2009 South Texas Top 75: Summer Edition

South Texas is loaded with talented seniors in the Class of 2009 and at the top, the two best prospects in the area are slated to meet in one of college football's best rivalries. But for now Tom Wort and Calvin Howell are battling it out to see who the top prospect is in South Texas.

Every October the Cotton Bowl in Dallas becomes a battlefield between the state of Texas and the state of Oklahoma when the Longhorns and Sooners hook up in the annual Red River Rivalry.

Now, South Texas recruiting is becoming equally an important territory for the futures of both schools as the 2009 recruiting rankings are proving to be another Longhorn-Sooner showdown.

In the Spring San Antonio Warren defensive tackle Calvin Howell, a Texas commit, was at the top of the list but now New Braunfels linebacker Tom Wort, an Oklahoma pledge, has taken over the top spot.

Wort and Howell, both Scout.com four star prospects, are the headliners of a South Texas class that is one of the best the area has ever seen, as is proof by the area rankings list expanding from the top 50 to the top 75 prospects for the Summer Edition.

The future Big 12 Conference rivals are joined in the top 5 of the rankings by three players who have been there since the initial ranking was released in February – Alamo Heights quarterback Drew Allen, Converse Judson linebacker Chris McAllister, and San Antonio Madison defensive back Andrew Green.

The top two maybe headed to a BCS conference, but it is Conference USA's Rice that has the most verbal pledges from South Texas thus far as the Owls have secured commitments from San Antonio O'Connor linebacker Jarek Lanchaster (No. 6) and Burton offensive lineman John Hoddle (No. 15).

All told six players in South Texas have already pledged to the school of their choice, as Schertz Clemens linebacker Sean Porter (Texas A&M) and San Antonio MacArthur tight end Tyler Chambers (Houston) have also made commitments.

Of the top 25 prospects 18 of them are reporting offers at this time.

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