LonghornDigest.com Texas Top 50

LonghornDigest.com is ranking the top 50 players in the Lone Star State for 2013. Nos. 21-25 are inside.

21) DL Christian Lacouture, 6-4 255, A&M Consolidated

Lacouture has some big-time offers, and maybe he should have even more. He projects as a fantastic defensive tackle, or even an athletic end in a 3-4. Lacouture has excellent fundamentals, and doesn't often lose one-on-one matchups.


22) WR Ra'Shaad Samples, 5-11 170, Dallas Skyline

There are a number of cat-quick slot receivers in Texas this year, but almost none as polished as Samples. Samples makes up for his lack of size with tremendous shiftiness, and he's nearly impossible to guard because of his route-running skills.


23) WR/TE Gary Moore, 6-5 215, Clarksville

Moore might be even higher on this list except there's some question about where exactly he projects at the next level, as well as a risk of qualifying. Moore is a big target who runs extremely well for his size. It's easy to see him adding weight and causing matchup problems.


24) WR Robbie Rhodes, 6-0 185, Fort Worth Southwest

Rhodes may have the best size/speed combination of any slot receiver in the class. Not only is he 6-foot, but he's run sub-21.5 seconds in the 200-meter dash. That makes him awfully difficult for defenders to deal with.


25) LB Reggie Chevis, 6-1 245, Sharpstown

Chevis plays defensive end for Sharpstown, but his lack of height implies that he could move to the middle of a defense in college. And he would fit well there. He does a nice job of sifting through blockers, and tackles well. He's big, but he definitely has the speed to play well at the position as well.


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