Zion Carter

Zion Carter

Defensive End
6′1″ / 208 lbs
McKinney, TX
Class of 2024
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Three Things: Gut picks for 2022 prospects, spring thoughts & more
6 mo ago by Jason Howell
Three Things: Gut picks for 2022 prospects, spring thoughts & more
As he does every Friday morning, Jason Howell shared another round of his weekly recruiting thoughts during this edition of his Three Things. This week, Howell made some gut picks for a handful of 2022 prospects, his takeaways from the spring and much more.
Jason Howell
10 mo ago by Jason Howell
Notes on some sleepers and underclassmen
Yesterday at the Trench Bulliez Camp a couple of 2022 sleepers caught my attention. The first is Rogelio Carreon. The 6-5, 305-pound tackle was the most dominating tackle at the event, and he did not lose a rep. Great feet, flexibility and explosion. He is flying under the radar since he is from smalltown Jal (NM). I have heard he is on Texas A&M's radar, and I could see him being a legitimate Texas A&M target. He currently has offers from Illinois State, Nevada, and New Mexico but I bet that changes over time. One more thing, he also has a great nickname, the Great Wall of New Mexico.Another sleeper to watch is Houston (TX) CE King center prospect Van Wells. He checks in at 6-1.5, 300-pounds, but he has long arms, quick feet, and a powerful base. He gets great hand placement, sets and drives and was one of the top athletes on either side of the ball. He has tight end, defensive end, and a basketball background. The highlight tape is also very impressive. He has received some interest from the Aggies along with Oklahoma State, and Washington, and he holds offers from UTSA and Nevada. There were several standout underclassmen, I could see emerging on Texas A&M's radar. DeSoto 2024 DE Caleb Mitchell already has people talking about him as the next big d-lineman out of DeSoto. He started some as a freshman which is incredibly rare for the Eagles and he is already picking up offers and he is on the Aggies radar. Port Arthur Memorial 2023 OL Cayden Bowie was the most impressive underclassman lineman. The frame and feet at 6-4, 255 are going to catch a lot of attention. He did not have any problems handling business yesterday. I see him as a P5 prospect, and a guy who could definitely make a push up the 2023 list when it comes time to rank those guys.A new name to my radar was Clear Falls 2023 DE Serigne Tounkara (Sir-reen). The 6-3, 240-pound defender was the most physically imposing of the underclassmen DL prospects. He definitely passed the eyeball test and then he showed he was a disruptive force in one-on-ones. The only one-on-one I saw him lose was to Bowie and he also won his far share against the PA Memorial OT. I see him as a definite P5 prospect and could see him being a guy the Aggies like a lot down the road.The twitchiest guy off the edge was 2023 Frisco Memorial DE Kennedy McDowell. His first step immediately puts OLs on their heels and he is quick to cut the corner and get to the QB. He is light in the seat right now, but his length and twitch cannot be taught. I profiled several months ago and you guys may remember his uncle is Mookie Blaylock. His twin brother is also a standout centerfielder. So there's plenty of athleticism in his genes.North Dallas 2023 DT Joseph Oluwayemi also showed strong. At 6-2, 265 he already has some nice size, and he does not have much fat on that frame either. He was very raw, but his power and explosion were quick to draw attention. He is also a varsity basketball player and that always gets my attention.Down in the 2024 class North McKinney DE Zion Carter and Arlington Oakridge DT Corre'ion Thomas turned heads. Carter stands in at 6-1, 210 and is also a tight end. I saw him last summer where he was running routes so it was good to see him spend the entire camp coming off the edge. His family has some strong athletic bloodlines his cousin is Creekview TE Sean Sallis and I know of at least a few family members in the past who played college ball. Corre'ion Thomas, also known as Tank, was one of the most dominating DTs regardless of class. This is the second time I have seen him and both times he made short work of the top upperclassmen OLs. He is only 5-9, so we will watch his growth, but if this kid hits 6-1, he is a no doubt national prospect. He is quick and explosive, and he only has one speed. Now for a quick recruiting note, the Aggies are focused on wrapping up the 2021 class and beginning the 2022 class, but could the 2023 class also start here in the near future? Wylie East DE Anthony James has made more than a few posts hinting at a possible commitment decision soon. He did not say when and honestly, it would not surprise me if he decided to hold off for now. I have heard from sources in Dallas the Aggies have positioned themselves well if it does happen. Texas is another school to watch, and he also holds offers from Virginia Tech, Arizona State, Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Utah. Not only would he be an intriguing addition at 6-5, 235, but he is also close to several guys in the 2022 and 2023 class. When we last spoke to him he spoke of bonds with Denton Ryan's Bear Alexander and Anthony Hill to mention a few.
Jason Howell
1 yr ago by Jason Howell
A few notes from my travels
Fort Worth (TX) Nolan Catholic 2022 RB Emeka Megwa has played his cards close to the vest but I would not be surprised if he decides to make a college choice before the end of 2020. I don't think it will be soon, but he also does not want to wait too long and he has already taken quite a few trips. He is also thinking about graduating in December of 2021, which is hard to do at Nolan Catholic, but it can be done. There was a time it looked like Oklahoma might have the lead, but it now seems like it is pretty open. Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Penn State, and Alabama are schools he has developed strong bonds with coaches. Going to a winning program is pretty high on his list of factors. Fort Worth (TX) Nolan Catholic 2023 DL Kaleb James is another one on Texas A&M's radar. He has not been in direct communication with the Texas A&M staff but interest has been communicated by both A&M and James. His DL coach is former Texas A&M player KJ Williams so he has heard quite a bit about the Aggies too. Right now, he's 6-5, 238 and he looks like a future strongside defensive end. He has some broad shoulders and the build to add some weight too. He has very little bad weight on his frame right and I know a lot of schools are trying to figure out if he could also grow into a three-tech. I have had a chance to see him quite a few times over the past few months, he is a high motor guy. He is technically sound. He does not shy away from any competition. Fort Worth (TX) Nolan Catholic 2023 TE Saimone Davis is another guy to watch. He quickly passes the eyeball test at 6-4, 230 and he already holds offers from Illinois State, Utah State, and Kansas. He is fairly new to the DFW-area. His family moved to DFW from Hawaii last year and he played freshman ball at Euless Trinity last fall. New name: S Tyson Flowers, Fort Worth (TX) Southwest Christian (2022) - SEC bloodlines. His father Jeromy Flowers played at Arkansas and is currently the head coach at Southwest Christian. Flowers started last fall and was all-district as a sophomore. He added 30-pounds this spring and summer and now checks in at a solid 6-foot, 180-pounds. He is considered one of, if not the, best athletes at Southwest Christian and is noted for his high football IQ, instincts, and work ethic. He also has a 4.72 weighted GPA so he's a high academic guy. 2021 Sleeper: WR Alex Welch, Fort Worth (TX) Southwest Christian - Another athlete with some strong SEC bloodlines. His father played at LSU and his uncle Ike Hilliard played at Florida and in the NFL. He is a raw 6-3, 180-pound WR but the tape shows some flashes. He has the build to easily add weight. I could see him adding 20-30 pounds and not missing a beat. He's a very intriguing athlete to say the least. I had a chance to see some elite young prospects over the weekend. It is extremely early for these guys but here's a few guys you are going to want to put on your watch list. QB DJ Bailey, DeSoto (2024) - 5-10, 155 with a great arm. The ball pops off his hand, throws with accuracy and velocity. I'll just say people are very excited about him in DeSoto.WR Taylor Offord, McKinney North (2024) - 5-10, 155 ran the best routes I saw Sunday and had a great catch radius. He's all arms and legs right now.DE Zion Carter, McKinney North (2024) - 6-1, 208, he was at the camp as a TE, but this guy just looks like a future defenderCB Corian Gipson, Lancaster (2024) - 5-11, 155, long, fluid athlete with advanced feet. DB Jaydan Hardy, Lewisville (2024) - 6-0, 170, could play S or CB. His father Darryl Hardy was All-SEC at TennesseeRB Deondrae Riden, DeSoto (2025) - 5-10, 160, solid build, ran a 4.63 40 on Sunday. CB Christian Watson, San Antonio Cornerstone Christian (2025) - 5-9, 135, already holds an offer from Nevada.ATH Daylon Singleton, DeSoto (2025) - 5-11, 145 and ran a 4.56 40 on Sunday. Could play WR or DB.


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