Midlands State Rankings

Scout.com takes a look at the top-rated football prospects in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas...

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The Kansas Top 5 is led by Conway Springs High four-star Tanner Wood. Wood plays quarterback and middle backer in high school, but his 6'5, 240-pound frame will translate to defensive end for Bill Snyder at Kansas State.

Keep an Eye On: With smooth, natural change of direction Oklahoma State verbal Jerel Morrow could develop in to a true lock-down corner in college.


The Missouri Top 20 is led by St. Louis John Burroughs running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott will decide between Ohio State and Missouri on National Signing Day. He an all-around back with great explosion and speed to make big plays happen. He could be an instant impact type of player in college and is versatile enough that he even got looks at safety during U.S. Army All-American Bowl practices.

Keep an Eye On: Hogan Prep star Anthony Sherrils who will likely end up playing in the defensive backfield at Missouri. At No. 8 in the state he could easily be argued up the list, he was in the fight for the No. 5 spot.


The Nebraska Top 5 is topped by Lincoln Southwest defensive lineman Christian Lacouture, who actually only lived in the state for a very short amount of time. He moved to Lincoln because of his commitment to the Big Red, but made a decommitment right after the prep season ended, committed to LSU and very promptly moved to Baton Rouge to begin his career in the SEC as an early enrollee. Keep an Eye On: Josh Banderas would have been the top-rated star in the state. The U.S. Army All-American has great size and plays with passion.


The Oklahoma Top 20 is led by Southmoore High defensive D.J. Ward, an Oklahoma commit. In quite a unique situation Ward ends up as the top pick despite the fact that he did not even play a snap as a senior in 2012 because of an OSSSA transfer rule that made him ineligible.

Keep an Eye On: Tahlequah Sequoyah quarterback Brayden Scott, who will play for former OU star Justin Fuente at Memphis. A dual-threat with some moxy.


The Texas Top 125 is led by A'Shawn Robinson from Fort Worth Arlington Heights. A two-way player in high school, who has drawn comparison to Nadamukong Suh for his spirited play at times. He is actually a little bigger physically than Suh is right now, but has the same type of frame and shows flashes of that intensity and high level of play that made Suh so special at Nebraska and in the NFL.

Keep an Eye On: Another Fort Worth star in Southwest High wide receiver Robbie Rhodes. The big-bodied wideout is drawing comparisons to Justin Blackmon and is the highest rated Baylor commitment in the history of Scout.com.

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