Analyzing the best Dallas-area high school safeties in the Class of 2025

Out of the 10 safeties that made The dallas Morning News’ top 100 recruits list for the class of 2024, five of them ranked within the top 25. This year, however, not one safety made it that high on the list.

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Here’s a look at each of the safeties ranked within The News’ top 100 recruits list for the class of 2024.

No. 28 Sael Reyes

Reyes, the safety ranked as No. 38 in the country according to 247Sports.com, helped DeSoto to a 16-0 record and the Texas 6A D-1 state championship during his junior season last year. He recorded 60 tackles, one sack, one interception and one forced fumble.

He committed to SMU on May 19 over scholarship offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, LSU and others.

No. 29 Tyren Polley Jr.

The 5-foot-10, 180 pound rising senior at Duncanville helped his school to its second consecutive Texas 6A D-1 state championship this past season.

During the 2023-24 season, Polley Jr. recorded 51 solo tackles, 79 total tackles and three interceptions.

After receiving scholarship offers from LSU, Oklahoma, SMU and others, the safety committed to SMU on Feb 23.

No. 46 Bo Onu

The Baylor Bears added Onu, a three-star safety out of Hebron, to its class of 2025 in June.

Onu is coming off of a first-team all-district junior season, and has the ability to play a hybrid safety role as well as a roaming linebacker position.

Last season, the 6-foot-1, 210 pound safety tallied 29 tackled, snagged three interceptions and recovered three fumbles.

No. 59 Ayden Webb

According to 247Sports.com, Webb is ranked as No. 110 among all safeties nationally in the class of 2025.

Webb aided Lake Highlands to a 9-3 overall record and a 7-1 district record, placing them first in the 6A Region 1 District 7 standings.

The three-star safety committed to the Oklahoma State Cowboys on June 19 after receiving scholarship offers from SMU, TCU, Houston and others.

No. 63 Nathan Tilmon

Three days after his official visit to Texas in June, Tilmon decommited from SMU and decided to re-open his recruitment status.

The 6-foot, 185-pound safety out of mansfield Timberview only played in eight games during his junior season and recorded 34 tackles and six pass breakups.

No. 85 Tobias Gary

During his 16-game junior season, Gary aided South Oak Cliff to a Texas 5A D-II state runner-up finish and the Golden Bears’ third consecutive year making a title game appearance. He tallied 59 tackles and three interceptions during the 2023-24 season.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety received scholarship offers from Texas, Kansas, Texas Tech and others but chose to commit to LA Tech.

No. 91 Braylan McDonald

McDonald, a three-star recruit from Lancaster, helped his team to an overall record of 9-6 and a 5-3 district record, placing them in fourth place out of the 5A-1 Region II District 7 standings.

According to 247Sports.com, McDonald is ranked as the No. 93 safety in the nation. He has received scholarship offers from Texas Tech, Boston College and others, but committed to Washington State on June 29.

No. 92 Rohon Kazadi

Kazadi, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound safety out of Plano, only appeared in five games during his junior football season. He recorded 14 solo tackles and 29 total tackles.

He received offers from Memphis, Syracuse, Tulsa and others but has yet to come to a commitment decision.

No. 98 Zephen Walker

In 2022, Walker primarily played offense in seven games as a sophomore, completing 10-of-19 passes for 157 yards and rushed for 154 yards and one touchdown.

However, he transitioned to safety fulltime during his junior year at Lewisville. Last season, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety recorded 48 tackles and one interception.

Walker has received college offers from Army, Navy, Arkansas State and others, but he committed to the Oregon State Beavers on June 27.

No. 100 Juan-Milleon Aguilar

Aguilar began his varsity debut as a freshman playing snaps on both offense and defense. He caught eight passes for 134 yards and one touchdown while recording 40 tackles, three interceptions and one fumble recovery.

As a Bishop Dunne sophomore in 2022, Aguilar tallied 51 tackles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

During his junior season, however, he aided Dallas Kimball to an 8-3 record and a Texas 5A D-II playoff appearance.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound safety has received scholarship offers from Texas State, Grambling State and others but has yet to make a commitment decision. He posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, that he will announce his commitment on July 17.

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