Hollins was rated the No. 190 player in the 2013
recruiting cycle by 247’s composite ranking. The
linebacker/defensive end tweener led the Bruins with
nine sacks last year in his sophomore campaign and
is due for more following the loss of Giants draft pick
Owamagbe Odighizuwa. As a senior in high school, Hollins recorded 24 sacks and 44 tackles for a loss on his
way to being named District 25-4A Player of the Year.
Hollins ended his year with a three-sack performance
against Kansas State in the Alamo Bowl. UCLA fans
hope he will develop into the next Anthony Barr.
WHERE TEXAS PREP FOOTBALL
PLAYERS ARE STARRING TODAY
BY WILL HELMS
A redshirt sophomore, Weaver
was third on the team in tackles
with 62 tackles a year after leading
the Broncos with 89. Coming out of
high school, Weaver was a three-star prospect and the 99th rated
prospect in Texas. In the regular-season finale against Fresno State,
Weaver had 16 tackles including
14 solo stops. He also had a sack
in that game and in a Fiesta Bowl
win against Arizona. A two-sport
athlete in high school, Weaver
lettered in soccer and football. He
finished his senior season with 111
tackles, 15 tackles for loss, and
three forced fumbles.
A dual-threat quarterback from
Arlington, Turner transitioned to
wide receiver upon his arrival in
Lincoln. Though he’s been poised
for a breakout year, Turner battled
injuries for the Cornhuskers during
his junior and senior seasons. He
recorded just four receptions on the
season before tearing his Achilles
tendon against McNeese State.
Turner received a medical redshirt
and will have a second chance at
his senior season. A dynamic return
man and playmaker, Turner will look
to lead a young Nebraska receiving
corps in 2015. Turner comes into
the season with 799 career receiving yards and four touchdowns.
Williams is currently 10th on
Arkansas’ all-time rushing yard
list with 2,321 yards. Paired with
junior Alex Collins, the Arkansas
backfield is the best statistically
in the SEC. Williams was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2014
as a junior and will look to lead
the Razorbacks in 2015. Williams
started 11 games last season and
finished with 1,190 yards and 12
touchdowns. His 90-yard touchdown run against Nicholis State
was the longest of his career. Look
for Williams to be one of the top
backs in the country in 2015 and a
potential top NFL draft pick.
The No. 2 ranked recruit in the
nation lived up to the hype in 2014.
As a true freshman, Garrett led the
Aggies with 11 sacks, 12. 5 tackles
for a loss and nine quarterback hurries. His 11 sacks set the records
for sacks by an SEC freshman and
the overall school sack record.
He was a consensus Freshman
All-American selection. Against
Louisiana-Monroe, Garrett recorded
3. 5 sacks, good for the SEC Freshman single-game record. He earned
5A State Player of the Year Honors
in his senior year of high school.