LonghornDigest.com Texas Top 50

LonghornDigest.com is counting down the top-50 players in the state in 2013. And with Nos. 16-20 now upon us, two of the state's top quarterbacks make an appearance.

16) QB J.T. Barrett, 6-1 205, Wichita Falls Rider (Ohio State)

Barrett might be the most polished quarterback in the Lone Star State. He's a rushing threat, but his strength lies in his accuracy in the passing game. He's pretty close to the ideal spread quarterback: somebody who can destroy a defense with his arm, or with his legs.

17) QB Cody Thomas, 6-4 200, Colleyville Heritage

While Barrett might be the ideal spread dual-threat, Thomas projects incredibly well as a pocket passer who sits back in a spread offense and picks defenses apart with his arm. Thomas has a great frame, and his arm strength and accuracy are impressive.

18) WR Jacorey Warrick, 5-10 170, Cypress Falls (Texas)

Warrick is the state's best slot receiver, boasting quick-as-hiccup feet and excellent deep speed that makes him a threat to elude a tackler and create a big play at any moment. He's an ideal "space player," a difficult player to tackle in one-on-one situations.

19) LB Mike Mitchell, 6-4 220, Prestonwood Christian

Mitchell might not have been this high right around National Signing Day, but the early camp circuit showed him for what he is: a prototypical middle linebacker. Mitchell has the long frame of a defensive end, but the feet and speed to play in space. He could be a special player at that position.

20) WR Eldridge Massington, 6-3 200, West Mesquite

Massington will offer some team a wealth of riches as an outside receiver: somebody with great size and outstanding speed. Massington has clocked as fast as 10.52 seconds in the 100-meter dash this spring, and he also brings a nice set of hands.

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