Midlands Rankings Risers (12/18/13)

Steven Parker - Jenks

A look at eleven of the recruits from the Midlands region who received some bump up the rankings charts in the most recent Class of 2014 update...

DE Derick Roberson - Brennan (Texas)

HT: 6'3.5 | WT: 225
National Rating: 88
Position Rating: 9

After a torrid run as a senior Roberson finds himself in the Scout.com Top 100 for the first time. He racked up four sacks in s asemi-final win over Houston Stratford.

WR Armanti Foreman - Texas City (Texas)

HT: 6'0 | WT: 170
National Rating: 102
Position Rating: 20

Foreman has always been a four-star, but he now clinbs up the nationa rankings' list after being named as the Player of the Year in the Houston area.

S Steven Parker - Jenks (Okla.)

HT: 6'2 | WT: 185
National Rating: 108
Position Rating: 12
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M

With his latest surge Steven Parker is now rated as the top 'Sooner State' prospect, moving past Bama commit David Cornwell. He was the MVP of the Oklahoma state championship.

QB Patrick Mahomes - Whitehouse (Texas)

HT: 6'2 | WT: 200
National Rating: 272
Position Rating: 18
Texas Tech

Mahomes was the one player who earned a bump from a three-star to a four-star and is the lone four-star recruit in the Texas Tech class. He is a playmaker, who finds a way yo produce big play after big play.

DE Renell Wren - Lutheran North (Mo.)

HT: 6'6 | WT: 239

Position Rating: 40
Arizona State

Wren is a true monster. His rating bumps comes at a great time for Arizona State fans, as he made his commitment to play there this week. He is a long and big srong side defensive end prospect.

FB Dimitri Flowers - Churchill (Texas)

HT: 6'3 | WT: 220

Position Rating: 5

It is hard to say what position fits Flowers best, but he will play as an H-back at Oklahoma, filling in the Trey Millard role. He put up astonishing numbers in the passing game as a senior.

OT Cole Anderson - Clear Falls (Texas)

HT: 6'5 | WT: 275

Position Rating: 105
Iowa State

Anderson is an offensive linemen who can really move his feet and plays with a nasty streak. Also a true tackle prospect. More than enough reasons to see him add his third star.

OLB Kolin Hill - Samuel Clemens (Texas)

HT: 6'2.5 | WT: 220

Position Rating: 75
Notre Dame

Coming from virtual unknown status to earning an offer from an elite program. Plays defensive end in high school and will put pressure on quarterbacks coming off the edge in college, whether his hand is in the dirt or not.

RB Xavier Turner - Birdville (Texas)

HT: 5'11 | WT: 205

Position Rating: 52
Oklahoma, TCU

There may not be a better all-around running back in the state of Texas. He put up amazing numbers while playing the last part of the season with a torn labrum. He is a high level type of talent.

S Travin Howard - Longview (Texas)

HT: 6'1 | WT: 190

Position Rating: 86

Thoward was a ball-hawk all season long for one of the state's most talented squads. He has the size and speed combination to be a special player. He was an absolute steal for UTSA, and could be an early contributor to its defense if things go right in his development.

RB Martinez Syria - Houston Nimitz (Texas)

HT: 6'2 | WT: 200

Position Rating: 84
Iowa State

The second ISU commit on the list, could ed up being the most memorable, because he plays at a premium position. A powerful runner who can take it the distnace and catch the ball coming out of the backfield.

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