West Mequite wide receiver Dylan Wright at at the Elite32 7-on-7 Championship. (Mike Craven)

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Handful of Texas targets set to compete at Under Armour All-America Camp

Posted April 7th, 2018

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More than 100 of the area’s top football prospects will gather at Cedar Hill High School in hopes of earning an invite to the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando in January. Multiple Texas commits played in the 2018 game and the Longhorns are in the mix for a handful of targets expected to shine on Sunday. Nearly a dozen prospects anticipated to attend hold offers from the Longhorns.

Outside linebacker NaNa Osafo-Mensah of Nolan Catholic is one of the top 2019 prospects in the state. (Mike Craven)

Here are the five most important targets for Texas who are supposed to attend the camp:

Branson Bragg, center, Crandall

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FYI: 6-4/295; 4 stars; No. 41 on the Fabulous 55

Texas offer? Yes

Top offers: Texas, Stanford, Texas A&M

Texas needs to sign a center in the 2019 class and Bragg is the best true center to come through the state in multiple cycles. He’s a big-bodied player who already understands the nuances of the center position. He’s the quarterback of the Crandall offensive line and can also play guard. Bragg is considered the second-best center in the cycle and the top priority for the Longhorns at the position. Most elite offensive linemen play offensive tackle in high school, but Bragg is already an accomplished center.

NaNa Osafo-Mensah, defensive end, Fort Worth Nolan Catholic

FYI: 6-4/227; 4 stars; No. 8 on the Fabulous 55

Texas offer? Yes

Top offers: Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Texas

Notre Dame is the leader for Osafo-Mensah, but the Longhorns are making a late charge and have almost pulled even for the state’s best pass rusher. The private-school product gets another chance Sunday to show he can compete against the best public school talent in Texas, He participated in the Future 50 Camp hosted by Under Armour early in the year. Osafo-Mensah is set to take an official visit to Texas and Notre Dame before picking a school in May.

Dylan Wright, wide receiver, West Mesquite

FYI: 6-3/192; 4 stars; No. 49 on the Fabulous 55

Texas offer? Yes

Top offers: TCU, Oklahoma, Alabama, USC

Wright will visit Texas over the weekend before returning to the DFW area to compete at the Under Armour All-America Camp. Wright is a freakish athlete with great hands and the ability to go get the football. Texas wants to sign four wide receivers in the 2019 class and Wright is definitely one of the four top targets. He’s been dominant on the 7-on-7 circuit when healthy and might possess more potential than any wide receiver in the state.

Lewis Cine, safety, Cedar Hill Trinity Christian

FYI: 6-2/180; 4 stars; No. 3-ranked safety

Texas offer? Yes

Top offers: Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State

Cine is a new Texan. He moved in from Massachusetts this offseason to play his senior season at Trinity Christian. He’s considered one of the top safeties in the country and Texas is now in the mix because of proximity to him during his senior season. The Big 10 schools are all in the mix, including Penn State. He recently took a visit to Austin to watch a Texas spring practice and that catapulted the Longhorns into contention. Cine will be a member of the Fabulous 55 when its updated after the summer.

Jalen Catalon, safety, Mansfield Legacy

FYI: 5-9/180; 4 stars; No. 8-ranked safety

Texas offer? Yes

Top schools: Texas, Clemson, Oklahoma, Ohio State

Texas signed a trio of elite safeties in the 2019 class and has its eyes on Catalon for the 2019 cycle. He’s a swiss-army knife defender due to his ability to play deep safety, strong safety, cornerback and in the nickel package. He’s recorded at least 100 tackles as a junior and a sophomore. Catalon doesn’t allow his lack of size to become a liability. He’s an accomplished tackler who will mix it up against the run as well as the big safeties in the state. Catalon is also an elite baseball player who could attempt to play both in college.

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