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Ranked No. 17 in the ESPN 150, [Darius] James plans to sign next month with Texas. He's the top recruit in the Longhorns' class and the No. 1 center nationally.
Credit the Texas high school football culture. It's inescapable, from the small towns to the population centers around Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston.
"It's bigger than pro football," said kicker Shane Tripucka of Allen (Texas) High School, which opened a $60 million, 18,000-seat stadium last fall.
Yes, the Friday night environment in Texas is likely unmatched nationally.