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2008 Prospect Ranking

Lone Star Recruiting's Top 100 (2008)

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Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
#1Aaron WilliamsDB
Round Rock, TXMcNeil

Williams possesses the best combination of size/frame/athleticism of any defensive back in the state. Has outstanding speed, is fluid in his back-peddle, is very comfortable in coverage and has great ball skills. Plays well near the line of scrimmage and has the potential to be a big hitter at the next level. Can play anywhere in the secondary. One of the top special teams players in the nation. Seemed to turned the corner mentally as a player during his senior season and he emerged as a truly great player.

Previous ranking: 1
Debut ranking: 79 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 1

4 stars6'1"175Texas
#2R.J. WashingtonDE
Keller, TXFossil Ridge

Prototype three-down pass-rushing defensive end. Great burst off the edge as a pass rusher and plays with great closing speed and suddenness. Needs to play with better pad level and get stronger at the point of attack, but you won’t find many prospects with his upside on the defensive end front. An elite prospect that hasn’t even come close to realizing his physical upside. Might have the quickest first step off the edge of any player that’s come out of this state in the last ten years.

Previous ranking: 2
Debut ranking: 1 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 1

5 stars6'3"245Oklahoma
#3Stephen GoodOL
Paris, TXParis

Awesome player. One of the most dominating offensive linemen I’ve seen in the Texas high school football ranks. Explosive power in his lower body allows him to just destroy other players at the point of attack. Once he gets his mitts on you, you’re done. Much better athlete in space than you would expect a big brawler to be. Plays with a mean streak that you either have or you don’t, and this kid has it and then some. A solid pass blocker that does a good job of keeping his balance when using a slide step, but he doesn’t have great knee bend and I can’t help but wonder if he’s going to be limited to playing guard or on the right side of the line in college because he might not have the foot-speed needed to stay on the left. The shoulder problems are a concern, but he seemed to recover from the injury at the end of his senior season.

Previous ranking: 5
Debut ranking: 2 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 1

5 stars6'6"300Oklahoma
#4DeSean HalesRB
Klein, TXOak

Awesome talent. Long strider that has a great initial burst and combines it with plus speed. One of the best leapers in the state. Has great body control in the air. Very good player in the open field. He’s the whole package.

Previous ranking: 6
Debut ranking: 11 (2/6/07)
Highest ranking: 4

4 stars5'10"165Texas
#5Darryl StonumWR
Sugar Land, TXDulles

Awesome talent. Long strider that has a great initial burst and combines it with plus speed. One of the best leapers in the state. Has great body control in the air. Very good player in the open field. He’s the whole package.

Previous ranking: 6
Debut ranking: 11 (2/6/07)
Highest ranking: 5

4 stars6'2"180Michigan
#6Jermie CalhounRB
Van, TXVan

A tremendously skilled player that does everything very well. Has great vision, balance and can make defenders miss in space. A strong runner that breaks a lot of arm tackles and takes on glancing shots without getting knocked off his feet. Doesn’t have elite speed, but his initial burst is as good as you’re going to find and it’s going to ensure that he’s a big-play threat at the next level. Really, when you combine that sudden burst that he has with his natural instincts and strong physical tools, you’re looking at a phenomenal prospect. Still, he’s not a perfect prospect. His level of competition is not very strong and the jump in competition is going to be severe.

Previous ranking: 3
Debut ranking: 3 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 2

5 stars6'0"210Oklahoma
#7Cyrus GrayRB
DeSoto, TXDeSoto

An electric football player with the ball in his hands. Has the ability to make people miss in a phone booth. This kid possesses great, great feet. Only real question mark that I have is whether he really has that extra gear that he’s going to need at the next level because he always seems to run as fast as he needs to and not an ounce more (reminds me of Derrick Strait in that aspect). Reminds me a little of former Sharpstown star Joseph Addai.

Previous ranking: 7
Debut ranking: 25 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 7

4 stars6'0"188Texas A&M
#8Dan BucknerWR
Allen, TXAllen

Awesome size and he uses it to the most of his ability. Tremendous jumper in traffic that catches ball well away from his body. Better speed than you would think. Strong runner that runs through arm tackles. Does a great job of separating defenders from the ball in the air with his body. Isn’t afraid to go over the middle. Gets in and out of his breaks cleanly. Will need to watch his weight in college because he doesn’t have enough speed/burst to give up any for increased size.

Previous ranking: 15
Debut ranking: 10 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 6

4 stars6'4"209Texas
#9Jeff FullerWR
McKinney, TXBoyd

You might not find another player that has seen their skyrocket quite like Fuller's did during the spring of his junior season. Although he’s not yet been a dominant player on the field, he has dominated elite-level talent in both camp settings and post-season all-star game workouts, Although he has great size, Fuller is not a player that blows you away with his raw athleticism on film. He makes the most out of his size advantage, but he’s not the kind of leaper that snags the ball at its appex. Runs hard and through tackles, but isn’t a big YAC guy. Has perhaps the highest ceiling of any receiver in the state.

Previous ranking: 18
Debut ranking: 27 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 9

4 stars6'4"202Texas A&M
#10D.J. MonroeDB
Angleton, TXAngleton

Elite athlete with difference-making football speed. Has good ball skills and possesses a high football IQ. Very physical player for a kid with his size. Obviously, he’s a great track kid, but he’s a football player first and foremost. Always seems to make big plays at key moments in games. Size is an obvious question mark. Is going to have to prove that his speed and athleticism can offset the size match-up problems he’ll see. Might be the best return man in the state. If he were two or three inches taller, he’d be a sure-fire five-star selection and one of the top ten players in the country.

Previous ranking: 8
Debut ranking: 9 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 7

4 stars5'9"165Texas
#11Jarvis HumphreyDT
Cedar Hill, TXCedar Hill

Big ol’ bull in a china closet on the football field. Very quick first step that allows him to get great leverage and he’s almost unblockable at that point. When he’s playing at his best, he can totally disrupt an offense to the point that it can’t function. At the high school level, he’s almost impossible to block with just one blocker. Lost some weight during his senior season and might need a year in the weight room before he is college-ready. Needs to improve his technique, but he’s the one pure defensive tackle that looks like he has a chance to be a great player.

Previous ranking: 16
Debut ranking: 60 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 11

4 stars6'2"290Texas
#12Ben HabernOL
Argyle, TXLiberty Christian School

Still in the early stages of his physical development, but he’s got the physical tools and plays with a lot that Kasey Studdard attitude that just can’t be taught. Plays really hard and is much more physical that you’d expect from a guy so young in his development. Not nearly the player at the point of attack on offense that you’d think he’d be on a play-by-play basis. Much better as a defensive tackle where he shows excellent quickness off the ball, plays with great pad level, packs a strong initial punch and uses his athleticism to make plays down the line of scrimmage. Needs some time to develop, but I like his chances of being a possible three-year contributor at a major college.

Previous ranking: 20
Debut ranking: 28 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 12

4 stars6'3"270Oklahoma
#13D.J. GrantWR
Austin, TXLyndon B. Johnson

Late developing talent that emerged as perhaps the top senior sleeper of the recruiting year. Great package of size and athleticism. In fact, Grant probably has the best set of physical tools in the state. Reminds me of what Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree looked like as a senior. Tremendous leaper that made ESPN’s Top 10 list for his acrobatic catch in the Under Armor All-American game. One of the most physical blockers in the state at the wide receiver position. Very unpolished player that might need a few years to develop before being ready to play the wide receiver in college, but if he makes a quick adjustment he has the potential to be an early star

Previous ranking: NR
Debut ranking: 13 (1/8/08)
Highest ranking: 13

4 stars6'3"205Texas
#14Kheeston RandallDT
Beaumont, TXKelly

Outstanding athleticism and frame. Emerged as a dominant physical force during his senior season after his body started to fill out in the off-season. Moves extremely well for a big kid and is athletic enough to play up and down the line of scrimmage. A bit of a project because he’s just starting to come into his own, but he has the type of physical upside that few of his peers at the position carry. One of the largest ceilings in the state. As an offensive lineman, he moves incredibly well in space and plays with a lot of aggression.

Previous ranking: 28
Debut ranking: 51 (3/20/07)
Highest ranking: 14

4 stars6'5"267Texas
#15Derrick HallATH
Beaumont, TXCentral

Extremely explosive athlete that has star potential on both sides of the ball. Hall can be an electric runner with the football, as his initial burst and outright speed makes him one of the state’s most dangerous weapons. Very good receiver out of the backfield that could end up playing receiver on offense. As a defensive back, he has great cover skills and is physical in run defense.

Previous ranking: 13
Debut ranking: 32 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 13

4 stars5'10"201Texas A&M
#16Mark BuchananOL
Austin, TXAustin

Great frame, athleticism and footwork. Probably has the best feet of any lineman in Texas. Does a great job of playing well in space. In fact, he might play better in space than any offensive lineman in the state. Gets to the second level and always finds a way to get to his man. Has the feet to be a left tackle at the next level. Still needs to add mass to his frame and he might take a few years of development, but his upside is through the roof.

Previous ranking: 12
Debut ranking: 79 (2/6/07)
Highest ranking: 12

4 stars6'6"275Texas
#17Andrew LuckQB
Houston, TXStratford

I’m not sure there’s anything not to like. Luck can make every throw in the book and he does it with ease. Extremely polished passer that has obviously been well-schooled in the art of the position. He might actually be the most polished high school quarterback I’ve seen in Texas in years. In addition to his skills as a passer, he’s also an above average athlete that throws the ball well on the move. A straight-line runner that has good speed, but isn’t going to make his living carrying the football.

Previous ranking: 9
Debut ranking: 4 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 4

4 stars6'4"215Stanford
#18Joseph IbiloyeDB
Garland, TXSouth Garland

Very explosive player that gets to the football as well as any linebacker in the state. Is being recruited as a defensive back by some schools, but I prefer him at linebacker because while he can cover the field sideline-to-sideline with his speed and athleticism, I’m not sure how comfortable and fluid he is in his back-peddle. Needs more size, but he’s a baller and a playmaker. Reminds quite a bit of former Florida State safety B.J. Ward.

Previous ranking: 14
Debut ranking: 24 (2/6/07)
Highest ranking: 14

4 stars6'2"195Oklahoma
#19Sam McGuffieRB
Cypress, TXCy-Fair

Size is an issue, but he has a great burst and speed. He’s a slashing runner, but he doesn’t make a lot of guys miss as much as he runs through open lanes. If a defender gets a shot on him, he doesn’t get a lot of YAC and that’s a concern as he makes the next leap in competition. Not an every down player at running back, but he is he’s able to display good hands as a receiver (not something that shows up on film), he’s got a chance to be a quality all-purpose back. Would be best served by playing in a spread offense, which would allow him to be a big play option out of the backfield.

Previous ranking: 32
Debut ranking: 44 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 19

4 stars6'0"188Michigan
#20Omarius HinesWR
Corsicana, TXCorsicana

A poor man’s version of Dez Bryant. Doesn’t have the best size, speed or athleticism of the top receivers in the state, but he’s strong in each area and when you add it all up, he’s an imposing player and prospect. Makes a ton of plays. A great leaper who excels in the red zone. There are better athletes for sure, but there might not be a receiver in the sate that can match his productivity. Also, he makes big plays in key moments for his team.

Previous ranking: 23
Debut ranking: 21 (2/6/07)
Highest ranking: 20

4 stars6'1"180Florida
#21Chancey AghayereDT
Garland, TXGarland

At a legit 6-4, 241 pounds, this kid has the potential to be the best player in this class, but he rarely played at an elite level as a senior and it led to questions about his passion for the game. Possesses a great first step off the ball and is a beast at the point of attack when he’s dialed into the game. Plays with great pad level and uses his hands extremely well at this stage of his development. After his junior season he looked like the most complete defensive lineman in the state, but most feel like he’s taken steps backwards in the last 12 months. With his build, he might eventually grow into a defensive tackle, which when you consider his athleticism, might be the best long-term position for him.

Previous ranking: 10
Debut ranking: 89 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 2

4 stars6'4"244LSU
#22Aundre DeanRB
Katy, TXKaty

Total downhill runner that has a nice blend of size and speed. Is quicker than he is fast, so he’s not going to outrun a lot of people in college, but he gets in and out of the hole very quickly. Great feet. Finishes his runs like you’d want to see a power runner. Looks like a kid that can be a starter for a high-level college team. Might be the best runner between the tackles in the entire state. Not a home run hitter, but he gets a lot of 15-20-yard runs. Not sure if he has the speed to get to the corner at the next level.

Previous ranking: 17
Debut ranking: 48 (2/6/07)
Highest ranking: 12

4 stars6'1"200UCLA
#23David SnowOL
Gilmer, TXGilmer

A big mauler inside that just kills people when he gets inside of them. High football IQ. Plays well on the move and is a plus athlete for a guy his size. Needs to improve his pass blocking like all kids at this level, but his biggest focus needs to be in adding more overall strength because he was not as strong at the point of attack in the post-season all-star workouts as he’s going to need to be in college. Overall, he’s a tenacious all-around player.

Previous ranking: 11
Debut ranking: 6 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 6

4 stars6'4"300Texas
#24Markelle MartinDB
Wichita Falls, TXRider

At his very best he might be the best safety prospect in the state because of his enormous set of physical tools. This kid possesses a great combination of size and athleticism, while also showing the ability to make plays on the ball as a center-fielder in the secondary. When he wants to be, he can be a punishing hitter, but he often doesn’t show that kind of attitude on a consistent basis. If he can become a more consistent player and not just a big-play player, the sky is the limit.

Previous ranking: 24
Debut ranking: 91 (2/7/07)
Highest ranking: 24

4 stars6'1"180Oklahoma St.
#25J.B. ShugartsOL
Klein, TXKlein

Great athlete. With his athleticism and feet, he is the dream left tackle candidate. Doesn’t play as physical as you’d expect with that size and often looks soft. Plays high and can be pushed back at the line of attack. The caveat for this kid is upside. He’s got first round potential, but I wonder if he’s a good enough player to meet his potential. Much better prospect than he is a player right now.

Previous ranking: 29
Debut ranking: 7 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 7

4 stars6'7"299Ohio St.
#26Josh WilliamsDE
Denton, TXRyan

This kid is all about raw explosiveness. His frame hasn’t even really started to fill out, but when Williams lines up off the edge as a pass rusher, he can create as much havoc as anyone in the state because of a great first step. If he can continue to fill out, he has a chance to be a tremendous pass rusher at the high collegiate level. Strength is an obvious issue at this point, so it might take him a couple of years to get on the field, but his quickness is such a strength that it’s not out of the question that he could become a candidate for early playing time. With Williams, it’s going to end up being about where he finishes physically. He might be the classic tweener or he might just emerge as an elite-level edge player.

Previous ranking: 26
Debut ranking: 50 (5/14/07)
Highest ranking: 26

3 stars6'4"220Nebraska
#27Devin ThomasRB
San Antonio, TXMadison

Wow, this kid is really, really good. Tremendous initial burst and plus-speed. Thomas has the ability to create separation very quickly. Even better than that is his ability to make people miss in space without having to switch gears. Not much to dislike. He’s right there with Jermie Calhoun and Cyrus Gray as one of the best backs in this state. If not for a knee injury during his senior season he might have finished much higher in the rankings.

Previous ranking: 27
Debut ranking: 64 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 13

3 stars5'10"185Mississippi
#28Daniel CampbellOL
Aldine, TXAldine

For a kid with his size, he moves exceptionally well. Has good knee bend and has a great slide step that allows him to be a much better pass protector than you’d probably expect from a kid with his size. Not sure if he can play left tackle at the next level, but he has a chance. Needs to get better at the point of attack and his weight is a concern for some. After a year or two in someone’s system, this kid has a chance to be a three-year starter type. Yet another kid with a very high ceiling, but the weight concerns create a low basement.

Previous ranking: 21
Debut ranking: 11 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 11

4 stars6'5"320USC
#29Kapron Lewis-MooreDE
Weatherford, TXWeatherford

Outstanding physical specimen that has the physical tools to be an excellent college player. Plays well at the point of attack and does a great job of using his hands to get off of blockers. Has a nice first step, but plays a little high. Not sure whether he can be a top-shelf pass rusher, but he can definitely be a solid one. Doesn’t have a lot of lateral quickness, but he’s a plus athlete when he’s able to square his shoulders and run. Plays up and down the line of scrimmage very well. His backside pursuit must be accounted for at all times. Might end up being a better interior prospect.

Previous ranking: 30
Debut ranking: 33 (3/20/07)
Highest ranking: 29

4 stars6'4"225Notre Dame
#30Ryan RobersonRB
Brenham, TXBrenham

Extremely versatile player that seems to make plays all over the field in a variety of roles. He’s probably a more dynamic player on the defensive side of the ball because of his range as a linebacker and top-shelf closing speed. Very comfortable in pass coverage, especially when covering running backs out of the backfield. Very instinctive player that is just starting to scratch the surface of his potential. Could also end up being a very good fullback in college because of his frame and ball skills. Very capable receiver and gives you a chance to have a playmaker in that role.

Previous ranking: 19
Debut ranking: 33 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 18

3 stars5'10"210Texas
#31Jeremy HillsRB
Alief, TXElsik

Great burst and speed, quick to the hole, makes quick decisions, is a very good receiver with soft hands and can make defenders miss in small spaces. Likes to bounce everything outside and isn’t as strong of a runner between the tackles as some other backs in the state. Needs to get stronger before he can be an every down running back in college.

Previous ranking: 31
Debut ranking: 13 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 13

4 stars5'10"181Texas
#32Tommy DormanQB
North Richland Hills, TXBirdville

Long delivery. Arm strength is a plus. Throws the short and intermediate passes with a lot of zip and accuracy. A strong runner that can finish off his runs, but not a shifty guy in space. Instead, he’s a straight-line kid. As a thrower, he makes his living on the short and intermediate. There’s nothing special about his physical abilities, but he does everything well.

Previous ranking: 33
Debut ranking: 95 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 22

3 stars6'3"204Texas A&M
#33Jacquies SmithDE
Dallas, TXSouth Oak Cliff

Smith is a raw player, but he has some abilities off the edge that could prove to pay off in a big way with some continued development. Has a good, but not a great first step, but he has the ability to create havoc as a pass rusher because of his quickness and burst. Uses his hands very well and can chase down plays from sideline-to-sideline. Needs to get stronger and it might take some patience, but he has a very high ceiling.

Previous ranking: 34
Debut ranking: 35 (5/14/07)
Highest ranking: 33

3 stars6'4"220Missouri
#34Sedrick JohnsonWR
Arp, TXArp

Big, physical receiver that possesses a good dose of straight-line speed. Johnson isn’t a guy that’s going to make a lot of people miss with fancy footwork, but his frame and growing strength allow him to break tackles. Doesn’t have a great initial burst at the line of scrimmage and his ability to get in and out of his routes quickly will be something that needs improvement.

Previous ranking: 37
Debut ranking: 71 (5/14/07)
Highest ranking: 34

4 stars6'4"200Iowa St.
#35Tony JerodDE
DeSoto, TXDeSoto

Big, physical strong-side defensive end that needs to grow into a defensive tackle if he’s going to evolve into a high end collegiate player. Doesn’t have a great first step and often plays on his heels, but he plays hard and gets to the ball. His style of play seems better suited for the inside, but there are some questions about whether he can carry the weight needed to be a defensive tackle in a 4-3. If he can fill out to the point where he can play inside full-time, he can be a very good college player.

Previous ranking: 47
Debut ranking: 16 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 35

4 stars6'5"255Texas A&M
#36Justin JohnsonLB
Gilmer, TXGilmer

As a running back, he’s not a five-play “wow” guy, but he does offer a great size-athlete-combo that you’re not going to find often. Runs hard, but will need to run with better pad level in college. Amazingly soft hands and probably as good of a receiver as any back in the state. Is a good open field runner, but doesn’t make a lot of people miss. Needs to get stronger so that he can finish more runs. His real upside is on the defensive side of the ball, especially when you consider that he’s not even close to being completely filled out physically. Has a reputation for not being a hard worker. He’s a player that has a very high upside and a low basement.

Previous ranking: 35
Debut ranking: 5 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 5

4 stars6'1"210Oklahoma
#37Dravannti JohnsonLB
Nederland, TXNederland

Great football player. Pound for pound, he’s as good of a defensive player as you’ll find in the state. The question is going to be his future position because he's a classic tweener in a lot of ways. Doesn’t move extremely well laterally, which limits his potential at linebacker. If his frame continues to fill out he has a chance to become a very good strong-side defensive end. At the end of the day, the kid is a born football player and is going to find a way to get on the field.

Previous ranking: 22
Debut ranking: 26 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 15

4 stars6'2"230Texas
#38Kendall WrightATH
Pittsburg, TXPittsburg

Awesome leaper/athlete that showed a lot more speed as a junior than he did during his sophomore season. Doesn’t have great size, but he plays big. Needs to do more after the catch. Still, there’s something about him that I really think might be special. Has a little bit of the “it” factor that some of his peers don’t have. His best position might be at cornerback. Would like to see more consistency from him because there are times when he shows moments of greatness and then look like a different guy on another occasion.

Previous ranking: 25
Debut ranking: 18 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 18

3 stars5'11"163Baylor
#39Lamar HarrisATH
Gilmer, TXGilmer

Very good all-around prospect. Has good size and athleticism, but is never going to wow you with his athletic skill. That being said, he’s catches everything thrown to him, is very polished receiver and has a chance to be a stellar college player on either side of the ball. Is aggressive in run support from the cornerback position, but not sure if he has the hips to be a big-time corner, although the potential is definitely there. Might end up being a playmaking safety when it’s all said and done.

Previous ranking: 36
Debut ranking: 43 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 36

4 stars6'2"179Oklahoma
#40Alfred DupreeLB
Dallas, TXSkyline

Reminds me a little of former Waco High star Darrell Catlin. Long, lean player that has great suddenness off the edge. A playmaker up and down the line of scrimmage. An obvious tweener that has pass-rush potential, but is going to need to get much stronger if he wants to be an every down player. His first step is not as good as a guy like RJ Washington’s, but he’s not far off.

Previous ranking: 43
Debut ranking: 54 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 29

3 stars6'2"209Oklahoma St.
#41Adrian BushellATH
DeSoto, TXDeSoto

Very versatile athlete that has a chance to emerge as an impact player on either side of the ball. Shows explosiveness in small bursts at this point, but he could really turn into something with some commitment in the weight room. Has excellent ball skills and is a very strong player against the run, but isn’t as strong in coverage.

Previous ranking: 38
Debut ranking: 69 (5/14/07)
Highest ranking: 38

4 stars5'11"180Florida
#42Victor JohnsonDB
Waco, TXWaco

At one point earlier in the year he looked like the best safety prospect in the state and he still might end up being that guy. Very aggressive player that runs down hill and is comfortable near the line of scrimmage. Makes plays all over the field and has a lot of range. Biggest question mark about his abilities are in pass coverage, as he’ll sometimes look stiff in his back-peddle and in pass coverage. Plays very hard.

Previous ranking: 49
Debut ranking: 12 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 12

4 stars6'0"170Oklahoma St.
#43Eddie BrownDT
Waller, TXWaller

He’s somewhere in-between Derek Lokey and Von Miller. Awesome combination of explosiveness and strength. Just a football player with unique measurables. I don’t even know what you do with him right now, but he has the potential to play nose guard, defensive tackle, defensive end and fullback. Has the “it” factor about his game that separates him from others that might have his physical limitations.

Previous ranking: 39
Debut ranking: 45 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 26

3 stars6'2"266Texas A&M
#44Emmanuel AchoLB
Dallas, TXSt. Mark's

Has the type of size/speed/athleticism combo to eventually finish as the top linebacker prospect in the state. However, he’s a projection guy at this point because he’s a better prospect than player. Shows great closing speed and can cover the entire field, but doesn’t always play at a level that you would expect from a player with his athletic skill. Needs to get stronger and improve at the point of attack. Sometimes looks bored on the field and that might have more to do with the competition that he’s playing against than anything else.

Previous ranking: 40
Debut ranking: 76 (3/21/07)
Highest ranking: 40

3 stars6'2"210Texas
#45Gary MasonDE
Waxahachie, TXWaxahachie

One of my favorite sleepers in the entire state. Mason is more of a basketball player than a football player at this point, but he has the type of athleticism to be a star at the next level. He possesses a long, athletic frame that could has a lot of room for filling out. He could end up developing into a dynamic pass-catching tight end or a playmaker off of the edge as a defensive end.

Previous ranking: 56
Debut ranking: 58 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 45

3 stars6'5"211Baylor
#46Darron ThomasQB
Aldine, TXAldine

Nice player, but might be more of an athlete than a quarterback prospect, but if he ends up in the right offense, he could be a very interesting dual-threat option because of his ability to make plays with his feet. Solid athlete, but doesn’t have anything in his bag of tricks that separates him from the pack. Speed is good, as is his quickness and running, but he doesn’t wow you. It will be interesting to see what a commitment in the weight room might do for him.

Previous ranking: 57
Debut ranking: 62 (2/6/07)
Highest ranking: 46

4 stars6'4"195Oregon
#47Antoine HicksATH
Mansfield, TXTimberview

Big, physical athlete that can make people miss in tight quarters. Breaks a lot of tackles and can’t be brought down with an arm tackle or glancing shots. Has some upside as a quarterback prospect, but is very raw and would likely need several years of development there, despite having a live arm and the ability to throw well on the move. His real grade at this point is based on his combination of size, athleticism and playmaking ability.

Previous ranking: 47
Debut ranking: 35 (3/20/07)
Highest ranking: 33

3 stars6'2"193Texas
#48Keon FurtchDB
Paris, TXParis

Really good football player. Good size/athleticism combo that makes plays on both sides of the ball. Very good ball skills. Isn’t a guy that’s going to make people miss after he catches the ball as a receiver, but he’s a strong runner that can break a lot of tackles. Has moments where he plays with aggression on defense, but doesn’t play with that kind of attitude on every play. If I’m going to compare him to anyone, I’d say he reminds me a little of Malcolm Williams (signed with Texas in 2007), but isn’t quite that good of an athlete.

Previous ranking: 41
Debut ranking: 63 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 27

3 stars6'2"180Texas A&M
#49LaMichael JamesRB
Texarkana, TXLiberty-Eylau

Outstanding all-purpose back. Hard runner that runs with great balance and is hard to get to the ground. Doesn’t have elite speed, but has more than enough speed to be a big-play weapon. Probably more quick than he is outright fast. Not sure if he’s going to be an every-down runner at the next level, but there’s no question that he can play. Has great feet and can stop and start on a dime. Will sometimes run hesitant through a hole and needs to make quicker decisions.

Previous ranking: 48
Debut ranking: 71 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 34

4 stars5'9"180Oregon
#50Robert GriffinQB
Copperas Cove, TXCopperas Cove

An elite-level track athlete that still has a long ways to go as a player on the football field. His speed alone makes him a big-time prospect, but he’s still a raw player and I’m not sure where he’s going to line up in college, although it’s easy to see his size and athleticism and envision him playing wide receiver. Doesn’t always look like an elite-level athlete when he’s in pads. A big project with a ton of upside.

Previous ranking: 63
Debut ranking: 73 (5/14/07)
Highest ranking: 50

4 stars6'3"195Baylor
#51David KingDE
Houston, TXStrake Jesuit

Is regarded as a strong-side defensive end prospect, but he might be best-suited to play inside at the next level. Doesn’t have great quickness or suddenness, but he’s strong at the point of attack and can play at a high level hen he’s dialed in. A bit of a project because he’s not a threat off the edge at this point and will need time to develop.

Previous ranking: 78
Debut ranking: 64 (5/14/07)
Highest ranking: 51

4 stars6'5"238Oklahoma
#52D'Anton LynnDB
Celina, TXCelina

One of the biggest hitters in the state. An absolute beast against the run but he struggled at times with his back-peddle and turning his hips in coverage. A times he’ll flash the ability to close on the ball as fast as anyone in the state, but he often drifts in games and doesn’t consistently play at a high level. Might need to spend some time in the weight room and eventually spin down to linebacker.

Previous ranking: 45
Debut ranking: 68 (5/14/07)
Highest ranking: 30

3 stars6'1"177Penn St.
#53Darrius TerryDB
Lufkin, TXLufkin

Terry was regarded as an elite-level prospect early in the recruiting process, but he never has quite played at the level that many expected he’d reach after showing real flashes as a sophomore for one of the state’s top programs. Has a lot of range and his ball skills are as strong as just about any defensive back in the state. A very active player that doesn’t possess elite athletic ability, but will be a very strong college player because he doesn’t have a low basement. He tackles well, knows where to be and makes plays. He might be underrated in this spot.

Previous ranking: 51
Debut ranking: 15 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 53

3 stars6'0"190Louisiana Tech
#54Terrence RobinsonRB
Klein, TXOak

What Robinson doesn’t have in size, he makes up for in explosive ability. Although he doesn’t seem to possess great outright speed, his ability to get from point A to point B in the blink of an eye makes him an interesting prospect as a return man on special teams and as a slot receiver on offense.

Previous ranking: 50
Debut ranking: 68 (10/10/07)
Highest ranking: 50

4 stars5'9"170Michigan
#55Luke PoehlmannOL
Brenham, TXBrenham

Very good combination of size/athleticism/ability. Plays better in the run game right now than he does in pass protection, but he has a chance to be a good right tackle in college. Plays hard and to the whistle on every play and does a solid job of playing in space. Has good, but not great feet, which is why he’s probably not a candidate to play left tackle. Poehlmann didn’t perform at nearly as high of a level as many expected during his senior season, which is why his stocked dropped.

Previous ranking: 42
Debut ranking: 98 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 22

3 stars6'6"260Texas
#56Rod DavisDT
Aldine, TXEisenhower

Can be a really disruptive player. Has a very quick first step at times, but plays high. When he’s motivated, can totally disrupt an offense with his physical play. Needs to be more consistent and needs to play better when he’s matched up with players of his equal ability. An above-average athlete for a kid with his size. Has a chance to be a great nose-tackle.

Previous ranking: 53
Debut ranking: 98 (3/21/07)
Highest ranking: 36

4 stars6'2"300Texas A&M
#57Spencer ReevesLB
Dallas, TXSkyline

Good size/speed combo. Runs as well sideline-to-sideline as any linebacker I’ve seen in the state this year. Has a good burst and good closing speed. Pursues to the football very well. Very aggressive player that appears to be still learning the nuances of the linebacker position. Needs to get stronger physically and at the point of attack.

Previous ranking: 46
Debut ranking: 33 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 29

3 stars6'1"193Minnesota
#58Kyle PraterLB
Kerrville, TXTivy

Very strong player at the point of attack. Doesn’t possess great athleticism, but he but he does have the ability to turn his hips and play well laterally. Has tremendous instincts and a real nose for the football. In the U.S. Army All-American workouts, he showed the ability to make plays in space against a higher competition than he’d ever played against.

Previous ranking: 62
Debut ranking: 50 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 28

3 stars6'2"215LSU
#59James HannaTE
Flower Mound, TXFlower Mound

In a year when not a single elite tight end prospect could be found in Texas, Hanna has perhaps the best hopes of eventually becoming a high-end collegiate player. A big receiver at this point in his development, Hanna has tremendous ball skills and makes perhaps the best in-air adjustments of any receiver in the state. While he has a great frame and very good feet, Hanna’s not an explosive athlete and he must get much stronger. It might take him a few years, but he has tremendous upside. If I could make an adjustment to the rankings, I might bump him up into the top 50.

Previous ranking: 62
Debut ranking: 57 (7/6/07)
Highest ranking: 57

4 stars6'5"216Oklahoma
#60David GrantOL
Killeen, TXKilleen

Grant is one of the most underrated players in the state in my opinion. At 6-6, 280 pounds, he has a great frame to add more quality weight and with his quick feet and natural athleticism, he could develop into one of the best tackles from this class. Needs to get stronger and it might take him a few years, but he does a lot of little things well as a player that I like. He uses very good pad level, bends well in the knees and can be effective in space.

Previous ranking: 61
Debut ranking: 46 (7/6/07)
Highest ranking: 46

3 stars6'6"278Nebraska
#61Blake GideonDB
Leander, TXLeander

Gideon in an interesting prospect because a back injury limited his physical development through most of his high school career, but he emerged as a much more impressive athlete during his senior season than he had at any other point in is career. If he’s just now starting to scratch the surface and still has a higher ceiling as an athlete, he could be one of the top sleepers in this class because he’s a great, great high school player. In addition to showing good ball skills in coverage, Gideon is strong in run support and understands the nuances of the position. Expect Gideon to make an impact on special teams early in his career.

Previous ranking: 66
Debut ranking: 90 (5/14/07)
Highest ranking: 61

2 stars6'0"189Texas
#62Tre NewtonRB
Southlake, TXCarroll

I’m much bigger fan of Newton than quite a few people because I believe that he has as much room for grow as any of the top running backs in the state. He’s a good player right now, but his frame has a lot of room for growth and once he fills out (tremendous worker), he’s going to be a man. Too much of a glider right now, but he’ll run with more authority once he gets stronger. Doesn’t have elite speed and doesn’t always hit the holes as quick or as hard as you like, but he’s a do-it-all back that has great pass-catching skills and possesses a high football IQ.

Previous ranking: 52
Debut ranking: 34 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 31

3 stars6'0"194Texas
#63Lanear SampsonWR
Mesquite, TXNorth Mesquite

At 6-0, 192 pounds, Sampson isn’t the most physically impressive player in the state, but he has the ability to make plays in the vertical passing game and that makes him a plaer to watch if nothing else does. Shows the ability to catch the ball away from his body and make plays after the catch, but he was mostly used as a downfield weapon at North Mesquite.

Previous ranking: 54
Debut ranking: 34 (10/10/07)
Highest ranking: 54

3 stars6'0"192Baylor
#64Andrew WolridgeDE
Lexington, TXLexington

At 6-2, 230 pounds, Wolridge is a classic tweener in that his current body/frame make him an undersized player for the position that he’s best-suited. Has a quick first step, but needs to learn how to play with better leverage. Has the ability to make plays up and down the line of scrimmage, but doesn’t thrive when lined up off the edge. Played for a small school and has a reputation for taking plays off, but if he can tap into his talent, he’s got a real chance.

Previous ranking: NR
Debut ranking: 55 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 45

4 stars6'2"235Texas A&M
#65Adrian RichardsWR
Mesquite, TXMesquite

I think he’s a good, solid receiver, but he has a chance to be a very good pass-catching tight end if he can fill out. In a year where there aren’t a lot of big-time tight end prospects, this guy has a lot of Zach Pianalto in him. Has a great frame, but there’s not a lot of suddenness to him. If he stays at receiver, he’s going to have to prove that he can get off the ball quicker.

Previous ranking: NR
Debut ranking: 76 (2/7/07)
Highest ranking: 52

3 stars6'4"187Oklahoma St.
#66Kody SpanoQB
Stephenville, TXStephenville

Good size and athleticism. Has a long delivery and really has to lean into his throws. Arm strength is a question mark. Seems to be a much better player when throwing on waggles and boots than in the pocket. Reminds me a little bit of former Southlake Carroll star Chase Daniel, but he’s not quite as explosive in the running game and doesn’t have the arm strength that Daniel possesses. Must play in a spread offense, but he could be a very effective player after a couple of years of development.

Previous ranking: 68
Debut ranking: 77 (7/6/07)
Highest ranking: 63

3 stars6'2"202Nebraska
#67Damion SquareDT
Houston, TXYates

Very active player, but not a guy that plays up to his 6-3, 230-pound size. Does a good job of getting around blockers, but isn’t great when engaged. Not a great guy off the edge, but he’ll get sacks and tackles for loss because he’s a little sneaky in a very good way. Has a ton of room for growth as an athlete and player. His upside is probably as a defensive tackle and if he grows into the role he might develop into a nice defensive tackle.

Previous ranking: 59
Debut ranking: 19 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 63

3 stars6'3"270Alabama
#68Brock FitzhenryRB
Giddings, TXGiddings

Fitzhenry is hurt by his lack of size and the fact that he played at a small school, but he’s a tremendous football player and he’s tested out like an elite-level athlete, which he doesn’t get credited for. He’s going to be limited to playing the slot receiver and special teams, but he could end up being a terrific situational player.

Previous ranking: 60
Debut ranking: 81 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 52

3 stars5'9"172Texas
#69Darius DarksATH
Pflugerville, TXConnally

A do-it-all athlete that has the ability to play wide receiver or corner at the next level. Will disappear from games for long stretches, but then he’ll make a “wow” play that will remind you just how talented he is. Has a lot of speed, but needs to get stronger. Not sure if he has the hips to be an elite corner, but there’s something about him as an athlete that I really like even if I can’t out my finger on it. Has a little bit of the “it” factor that you’re always looking for.

Previous ranking: 86
Debut ranking: 29 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 29

3 stars6'1"175Iowa St.
#70Kellen TheriotATH
Bellaire, TXEpiscopal High School

A very strong athlete that possesses very god straight-line speed and above-average athleticism. Projecting his future position could be difficult, but he would appear to be a perfect candidate to play fullback, which could be a position he would do very well at. The questions for him at linebacker deal with his ability to turn his hips and run sideline to sideline. .

Previous ranking: 64
Debut ranking: 44 (5/14/07)
Highest ranking: 44

3 stars6'2"225LSU
#71Jordan FieldsDB
Paris, TXParis

Jordan Fields is just a good football player. He’s not going to wow you with his speed or athleticism, but he makes plays and always seems to be in the right spot. A versatile player that can play on wither side of the ball, but his highest upside if probably as a defensive back.

Previous ranking: 65
Debut ranking: 58 (2/6/07)
Highest ranking: 51

3 stars5'11"187list
#72Jerome TillerQB
San Antonio, TXSan Antonio Lee

Catches your attention from the very get-go. Has great quickness and escapability in his game. Has a live arm and throws the deep ball with touch. A threat to make things happen at any time with his feet. Throws the ball with ease on the move. Not sure if he’s a quarterback at the next level and not just an athlete, but he’s got potential at the position. Plays with a lot of aggression.

Previous ranking: 67
Debut ranking: 70 (3/20/07)
Highest ranking: 62

3 stars6'3"184Iowa St.
#73Thomas ParsonsOL
Spring Branch, TXSmithson Valley

A very solid guard prospect that has good enough feet that he could possibly play some tackle as well. Doesn’t have a lot of upper body strength at this point and he needs to become stronger at the point of attack, but he’s a high effort player that has a frame that can carry more weight with ease. Looks better on paper right now than he does on film.

Previous ranking: 73
Debut ranking: 74 (5/14/07)
Highest ranking: 66

3 stars6'6"270LSU
#74Jacquizz RodgersRB
Rosenberg, TXLamar Consolidated

If we’re going to have a conversation about the best pound-for-pound high school players in Texas, you definitely have to include Rogers in the discussion. Doesn’t have great physical tools, but the guy is a great one-cut runner that gets up the field very quickly. He’ll likely have to be a situational player in college because of his size, but don’t discount the possibility that his strong make-up carries him far. He’s the ultimate winner and leader.

Previous ranking: 93
Debut ranking: 82 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 51

3 stars5'6"180Oregon St.
#75Brian ThomasOL
Pearland, TXPearland

Good athlete at 6-3, 260 pounds, but the key to him becoming a good player in college is going to be whether or not he can add the needed weight/strength to play in the interior. If he has the desire to commit himself to the weight room, he’s got a chance. Reminds me of a poor man’s Kasey Studdard in his body-type, but isn’t that kind of explosive power player.

Previous ranking: 88
Debut ranking: 90 (5/14/07)
Highest ranking: 75

3 stars6'3"265Texas A&M
#76Taylor CookQB
Altair, TXRice Consolidated

Kind of a poor man’s Ryan Mallett. Has a ton of size and when he wants to, he can fling the football with the best of them. Although he’s not a stiff in the pocket, he’s not going to make a ton of plays with his feet. Still, with his size, arm strength, pocket presence and feel for the game, he has a chance to be a very good college quarterback.

Previous ranking: 77
Debut ranking: 46 (10/20/06)
Highest ranking: 44

2 stars6'7"210Miami (FL)
#77Justin TuckerK
Austin, TXWestlake

I’m the last person in the world that should try to project a kicker because I’ve missed badly over the years when trying to evaluate these guys. However, if there’s any such thing as a sure thing at this position, it might be Tucker, who is regarded as one of the best young kicking prospects that have emerged on the national scene in recent years. Former UT All-American regards Tucker as good of a young kicker prospect as he’s ever seen because of his leg strength. Has a chance to be an instant impact player.

Previous ranking: 76
Debut ranking: 71 (3/20/07)
Highest ranking: 70

3 stars6'1"172Texas
#78Justin HortonTE
Henderson, TXHenderson

Here’s another East Texas sleeper to keep an eye on. Horton has great size and a frame that can carry another 20 or 30 pounds without him having to worry about losing any of his speed. Very raw, but he has the ability to get vertical in his routes, but he’s not a polished player by any means at this point. Has great potential as a receiver, but he’s going to need to be coached up and he’ll need some time in the weight room before he’s ready to take off.

Previous ranking: 70
Debut ranking: 58 (7/6/07)
Highest ranking: 58

3 stars6'4"220Oklahoma St.
#79Kenji JacksonDB
Mansfield, TXMansfield

If he had a little more size or a little more oomph as an athlete, this kid would be rated much higher. A terrific centerfielder in the secondary that possesses great ball skill and a lot of range. Tries to be physical in run defense, but his size will make his effectiveness in this area a bit of a question mark as he heads to college. Backpedals effortlessly and closes on the ball well. Reminds me a little of former West Orange-Stark star Earl Thomas.

Previous ranking: 71
Debut ranking: 63 (7/6/07)
Highest ranking: 63

3 stars5'10"190Missouri
#80Riley DodgeATH
Southlake, TXCarroll

Extremely well-coached player that is going to need to be in a spread offense at the next level if he’s going to play quarterback. Has a decent arm, but is going to be limited in the vertical passing game. He’s a plus-athlete, but not an elite one, so projecting his exact position at the next level is dicey. All that being said, Dodge is the ultimate winner and oozes intangibles. Pound-for-pound he’s as tough and good of a player as you’ll find in this state.

Previous ranking: 80
Debut ranking: 31 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 31

3 stars6'0"183North Texas
#81Trevius JonesOL
Tyler, TXTyler Lee

Big, physical mauler that is a bit of a late developer. Has great size and he plays with an attitude, but he’s still a work in progress. Needs to continue to remain committed to the weight room because his style of play right now consists of trying to overpower people, but that’s not going to carry him far until he improves his upper body strength. Doesn’t have great feet, but he moves pretty well for a big guy. If he comes as far as from his senior season in high school to his freshman year in college as he did from his junior year to this season, he has a chance to play earlier than some of the more heralded players in his class.

Previous ranking: 80
Debut ranking: 79 (10/10/07)
Highest ranking: 72

3 stars6'5"300TCU
#82Keanon CooperDB
Dallas, TXSkyline

Plays very, very hard. Packs a punch when he hits you. Has some real suddenness and pop in his game. Needs to get better in pass coverage because while he might knock your brains out if he gets to you, he’s not nearly as comfortable in pass defense. Did not show good ball skills in post-season all-star workouts.

Previous ranking: 74
Debut ranking: 24 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 24

4 stars6'0"190Minnesota
#83Quinn SharpK
Mansfield, TXMansfield Summit

Rated as the nation’s No.1 kicker by Rivals.com because of his great combination of leg strength and accuracy. Really excelled in post-season workouts and in kicking camps in the summer before his senior season.

Previous ranking: 75
Debut ranking: 67 (10/10/07)
Highest ranking: 67

3 stars6'1"185Oklahoma St.
#84Zaviar GoodenDB
Pflugerville, TXPflugerville

Very versatile athlete that could play running back, linebacker and possibly even safety at the next level. As a running back, he has a good initial burst and has shown the ability to be a home run hitter. As a defender he covers a lot of ground and plays well at the point of attack. Gooden is a bit of a project, but he has a lot of upside and could end up being an all-conference type player if he can settle into a position quickly.

Previous ranking: NR
Debut ranking: 45 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 45

3 stars6'2"195Missouri
#85Alonzo WhaleyLB
Madisonville, TXMadisonville

Whaley is a very nice linebacker prospect that might be a bit undersized, but he does possess the ability to play sideline to sideline. One of the questions that some have about Whaley is whether he has the natural instincts at the position to make the leap to the next level.

Previous ranking: NR
Debut ranking: 85 (1/10/07)
Highest ranking: 85

3 stars6'0"213Nebraska
#86Adren DorseyDT
Tyler, TXJohn Tyler

Has all of the physical abilities in place to be a big-time prospect, but he’s never been a dynamic player on the field as a high school player. Has some athleticism, but it doesn't always show up on his film. Plays too high at defensive tackle. Must learn to play with better pad level. At the end of the day, he’s a big kid that has plus-athleticism and that gives him a chance to be something if he finds a way to flip the switch.

: Previous ranking: 98
Debut ranking: 22 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 22

3 stars6'4"285Texas A&M
#87Seth DoegeQB
Wolfforth, TXFrenship

Has everything that you want in a quarterback, except size and a clean bill of health. Above-average athlete that can make plays with his feet and possesses a sixth sense in the pocket. Can make every throw in the book, throws the ball well on the run and plays with a lot of moxie. Reminds me a more polished G.J. Kinne. A big question for some schools is whether or not he can function in a non-spread offense, but if he sticks with Texas Tech, that obviously won’t be a problem. If not for his injury issues, he might be the state’s top quarterback, but he just can’t stay healthy. The injury issues are a real concern and until he can stay on the field, it’s hard to rank him where his talent probably warrants.

Previous ranking: 91
Debut ranking: 17 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 17

3 stars6'2"200Texas Tech
#88Britt MitchellOL
Roscoe, TXRoscoe

Incredible frame. The first thing that you notice about him other than his size is that he plays really hard. The second thing that you notice is that he’s not a plus athlete and really is going to need some work as a pass protector. Hard to tell how good he is because of the competition factor, but he doesn’t look like a great tackle prospect because of his feet. However, he plays strong and once he gets into a major college weight program, he might end up being a great power player. Overall, he’s a major project, but has some real upside.

Previous ranking: 87
Debut ranking: 65 (3/20/07)
Highest ranking: 65

3 stars6'8"315Oklahoma
#89Chase HarperATH
Pflugerville, TXConnally

Harper is a major project, but his size and athleticism give him a chance to be a difference maker down the road. He’s been a part-time football player in his career thus far because of the commitment to basketball, but if he ever totally commits himself, he could be one heck of a tight end or defensive lineman. Needs a lot of work in the weight room.

Previous ranking: 94
Debut ranking: 60 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 60

2 stars6'5"220Iowa St.
#90Jeremy ColemanDT
Missouri City, TXFort Bend Marshall

Has good size, but isn’t a threat off the edge. Not sure if he has the room to grow into a DT, so he looks like a serviceable college strong-side defensive end, but he’s not an elite prospect at the position. Plays with a good motor, but his size makes him a tweener.

Previous ranking: 96
Debut ranking: 38 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 38

3 stars6'2"245TCU
#91Trent HunterDB
Katy, TXKaty

A junkyard dog on the football field from the safety position, but he has some physical limitations. Seems to have a sixth-sense on the field and plays with aggression in run defense. Needs to improve his coverage skills, but if he can get there he has a chance to be an outstanding player in college. Has a reputation for being a hard worker.

Previous ranking: NR
Debut ranking: 91 (1/10/08)
Highest ranking: 91

3 stars5'9"189Texas A&M
#92David WhitmoreDB
Port Arthur, TXPort Arthur Memorial

Long, lean corner that might not have the natural hips and quickness to play corner at the next kevel. Showed good ball skills and isn’t afraid to throw his body around, but he needs to get much stronger. Physically, he’s very similar to former Texas star Aaron Ross, but I just don’t think he’s quite that athletic. Might end up being a free safety prospect than a cornerback prospect.

Previous ranking: NR
Debut ranking: 56 (5/14/07)
Highest ranking: 47

4 stars6'2"190Nebraska
#93Kelly PageQB
Mesquite, TXMesquite

Very solid quarterback prospect. A plus-athlete that can make plays with his feet, but he doesn’t always look comfortable when throwing on the move. Page has a fairly quick release and a smooth delivery, but his arm strength is still a bit of a question mark.

Previous ranking: 84
Debut ranking: 77 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 67

3 stars6'3"202Ball St.
#94Jay TolliverATH
Mansfield, TXTimberview

Really good football player. Doesn’t have any special physical tools, but he has the frame to be a prototypical college fullback. Has good ball skills and shows flashes of being a very good receiver. Not going to be a playmaker at the next level, so he’s going to have to be a lunch pail guy at the next level to be an effective player. Tough inside runner that can get yards on traps and dives.

Previous ranking: 87
Debut ranking: 69 (3/22/06)
Highest ranking: 67

2 stars5'10"203list
#95Mike WilliamsDB
Beaumont, TXWestbrook

Good, solid prospect, but not a guy that is going to wow you with his physical ability. Has decent size, but he plays smaller than his listed 6-0, 170 pounds. Probably needs to put some time into the weight room and give it a go at free safety

Previous ranking: 87
Debut ranking: 56 (10/30/06)
Highest ranking: 65

3 stars6'0"170Baylor
#96Kyle ManganLB
Brenham, TXBrenham

Good solid player, but not a sideline-to-sideline guy. Plays smart and is active, but not a plus athlete. I have some real questions about his ability to cover a lot of ground at the next level. Might be an inside guy that’s going to have some physical limitations. Seems to be fairly comfortable in pass coverage.

Previous ranking: 85
Debut ranking: 65 (2/7/07)
Highest ranking: 55

3 stars6'2"225Texas A&M
#97Eric LairTE
Houston, TXLamar

A big receiver that projects into an H-back at the next level. Has plus-athleticism and could emerge as a nice pass catching option down the road.

Previous ranking: 87
Debut ranking: 75 (7/6/07)
Highest ranking: 75

3 stars6'3"210Minnesota
#98Daymond PattersonWR
Mesquite, TXNorth Mesquite

Might be the best return guy in the state outside of Desean Hales. Very small. Hell, he’s tiny, but he’s electric in space. Very good speed, but he’s his sudden quickness is what makes him potentially a very good all-purpose player. Can be a heck of a slot receiver in the spread offense, ala former La Marque star Nehemiah Glover.

Previous ranking: 97
Debut ranking: 71 (2/6/07)
Highest ranking: 71

3 stars5'8"165Kansas
#99Randy BullockK
Klein, TXKlein

In a strong year in-state for kicker, Bullock is right at the top of the list. Shows the ability to get height and distance on his kickoffs. His accuracy as a place-kicker has been a strength thus far in his development.

Previous ranking: 98
Debut ranking: 100 (11/14/07)
Highest ranking: 98

3 stars5'9"215list
#100Keavon MiltonDE
Canton, TXCanton

There aren’t many kids that have the kind of size and athleticism that Milton brings to the table, so he’s a guy to watch down the road. Very raw and needs a lot of coaching, but he has a lot of upside as a rusher off the edge. He might even have a chance to develop into a tight end down the line.

Previous ranking: 82
Debut ranking: 82 (10/10/07)
Highest ranking: 82

2 stars6'4"225LA Monroe

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