Many fans have come to learn the names of some of the top offensive recruits in the 2016 class. Derrick Willies, T.J. Vasher, Jett Duffey and Da'Leon Ward are some of the offensive weapons who will be on campus come next season, but not too many people might be as familiar with the defensive recruits.
I am personally looking forward to seeing 3 defensive guys in particular: DE Houston Miller, LB Kevin Moore, and LB Johnathan Picone.
Houston Miller | 6'3", 235 lbs | Defensive End
24/7: 84 | Rivals: 2-Star | Scout: 3-Star
Houston Miller had a superb senior season. The Keller native ended the season with 119 tackles, 16 TFL, 9 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles. Those numbers were good enough to land Miller on the AP Class 6A All-State Team. Only the best of the best land on the all-state first-team so you have to know that Miller is a baller. There's a very good chance Miller sees a good chunk of playing time next year.
Kevin Moore | 6'0", 200 lbs | Linebacker
24/7: 86 | Rivals: 3-Star | Scout: 3-Star
Kevin Moore was one of the later commits for the 2016 class. Moore committed on October 29th but then took an official visit to Arizona State the following weekend and has also taken an official to Oklahoma St. Even though Moore took those visits he has stayed firm to the Red Raiders. At the end of the season, Moore found himself earning Class 5A All-State honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Just as D'Vonta Hinton, Kevin Moore could end up finding himself playing his freshmen season.
Johnathan Picone | 6'1", 210 lbs | Linebacker
24/7: 84 | Rivals: 3-Star | Scout: 3-Star
This Louisiana native also had a stellar senior season. Picone compiled 96 total tackles and 6 sacks on the year. While Picone didn't earn first-team honors along side Kevin Moore, he did earn Honorable Mention for Louisiana Class 5A by the LSWA. One thing you can see in Picone's highlights is that he isn't afraid to come downhill and lay the wood.
All 3 of the guys mentioned above had great senior seasons and may get some late attention from programs as National Signing Day grows closer. They all possess unique talent and could find themselves playing on Saturdays next season instead of just watching from the sideline.