LonghornDigest.com Texas Top 50

LonghornDigest.com is ranking the top 50 in-state players for 2013. Nos. 26-30 are inside.

26) RB/WR Laquvionte Gonzalez, 5-10 170, Cedar Hill (Texas A&M)

Gonzalez has big-time quickness and always seems to make the right cut to create a big play. And the second he gets a hole, he shoots through it with great speed. He can also contribute in the return game.


27) DB Maurice Smith, 6-0 180, Fort Bend Dulles

The best cornerback in the state for 2013 could also project at safety. That versatility makes him valuable, but not as much as his size and cover skills do. Smith is a nice, smooth athlete who never seems out of control.


28) WR/S Jamar Gibson, 6-2 190, Baytown Sterling (Texas A&M)

There are some who felt Gibson would be a top-10 prospect in the state at wide receiver, but he played safety last year. And his combination of size, feet and ball skills make him a somebody to watch in the secondary.


29) DE Daeshon Hall, 6-6 220, Lancaster (TEXAS)

Hall has an elite frame for a defensive end, and the athleticism of a basketball player, which he is. Hall's skill set is still developing, but it would be hard to go through the state and find a better combination of size potential and athleticism for the position.


30) LB Deon Hollins Jr., 6-2 222, Fort Bend Marshall (UCLA)

In Hollins, UCLA grabbed an athletic outside linebacker with tremendous pass-rushing instincts. Hollins plays defensive end in high school, but projects as a stand-up player at the next level with an outstanding first-step and plus speed for the position.


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