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Dallas-Fort Worth’s top 50 high school football recruits from the class of 2019

Another recruiting cycle, another year of unbelievable talent around Dallas-Fort Worth.

Here are the top 50 recruits in DFW for the 2019 recruiting cycle. Many of these recruits will sign their National Letter of Intent on Dec. 19 with the beginning of the Early Signing Period.

1. WR Theo Wease

6-3, 195, Allen

Committed to Oklahoma. Also considered Alabama, LSU, Baylor, Auburn, Michigan and more. Holds 39 offers. The 5-star WR is ranked as the No. 3 player in the country, per 247Sports. Recorded 72 catches, 1,042 yards and 16 TDs this season.

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Allen 2019 WR Theo Wease is one of the top players in the country Greg Powers, 247Sports 247Sports

2. WR Trejan Bridges

6-1, 185, Hebron

Committed to Oklahoma. Also considered Arkansas, Baylor, Wisconsin, Texas Tech, Utah, Washington State, Michigan State and Kansas. Ranked as the No. 10 WR in the nation by 247. Recorded 58 catches, 834 yards, 13 TDs, 55 carries, 433 yards, 7 TDs this season.

Trejan Bridges
Four-star WR Trejan Bridges, from Hebron High School, is one of the top recruits in the country. He’s currently committed to Oklahoma. Greg Powers, 247Sports

3. DB Brian Williams

6-0, 185, Dallas Bishop Dunne

Committed to Texas A&M. Ranked as the No. 2 safety in the nation by 247. Also considered Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio State and more. He helped Bishop Dunne to the TAPPS Division I state title.

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Dallas Bishop Dunne’s Brian Williams is a 5-star recruit and the top-rated safety in the country. Brian Perroni 247Sports

4. DL/LB NaNa Osafo-Mensah

6-4, 225, Nolan Catholic

Committed to Notre Dame. Also considered TCU, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, UCLA, Texas, Baylor, Georgia, Arkansas, Oklahoma State and more. Ranked the No. 7 weak-side defensive end in the nation. Named US Army All-American.

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A 4-star prospect, Nolan Catholic 2019 LB/DE NaNa Osafo-Mensah will commit to Texas or Notre Dame on May 19. Greg Powers Scout

5. DB Lewis Cine

6-2, 180, Trinity Christian Cedar Hill

Committed to Georgia. Ranked as the No. 3 safety in the nation by 247. Holds 36 scholarship offers including Michigan, Auburn, Ohio State and more. He helped TC-Cedar Hill to the TAPPS Division II state title.

Lewis Cine
Four-star safety Lewis Cine recently moved from Massachusetts to Texas where he has enrolled at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill. Andrew Ivins 247Sports

6. DB Jalen Catalon

5-9, 180, Mansfield Legacy

Considering TCU, Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. Ranked the No. 20 safety in the nation. He’s projected to commit with Texas, per 247Sports. Voted Associated Press Class 5A all-state defensive player of the year when he was just a sophomore. Recorded 297 tackles, 12 INTs as a sophomore and junior.

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Mansfield Legacy’s Jalen Catalon (5) eludes Frisco Lone Star’s Jaylan Ford (45) during a Class 5A state quarterfinal playoff game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Dec. 9, 2017. Max Faulkner mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

7. LB Marcel Brooks

6-3, 200, Flower Mound Marcus

Committed to LSU. Also considered TCU, Clemson, Alabama, Baylor, Florida, Texas, Texas A&M, Michigan and more. Ranked as the No. 3 outside linebacker in the nation and No. 6 overall prospect in the state.

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Flower Mound Marcus 4-star OLB Marcel Brooks, who’s committed to LSU, competes at The Opening at The Star in early July. Andrew Ivins 247Sports

8. TE Austin Stogner

6-6, 230, Plano Prestonwood

Committed to Oklahoma. Also considered TCU, Texas A&M, Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and more. Ranked the No. 3 tight end in the nation. Recorded 50 catches, 691 yards and 6 TDs this season.

Austin Stogner
Four-star tight end Austin Stogner (Plano Prestonwood Christian High School) is rated as the No. 2 TE in the country, according to 247Sports. Greg Powers, 247Sports

9. ATH Jeffery Carter

6-0, 180, Mansfield Legacy.

Committed to Alabama. Also considered Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and more. Ranked the No. 11 cornerback in the nation.

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Mansfield Legacy 4-star CB Jeffery Carter competes at The Opening at The Star in early July. Mike Roach 247Sports

10. QB Ja’Quinden Jackson

6-2, 200, Duncanville

The 4-star prospect holds 19 offers. Projected to commit with Texas, per 247. Ranked as the No. 2 ATH in the country.

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Duncanville quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson (3) heads into the end zone with four minutes remaining in the second half of a high school Class 6A Division I State Semifinals football playoff game at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Duncanville defeated Allen 44-35. (Star-Telegram Bob Booth) Bob Booth Special to the Star-Telegram

11. ATH Marquez Beason

5-11, 175, Duncanville

Committed to Illinois. Holds 47 scholarship offers. Ranked the No. 4 athlete in the nation, No. 14 overall prospect in Texas.

Marquez Beason
Four-star athlete Marquez Beason is one of the top players in the country with over 40 offers. He’s committed to Illinois. Greg Powers, 247Sports

12. WR Kameron Brown

6-0, 170, Colleyville Heritage

Committed to Texas A&M. Also considered TCU, Texas, UCLA, Texas Tech, Alabama, Baylor, Georgia, LSU, Miami and more. Ranked the No. 26 receiver in the nation. Recorded 101 catches, 1,700 yards, 27 TDs the past two seasons.

Kameron Brown
Colleyville Heritage’s Kameron Brown will be in the first class of high school recruits affected by the NCAA’s new rules. Khampha Bouaphanh kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

13. DB Demani Richardson

6-1, 190, Waxahachie

Committed to Texas A&M. Also considered TCU, Texas, Baylor, Missouri and Georgia. Ranked the No. 4 safety in the nation and No. 12 overall prospect in the state.

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Four-star 2019 safety Demani Richardson (Waxahachie High School) committed to Texas A&M over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, TCU, and Texas amongst others. Greg Powers, 247Sports

14. WR Dylan Wright

6-3, 195, West Mesquite

Committed to Texas A&M. Also considered TCU, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Baylor, Arkansas, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon and more. He’s ranked as the No. 14 WR in the nation and No. 16 overall player in the state, per 247.

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Four-star WR Dylan Wright (West Mesquite) Greg Powers, 247Sports

15. OL E.J. Ndoma-Ogar

6-3, 305, Allen

Committed to Oklahoma. Holds 39 scholarship offers. Ranked the No. 11 offensive guard in the nation.

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Four-star offensive linemen EJ Ndoma-Ogar (Allen, Texas) holds 39 scholarship offers, including 34 from Power Five schools. He’s projected to commit to Oklahoma, according to 247Sports. Greg Powers, 247Sports

16. DL Steven Parker

6-4, 220, Dallas South Oak Cliff

The 4-star DE has offers from Texas Tech, TCU, Baylor, Kansas, Minnesota and more. Ranked the No. 22 weak-side defensive end in the nation. Projected to commit with Kansas, per 247.

17. QB Grant Tisdale

6-1, 205, Allen

Committed to Ole Miss. Ranked the No. 14 dual-threat quarterback in the nation. Also considered Ohio State, Baylor, Texas Tech, Utah, Oregon, Oklahoma State and more. Recorded 6,700 total yards, 89 TDs the past two seasons.

18. OL Branson Bragg

6-4, 295, Crandall

Committed to Stanford. Holds 20 scholarship offers. Ranked the No. 3 center in the nation.

19. DL Hunter Spears

6-4, 280, Sachse

Committed to Notre Dame. Also considered TCU, Baylor, Texas Tech, Alabama and more. Ranked the No. 20 defensive tackle in the nation.

20. DB Anfernee Orji

6-1, 200, Rockwall

Committed to Vanderbilt. Also considered Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Utah. Recorded 84 tackles, 13 for loss, 4 sacks, 3 INTs, 6 pass deflections in 2017.

21. ATH Velton Gardner

5-9, 170, Dallas Skyline

Committed to Texas Tech. Also considered Kansas State, North Texas, Southern Miss, Bowling Green, Jackson State, Syracuse and Lafayette. Recorded 3,000 total yards, 30 TDs in 2017.

22. DB Tyler Owens

6-2, 200, Plano East

Committed to Texas. Holds 15 offers. Also considered Baylor, Boston College, Houston, Missouri, UCLA and more. Ranked as the No. 16 safety in the nation and No. 27 overall player, per 247.

23. DB Jonathan McGill

5-9, 170, Coppell

Committed to Stanford. Also considered SMU, UT-San Antonio, Syracuse, Nevada, Bowling Green and more. Recorded 62 tackles, 2 INTs this season.

24. WR Nnamdi Adim-Madumere

6-3, 225, FW Southwest

Committed to Minnesota. Also considered Alabama, Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Texas State, North Texas and more. Recorded 13 TDs in 2017.

25. DL Colt Ellison

6-4, 235, Aledo

Committed to TCU. Also considered Baylor, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Texas State, UT-San Antonio, Tulsa and more. Recorded 186 tackles, 34 for loss, 23.5 sacks as a sophomore and junior. Ranked the No. 27 weak-side defensive end in the nation.

26. RB Qualan Jones

5-10, 210, Trinity Christian Cedar Hill

Committed to Baylor. Ranked the No. 30 running back in the nation. Rushed for 1,200 yards, 18 TDs in 2017.

27. DL Enoch Jackson

6-0, 290, Mansfield Legacy

Committed to Arkansas. Also considered Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Georgia, Ole Miss and Iowa. Recorded 52 tackles, 19 for loss, 6 sacks in 2017.

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Legacy’s Enoch Jackson (99) scores from a yard out despite the defensive effort of Aledo’s Aaron Hale (26). Max Faulkner mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

28. DL Taurean Carter

6-3, 250, Mansfield Legacy

Committed to Arkansas. Also considered TCU, Oklahoma State, Florida, Houston, Indiana, Texas Tech, Michigan State, Purdue, Colorado and Utah State. Recorded 65 tackles, 16 for loss in 2017.

29. TE Baylor Cupp

6-6, 235, Brock

Committed to Texas A&M. Also considered Texas, Alabama, Baylor, Kansas, North Texas, Texas State, Tulsa and more. Ranked the No. 1 tight end overall in the nation.

30. DL Jayden Jernigan

6-1, 270, Allen

Committed to Oklahoma State. Also considered Texas Tech, Washington, Arkansas State, Iowa State, Kansas, SMU and more.

31. QB Jacob Clark

6-5, 210, Rockwall

Committed to Minnesota. Also considered TCU, Washington State, Rice and Memphis. Ranked the No. 19 pro-style quarterback in the nation. Recorded 6,300 yards, 67 TDs the past two seasons.

32. RB T.J. McDaniel

6-0, 185, Southlake Carroll

Committed to SMU. Also considered Oregon, Clemson, Minnesota, San Diego State, Air Force and more. Recorded 4,000 yards rushing and 56 TDs the past two seasons. 2018 Landry Award winner.

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Southlake Carroll running back TJ McDaniel (4) tries to fight off a tackle from DeSoto linebacker Shemar Turner (32) during the first half, Saturday afternoon, November 24, 2018 in the 6A Division I Area playoff game played at Newsom Stadium in Mansfield, TX. Steve Nurenberg Special to the Star-Telegram

33. WR La’Vontae Shenault

6-0, 180, DeSoto

Considering TCU, Texas Tech, SMU, West Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma State, North Texas, Kansas State, Illinois, Colorado and more. Recorded 133 catches, 1,700 yards, 12 TDs the past two seasons.

34. WR Kennedy Lewis

6-3, 190, Melissa

Holds 29 offers. Considering Texas, Baylor, TCU, Arizona and more. Projected to commit with Texas, per 247.

35. DB William Jones

5-10, 165, Mansfield Summit

Committed to Cal. Also considered TCU, Boise State, Houston and more. Recorded 6 INTs and 9 pass deflections in 2017.

36. LB Gabriel Murphy

6-2, 215, Dallas Bishop Lynch

Committed to North Texas. Also considered Air Force, Connecticut, Texas State and UT-San Antonio. Recorded 182 tackles, 36 for loss, 11 sacks the past two seasons.

37. LB Grayson Murphy

6-2, 215, Dallas Bishop Lynch

Committed to North Texas. Also considered Air Force, Connecticut, Texas State and UT-San Antonio. Recorded 314 tackles, 32.5 for loss, 6.5 sacks the past three seasons.

38. OL Preston Wilson

6-4, 275, Argyle

Committed to Oklahoma State. Holds 30 offers. Also considered Texas Tech, Baylor, Arizona State, Washington State and more. He’s ranked as the No. 10 center in the nation, per 247.

39. DB/WR Ty DeArman

5-11, 185, Arlington Bowie

Committed to Arizona State. Also considered Wisconsin, Arkansas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Utah, Washington State and San Diego State. Recorded 206 tackles, 4 INTs, 16 pass deflections the past two seasons.

40. LB/DB Wyatt Harris

6-3, 220, Aledo

Committed to TCU. Recorded 112 tackles, 4 INTs the past two seasons.

41. WR Langston Anderson

6-2, 190, Midlothian Heritage

Holds 24 offers from Texas, Baylor, Arizona State, SMU, Illinois, Houston, Mississippi and more. Recorded 63 catches, 1,120 yards, 18 TDs this season. He’s projected to commit with Oklahoma State.

42. DB Stacy Brown

6-2, 185, Duncanville

Committed to Missouri. Holds 22 offers. Also considered Purdue, Arkansas State, Texas State, Louisiana-Monroe, UT-San Antonio and more.

43. RB Darrin Smith

5-8, 180, Frisco Lone Star

Considering Connecticut, Nebraska, Colorado, Texas State, Louisiana-Monroe and more. Holds 23 offers Ranked the No. 15 all-purpose back in the nation. Projected to commit to TCU, per 247.

44. DL Z’Core Brooks

6-6, 220, Dallas Wilson

Considering Oklahoma State, Oregon State, SMU and Purdue. Recorded 84 tackles, 24 for loss, 10.5 sacks the past two seasons. He’s projected to commit with Oklahoma State, per 247.

45. RB Justin Dinka

5-11, 185, Flower Mound

Committed to San Diego State. Also considered Baylor, SMU, Houston, Missouri, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and more. Recorded 1,900 yards, 24 TDs the past two seasons.

46. DB Deondre Dansby

5-11, 180, Dallas South Oak Cliff

Offers from SMU, Arizona State, Houston, Navy, Colorado, Jackson State and more. Recorded 182 tackles, 18 for loss, 19 pass deflections and 7 INTs the past two seasons.

47. DB Miles Williams

6-0, 165, Mansfield

Committed to Cal. Holds 19 offers. Also considered Texas State, UT-San Antonio, SMU and more. Recorded 28 tackles, 2 INTs, 6 pass deflections in 2017.

48. WR Rashee Rice

6-2, 175, Richland

Committed to SMU. Also considered Texas Tech, Washington State, Houston, Minnesota, Illinois, Tulsa and more. Recorded 2,100 yards, 20 TDs the past two seasons.

49. DE Sulaiman Kpaka

6-3, 250, Grand Prairie

Committed to Purdue. Holds 22 offers. Also considered Boise State, Air Force, Boston College and more.

50. OL Thalen Robinson

6-6, 315, Arlington Bowie

Committed to Missouri.

OTHERS: Michael Black (Haltom), Anthony Watkins (FW South Hills), Chance Cover (Nolan Catholic), Cameron Griffin (Glen Rose), Marcus Alexander (Sunnyvale), Kyron White (Arlington), DeShawn Gaddie (Arlington Lamar), Chandler Rogers (Lake Ridge), Kyron Cumby (Plano), Shamar Johnson (Richland), Certaidrian Brooks (Allen), Ife Adeyi (Legacy), Trevor Strange (Coppell), Kane Bradford (Dallas Skyline), Derrion Clark (South Oak Cliff), Myles Jernigan (South Grand Prairie), Kevin Anderson (Lewisville), Solomon Turner (Prestonwood), Bryce Robinson (Sachse), Nolan Matthews (Frisco Reedy), Donavann Collins (Cedar Hill), Virdel Edwards (Prestonwood), Shilo Sanders (TC-Cedar Hill), Caden Davis (Coppell), Cade York (Prosper), Donovann Collins (Cedar Hill), Shemar Pearl (Plano West), Isreal Isuman-Hundley (Colleyville Heritage), Malik Caper (Grapevine Faith), Tyler Knoop (FW Christian)

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