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New Braunfels, TX; Lake Travis Cavaliers quarterback Hudson Card (1) runs a keeper against the Madison Mavericks during the first quarter at the 6A-D1 Area Conference football playoff game on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Cougar Stadium. [JOHN GUTIERREZ / FOR STATESMAN]

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The Dotted Line: State of Texas well represented at The Opening Finals

Posted June 27th, 2019

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The Elite 11 and The Opening Finals gets started Saturday and concludes on Sunday. Three Texas commits are expected to attend. The state is sending 21 prospects to the event, including one 2021 prospect in offensive tackle Donovan Jackson of Houston Bellaire Episcopal.

The Elite 11 highlights the country’s top quarterbacks. The group has three Texans, including Lake Travis four-star quarterback Hudson Card. Offensive linemen Logan Parr and Jake Majors, both UT pledges, will be there. Thirteen of the 21 prospects are already committed. Uncommitted UT targets from Texas expected in attendance include Arlington cornerback Jahari Rogers, Manor defensive end Princely Umanmiele and defensive tackle Vernon Broughton.

Texas offensive line commits Logan Parr (left) and Jake Majors at The Opening regional. (Mike Craven)

Texas commits 

Jake Majors, offensive guard, Prosper 

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FYI: 6-3.5/283; 4 stars; No. 27 on the Fab 55

Majors plays tackle at Prosper, but he’ll spin inside at Texas to play guard or center. He’s a bull of a blocker who is better with pads on than he is in these camp settings. Majors can prove he’s the top center prospect in the 2020 cycle with a strong showing against the best defensive tackles at the event. Majors won’t need to deal with the speed rushers on the outside that could give Majors problems with their speed and length. It’ll be a test of strength and technique for Majors during his time at The Opening, which are areas in which he excels.

Logan Parr, offensive guard, San Antonio O’Connor 

FYI: 6-3.5/280; 4 stars; No. 24 on the Fab 55 

Parr is another high school tackle readying for a move inside to guard or center. He’s another player who could rise in the rankings with a strong showing against the best defensive tackles in the country. Prospects from San Antonio tend to need strong performances at these camps to gain respect in the rankings due to not playing against high-level competition from Dallas and Houston. It’ll be a good test for Parr. He’s a solid pass rusher with good feet, but he’ll need to prove strong enough to handle the biggest defensive tackles.

Hudson Card, quarterback, Lake Travis

FYI: 6-2.5/179; 4 stars; No. 15 on the Fab 55

Card is the No. 2-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2020 cycle, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. He’s the first Texas quarterback commit to reach the Elite 11 since Sam Ehlinger in the 2017 cycle. Card can solidify his reputation as one of the top quarterback recruits in the class with a strong showing in Frisco. He’s a special prospect who was athletic enough to post more than 1,000 yards receiving as a sophomore before transitioning to quarterback last season.

Uncommitted prospects 

Xavier Alford, safety, Alvin Shadow Creek

FYI: 6-0.5/183; 4 stars; No. 31 on the Fab 55

Texas target:Yes

Top schools: Texas A&M, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Michigan 

Vernon Broughton, defensive tackle, Houston Cypress Ridge

FYI: 6-5/286; 4 stars; No. 8 on the Fab 55

Texas target:Yes

Top schools: Texas, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Arkansas, LSU

Zachary Evans, running back, Galena Park North Shore

FYI: 5-11/200; 5 stars; No. 1 on the Fab 55

Texas target: Yes

Top schools: Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma 

Jahari Rogers, cornerback, Arlington

FYI: 6-0/170; 4 stars; No. 32 on the Fab 55

Texas target: Yes

Top schools: Texas, Florida, Alabama 

Princely Umanmielen, defensive end, Manor

FYI: 6-4/256; 4 stars; No. 28 on the Fab 55

Texas target: Yes

Top schools: Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Oregon 

Parker Washington, wide receiver, Fort Bend Travis

FYI: 5-10/197; 3 stars; No. 48 on the Fab 55

Texas target: No

Top schools: Penn State, Wisconsin, Georgia Tech

Haynes King, quarterback, Longview

FYI: 6-2.5/185; 4 stars; No. 18 on the Fab 55

Texas target: No

Top schools:Texas A&M

Donovan Jackson, offensive tackle, Houston Bellaire Episcopal (2021)

FYI: 6-4/308; 4 stars; No. 1 on the Next 25

Texas target: Yes

Top schools: Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M

Committed prospects 

Nathan Anderson, offensive tackle, Frisco Reedy

FYI: 6-5/262; 4 stars; No. 25 on the Fab 55

Committed: Oklahoma 

Demond Demas, wide receiver, Tomball

FYI: 6-3/182; 5 stars; No. 3 on the Fab 55

Committed: Texas A&M 

Jaylon Jones, cornerback, Cibolo Steele

FYI: 6-1.5/190; 4 stars; No. 5 on the Fab 55

Committed: Texas A&M 

Jalen Kimber, cornerback, Mansfield Timberview

FYI: 6-0/170; 4 stars; No. 14 on the Fab 55

Committed: Georgia 

Jase McClellan, running back, Aledo 

FYI: 5-10/201; 5 stars; No. 7 on the Fab 55

Committed: Oklahoma 

R.J. Mickens, safety, Southlake Carroll

FYI: 6-0.5/197; 4 stars; No. 10 on the Fab 55

Committed: Clemson 

Akinola Ogunbiyi, offensive guard, Fort Bend Kempner 

FYI: 6-3.5/329; 4 stars; No. 51 on the Fab 55

Committed: Texas A&M

Troy Omeire, wide receiver, Fort Bend Austin

FYI: 6-3.5/217; 4 stars; No. 9 on the Fab 55

Committed: Texas A&M

Ryan Watts, cornerback, Little Elm

FYI: 6-2.5/187; 4 stars; No. 50 on the Fab 55

Committed: Oklahoma 

Chandler Morris, quarterback, Highland Park

FYI: 5-10/172; 4 stars; No. 10-ranked dual-threat quarterback

Committed: Arkansas

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