We take a look at some of the best-uncommitted seniors in Texas High School football. These athletes are still uncommitted for whatever reason. Texas over the years has consistently produced top-tier talented players that go on to play college football all across the country and onto the professional level as well. Sometimes there are far too many times that athletes who are excellent football players go unnoticed or overlooked for whatever reason.
We know many factors go into this like but not limited to things like a recruit’s level of competition they are measurable (height, weight, etc.), GPA, personality, family background, etc. The list can go on and on about the various reasons why an athlete could go unnoticed or cast off as an unrecruitable player. In surveying many athletes, high exceptions to go “DI or bust” is the common trend nowadays. The term references whether an athlete would be willing to take his talents to a school no lower than a division I school like your USC, Texas, Florida, and other schools that are in big conferences like the Big 12, SEC, or others. Many athletes who do not receive offers from schools like these would rather not play football at all than go to let’s say a division two or lower school like a junior college or NAIA school. The mindset for some who are overlooked or under-recruited is to develop and then make it to a “DI school” wherever that may be.
The following athletes are some you could see picking up some late-season offers and others who might take the developmental route to a division I program. Here are the top 2023 defensive back recruits that we believe deserve some offers and recognition for their accomplishments this season.
Top Senior Defensive Back Recruits
Micah Sweats (23’)|6’/165 | DB | Katy
Micah came out with a bang this season. Looks like a ball hawk corner who can come up with the big plays whenever his team needed him to. His lengthy athletic frame and arms helped Micah secure some big-time interceptions for the Tigers this season. Very smooth in his backpedal and can trail receivers in route, and turn his head around to make a play on the football. Now Sweats has picked up interest from schools like Houston and Sam Houston State to name a few after coming into the season with none.
Ryan Ramey (23) | 6’0″ / 170 |DB | Ridge Point
Ryan is a hard-hitting defensive back who can lay the lumber. Average in size with a lean build possesses the ability to be a jammer at the next level whose physical nature will translate to many aspects of his game.
Haeven Watson (23) |5’8″ / 140 | DB |Veterans Memorial
Watson tracks and attacks the football or wide receiver and can dive in front of passes or break them up. Watson knows how to bait throws his way and can undercut them to make a play for his team. Looks like an FBS-caliber prospect. Doesn’t have any offers but holds interest from Baylor, Kansas State, and Memphis. Texas State, and others.
Tracy Revels (23’)| 6-1/175 | S | Liberty-Eylau
With long arms and athletic looking frame, Revels is a threat on both sides of the football. Will play defensive back at the next level where he has gained much attention for this season and has also recently de-committed from UTSA.
Cameron Jenkins (23’)|6-1/175|S | Lewisville
Cameron may very well be one of the best defensive backs in the country still yet to commit. He’s close, here is who in the top of the hunt: Grambling State, Iowa, Oregon State, SMU, and UTSA as well as others that have offered to a total of 16 division I offers. He’s got tremendous size and a lean-athletic build.
Lamondrick Spencer (23’) | 6-1/175 |S | Duncanville
Spencer is a three-star prospect who has 9 total divisions I offer from schools like Arizona, Kansas, and Louisville to name a few. Plays safety but can also play corner at the next level. Hard-hitting safety who is a sure tackler, and can cover the entire back half of the field.
Darrius Adams (23) |5’9″ / 165 |DB | Aldine Davis
Darrius seems like an extremely underrated defensive back who is very physically trailing receivers and jamming them off their routes. Shows the ability to have awareness on the field and track the football to make a play on the ball.
Caimon Mathis (23’) | 5-11/155 |CB | Desoto
Caimon has some of the most offers of any uncommitted defensive back recruit that is still out there. He is a three-star prospect who can make the big play look routine. Looks light on his feet and flips his hips well and can shut down receivers. Look for this highly-rated prospect to make his decision soon.
(photo credit Caimon Mathis, Hudl)
Let us know in the comments below which senior defensive back deserves to be on this list and why! Never know who is watching.