LonghornDigest.com 2015 Texas Top 10

Who are the top five players in the state for 2015? LonghornDigest.com counts down the early list.

1) Daylon Mack, DT, Gladewater

It's pretty rare for a sophomore to have college-ready size, even more rare to have college-ready size and athleticism and even more rare to find that combination in a defensive tackle. The state of Texas has produced some outstanding defensive tackles in recent years and Mack is as good as any of them. The 6-foot-2, 305-pound Mack had 16 tackles for loss as a sophomore and ran a sub-4.9-second 40-yard dash. His first step is so quick that sometimes the film appears to be sped up.

2) Malik Jefferson, LB, Mesquite Poteet

Want freakish athleticism? How about a 6-foot-3, 220-pound linebacker who clocked in the 4.4s (not a misprint) at the North Texas camp? Want production? How about 25 tackles for loss as a sophomore? Jefferson could play any linebacker spot, but he's at his best when turned loose off the edge on opposing passers.

3) Soso Jamabo, RB, Plano West

Jamabo has a bit of a strange build at 6-3 200, and he can be somewhat of an upright runner. But he also has the potential to be the kind of back teams build their offenses around. He has the frame to play at 220-plus easily at the next level, while retaining the breakaway speed that makes him special. Great speed and power.

4) Kendall Sheffield, CB, Fort Bend Marshall

A year after one of the most stacked defensive back classes in recent memory, Sheffield stands alone as the class's top DB. Sheffield has nice size and length, plus the quickness and hips to be a shutdown corner at the next level. Does an outstanding job of playing the ball in the air, and has even used his speed to make a couple plays on the offensive side of the ball.

5) Tristan Teuhema, OT, Keller

The 2015 OL class figures to be a nice rebound from the thin 2014 group, and the massive (6-5 335) Teuhema is the best of the 2015 bunch. Teuhema blows open massive holes in the running game, and while his pass protection could use a bit of work, he has the feet to be able to develop well in that area.

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