HFB.com Top Area Players

HornedFrogBlitz.com ranks the north Texas region's top football players by position.

Now that the high school season is complete, it's time to take a look at the top players in the North Texas region. Better yet, let's take a look at the top players by position.

HornedFrogBlitz.com has compiled the list of top players, 106 to be exact, from quarterback all the way down to specialists.

QUARTERBACKS
1. Cody Thomas | Colleyville Heritage
Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 220
College: Oklahoma

Threw for 4,154 yards with 46 TD's and only 6 interceptions while leading the Panthers to an 11-2 record.

Rank
Name
School
HT
WT
College
2
Kenny Hill
Southlake Carroll
6-1
210
Texas A&M
3
J.T. Barrett
W.F. Rider
6-2
205
Ohio State
4
Tyrone Swoopes
Whitewright
6-4
220
Texas
5
Devante Kincaide
Dallas Skyline
6-1
185
Ole Miss
6
Davis Webb
Prosper
6-4
195
Texas Tech
7
Nic Shimonek
Corsicana Mildred
6-4
190
Iowa
8
Tyler Jones
Stephenville
6-2
190
Texas State
9
Damion Hobbs
Cedar Hill
6-3
225
Arkansas State
10
Richard Lagow
Plano
6-6
225
Connecticut

RUNNINGBACKS
1. Dontre Wilson | Desoto
Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 180
College: Oregon

Wilson rushed for 1,895 yards and 37 TD's and added another 750 receiving yards with 9 scores. Led the Eagles to a 14-1 record.

Rank
Name
School
HT
WT
College
2
Kyle Hicks
Arlington Martin
5-10
195
TCU
3
Laquvionte Gonzalez
Cedar Hill
5-11
170
Texas A&M
4
Ke'uan Kinner
Little Elm
5-9
185
Uncommitted
5
Dez Wortham
Lewisville Hebron
5-11
200
Wake Forest
6
Jalen Rhodes
Rowlett
5-9
175
Texas Tech
7
Bryan Driskell
McKinney Boyd
5-9
170
Air Force
8
Teriyon Gipson
Dallas Kimball
5-9
170
New Mexico
9
Josh Smith
Mansfield Timberview
5-6
180
Liberty

RECEIVERS
1. Robbie Rhodes | FW Southwest
Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 190
College: Baylor

Rhodes finished with 913 yards and 15 touchdowns despite drawing double and sometimes triple coverage.

Rank
Name
School
HT
WT
College
2
Ra'Shaad Samples
Dallas Skyline
5-10
170
Oklahoma State
3
Jake Oliver
Dallas Jesuit
6-4
185
Texas
4
Marcell Ateman
Wylie East
6-4
190
Oklahoma State
5
Eldridge Massington
West Mesquite
6-3
205
UCLA
6
Quincy Adeboyejo
Cedar Hill
6-3
175
Texas A&M
7
Torii Hunter
Prosper
6-0
160
Notre Dame
8
Ellis Jefferson
Denton Guyer
6-4
190
Arizona State
9
Quan Jones
Wylie East
6-4
195
Baylor
10
Cameron Smith
Coppell
6-0
180
Uncommitted
11
Brice Gunter
Stephenville
6-3
185
Texas State

TIGHT ENDS
1. Charlie Reid | FW All Saints
Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 225
College: TCU

Reid hauled in 50 catches for 1,229 yards and 17 touchdowns while helping the Saints to a 11-0 record and SPC Championship.

Rank
Name
School
HT
WT
College
2
Christian Morgan
Plano Prestonwood
215
4.7
Ole Miss
3
Bryson Burtnett
Springtown
6-5
220
TCU
4
Jeremiah Gaines
Red Oak
6-2
230
SMU
5
Jason Reese
Euless Trinity
6-4
220
Uncommitted
6
Trent Gow
Mansfield
6-3
235
Air Force

OFFENSIVE TACKLES
1. Kent Perkins | Lake Highlands
Ht: 6-6 | Wt: 285
College: Texas

Perkins paved the way for one of the top rushing offenses in the area, averaging 268 per game.

Rank
Name
School
HT
WT
College
2
Ishmael Wilson
Bishop Dunne
6-5
275
Texas A&M
3
Alex Mayes
Van Alstyne
6-6
290
Minnesota
4
J.J. Gustafson
Dallas Jesuit
6-6
270
Texas A&M
5
Joas Aguilar
Birdville
6-5
295
Texas A&M
6
Joseph Noteboom
Plano
6-5
265
TCU
7
Zach Crabtree
Mansfield
6-6
265
Oklahoma State
8
Jesse Robinson
Hurst Bell
6-6
280
Oklahoma State
9
Cody Hayes
Eastern Hills
6-6
260
Texas Tech
10
Salesi Uhatafe
Euless Trinity
6-5
301
Uncommitted

GUARD/CENTERS
1. Patrick Morris | Denton Guyer
Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 285
College: TCU

Morris helped Guyer lead the area in rushing averaging nearly 340 a game en route to a state championship.

Rank
Name
School
HT
WT
College
2
Rami Hammad
Irving
6-5
310
Baylor
3
Brad North
Allen
6-3
275
Northwestern
4
Sergio Phillips
Desoto
6-3
300
San Diego State
5
Austin Davis
Mansfield
6-3
298
Duke
6
Jaxon Salinas
Irving
6-4
300
Oklahoma State
7
Cam Manning
Southlake
6-2
260
Louisiana Tech
8
William Barns
Highland Park
6-3
260
SMU

DEFENSIVE TACKLES
1. A'Shawn Robinson | FW Arlington Heights
Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 305
College: Texas
Rank
Name
School
HT
WT
College
2
Andrew Billings
Waco
6-1
305
Uncommitted
3
Justin Manning
Dallas Kimball
6-2
275
Texas A&M
4
Kerrick Huggins
Dallas Skyline
6-4
280
Oklahoma
5
Bryson Henderson
Mansfield Summit
6-5
260
TCU
6
Charles Walker
South Garland
6-4
280
Uncommitted
7
Ben Hughes
Waco University
6-3
300
Oklahoma State
8
Byron Bonds
Allen
6-2
280
Baylor
9
Cornelius Henderson
Duncanville
6-1
290
Uncommitted

DEFENSIVE ENDS
1. Daeshon Hall | Lancaster
Ht: 6-6 | Wt: 220
College: Washington (soft commit)

Hall earned AP defensive player of the year honors after recording 83 tackles and 18 sacks.

Rank
Name
School
HT
WT
College
2
Jake Raulerson
Celina
6-5
265
Texas
3
Kevin Smith
Frisco Centennial
6-2
240
Baylor
4
Gaius Vaenuku
Euless Trinity
6-5
260
Uncommitted
5
Jay Arnold
Rockwall Heath
6-4
255
Texas A&M
6
Dimarya Mixon
West Mesquite
6-3
265
Missouri
7
Sam Tevi
Euless Trinity
6-5
270
Utah
8
Jordan Points
Rockwall-Heath
6-4
255
Texas A&M
9
Graysen Schantz
Lake Dallas
6-3
240
Uncommitted
10
Hendrick Ekpe
Lewisville
6-4
225
Minnesota
11
Villi Livini
L.D. Bell
6-5
210
Utah

LINEBACKER
1. Mike Mitchell | Plano Prestonwood
Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 225
College: Uncommitted

Mitchell finished the season with 174 total tackles and 7 sacks and 5 forced fumbles.

Rank
Name
School
HT
WT
College
2
Sammy Douglas
Arlington
6-3
195
TCU
3
Brett Wade
Kennedale
6-2
215
Texas A&M
4
Jordan Mastrogiovanni
Dallas Jesuit
6-2
230
Oklahoma
5
Xavier Phillips
FW All Saints
6-2
220
Baylor
6
Raaquan Davis
Rockwall-Heath
6-2
195
Baylor
7
D.J. Green
Mesquite Horn
6-2
215
Uncommitted
8
Chad Whitener
Mansfield
6-0
210
Cal
9
Kahlee Woods
Sherman
6-1
220
Uncommitted
10
Brandon Hines
Dallas Kimball
6-2
195
New Mexico State

SAFETIES
1. Kameron Miles | West Mesquite
Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 212
College: Texas A&M

Miles helped West Mesquite to an 8-3 record in 2012.

Rank
Name
School
HT
WT
College
2
George Baltimore
Mansfield
6-0
200
TCU
3
Taion Sells
Irving MacArthur
5-10
180
Baylor
4
Trevor Walker
Mansfield Timberview
6-1
185
Washington
5
Money Hunter
Prosper
6-1
180
Uncommitted
6
John Schilleci
Denton Guyer
6-0
190
North Texas
7
Myron Turner
Desoto
6-0
175
Washington State
8
Myles Crosby
Colleyville Heritage
6-3
200
SMU
9
Josh Garrett
Frisco Centennial
6-3
190
Uncommitted

CORNERBACKS
1. Ranthony Texada | Frisco Centennial
Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 160
College: TCU

Texada recorded 65 tackles, 4 interceptions and blocked 5 field goals in helping his team to a 12-2 record.

Rank
Name
School
HT
WT
College
2
William Earley
West Mesquite
6-1
190
Arizona State
3
Steve Wesley
Arlington Bowie
6-1
175
TCU
4
Will Barrow
Dallas Skyline
5-10
170
Tulsa
5
Colin Spencer
Dallas Wilson
5-10
180
Kansas
6
Cydney Calvin
Frisco Centennial
6-1
190
Uncommitted
7
Taylor Lewis
Desoto
6-0
183
Oklahoma State
8
Anthony Canady
Mesquite
5-9
170
Rice
9
Jaylon Scott
Dallas Carter
5-9
165
UTEP
10
Nkeal Bailey
Princeton
6-1
165
UTSA

SPECIALISTS
1. Ben Grogan | Arlington Martin
Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 175
College: Oklahoma State

Grogan kicked 9 field goals and had 31 touchbacks on kickoffs in 2012.

Rank
Name
School
HT
WT
College
2
Ty Cummings
Southlake Carroll
5-11
180
Houston
3
Matthew McCrane
Brownwood
5-11
165
Kansas State
Jeremy Clark has covered TCU football and recruiting since 2005. He spent seven years with another recruiting service before joining the FoxSports/Scout.com family in February 2012. He has made appearances on FoxSports Southwest and the NFL Network and radio stations nationwide in his nearly eight years of covering the Frogs.
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