Many players already have offers and there will be prospects that are not on the radar yet emerge during high school spring practices but GigEm247 has updated its Texas state rankings for the class of 2017 and expanded it from a Top 35 to a Top 75.
1. RB Toneil Carter - Houston Langham Creek (5-11/197): For a running back to be ranked No. 1, he has to be special. Carter is exactly that. An incredible combination of size and speed, he is incredibly tough to bring down.
2. DT Marvin Wilson - Houston Episcopal (6-4/300): Playing against private school competition, the big defensive lineman has been dominant since his freshman season. It took a little bit for his recruitment to take off but he has seen tons of offers over the past month or so.
3. QB Shawn Robinson - Denton Guyer (6-3/195): An incredible athlete, he matured as a passer throughout this past season. He has a strong arm and will contend for honors as the top quarterback in the country.
4. LB Anthony Hines - Plano East (6-2/218): Hines has probably set a record for offers by a sophomore as he already holds 67 of them. He put on a strong showing at the Dallas Opening regional, earning linebacker MVP honors over some very good older players.
5. ATH Jeffrey Okudah - South Grand Prairie (6-1.5/200): It once looked like the two-way standout was destined to play receiver in college but he has looked outstanding at safety. He could also potentially grow into a linebacker but, either way, he simply makes plays.
6. LB Baron Browning - Kennedale (6-3.5/220): It speaks a lot to Browning’s talent that he is ranked this high despite only playing one game as a sophomore due to injury. He can play inside, outside or even possibly defensive end when all is said and done. He’s athletic enough that he might even play safety for Kennedale at times as a junior.
7. WR Hezekiah Jones - Stafford (6-0/185): One of the fastest players in the state regardless of class, Jones is quick enough to play in the slot but has the size to play outside as well. He was hampered by injuries as a sophomore so it will be interesting to see what kind of numbers he puts up in 2015.
8. RB J.K. Dobbins- La Grange (5-9/184): Dobbins was good as a freshman but was incredible this past season, running for 2,230 yards and averaging over 12 yards per carry. He is incredibly quick in changing directions and is dangerous as a receiver and return man as well.
9. S Derrick Tucker - Manvel (6-2/194): Tucker is the next in line of stars at Manvel. He is a big strong safety that could grow into a linebacker. He showed incredible coverage ability last summer, easily leading the Texas 7-on-7 state tournament in interceptions.
10. OL Tyrese Robinson - McKinney Boyd (6-3/277): A high school offensive tackle, Robinson is a mauler in the run game. Boyd has him get down in a four-point stance and simply drive his man down the field. He will likely move inside at the next level but he has the footwork to excel there.
11. TE Brock Wright - Houston Cy-Fair (6-4.5/243): An old-school inline tight end, Wright excels as both a blocker and receiver. He fits the mold of what the NFL has been looking for at the position.
12. QB Kellen Mond - San Antonio Reagan (6-2/183): Mond helped lead Reagan on a deep playoff run and is a true dual-threat quarterback. He is a very good runner and had a solid showing as a passer at the recent Dallas Elite 11 camp.
13. CB Chevin Calloway - Dallas Bishop Dunne (5-10/180): Calloway can play press at the line but runs downfield with receivers very well too. He is physical for his size. He helped Bishop Dunne to a state title but it would be nice to see him in a camp setting against top competition.
14. OL Jack Anderson - Frisco (6-4.5/285): A high school offensive tackle, Anderson could potentially play all five positions along the line. He is currently ranked as a center and has good footwork for that position. He did well in the one-on-ones, showing a nice mean streak, at the Dallas Opening camp.
15. WR Charleston Rambo - Dallas Woodrow Wilson (6-0/155): Rambo is not incredibly polished right now but he’s a big-play threat every time he touches the ball. He averaged 22 yards per catch this past season and scored on one of every three receptions he made.
16. TE/DE Kedrick James - Waco La Vega (6-4.5/245): James has his first offer as a tight end but, with his frame and athleticism, he might be even more valuable on the defensive side of the ball. Still, he is a very good pass-catcher and does an excellent job of moving the chains.
17. OL Austin Deculus - Houston Cy-Fair (6-5/270): CFISD is absolutely loaded in the class of 2017 and Deculus was good enough to earn first-team all-district honors in a tough 10-team district. He mans the left side and has a lean frame and long arms.
18. RB Eno Benjamin - Wylie East (5-9/190): A two-year varsity starter already, Benjamin is built like a wall. He’s compact and a good receiver out of the backfield but he also can run between the tackles with his size.
19. ATH Roshauud Paul - Bremond (5-10/160): Though he seems to want to play quarterback, his future is likely at corner or receiver. The TCU commit played well on the defensive side of the ball but also proved to be elusive when he had the ball in space on offense.
20. QB Chris Robison - Mesquite Horn (6-2/183): Robinson is a dual-threat quarterback but Horn asked him to stay in the pocket most of the time. He helped the team make a deep postseason run and showed good accuracy.
21. WR Octavius Evans - Center (6-1/192): A Freshman All-American a year ago, the East Texas standout did not quite put up the same numbers as a sophomore. Still, he does a good job of high-pointing the ball and is strong after the catch.
22. OL Grayson Reed - Houston Cy Creek (6-4/294): Another CFISD product, Reed would likely have offers from all over the country had he not missed his sophomore season due to injury. He has the frame for a right tackle and showed to move his feet quickly at the Dallas Opening camp.
23. S Preston Dimery - Kerrville Tivy (6-1/175): The sophomore defensive back played this past season at about 155 pounds and was still one of the biggest hitters in the state. Once he bulks up, he is going to be scary.
24. S Jalen Pitre - Stafford (5-11/197): Pitre does a good job as both a strong and free safety at different times. He is physical in the run game but also recorded six interceptions in 10 regular season games as a sophomore.
25. WR Kadarrian Nixon - DeSoto (5-8/170): Though he is not a big receiver, Nixon is very shifty and does a great job on crossing routes. He is one of the better athletes in the state and is a threat to take it to the house almost any time he touches the ball.
26. QB Tracin Wallace - Fort Worth South Hills (6-1/170): The dual-threat quarterback put up video game-like numbers several times this past season. He ended the year with 2,123 passing yards and 1,393 rushing yards, accounting for 52 touchdowns along the way.
27. OL Will Farrar - Fort Bend Travis (6-4/299): The high school tackle looks to be taller than the 6-4 he measured at the Opening in Dallas. He has long arms for being 6-4. He is very coachable and has the potential to be one of the state’s top pass blockers when all is said and done.
28. CB Kieston Roach - North Shore (5-10/170): The brother of Texas basketball signee Kerwin Roach, Kieston sometimes outplayed his highly-rated secondary mates this past season. He had one of his best games against a nationally-ranked Manvel team. He’s not one of the bigger corners that are en vogue but, quite simply, he can cover.
29. WR CeeDee Lamb - Richmond Foster (6-1/170): Once district play came around this past season, Lamb really started feeling comfortable against the competition level. He averaged 17 yards per reception on the year.
30. RB Kaegun Williams - Stephenville (5-9/175): Williams is the true definition of an all-purpose back. He ran for 1,557 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore but, more impressively, he caught 69 passes for 1,215 yards and 12 touchdowns. He can catch the ball out of the backfield or line up in the slot.
31. WR Damion Miller - Tyler John Tyler (6-2/205): A bigger, physical outside wide receiver, Miller has deceptive speed. He averaged over 23 yards per catch as a sophomore while also spending time at safety and linebacker.
32. CB Taylor Perry - Crosby (5-9/161): Part of a strong group of underclassmen at Crosby, Perry is a cornerback that is very good in run support. He also had 10 pass breakups and plays physically for his size.
33. TE Chance McLeod - Victoria East (6-3/211): A MaxPreps Sophomore All-American, McLeod will be the first FBS prospect to come out of Victoria in some time. He is more of a flex, pass-catching tight end at this point.
34. WR Manny Netherly - Crosby (6-3/165): Though he spent time at quarterback and might possibly play some there again, his future is at wide receiver. Netherly is a legit 6-3 and is a standout on the track. He has already caught the attention of colleges and should grab offers once schools see him at receiver this spring.
35. WR Jaylon Jackson - Cedar Hill (5-9/150): Jackson lined up at both receiver and running back at various times for the state champions. He is a playmaker but his frame is limited and he could have a tough time with linebackers over the middle. Still, his athleticism can’t be denied.
36. QB Jason Shelley - Frisco Lone Star (5-11/175): A two-year varsity starter already, Shelley is being recruited as a quarterback despite his lack of ideal size. If he does not work out behind center, he is still a plus athlete with lots of options where he can play.
37. TE Major Tennison - Bullard (6-4/220): It is a strong class of tight ends already and Tennison is the latest name on the radar. He is a high school wide receiver that is both a threat on the fade route and also on the deep ball.
38. DE Lagaryonn Carson - Texarkana Liberty-Eylau (6-4/250): An intriguing East Texas prospect, Carson is already a well-built lineman for only being a sophomore. He could possibly grow into a tackle but he seems ideally suited for strongside end. He does a good job of shedding his blocker.
39. OL Tyler Castaneda - Round Rock (6-3.5/270): The early Texas Tech commit is a strong run blocker who uses his hands well and gets good leverage while drive blocking. He definitely has a chance to move up the rankings when all is said and done.
40. CB Terry Petry - Fort Bend Ridge Point (5-10/160): Ridge Point had one of the top defenses in the state of Texas and Petry was a big reason why. However, he struggled a bit against Temple as they gave up 391 passing yards.
41. LB Loren Mondy - Dallas Bishop Dunne (6-1/230): Mondy committed to Arizona State before ever playing a down of high school football. He does a good job in the middle and is not afraid to come up and meet the ball-carrier.
42. ATH Jaylon Mascorro - Refugio (6-2/205): A high school quarterback, the small-school star is fun to watch. There are a number of positions he could play at the next level from running back to linebacker to safety.
43. RB Terio Brown - Humble (5-8/160): Brown is definitely on the small side but he’s incredibly tough to bring down. Opposing coaches rave about his ability and he earned district Newcomer of the Year honors after averaging over eight yards per carry.
44. DE James Lynch - Round Rock (6-3/250): A strongside defensive end, Lynch could easily grow into a tackle. He is not a pass-rusher but is very strong against the run. He does a good job of keeping the runner inside.
45. ATH Markiese King - South Oak Cliff (5-8/168): A wide receiver and cornerback, King could play either one at the next level. His size is obviously a question mark but he is pretty fearless on defense.
46. WR Jhamon Ausbon - Houston Episcopal (6-2/200): This is one player that has the potential to end up a lot higher. He only played in six games as a sophomore due to injury but still caught 26 passes for 506 yards and five touchdowns. He is big and physical but can also outrun a lot of defensive backs.
47. RB Kennedy Brooks - Mansfield (5-11/190): Brooks had a stretch of games near the end of the season against some top teams where he was nearly unstoppable. The question is, can he consistently perform at that level? A lot of coaches’ eyes will be on him this spring and next fall.
48. WR Tylan Wallace - Fort Worth South Hills (6-1/170): The twin brother of quarterback Tracin, Tylan was on the receiving end of his brother’s gaudy passing stats much of the time. He was able to consistently get behind the secondary all year.
49. WR Dhailon Phillips - Lufkin (6-3/190): Phillips played at tiny Mount Enterprise before transferring to Lufkin this spring. His film against small-school competition is impressive and if he replicates that play at a powerhouse like Lufkin, he will have colleges fighting over him.
50. DT Damion Daniels - Dallas Bishop Dunne (6-1/300): The younger brother of Oklahoma State signee Darrion, Damion is a former offensive lineman that is now playing defensive tackle like his brother. He is learning the position but has the chance to be a top recruit as well.
51. OL Wes Harris - Aledo (6-4/285)
52. OL Trendon Rolen - Ennis (6-4/300)
53. DE Alexander Duke - Bellaire (6-2.5/216)
54. LB John Brannon - Prosper (6-1/228)
55. LB Mohamed Sanogo - Plano West (6-2/230)
56. CB Langston Frederick - League City Clear Springs (5-10/165)
57. RB Joshua Fields - El Paso Americas (5-9/185)
58. QB Sam Ehlinger - Austin Westlake (6-2.5/205)
59. CB Junior Dorbah - Dallas Conrad (6-1/170)
60. ATH Jaylin Nelson - DeSoto (5-9/192)
61. DT Kobie Whiteside - Alief Taylor (6-0.5/315)
62. RB Rajan Cunningham - Dallas Bishop Dunne (5-9/175)
63. DT Julian Sullivan - Cleveland Tarkington (6-3/275)
64. DE Cory Bethley - Katy (6-1/245)
65. QB Avery Davis - Cedar Hill (5-10.5/172)
66. RB CJ Jones - Houston Cy Woods (5-9/165)
67. WR Trestan Ebner - Henderson (5-10/175)
68. S George Nyakwol - Aldine Eisenhower (6-0/175)
69. ATH McLane Mannix - Midland Christian (5-10/180)
70. LB Khyree Key - Whitehouse (6-3/205)
71. QB Josh Adkins - Smithson Valley (6-2/185)
72. OL Kenneth Pleasant - Katy Seven Lakes (6-6/300)
73. RB Dominic Williams - Round Rock Stony Point (5-9.5/186)
74. DT Sammy Ochoa - Lake Travis (6-2/265)
75. WR Jamal Bell - Brownsboro (6-0/170)
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