Under Armour Dallas: MVPs and Top Performers

By Platform Scout: Marc Henry @marchen44

 

Each year Under Armour brings it’s national camp to cities around the country in search of the top talent. Dallas has been a hotbed for football talent over the last decade and when UA comes to town the top prospects from Texas and the southern region show up to compete. The mission and goal of The Platform is to #ExposeTheUnexposed and provide adequate coverage of athletes around the country giving them exposure. We also spotlight several top performers who took home MVP awards at their positions and  several other top recruits who are on the radars of college programs around the country.

 

Taz Williams Jr. | Class of 2025 | Wide Receiver | Red Oak High School

Taz Williams Jr. made his presence known at the Under Armour Camp in Dallas, displaying why he’s one of the most sought-after wide receivers in the Texas and a national recruit. His superb route running, reliable hands, and explosive burst stood out, making him a dependable pass-catching threat throughout the event. He has a stout build and a game-ready frame, Williams Jr. has the physical attributes necessary for success at the collegiate level. Combined with his ability to quickly get in and out of breaks and his impressive catch radius, it’s no wonder he had such a standout performance in Dallas. With over 50 offers, Williams Jr. is undoubtedly a top target for numerous programs, including the Texas Longhorns. Taz has the most offers of any prospect in the class of 2025.

 

Michael Fasusi | Class of 2025 | Offensive Line | Lewisville High School

Michael Fasusi had a standout performance at the Under Armour Camp displaying his exceptional skills and potential. With clean footwork, flexible hip bend, and an long, rangy reach, Fasusi has the fundamental attributes needed for success in the trenches. His ability to move well in space and dish out a stiff punch at engagement makes him a powerful force at the point of attack. Fasusi’s recognition at the camp solidified his status as a top prospect and he is one of the top recruits at his position in the country. Fasusi has plan to visit Texas for the spring game and all signs point to him being a top priority in the Longhorns 2025 recruiting class. While Texas may be the front runner, schools like Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas A&M are also in the double digit list of offers in Michael’s bag.

 

Ty Haywood | Class of 2025 | Offensive Line | Denton Ryan High School

Ty Haywood’s physicality and athleticism make him a standout offensive line prospect in the class of 2025. With his great length and lean, athletic frame, he possesses the physical tools necessary to excel at the collegiate level. Haywood’s explosiveness off the ball and strength at the point of attack allow him to dominate in the trenches. His stiff punch at engagement further shows his ability to control defenders. Additionally, Haywood’s mobility and agility enable him to move effectively in space, making him a versatile asset on the offensive line. As one of the top prospects in his class, Haywood’s potential is undeniable, and his future at the collegiate level is bright.

 

Daylan McCutcheon | Class of 2025 | Wide Receiver | Lovejoy High School

Daylan McCutcheon’s MVP performance at the UA Dallas camp in a loaded group of wide receivers that attended this event, highlights his exceptional talents and potential impact at the collegiate level. With his smooth route running, great hands, and ability to attack the ball in flight, McCutcheon possesses the skills necessary to excel as a playmaker in any offense. His efficiency in getting in and out of breaks without wasting steps shows his technical prowess and football IQ. Additionally, McCutcheon’s stout frame and long reach provide him with a physical advantage over defenders, making him a formidable threat on the field. Having received an offer from Texas last May, McCutcheon has the potential to make an early impact at the collegiate level. Keep an eye on him as he plans to visit Austin this summer in June.

 

Dakorien Moore | Class of 2025 | Wide Receiver | Duncanville High School

Dakorien Moore came in this weekend as the number one wide receiver in the nation, and his performance at the UA Dallas event only solidified his status. With his savvy route running and ability to swiftly transition in and out of breaks, Moore poses a significant challenge for defenders. His quick-twitch athleticism and explosive burst make him a dynamic threat in the passing game. Despite being committed to LSU, Texas remains highly interested in Moore and will have the opportunity to make their case during his visit to Austin in April. Moore is a two time state champ at Duncanville and returns for his senior season as the Panthers attempt to make it three in a row.

 

Emeka Ugorji | Class of 2025 | Offensive Lineman | South Oak Cliff

Emeka Ugorji’s impressive junior season with South Oak Cliff High School has undoubtedly caught the attention of college recruiters. Standing at 6’5″ and 280 pounds, Ugorji boasts a lean, athletic frame that is ideal for the collegiate level. His extended reach, coupled with his violent hands at engagement, make him a formidable force on the field. Ugorji’s powerful punch and athleticism enable him to excel in both pass protection and run blocking, while his ability to move well in space adds to his versatility. His success at the UA Dallas event winning the Offensive Line MVP, where he won multiple reps against top competition, further solidified his status as one of the hottest recruits in the state of Texas this offseason. With offers from a variety of notable programs, including Memphis, TCU, Houston, Kansas, Stanford, and Arizona State, Ugorji is undoubtedly a coveted prospect poised for success at the next level.

 

Jackson Blackwell | Class of 2025 | Defensive Line | Lorena High School

Jackson Blackwell’s MVP performance at the UA Dallas event solidified his status as a standout defensive line prospect. With his active presence inside, explosive first step, and violent hands at impact, Blackwell poses a significant challenge for opposing offensive linemen. His ability to play with great leverage allowed him to consistently win battles in the trenches. Blackwell’s arsenal of moves, showcased during the 1v1 reps, highlights his versatility and effectiveness as a pass rusher. Standing at 6’3″ and 300 pounds, he knows how to utilize his size and strength to his advantage, making him a disruptive force on the field. With offers from UTSA, Arkansas State, Nevada, and North Texas, Blackwell’s impressive performance at the UA Dallas event could attract even more attention from college programs looking to bolster their defensive line.

 

Keelon Russell | Class of 2025 | Quarterback | Duncanville High School

Keelon Russell’s MVP performance at the UA Dallas event showcased his skill set as a quarterback and solidified his status as a top talent at the position. As a two-time state champion at Duncanville, Russell brings a winning mentality and valuable experience to the table. Standing at 6’3″ with a lean, athletic build, he passes the eye test. Russell’s arm talent allows him to effectively distribute the ball across the route tree, while his ability to stand tall in the pocket adds poise and confidence to his game. He is an elite passer and Russell possesses the athleticism and speed to make plays with his legs when needed. His quick release and accuracy in the short to intermediate zones allows him to pick defenses apart and he has great touch on his deep ball. Russell’s ability to throw accurately on the move adds another dimension to his game. As a top performer at UA Dallas, Russell stamped himself as a top quarterback prospect in the class of 2025.

 

Michael Turner | Class of 2025 | Running Back | Richland High School

Michael Turner Jr. is one of the most versatile running backs in the class of 2025 in the talent-rich state of Texas. Standing at 6’0 feet tall with a lean and athletic build, he possesses an explosive combination of speed and burst that allows him to break away for big plays. Not just a threat on the ground, Turner’s adeptness as a skilled route runner makes him a formidable weapon in the passing game.

His standout performance at the Under Armour Dallas camp, where he secured the running back MVP award, shows that he has established himself as one of the top rushers in the 2025 class. Going head-to-head against top linebacker competition and winning in multiple reps cements his status as a rising star in heading into his senior year.

As his profile continues to gain momentum on the recruiting trail, with recent offers pouring in from top football programs like Michigan State, Utah, and Pittsburgh, it’s clear that Turner’s talent is garnering well-deserved attention from collegiate coaches and scouts alike. With his skill set and potential, you can expect his offer sheet to increase heading into the fall.

 

Ali Vinson | Class of 2025 | Linebacker | Melissa High School

Ali Vinson’s MVP performance at the UA Dallas event highlighted his versatility and playmaking ability as a linebacker. With his ability to move well in space, Vinson demonstrated his agility and athleticism on the field. His superb field vision allows him to anticipate plays and react quickly to the action. Vinson’s standout performance in pass coverage during the 1v1s against some of the top running backs showcased his ability to excel in pass defense. Standing at 6’1″ and 210 pounds with a strong, stout build, he possesses the physicality necessary to disrupt opposing offenses. Vinson’s versatility allows him to line up at inside or outside linebacker, showing that he can be disruptive from various angles within a defensive scheme. His good ball skills in coverage and great instincts further enhance his impact on the field. Additionally, as one of the top wrestlers in Texas, Vinson brings a unique level of athleticism and tenacity to the gridiron. Look for Vinson’s recruitment to ramp up this offseason, as he has gathered multiple invites to college camps this offseason.

 

Aidan Anding | Class of 2025 | Defensive Back | Ruston (LA) High School

Anding’s MVP performance at the UA Dallas event showcased his exceptional skills and versatility as a defensive back. With his lean, long build and extended arm length, Anding possesses the physical attributes that are ideal for the position. His great ball skills and instincts allow him to make plays on the ball effectively, while his strength in press coverage enables him to disrupt opposing receivers. Anding’s smooth transition into his backpedal and ability to move well in space highlight his agility and coverage ability. His excellent closing speed allows him to close gaps quickly and shut down passing windows when the ball is thrown his way. He faced some top competition in the receiving group in Dallas, winning multiple reps, demonstrating his competitiveness and skill level. As a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track, Anding brings a well-rounded athletic background to the football field. With offers from numerous programs, including Houston, TCU, Georgia Tech, Baylor, Louisiana Monroe, and Ole Miss, Anding is a highly sought-after prospect in Louisiana and he left no doubt that he is one of the top defensive back prospects in his class.

 

Grayson Wilson | Class of 2025 | Quarterback | Central Arkansas Christian High School (AR)

Wilson’s MVP performance at the UA Dallas event stamped his status as a top quarterback prospect in a competitive field on Sunday. With elite arm talent and a strong, accurate arm, Wilson was extremely  accurate delivering the short to intermediate routes with precision. His ability to spray the route tree and make all the necessary throws showcased his versatility and effectiveness. Wilson’s clean pocket footwork and utilization of his hips to generate extra velocity on his throws shows his technical proficiency and superb mechanics. His great touch on deep passes allows him to stretch the field vertically and keep defenses honest. During the drills at the UA camp in Dallas, Wilson showed his ability to make pinpoint throws and fit the ball into tight windows during the 1v1s with superb rhythm and timing. Grayson is a dual-threat quarterback who rushed for over 800 yards this past fall, this adds another dimension to his game, making him a dynamic threat on the field. Committed to Arkansas, Wilson’s future looks bright as heads into his final high school season before heading to Fayetteville.

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