx of bullies on the offensive line. Tom Herman’s program offered in December, while Cade picked up an offer from Alabama on Feb. 13. Texas’ offensive line coach, Herb Hand, likes Cade and considers him a real target behind the likes of Tommy and James Brockermeyer, Bryce Foster and Savion Byrd. 

44. Kyron Drones, quarterback, Alvin Shadow Creek

FYI: 6-2/195; 3 stars; No. 18-ranked dual-threat QB

Texas offer? No (19 total)

Drones made his mark in his first year as a varsity starter, leading Shadow Creek to a 16-0 record and a Class 5A Division I title as a junior. The dual-threat quarterback threw for 3,402 yards and rushed for an additional 825 yards, totaling 64 touchdowns. He was the offensive MVP in the state championship game victory over Denton Ryan. Drones’ top offers include TCU and Ole Miss. He picked up offers from Indiana, Vanderbilt and Pittsburgh in early March. 

43. Latrell Neville, wide receiver, Fort Bend Hightower

FYI: 6-3/195; 4 stars; No. 53-ranked wide receiver 

Texas offer? Yes (44 total)

Neville is a high-upside receiver who has the ideal frame and speed to blossom into a prolific college player. He has moved around the Fort Bend area, playing his freshman year at Ridge Point, his sophomore season at Willowridge and his junior year at Hightower. Neville was the District 11-5A Division I newcomer of the year as a sophomore before recording 30 catches for 276 yards and a pair of touchdown catches. He’s one 23 receivers with a UT offer. He was on campus for a visit in January. 

42. Bryson Green, wide receiver, Allen

FYI: 6-0/203; 4 stars; No. 50-ranked wide receiver 

Texas offer? Yes (20 total)

Green is a versatile receiver with the ability to play outside or in the slot. He and his twin brother, Blaine, hold UT offers. It’s an important recruiting cycle at the position for Texas, which is why Herman’s program has extended 23 offers at the position. That’s more than any other position. Bryson caught 65 passes for 966 yards and 11 touchdowns while struggling with injuries over the past two seasons. 

41. Cisco Caston, safety, Weatherford 

FYI: 6-2/195; 3 stars; No. 36-ranked safety

Texas offer? No (16 total)

Caston became a hot commodity early this year, pledging to Baylor on March 4 despite major offers and interest from power programs like Texas A&M, Florida and Miami. He has picked up 15 of his 16 offers in 2020, ending his junior season without a single offer until Illinois State offered on Dec. 23. Texas would likely offer if he shows cracks in his commitment to Baylor. He took an unofficial visit to A&M a week after pledging to Baylor. 

Previous outlooks: 55-51 | 50-46

RANKPLAYERPOS.HIGH SCHOOLCOLLEGE
1. Donovan JacksonOGBellaire Episcopal (TAPPS)Ohio State
2. Tommy BrockermeyerOTFort Worth All Saints Episcopal (TAPPS)Alabama
3. Ja'Tavion SandersATHDenton Ryan (5A)Texas
4.Landon JacksonDETexarkana Pleasant Grove (3A)LSU
5. Bryce FosterOGKaty Taylor (6A)Uncommitted
6.Billy BowmanATHDenton Ryan (5A)Texas
7. Savion ByrdOTDuncanville (6A)Uncommitted
8. Preston StoneQBParish Episcopal (TAPPS)SMU
9.Shadrach BanksWRGalena Park North Shore (6A)Texas A&M
10.Jalen MilroeQBKaty Tompkins (6A)Texas
11. Marcus BurrisDTTexarkana Pleasant Grove (3A)Uncommitted
12.LJ JohnsonRBCy-Fair (6A)Uncommitted
13. Cody JacksonWRRichmond Foster (5A)Oklahoma
14.Quaydarius DavisWRDallas Skyline (6A)USC
15.Camar WheatonRBGarland Lakeview Centennial (6A)Uncommitted
16.Latrell McCutchinCBAustin LBJ (4A)Oklahoma
17. JoJo EarleWRAledo (5A)LSU
18. Ishmael IbraheemCBDallas Kimball (5A)Texas
19.Dematrius DavisQBGalena Park North Shore (6A)Auburn
20. Reuben FathereeOTRichmond Foster (5A)Texas A&M
21.Dametrious CrownoverTEGrandview (3A)Uncommitted
22. Sawyer RobertsonQBLubbock Coronado (5A)Mississippi State
23.Clayton SmithOLBTexas High (6A)Oklahoma
24.Theodore KnoxWRThe Woodlands (6A)Mississippi State
25. Jordon ThomasDEPort Arthur Memorial (5A)Texas
26.Derrick Harris Jr.OLBNew Caney (5A)Texas
27.Kendall BlackshireILBDuncanville (6A)Alabama
28. Ketron JacksonWRRoyse City (5A)Uncommitted
29.Landyn WatsonDEHutto (5A)Uncommitted
30.Eli StowersQBDenton Guyer (6A)Texas A&M
31. Hayden ConnerOTKaty Taylor (6A)Texas
32.JD CoffeySKennedale (4A)Texas
33.Brandon CampbellRBLamar Consolidated (5A)USC
34.Cullen MontgomeryOTBellaire Episcopal (TAPPS)Oklahoma
35.Behren MortonQBEastland (3A)Texas Tech
36. Hunter WashingtonCBKaty (6A)Florida State
37.KJ LigginsWRDenton Guyer (6A)Uncommitted
38. Shemar TurnerDEDeSoto (6A)Uncommitted
39.Jaeden RobertsOGGalena Park North Shore (6A)Auburn
40.James BrockermeyerOCFort Worth All Saints (TAPPS)Alabama
41. Cisco CatsonSWeatherford (6A)Baylor
42.Bryson GreenWRAllen (6A)Oklahoma State
43.Latrell NevilleWRFort Bend Hightower (6A)Nebraska
44. Kyron DronesQBAlvin Shadow Creek (6A)Baylor
45.Erick CadeOTBraswell (5A)Uncommitted
46. Deuce HarmonCBDenton Guyer (6A)Texas A&M
47.Terrence CooksOLBAlvin Shadow Creek (6A)Uncommitted
48. Lake McReeTELake Travis (6A)USC
49.Cam'Ron ValdezRBRockdale (4A)Uncommitted
50.Matthew WykoffOTMagnolia (5A)Texas A&M
51.Jordan JenkinsRBLindale (5A)Baylor
52.David AbiaraDEMansfield Legacy (5A)Notre Dame
53.E'maurion BanksDEWichita Falls Rider (5A)Texas Tech
54.Shedeur SandersQBCedar Hill Trinity Christian (TAPPS)Florida Atlantic
55.Byron Murphy IIDTDeSoto (6A)Baylor

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