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Duncanville 2021 offensive tackle Savion Byrd at the Under Armour Camp in Dallas. (Mike Craven)

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The Dotted Line: A look at Texas’ top offensive targets for the 2021 class

Posted July 22nd, 2019

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Texas’ 2021 class is off to a strong start with Sunday’s commitment of four-star dual threat quarterback Jalen Milroe of Katy Tompkins. The Longhorns already hold three pledges from soon-to-be juniors — Milroe, Dallas Skyline wide receiver Quay Davis and Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee

Here are five high-priority offensive targets for the Longhorns in the 2021 class. 

All Saints Episcopal Tommy Brockermeyer is a five-star offensive tackle in the 2021 class. (Mike Craven)

Tommy Brockermeyer, offensive tackle, Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal 

FYI: 6-6/283; 5 stars; No. 1-ranked tackle 

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No. of offers: 21

The top player on the board for Texas in the entire 2021 class is a Texas legacy. His dad, Blake, was a starting offensive lineman for the Longhorns who went on to play in the NFL. His brother Luke is a current linebacker on UT’s roster. Tommy is simply a can’t-miss prospect for Tom Herman’s program. His twin brother James is Texas’ top target at center. 

Savion Byrd, offensive tackle, Duncanville

FYI: 6-5/265; 5 stars; No. 2-ranked tackle 

No. of offers: 17

The Longhorns want Duncanville to be a pipeline program despite the recent loss of assistant Rashaad Samples to SMU. Texas already holds a commitment from 2020 quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson and is the favorite to gain the pledge of safety Chris Thompson Jr. when he picks a school on Aug. 1. Byrd is among a talented junior class at Duncanville. His overall athleticism and frame make him an intriguing prospect. 

Camar Wheaton, running back, Garland Lakeview Centennial 

FYI: 5-11/190, 5 stars; No. 1-ranked running back 

No. of offers: 29

The state of Texas is again home to the nation’s top running back prospect with Wheaton ranked as the top prospect at the position on 247Sports’ composite ratings. Galena Park North Shore’s Zachary Evans holds the same claim in 2020. The Longhorns want Wheaton, a dynamic back with explosive speed. He averaged nearly 10 yards per carry and scored 14 rushing touchdowns as a sophomore. 

JoJo Earle, wide receiver, Aledo 

FYI: 5-9/170; 4 stars; No. 27-ranked wide receiver 

No. of offers: 14

Earle is an elite slot receiver with incredible quickness in tight spaces. He’s the type of player who can contribute on offense as a receiver and on jet-sweeps, as well as on special teams. He was the newcomer of the year in District 5-5A Division II as a sophomore. He caught 65 passes for 1,090 yards and 16 touchdowns as a receiver, adding 266 yards and three touchdowns as a rusher. 

Juan Davis, athlete, Everman

FYI: 6-4/217; not yet ranked 

No. of offers: 3

Davis isn’t ranked yet, but that will change quickly as the Everman native gets more publicity. He can play wide receiver or tight end. He was a first-team all-district selection at receiver as a sophomore. His stocky build suggests a possible move to tight end or H-back if he chooses Texas. He could easily reach 240 pounds by the time he graduates from high school. 

Other top prospects: C James Brockermeyer, OG Bryce Foster, OT Erick Cade, OT Hayden Conner, OT Donovan Jackson, TE Var’Keyes Gumms, WR Latrell Neville, QB Preston Stone. 

PLAYERPOS.HIGH SCHOOLSTARSCOMMITMENT DATE
Quay DavisWRDallas Skyline4June 9 (2019)
Lake McReeTELake Travis3July 9
Jalen MilroeQBKaty Tomkins4July 21
Hayden ConnerOTKaty Taylor4July 23
Juan DavisWR/TEEverman3July 26
Billy BowmanATHDenton Ryan4July 31
Derrick Harris Jr.OLBNew Caney4Aug. 3

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