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Southlake Carroll touchdown pass to RJ Mickens

Southlake Carroll took an early lead against Euless Trinity with a 26-yard touchdown reception from RJ Mickens from Will Bowers.
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Southlake Carroll took an early lead against Euless Trinity with a 26-yard touchdown reception from RJ Mickens from Will Bowers.

If you’re one of these 11 colleges, you’re in luck.

You’re still in the running for one of the top 2020 recruits in the nation in Southlake Carroll DB RJ Mickens.

Mickens announced on Monday via Twitter, his final 11 schools. Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Florida, Clemson, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Miami and Michigan remain on this list.

Mickens is a 4-star safety with 31 offers. He is ranked as the top safety in the nation and fifth overall prospect in the state. He’s ranked as the No. 42 overall player in the country, per 247Sports.

According to 247Sports’ crystal ball predictions, Ohio State is leading the way at landing Mickens at 50 percent. Clemson is second at 33 percent.

Southlake Carroll wide receiver RJ Mickens hauls in a difficult pass from Will Bowers for a touchdown in the first half against Duncanville on Dec. 8, 2018.

In three seasons, Mickens has amassed nearly 200 tackles with seven interceptions, seven forced fumble and 29 deflections. He’s played WR the past two years with nearly 1,000 yards receiving and 12 TDs to show for it.

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.

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