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Early Look: 2015 Big Board

OFFENSE

Kyler Murray

Quarterback:

Kyler Murray - Allen - The state champion signal caller recently picked up his first offer from Clemson and the Aggies have Murray targeted as one of their top QB prospects.

Nathan Elliott - Celina - A dual-threat prospect, the son of the Celina head coach is already a two-year starter.

Tobyn Tannehill - Big Spring - The younger brother of Ryan. He threw for 1,793 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012.

Chason Virgil - West Mesquite - Listed as a dual threat, he is a little better passer than runner. He already has an offer from Clemson.

Quinten Dormady - Boerne - He has good size as a pro-style passer and put up big numbers for the 3A program this year.

Carter McCown - Jacksonville - He is the cousin of Randy, Josh and Luke.

Ryan Agnew - Southlake Carroll - Though he backed up Kenny Hill as a sophomore, the dual-threat prospect is expected to make the loss of the four-star A&M signee much easier to take.

Patrick Carr

Jarrett Stidham - Stephenville - The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder played wide receiver as a sophomore but will take over the QB reins as a junior. He is a big-time playmaker.

Running Back:

Rawleigh Williams - Dallas Bishop Lynch - The Metroplex ball carrier has caught the eye of many D1 programs already. He rushed for 1,191 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2012.

Patrick Carr - The Woodlands - Carr came into the year with a lot of hype and did not disappoint, running for 1,973 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Soso Jamabo - Plano West - Regarded as one of the top sophomore rushers in the state, the 6-2, 195-pounder rushed for 1,697 yards and 24 touchdowns last season. The OC at Plano West is an Aggie but Jamabo grew up a big fan of the Texas Longhorns.

Jordan Stevenson - Dallas Skyline - Stevenson was a standout on the camp circuit this past summer and he averaged over eight yards per carry on the season. He will be a national recruit.

Rodney Anderson - Katy - Anderson started as a freshman when Adam Taylor went down with an injury last year and proved to be a very good receiver out of the backfield this year. He has ties to Alabama and the Crimson Tide are the early favorite.

Raymond Sheard - Arlington: The 6-foot-1.5, 185-pounder put up very good track times as a freshman and then had a solid debut on varsity in football by running for 672 yards and nine touchdowns.

Zach Rogers.

Tristian Houston - North Shore - The speedy 5-foot-10, 175-pounder started off the year with a couple of huge games before seeing himself in a platoon role for the Houston-area powerhouse program.

Wide Receiver:

Akilian Butler - West Mesquite - He attended one of the A&M satellite camps in the Metroplex this past summer and was one of the top performers there.

Chad President - Temple - A collarbone injury cost the 6-foot-2, 180-pound wideout part of his sophomore season but he still caught 34 passes for 786 yards and nine touchdowns. Baylor has already offered.

Devone Thomas - San Antonio Roosevelt - The 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver was No. 3 on the team in receptions this year but is expected to have a breakout season as a junior.

Jarrison Stewart - Mesquite Horn - Stewart spent some time at receiver and some at running back this year and, while his touches were somewhat limited, his combination of size and speed has already drawn him an offer from SMU.

Carlos Strickland - Dallas Skyline - Though he didn’t have a ton of catches this year, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound receiver is expected to be the go-to guy for Skyline next year.

KeKe Coutee - Lufkin - Despite the presence of both JaBryce Taylor and Jamal Jeffery also at receiver for Lufkin, Coutee put up big numbers as a sophomore.

Akilian Butler

Deyante Roberson - Tatum - There are some that think he can be better than former Tatum standout and current Oakland Raider Denarius Moore.

James Proche - Dallas Prime Prep - The 5-foot-11, 170-pound speedster was only able to play five games as a sophomore because of the controversy surrounding Prime Prep but the transfer from Red Oak is incredibly quick and has his first offer from SMU.

Tight End:

Jordan Davis - Clear Lake - At 6-4, 240, Davis is a big tight end prospect. Davis earned an offer from Florida State after camping there this summer.

Bobby Evans - Allen - At 6-4/240, Evans is already really big and is still growing. A great blocker and the son of a former OU basketball player, he could emerge into a long and lean offensive tackle prospect before all is said and done.

Offensive Lineman:

Larry Hughes - Carrollton Creekview - A long and lean tackle at 6-foot-6.5, 260 pounds he also excels on the basketball court. He has the potential to be a top national recruit.

Zach Rogers - Hebron - He started at offensive tackle as a freshman and is a mean interior OL prospect. He has early offers from Arkansas and Texas Tech and will see plenty more soon.

Daylon Mack

Aaron Garza - Sherman - Baylor and Michigan both offered the offensive guard prior to his sophomore season.

Madison Akamnonu - Arlington Bowie - The 6-foot-5, 250-pound lineman is still growing and has an excellent frame for a tackle.

Tristan Teuhema - Keller - He’s a mammoth lineman at 6-foot-5, 335 pounds but he could have to move inside at the next level.

Patrick Vahe - Euless Trinity - A converted tight end he has taken well to offensive guard.

Joshua Jones - Fort Bend Bush - Jones is another tackle with a long, lean frame at 6-foot-6 and 255 pounds.

Connor Lanfear - Buda Hays - He plays both left and right tackle and, if he grows an inch, can likely stay on the outside at the next level.

DEFENSE

Defensive Lineman:

Malik Jefferson

Daylon Mack - Gladewater - Possibly the top overall prospect in the state of Texas for 2015. Already holds offers from the likes of Texas, OU, TCU, Baylor, Texas Tech and Texas A&M. The Aggies are currently the leader.

Dominic Hill - Saginaw Boswell - A star on varsity as a freshman, Hill is a very good pass rusher from the interior.

Ross Donelly -Cy-Fair - Donelly was an all-district pick as a freshman and has a great frame for a DT.

Michael Johnson - Wylie - At 6-foot-2, 250 pounds he could end up at a number of positions in college. He had 31 tackles and four sacks this season.

Hanner Shipley - Marble Falls - A cousin of Jordan and Jaxon, the 6-foot-3, 270-pound lineman actually played six-man football as a freshman before moving to Marble Falls and playing under Todd Dodge.

Devonte Lampkin - Cy Falls - At 6-foot-2, 290 pounds, Lampkin saw time in the middle for Cy Falls this year.

Keaton Sutherland - Flower Mound Marcus - The 6-foot-4, 240-pound strongside end was named the district’s Defensive Newcomer of the Year.

Willie Harris - Klein Oak - The 6-foot-3, 290-pound defensive tackle was very impressive in a preseason scrimmage vs. Cy Falls.

Malik Jemison

Joseph Pete - Dallas Carter - The 6-foot-2, 275-pound sophomore is another in a long line of talented defensive linemen from Carter.

King Newton - Southlake Carroll - The versatile end/tackle prospect is the son of Nate Newton and brother of Tre Newton.

Zach Abercrumbia - Dallas Skyline - A bit of a tweener between end and tackle, the folks at Skyline expect him to be a big-time FBS recruit.

Sam Tecklenburg - Plano - He plays both defensive tackle and tight end for Plano but could be a strongside defensive end in college.

Kingsley Keke - George Ranch - The 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end put up big numbers for a brand new varsity program.

James Lockhart - Ennis - The 6-foot-3, 240-pound District Newcomer of the Year has already been offered by Baylor.

Linebacker:

Malik Jefferson - Mesquite Poteet - A first-team all-state selection as a sophomore, Jefferson has generated as much buzz as almost any prospect in the state at this point. He’s a sure-fire offer candidate for the Aggies.

Larry Pryor

Cameron Townsend - FB Ridgepoint - Though a bit undersized, Townsend was the top player on a first-year varsity program this year that had a strong debut.

Jalen Scott - North Mesquite - A solid inside linebacker prospect, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Scott is still learning to be a complete player.

RJ Williams - Hooks - Though a bit undersized, he proved on the camp scene this past summer that he could move incredibly well for a linebacker.

Anthony Wheeler - Dallas Skyline - Skyline uses its linebacker prospects as defensive ends quite often and Wheeler is no exception. He was the district Newcomer of the Year this season.

Michael Scott - Irving Nimitz - He is a tall outside linebacker at 6-foot-4.5, 205 pounds but he has the skill set to stay there instead of eventually moving down to defensive end.

Malik Jemison - Dallas Skyline - Like Wheeler, Jemison also plays defensive end for Skyline.

Keshaun Smith - Tatum - He is very lean right now at 6-foot-2, 180-pounds but the son of former OU and Oakland Raider LB Travian Smith has the frame to fill out.

Safety:

Kendall Sheffield

Justin Dunning - Whitehouse - Dunning is a big safety at 6-foot-3, 185 pounds and he broke onto the scene with a huge sophomore year for Whitehouse.

Larry Pryor - Sulphur Springs - The 6-foot, 185-pound speedster has been a known name for quite some time and will likely be one of the top prospects in East Texas.

Camden Ross - Keller Timber Creek - Ross is a big free safety prospect at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds.

Johnny Shaw - Center - The lanky free safety also spent some time at corner as a sophomore.

Willie Sykes - Spring - Those in North Houston swear by his abilities and say he will be a big-time recruit.

D'Vonta Hinton - Texas City - The Stingarees have been starting to produce more FBS prospects as of late and the 5-foot-10, 190-pound defender has the chance to be as highly-recruited as any of them.

Corner:

Kendall Sheffield - FB Marshall - One of the fastest kids in the state of Texas and recently clocked one of the top times at the Army Combine. Baylor has offered and Texas and Texas A&M are showing early interest.

Jared Phipps - Arlington Martin - Though slight of frame, he is a very good cover corner.

Maleek Goins - Brazoswood - Though he also starred at running back and kick returner, Goins proved to be one of the top corners in the Houston area this season.

Kris Boyd - Gilmer - He rushed for almost 1,300 yards on offense but the 6-foot-1, 175-pound prospect has a huge upside on defense.

Niko Small - Arlington Bowie - The 5-foot-10, 175-pound corner was the Newcomer of the Year in a very competitive district. He is also a standout on the track

Jacorey Walker - San Antonio Wagner - Walker is rail thing at 6-foot, 150 pounds but he has incredible coverage skills.

Athlete:

JW Ketchum - FB Marshall - A dangerous dual-threat quarterback for Marshall, Ketchum is incredible with the ball in space and will likely be a slot receiver at the next level.

Chris Warren - Rockwall - The son of the former NFL running back of the same name, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound back could play on either side of the ball in college.

D'Anthony Hopkins - Cuero - Though he plays mainly running back for Cuero, the 6-foot-2, 197-pound sophomore could end up as a safety or linebacker at the next level.

De'Nerian Thomas - Mart - Playing quarterback, he led Mart to the state title game while rushing for over 2,200 yards this year.

Morie Evans - Huntsville - A high school running back, Evans averaged over 12 yards per carry and is a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball.

Julius Lewis - Mansfield - Though he rushed for almost 1,200 yards after Kenneth Burks went down with an injury, he could also end up being a very good FBS cornerback.

Deionte Thompson: West Orange-Stark - Easily one of the top athletes in the state last season. The 6-2, 175-pounder is cousins with Baylor commit Travon Blanchard.

Taylor Hamm contributed to this report

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