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Donovan Ford

Offensive Lineman
6′3″ / 285 lbs
Allen, TX
Class of 2020
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The Pecking Order: Texas Class of 2020 recruiting rankings update
6 yr ago by Jason Howell
The Pecking Order: Texas Class of 2020 recruiting rankings update
Ahead of football season, the TexAgs recruiting team has taken the opportunity to update and expand their 2020 in-state rankings. Take a look at the top 25 prospects in the class and the biggest changes inside.
Jason Howell
6 yr ago by Jason Howell
TexAgs Spring Tour: DeSoto and Duncanville
It was a full day for me in South Dallas, after my morning at Lancaster and SOC, I made the trip over to Duncanville and DeSoto.Some of you may be wondering why I stopped in at both schools since there are not any current Texas A&M targets, well these schools have quite a bit of talent in the younger classes. And no, while I was in DeSoto I did not get the lowdown on what is going on. Today, was a pretty normal practice. The coaches coached, and the players played.With that out of the way, I'll go ahead and say that I've been sleeping on the Green twins. Michigan grabbed a couple of good ones in Gemon Green and German Green. These guys have some great length and overall athleticism and have already had a big offseason on the camp circuit. Arkansas DB commit Byron Hanspard did not work out today. He seems solidly committed to the Razorbacks. Recent Colorado commit Josh Jynes leads a young, but talented, offensive line group. 2019 Evan Henry (6-3, 305) has a 6-9 wingspan and has a nice build. Look for him to start seeing the interest pick up this spring and summer as college coaches get a chance to see him work. 2020 OT Donovan Ford (6-3, 275) will also turn some heads this spring. He's on track to be one of the top OLs in his class right now.Wide receiver has a few names to know. The biggest potential Texas A&M target is 2019 La'Vontae Shenault. He's the little brother of Colorado signee Laviska Shenault and he already holds scholarship offers from TCU and Colorado. He has a big body like his brother. He's 6-1, 180 right now, is not afraid to get physical, has good feet. Another 2019 is Bryon Hanspard. He's a smallish guy right now at 5-9, 140, but he has great bloodlines and I was told he is the hardest working kid in the program. He's not there yet, but keep an eye on him as a slot possibility in that 2019 class. 2020 WRs Paul Pickens (6-0, 165) and Lawrence Arnold (6-3, 175) also have people talking.On the defensive front 2019 DTs Viramontes Pippens (6-0, 294) and Devere Levelston (6-4, 250) are already drawing attention. Pippens is a guy I liked when I saw DeSoto this fall. He's not the tallest, but he has some power in the middle. Levelston is a guy I'm getting to know about but the coaches like him and that length and frame is always nice to see. *************Out in Duncanville I really wanted to get a good look at that 2020 class. It was my first time seeing Ja'Quinden Jackson in person and he definitely looks the part. The guys were not working out but he is definitely as advertised from an eyeball stand point. He already has offers from Oklahoma State and Texas Tech and is ranked No. 3 in the TexAgs 2020 rankings. He's a guy to watch at both quarterback and wide receiver. Also in Duncanville's 2020 class is S Chris Thompson. He's another potential national level recruit for the Panthers. 2019 Jordan Phillips is a big OG prospect at 6-4, 320, and 2019 Tre'Shone Devones brings some nice size at corner at (6-0, 160)The 2018 group has some prospects but I don't see the Aggies getting involved right now. DE Marcus Mosley was the DL MVP at the Opening regional in Dallas and holds offers from McNeese St, UCA, Arkansas State, Bowling Green, and ULL. DT Terrance Newman has also picked up offers from UNT and McNeese and LB Keyshawn Johnson also holds several.

TexAgs National Average Rating

The TexAgs National Average Rating is a proprietary formula that calculates an industry-wide aggregate rating for each recruiting prospect. The formula includes publicly listed grades, scores, ratings and rankings by national recruiting services, along with a TexAgs rating. Combining the data provides a rating for each prospect, which is then normalized to fit the TexAgs Rating 100-point scale.

The intent of this rating is to provide TexAgs readers with a comprehensive snapshot of how individual prospects rank nationally.

TexAgs Rating

The TexAgs Recruiting team of Billy Liucci, David Sandhop, Jason Howell, Ryan Brauninger and a host of recruiting interns attends more than 75 games each fall and observes and evaluates every major Texas A&M target, as well as most of the top 150 prospects in the State of Texas. From this evaluation the team draws a rating for each prospect on a scale between 70 and 100.

99-100: Elite national prospect (Five-star)

Considered one of the best prospects in the nation and a likely difference-maker at the collegiate level. Displays all of the physical skills to be a future All-American with potential to be an early-round NFL draft pick.

90-98: Elite state prospect (Four-star)

Considered one of the best 30-40 prospects in the state and a top 250 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to be a major early contributor at the collegiate level with high professional potential.

80-89: Quality prospect (Three-star)

Considered one of the best 100 prospects in the state and a top 500 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to develop into a contributor over the course of his college career. Has the ability to become a professional prospect over time with development.

70-79: Solid prospect (Two-star)

Considered one of the top 250 prospects in the state. Has the physical skills to be a potential contributor at a D-1 program over the course of his collegiate career with significant development. Professional potential is low.

Staff Predictions

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Example #1

If the predicted school is Texas A&M and confidence is set to “High”, then the staff member is saying “I believe that this recruit will ultimately sign with Texas A&M and I feel very certain about that.”

Example #2

If the predicted school is “Alabama” and confidence is set to “Low,” then the staff member is saying “I believe that this recruit will ultimately sign with Alabama, but I’m not very certain about that.”
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