2023 New Year Rankings: 2024 Defensive Backs

January 11, 2023


7:23 pm



We kicked of the new year with a look at the top 2024 Texas High School football recruits in the state. This week we ranked the quarterbacks adversaries, the 2024 top Defensive back recruits. We give you some of the best and most talented athletes in the state. It never fails that we miss somebody on this list, so If you would like to recommend a player be on this list or one be higher. Please let us know, otherwise without further ado your watchlist and top 20 Texas High School football defensive backs recruits rankings.



Bailey Fletcher (24) | 6-0 / 170  | CB | Reagan
Tai Atunrase (24) | 6-0 / 185 | CB | Cole
Braylon Thomas (24) | 5-10/ 160 | CB | Columbia
Kerry Williams (24) | 5-10 / 165  |CB | South Oak Cliff
Kennard McGuire (24) | 5-9 / 160  | CB | George Ranch


Top 20 Texas High School Football 2024 Defensive back Recruits


#20. Ranked CB (TX.) Benson Okan (24) | 5-11 / 180  | CB | Mansfield Timberview

#19. Ranked CB (TX.) Gideon Strickland (24) | 6’1″, 175 ¬†| CB | ¬†Fort Bend Christian Academy

#18. Ranked CB (TX.) Aaden Benjamin (24) | 5-10 / 165  | CB | Shadow Creek

#17. Ranked CB (TX.)Tyrese Weaver (24) | DB  | Denton Ryan

#16. Ranked CB (TX.) Ephraim Dotson (24) | 5-10 / 160  | CB | Hightower

#15. Ranked CB (TX.) Jed Olotu-Judah (24) | 6-1 / 180 | CB | Katy

#14. Ranked CB (TX.) William Nettles (24) | 6-0 / 170 | CB | Dallas Christian School

#13. Ranked CB (TX.) Latristan Thompson (24) | 6’0″ / 160| ¬†DB | Rockwall-Heath

#12. Ranked CB (TX.) Markie Grant (24) | 5-10, 165 | DB |  Dekaney

#11. Ranked CB (TX.) JayTaylor Anderson Jr (24) | 6-2 / 195 | CB | Paetow


Top 10


#10. Ranked CB (TX.),Denim Collins (24) | 5-9 / 170 | CB | Westlake

Collins,a highly productive player that has one of the highest motor and pursuit football more than most. He can fly into the backfield and make TFLs, or flip his hips well, and can run with the receiver. Shows impressive athleticism and holds one offer to Missouri, but that could change after a terrific junior season he put on tape.

#9. Ranked CB (TX.), Zachaun Williams (24) | 6-1 / 170 | CB | Tyler High

Williams is a raw defensive back that is tall and lengthy with long arms. Can press floated or pressed on receivers, and make plays. A jammer defense ball who can knock receivers off their routes, and shut them down.

#8. Ranked CB (TX.), Mario Buford (24) | 5-11 / 165  | CB | DeSoto

Buford plays for DeSoto U and faces tough completion week in and week out not only against other teams but also in practice. Has a lengthy athletic frame with long arms, and can pat down the football, or jar the football loose hitting defenders in mid-air. A solid-form tackler and one you can count on out there on his own island.

#7. Ranked CB (TX.), Tony-Louis Nkuba (24) | 6-2 / 165 | CB | Lewisville

Tony could very well be one who moves up this list and be one who could surpass many on this ranking list. A ball-hawking corner, who can play press or floated and come up with INTS. Back pedals is smooth, technique and awareness of the field is solid. FBS caliber prospect who deserves to be highly rated, and have plenty of stars next to his name.

#6. Ranked CB (TX.), Braylon Conley (24) | 6′ / 170 | CB | Atascocita

Braylon is a had hitting corner who can light up ball carriers. Big hitter not afraid to lay the lumber. Shows he can trail receivers,and get his head around to make a play on the ball.

#5. Ranked CB (TX.), Leonard Moore (24) | 6-1 / 160  | CB | Round Rock

Moore has the next-level size and talent of an elite highly ranked and rated corner. His junior season Moore showed out for Round Rock and proved to be a lockdown corner who can make plays on defense or special teams.

#4. Ranked CB (TX.), Rodney Bimage (24) | 6’0″, 160 | CB | Dickinson

Bimage is a physical corner and defensive back who can knock receivers off their routes and come up with big time stops. Plays with great leverage, technique, and his back pedal is solid.

#3. Ranked CB (TX.), Eli Bowen (24) | 5’9″, 165 | CB | ¬†Guyer

Eli is a ball-hawking defensive back who can also make plays all over the field. Smooth back eval, great awareness, and elite speed are just a few things that make Bowen special. Holds 17 DI offers from schools like Oklahoma, LSU, Michigan, and others. ,

#2. Ranked CB (TX.), Jaden Allen (24) | 5-11 / 160 | CB | Aledo

Allen can pay press or floated and bait QBs to throw his way, and then make a play on the football. Allen has great awareness, and instincts, and has a back for coming up with the football. Plays very physically within the route with receivers who possess tons of potential as a jammer DB, big a time hitter that can come downhill and lay the lumber. We loved his cover skills and technique over many others. Should be special for the longhorns, and could see immediate playing time in the future.

#1. Ranked CB (TX.), Kobe Black (24) | 6-2 / 170 | CB | Conally

An athlete that can make an impact all over the field on special teams, offense at wide-out, and corner. With his lengthy arms, big frame at 6-foot-2, and smooth backpedal. Black can make coming up with big plays like pick-six, returns, and catches. Holds 26 divisions I offers, and looks to be able to make an immediate impact at the next level.



(*this article has been edited by a tdrecruits staff editor since first being published) 

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