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A former Alabama commit, LBJ cornerback Latrell McCutchin is definitely on Texas' radar. (Nick Wagner/American-Statesman)


The Dotted Line: Austin LBJ star Latrell McCutchin among prospects ranked Nos. 20-16 on Fab 55

Posted March 26th, 2020


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. 20-16:

Richmond Foster’s Reuben Fatheree II is a 6-foot-8 offensive tackle who’s also considering playing college basketball in addition to football. (Mike Craven/American-Statesman)

No. 20: Reuben Fatheree II, offensive tackle, Richmond Foster

FYI: 6-8, 305; 4 stars; No. 18-ranked OT


Texas offer? Yes (25 total)

Fatheree is a towering figure who excels on the football field and on the basketball court to the point that he’s flirting with playing both in college. As an offensive tackle, his main strengths are obvious. He’s a long, agile player with unteachable size and footwork. In a loaded year for offensive linemen in the state, no prospect has more upside than Fatheree because of his size and athleticism. His offer list also includes Texas A&M, Baylor, Alabama, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. 

No. 19: Demartrius Davis, quarterback, Galena Park North Shore

FYI: 5-11, 190; 4-stars; No. 6-ranked dual-threat QB

Texas offer? No (27 total)

Davis is a winner. He’s led North Shore to a 29-1 record and two Class 6A Division I state championships over the past two seasons. He has thrown for 5,743 yards and 73 touchdowns in those two year, adding 1,592 yards and 27 touchdowns on the ground. Davis is pledged to Virginia Tech. He doesn’t look the part of an All-American quarterback at 5-11 and lacking blazing speed, but he gets the job done on the field at the highest level of high school competition in the country. 

No. 18: Ishmael Ibraheem, cornerback, Dallas Kimball

FYI: 6-1, 175; 4-stars; No. 12-ranked CB

Texas offer? Yes (33 total)

Ibraheem is arguably the top cornerback in the state and his offer list stacks up with any other player at the position. Texas is battling programs like Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Michigan. Ibraheem is a two-time all-district selection and a state contender in the 200 meters and in the long jump. He’s recorded 59 tackles and broken up 11 passes over the past two seasons. He’s rarely tested as offenses choose to attack the other side of the field in order to limit his impact. Ibraheem can become a lock-down corner and a future NFL draft pick with the right grooming. 

No. 17: JoJo Earle, wide receiver, Aledo

FYI: 5-9, 170; 4-stars; No. 13-ranked WR

Texas offer? Yes (23 total)

Earle is a slot receiver with explosive short-range quickness. He’s excellent after the catch and as a returner because of his shiftiness in the open field. He’s helped Aledo claim the past two Class 5A Division II state titles. Earle is at his best with the ball in his hands and Aledo finds creative ways to involve him in the offense. He caught 84 passes for 1,601 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior, adding 11 rushing touchdowns on just 57 attempts. Earle has accounted for 54 varsity touchdowns in the past two seasons. He’s an elite player who is wanted by the nation’s best programs, including Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia and Texas. 

No. 16: Latrell McCutchin, cornerback, Austin LBJ

FYI: 6-1, 176; 4-stars; No. 10-ranked CB

Texas offer? Yes (28 total)

The one-time Alabama commitment recently put himself back on the market. Oklahoma moved toward the front of the line after a successful visit before the travel restrictions went into place. McCutchin is a long, smooth athlete who was set for a breakout season as a junior before tearing his ACL. He played at Manor as a freshman and then earned District 12-5A Division I offensive newcomer of the year honors as a sophomore in his first year at LBJ. His long-term position is at cornerback and McCutchin is among the 10 best prospects at his position in the entire country. 

Previous outlooks: 55-51 | 50-46 | 45-41 | 40-36 | 35-31 | 30-26 | 25-21 |

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