TXHSFB Preview: So. Oak Cliff vs. Cedar Hill

2015 WR DaMarkus Lodge

Scout.com identifies the top prospects in a talent-laden Texas high school kickoff contest featuring Dallas South Oak Cliff and defending state champion Cedar Hill.

Few games in the Lone Star State during this opening weekend will feature the sheer number of FBS-caliber players as Saturday night's contest in the Lone Star Sports High School Football Kickoff Classic at Kincaide Stadium in Dallas, where perennial big-school power Cedar Hill faces a talented Dallas South Oak Cliff squad.

Dallas South Oak Cliff has 13 players with at least one FBS offer. Eight of those players have already committed to colleges. Cedar Hill has five players committed to Power 5 conference schools.

South Oak Cliff is coming off an 11-2 season in the old Class 4A and will be a member of the new Class 5A. Cedar Hill went 14-2 with a Class 5A Division II state championship and returns loads of talent as it moves to the new Class 6A. Cedar Hill is ranked in the national top 10 of multiple rankings, including Scout.com's preseason top 50, where you'll find Cedar Hill No. 5 overall.

Here's a look at the top talent on the field Saturday night at Kincaide Stadium:


CEDAR HILL LONGHORNS

DaMarkus Lodge, 2015 5-star WR: Lodge is the top receiver in Texas. Scout ranks the Texas A&M commit as the No. 3 receiver and No. 20 overall recruit nationally in the 2015 class.

Jaylon Jackson, 2017 4-star WR/CB: Jackson was 1 of 85 players in the 2017 class that Scout recently awarded an early four-star grade. He can play either side of the ball. Cedar Hill head coach Joey McGuire has compared him to former Cedar Hill star and current Aggie receiver Laquvionte Gonzalez. Jackson does not have an offer yet, but has gotten interest from schools such as Baylor, Ohio State, Oregon, and TCU.

Aca'cedric Ware, 2015 3-star RB: Ware committed in late July to USC, picking the Trojans over 14 other offers. Scout ranks the 5-foot-11, 200-pounder as the nation's No. 43 running back in his class.

Richard Moore, 2015 3-star OLB: Moore committed in mid-June to the Aggies, picking them over a lengthy and impressive list of other offers. Scout ranks Moore as the nation's No. 33 linebacker in the 2015 cycle.

Darrell Miller, 2015 3-star CB: Scout's No. 45 cornerback in the 2015 class, Miller committed in mid-July to Tennessee. The Volunteers were 1 of 4 finalists along with Ohio State, Boise State, and Purdue. Miller has more than a dozen total offers.

Justin McMillan, 2015 3-star QB: McMillan had a strong camp performance in June at LSU, which offered him on the spot. He took it and committed immediately. The southpaw is ranked as Scout's No. 47 quarterback in the 2015 class.

D'Aundrey Bradley, 2015 3-star WR: Bradley is one of the best sleepers in the state. The 6-foot-1, 179-pounder has only one offer from New Mexico State, but that should change now that he's at Cedar Hill, where he'll get a lot of exposure. Bradley played last season at private school Dallas First Baptist.

Denvre Daniels, 2015 3-star WR: Daniels is another weapon in a loaded receiver corps. He holds offers from Colorado State and New Mexico State.

Randy Crystian, 2015 2-star OG: Crystian recently picked up his second offer from New Mexico. He already had a Navy offer.

Trevis Gipson, 2015 2-star OLB: Gipson, who played last season for Richardson Berkner on the north side of Dallas, is a 6-foot-3, 197-pound with long arms and a good frame. Gipson holds an offer from Tulsa.

Kobe Idumwonyi, 2015 TE: yet another skill player who should be a tough matchup for Cedar Hill's opponents, the 6-foot-3, 222-pound Idumwonyi holds offers from Texas State and Louisiana-Monroe.


DALLAS SOUTH OAK CLIFF GOLDEN BEARS

Jordan Stevenson, 2015 4-star RB: the longtime Texas commit is a speed demon. Scout.com ranks Stevenson as the nation's No. 15 running back and No. 108 overall recruit in the 2015 class. Stevenson has additional offers from schools such as Alabama, Arkansas, Louisville, and Wisconsin.

J.F. Thomas, 2015 4-star WR: the 6-foot-4, 185-pound Thomas, who holds a dozen offers, committed in mid-April to TCU. Thomas is Scout's No. 39 receiver in the 2015 recruiting cycle.

Marvin Terry, 2016 4-star OLB: Terry is already a heavily-recruited junior with offers from schools such as Arkansas, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, UCLA, and Wisconsin. Terry, who is Scout's No. 111 overall 2016 recruit, is 1 of 10 South Oak Cliff players with a Louisville offer.

Prentice McKinney, 2015 3-star S: McKinney, who has a double-digit offer list, committed in late March to Notre Dame. He's Scout's No. 28 2015 safety.

Jamile Johnson, 2015 3-star S: Johnson decommitted Aug. 4 from Oklahoma, then committed barely two weeks later on Aug. 19 to North Carolina. The 6-foot, 200-pounder is Scout's No. 43 safety in the 2015 class. Johnson has a total of 13 offers.

Ladarryl Blair, 2015 3-star WR: Blair, who has almost 10 offers, committed in early June to Boise State.

X'zavien Ausborne, 2015 3-star CB: Ausborne committed in early June to Wisconsin, picking the Badgers over an offer from Louisville.

Takadrae Williams, 2015 3-star CB: Williams committed to Wisconsin on the same day as Ausborne (June 6). Williams also has offers from Louisville and Colorado State.

Lamont Johnson, 2015 2-star WR: the 6-foot, 162-pound Johnson committed in early June to SMU.

Jalen Goss, 2015 2-star DT: the 6-foot, 295-pound Goss holds three offers from Louisville, Louisiana Tech, and Arkansas State.

Willie Smith, 2015 2-star CB/S: Smith is another SOC defensive back with a Wisconsin offer. He also has an FCS offer from Northern Arizona.

Juanthony Parker, 2016 CB: the 5-foot-11, 165-pound junior already holds a Louisville offer.

Hal Vinson, 2016 OLB: Vinson has a Louisville offer and should team with Terry to give SOC a fierce pair of pass-rushers in the 2016 class.


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