The Texas Top 100 is headlined by three of the top 15 players in the entire country in DE Mario Edwards, RB Johnathan Gray and RB Trey Williams. All four players have high levels of potential in college, but have also already put up consistent results against top levels of high school competition. Edward’s headlined a defense which played in a state title game, Gray scored an astonishing eight TDs to lead his team to a state title and as Williams 2,000+ yards would suggest he is clearly the main component to DeKaney’s offensive scheming.
It is an extremely deep year for talent in the Missouri Top 20. At the top of the rankings you will find elite players like WR Dorial Green-Beckham, who checks in as the #2 player in the country. At the bottom you could potentially find some signal callers like Drew Hare or Eric Siebenshuh who could be starting for a D1 college in the near future. In between you have a number of other players at numerous positions like DT Ondre Pipkins, RB Morgan Steward and TE Austin Ray who could even have all-conference type of potential.
In the Oklahoma Top 25, the top 25 players in the state all have division one potential. At the top of the list it is a sure battle between RB Barry Sanders and RB Alex Ross. The gap has narrowed between the two players and if Ross has continued to develop he could be a strong season away from overtaking Sanders for the number one spot, but Sanders could cement his placing with healthy season. WR Keon Hatcher is the highest riser on this list and is a receiver who came in to his own in the off-season. After skipping forward a grade he will be one of the youngest signees when February rolls around, making him a very interesting projection.
The state of Kansas is not as loaded with top-end Top 100 type of talents as it has been the past few seasons, but there are still plenty of solid prospects in the Kansas Top 10 for coaches to look in to and prospects sometimes come out of nowhere to become excellent college players. QB Tyler Matthews tops the list and he will be playing for TCU in college. DE Trace Clark has not yet made his commitment, but he has a dozen suitors. Five of the top 10 players are already committed, all to different schools, which suggest no one program has a firm grasp on recruiting the state’s talents.
Mike Shoff leads the Nebraska Top 5
for the class of 2012.