The Midlands Shuffle: New Rankings
Tech RB commit Kenny Williams
Tech RB commit Kenny Williams
Midlands Recruiting Manager
Posted Jul 8, 2010


The Scout.com Regional Analysts tweaked the regional rankings and the Class of 2011 Team Rankings were released on Wednesday morning for the first time. So here is a look what changes went down on the Midlands.

Top Teams (Regionally)

Link: Complete Scout.com Team Rankings List

1. Texas (4429 points)

For the most part UT landed who they wanted on the recruiting trail. Not everyone on the list is the best at their position in Texas, but factoring in the ‘passion’ players with the superstars and you get a great class.

2. Oklahoma (2711 points)

Oklahoma nailed down a commit from the top wide receiver in Texas and have basically already addressed many of the major needs of the class. Now they can sit back and snipe off the best available talent.

3. Nebraska (1558 points)

Nebraska has truly become the recruiting melting pot and they are making their presence felt in little pockets all over the country. They will make a run at having the best OL class in the country.

4. Oklahoma State (1451 points)

Oklahoma State is off to the very best start under Mike Gundy. Herschel Sims is considered as the best player in Texas by many of the prep enthusiasts and J.W. Walsh is the top rated thrower in the state.

5. Texas Tech (1372 points)

Tommy Tuberville has yet to coach his first game and he is already making waves in the Big 12. But the waves that he is likely enjoying the most are the ones he is making on the recruiting trail. Tech is off to a blazing fast start.

Scout300: Who’s In?


Mitchel makes his debut in the Scout300
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CB Tevin Mitchel

Mitchel has the talent and the pedigree. His father, Eric, starred at Oklahoma and the apple did not fall far. He has great hips and has the ability to put himself in the receiver’s hip pocket.

DT Isiah Norton

This kid can be as good as he wants to be. He got the last spot as number 300 and his ranking could literally go in either direction. If he it goes correctly you could see his stock soar in the fall with solid showings.

Scout300: Who’s Out

DE Cooper Washington

Washington is still a high three star recruit, but he does not have the frame that some of the others do. Still entering his senior year he could remind some Sooner fans of Auston English and things did not work out so badly for him.

RB Jarrell Oliver

It is a stacked year at running back and it is hard to draw a line somewhere and both Oliver and DeAndre Washington got strong consideration for 4-star status. Oliver was number 300 and only fell a spot or two.

Scout300: Just Missed

C Tony Morales

Morales is is a monster on the interior and with his size and athleticism he could really be a star at center in college. He is strong as a bull and will not be pushed around. Would not be a surprise to see him make the list before its said and done.

OT/DE Shayvion Hatten

Hatten has been rated as an offensive lineman, but he could very well be rated as a defensive end. His future in college may still be up in the air, but there is not doubt that he is a highly desirable athlete.

Holding On

TE Max Stevenson

It is rare that you find three tight ends from one state all in the Top 300. The last time it happened in Texas was back in 2007. A strong move from another positional player could jeopardize Stevenson’s spot.

S Quincy Aldridge

I have seen a lot of players and Aldridge is undoubtedly a player, but still his recruitment has yet to take off in a major way. He should be performing at the State 7v7 this weekend and it will be interesting to see where things are at.

Up Next

While much of the recruiting world is able to take the month of July off things are still going strong in the State of Texas with the State 7v7 hitting College Station this weekend. That should lead to many new evaluations and new discoveries. Look for Midlands Rankings to be updated one more time before the start of the 2010 season.


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