Thursday, November 18, 2010
Who's recruiting Texas best on offense?
By ESPN.com staff
ESPN Recruiting's Billy Tucker surveyed the landscape and saw lots of talent -- on offense, specifically -- in the state of Texas. Texas is always rich recruiting soil; that's nothing new to anyone in the Big 12.
That's especially true on offense for the 2011 class. Seven of the top 20 running backs nationally hail from Texas, and most of them have already committed to Big 12 schools.
Head over to see his full take, but here's a short sampling of his comments on who's getting it done when it comes to grabbing the top of the heap in offensive talent in Texas.
"... the Longhorns could have the next great Texas running back in [Malcolm] Brown and a good supporting cast around him up front. Four-star guard Sedrick Flowers (Houston, Texas/North Shore) and fellow ESPNU 150 offensive tackle Garrett Greenlea (Klein, Texas/Klein Collins) will be clearing future holes in Austin."
"The Cornhuskers currently claim the No. 15 class, due in large part to their ability to recruit Texas for offensive players. [Running back Aaron] Green is Bo Pelini's most heralded commitment and one of the more significant pickups for the program in recent memory. He combines every-down RB qualities with breakaway speed."
The Sooners also loaded up on talented pass-catchers out of the Lone Star State. Max Stevenson (Spring, Texas/Klein Oak) is a 6-foot-6, solid route-running tight end, and he is joined by three four-star receivers, including ESPNU 150 prospect Trey Metoyer (Whitehouse, Texas), a playmaker with sough-after size and speed.
While they lack an ESPNU 150 prospect, the Red Raiders boast a lot of quality in-state commitments on offense with a three-star grade or higher. Two four-star running backs, Kenny Williams (Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson) and Bradley Marquez (Odessa, Texas), lead their in-state offensive class.
The Cowboys have commitments from the No. 1 quarterback and No. 4 RB in the state of Texas in 2011. [Running back Herschel] Sims is a quick and speedy back with great feet, and is a weapon as a pass-catcher. J.W. Walsh (Denton, Texas/John H. Guyer) is a sound, accurate passer with a quick release and a competitive nature coveted at the position.
Head over to Tucker's article for more on the top prospects in Texas and each school.