Houston 7v7 tryouts: Potential future prospects for North Texas – 247Sports

Houston, Texas — It’s that time of the year where school seasons end and players start to transition to off-season mode. One of the ways players remain active after the season is by competing in 7v7. There were several tryouts on the weekend of Dec. 4, and MeanGreen247 was in attendance to see the prospects in action. There were some potential North Texas targets on hand, and talent from the 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025 classes.

Here is a look at the buzz coming out of the event as far as standout players:

2023 Re’Shaun Sanford, Harker Heights (TX), RB: Sanford put up over 2000+ yards this year as one of the leaders across the entire state. Sanford is well put together with the ability to get in and out of breaks. Sanford has offers from Central Arkansas, Illinois State, North Texas & Louisiana-Monroe thus far.

2023 Ja’koby Banks, Fort Bend Marshall (TX), WR: Banks is listed at 5-10, 170 pounds but plays much bigger than his listed height. He is explosive when taking off from the line of scrimmage, has a large catch radius, and has enough bounce off the ground to go up and high point the ball. Banks has offers from Houston, Marshall, Texas A&M & Pittsburgh.

2023 Jalen Menny, New Caney (TX), DB: Menny has length for days, matched with a strong lower body frame that suggests he has the ability to get in and out of his stance with ease. He has good ball skills and physicality to go along with his 6-0.5 175 pound frame. He has no offers yet, but the circuit could pay dividends on that front.

Ian Flynt (Photo: Brian Perroni, 247Sports)

2024 Ian Flynt, Katy Taylor (TX), TE: Flynt is a player to watch moving forward. From the standpoint of size and skillset, he has a lot of the tools you look for in a flexible tight end. He will need to continue to develop his hands and spend time in the weight room, but Flynt is undoubtedly a player that could jump into the mix for the Mean Green down the road.

2023 Cameron Thomas, New Caney (TX), WR: Thomas has the body frame of a division one receiver, and after the year he had led the district in receiving, one would expect him to jump on the reader of multiple college scouts. With North Texas experiencing some injuries on the receiver front this year, look for them to solidify themselves with players that can exploit defenses and get open.

2024, Dominic Rue, Aldine Nimitz (TX), DB: Rue has an exceptional build with broad shoulders and long arms. Rue is a physical football player that focuses on his technique and ability to make the offensive player get off his route, giving him an opportunity to make a play on the ball. He is listed at 6-2, 175 pounds and has some light interest thus far.

2023 Jeremiah Jones, Spring (TX), Safety: Jones is a physical playmaker that makes the other teams’ players make business decisions. He is a force on contact and aggressive at the point of attack. Jones is perfect for a nickel or strong safety role. He played for Spring, helping them put together a remarkable season.

2023 Arkez Gomez, New Caney (TX), ATH: There is no doubting Gomez and his physical attributes. He knows how to find space and make fun things happen with the ball in his hand. Based on how he’s built (5-11, 195 pounds) and the way he plays with a chip on his should, I’d expect him to pick up some steam with a strong offseason-circuit.

2025 Roy Thomas Jenkins, Monsignor Kelly Catholic (TX), QB: Jenkins is already ahead of the curve in his process. He knows how to read the field, make deliberate passes, and has command of the field while continuing to grow as a leader. He is listed at 6-2, 170 pounds and already has a Houston offer.

2023 Jacori-Smith Jackson, United High School (TX), DB: Jackson has excellent size. Also, when you take an in-depth look at his film, he shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to delivering a hit, especially in space. Jackson is instinctual and plays with a chip on his shoulder.

Source: https://247sports.com/college/north-texas/Article/Houston-7v7-tryouts-Potential-future-prospects-for-North-Texas-Mean-Green-football-178248694/

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