2014 Midlands State Rankings
D.J. Foster
D.J. Foster
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jan 23, 2014

FRISCO, Texas -- Scout.com takes a look at the top-rated football prospects in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas...

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The Nebraska Top 5 has an old-school feel with road-grader D.J. Foster sitting atop the heap. He was one of the top talents at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and helped control the line of scrimmage for a West victory. The four-star will stay at home and play for the Huskers.

The Texas Top 100 has an SEC feel to it at the top this year. The top three rated 5 star guys from Texas – Tony Brown, Myles Garrett and Jamal Adams – Are all signing with SEC programs and all three are program altering type of talents. Brown, who was arrested over this past weekend, has already enrolled at Alabama, Garrett will ink with Texas A&M, and Adams will patrol the secondary in Baton Rouge.

The Kansas Top 5 is headlined by freak physical specimen Braden Smith from Olathe (Kan.) South, who was caught on film in December throwing up 515 pounds on the bench press. He is obviously powerful and explosive at the point of attack. He is down to four schools: Auburn, Notre Dame, TCU and Texas A&M. He will announce on signing day.

The battle for the top spot in the Oklahoma Top 20 came down to safety Steven Parker and defensive end Deondre Clark. Parker, with a strong senior season, staved off a late run by Clark who starred and was noted to be one of the defensive stalwarts at the Semper Fidelis Bowl. Clark actually spent time at running back as a senior, speaking to his athleticism.

The Missouri Top 20 has the beef. The top two players are Roderick Johnson and Brian Wallace, both considered to be top level offensive tackle prospects in college. Wallace has already made his commitment to Arkansas, but Johnson's decision will come down to the wire. He will select from Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State.

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