College Football: Early Predictions For The State's Top 10 Recruits


Last week's The Opening regional brought about a pool of unique talent in the Class of 2018. Various universities already have their list of players that will be a good fit for their existing teams and others have extended an invitation to some of the Top 25 players. Although everything is not set in stone yet, here is the fearless forecast for the state's top 10 recruits this year.

Anthony Cook

Cornerback Anthony Cook from Houston Lamar High School is the number one pick of this season. Five universities are vying for Cook but it could be a tight fight between LSU and Texas. However, Cook expressed earlier that the Longhorns will always be his top priority; thus, it is safe to say that Texas will win over LSU where Cook is concerned.

BJ Foster

Angleton's BJ Foster is the second top recruit and considered as the top-ranked safety in America, not to mention a five-star prospect. Thus, it is not a surprise that five universities are trying to woo him to their side. Like Cook, however, Foster might opt for Texas as he already has a good relationship with them.

Max Wright

The defensive end from Katy Taylor is a four-star prospect and has received a number of offers from every Power 5 program in the nation. However, there are rumors that he had already said yes to Texas A&M and it might just be a matter of time before everything will be fully revealed.

Cadern Sterns

When it comes to the safety from Cibolo Steele, it is not a secret since he already said yes to LSU before the end of his junior year season. Sterns is someone to watch out for in the coming years since he's the top player San Antonio has produced in a few years.

Jalen Preston

The wide receiver from Manvel is the number 5 pick but also considered as the top offensive of this season due to his hulking frame that could bully anyone who will come against him in the field. The fearless forecast for this talented wide receiver is that he might be heading to Texas A&M.

Malcolm Epps

Before The Opening, Epps had pledged to Alabama but later announced that he has de-committed. During an interview in the event, however, the tight end from Spring Dekaney said that Alabama is still on top of his list. However, there are rumors that he might favor Michigan but Texas and Texas A&M will surely give a fight to get him.

Darell Simpson

The four-star tackle from Justin Northwest is definitely agile given his hulking frame. Among the Top 10 recruits this year, Simpson is the only with no offer from Texas; thus, it is more likely that he will be headed for Oklahoma.

Barton Clement

The offensive lineman from Fort Bend Marshall has offers from five different universities. However, his recent visit to Texas A&M might be an indication that he is favoring the university.

Jalen Green

Green, a cornerback from Houston Heights, has made no secret about being a fan of Baton Rouge and SEC; thus, it won't be a surprise if he chose LSU as his destination. With all the other tempting offers he is receiving, however, he might reconsider but for now, LSU is the safest bet.

Mustapha Muhammad

The tight end from Fort Bend Ridge Point might follow Epps' lead of signing at a school outside the state. More so, Muhammad has also shown interest in an out-of-state power program; thus, he might lean on to Clemson.

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