As a Recruit
McKinney (Texas) High School coach Marcus Shavers was a four-star recruit back when he was coming out of Allen in 2005, and he knows a thing or two about having the tools to play at the next level. So, it speaks volumes when he says Xavier Filsaime has “everything it takes” to be “special in college football and beyond.” Filsaime began his career as a star receiver, but he transitioned to the defensive side of the ball during his junior season at McKinney. “At first, the transition was pretty difficult,” Filsaime told Rivals.com. “But I've learned reads on the offensive side of the ball. It's going well. I like it. I love coming up and playing aggressively inside the box and making big hits in run support.” He finished the 2022 season with 92 tackles, three fumble recoveries and three pass breakups. He had two quarterback hurries in 13 games. Filsaime also runs track at McKinney. Filsaime is also an academic all-district pick that sports a 3.4 GPA.