• Louisiana Tech
  • Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
    Signed - 2/2/2022

DeAnthony Gatson

  • Pos RB
  • Height 5-10
  • Weight 198

Prospect Info

  • High School Newton
  • City Newton, TX
  • Class 2022

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  • USC 50%
    6 Med
  • Texas 50%
    6 Med
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Scouting Report

Evaluated 06/14/2021

Gabe Brooks National Scouting Analyst


Power-5 Starter

Unverified size but adequate height with a sturdy build. Not a proverbial "big" back but stoutly assembled with a run style to match. Runs hard and, despite upright gait, lowers pad level to take on contact. Flashes a good stiff arm. Plays with good foot quickness that fosters consistent in-space wiggle. Shows some open-field subtlety of movement and fluidity that allows him to slip by tacklers. Cuts with conviction and burst. Redirects well without much gear-down. Great production through junior year, including consecutive 1,800-yard seasons and 4,000 total on 11.0 yards per carry in first three years. Athleticism lacks context in any form other than on-field performance. No verified testing or track and field data. Can open up better at the top end to increase long speed. Faces small-school competition (Texas 3A D-II) that could present a learning curve in transition to P5 level. Plays in a run-heavy offense and lacks pass-catching opportunities. Will need to acclimate to a more modern scheme in college. Definitely a P5-caliber back with a high floor and a nice combination of run effort and nuance. Still has tread on the tires despite run-heavy scheme and could become a reliable power conference starter.

H.S. Athletic Background

2020: Texas District 12-3A D-II Overall MVP as a junior. Helped Newton to a 7-3 record and a 3A D-II second-round playoff appearance.
2019: Texas District 12-3A D-II Offensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore. Helped Newton to an 11-2 record and 3A D-II third-round playoff appearance.
2018: Got 19 carries as a freshman for a 15-0 Newton team that won its second consecutive Texas 3A D-II state championship.

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