Who Lands No. 1 Spot in the Texas Top 100?

We're just days away from the release of the inaugural but well-researched Texas Top 100 Junior list. Who is the odds-on favorite to carry the distinction of being named No. 1 in the Scout.com Preseason Texas Top 100 list? And who are the other serious candidates to supplant the odds-on favorite?

We're still in the midst of traveling to high schools across the state, talking to coaches and prospects, viewing film and watching practice in our exhaustive search for the top prospects in the Lone Star State, so we're still compiling even more information on the best the state of Texas has to offer in terms of D-I bluechips, but we are ready to give you a sneak peek at the best of the best.

Top Contenders for No. 1 Distinction/Top-Five Club:

Michael Goodson RB Klein Collins – (A&M, OU, USC)
Eddie Jones DE Kilgore -- Texas verbal
Sergio Kindle LB/DE Dallas Wilson -- Texas verbal
Matthew Stafford QB Highland Park -- Open
J'Marcus Webb RT North Mesquite -- Texas verbal

Top-10 Status/Top Contenders for Top-5 Club:

Dustin Earnest LB Texarkana -- Texas verbal
Daniel Johnson SS/OLB Houston Spring Woods -- (A&M, TT)
Jerrod Johnson WR/TE Humble -- Texas A&M verbal
Emmanuel Moody RB Coppell -- Texas verbal
Jevan Snead QB Stephenville -- Open

Next 25:

Brandon Antwine DT Garland
Curtis Bailey OT Dallas Carter -- Open
Kenneth Beasley CB/WR West Orange Stark -- Texas verbal
Cory Brandon OT Corsicana – Open
Ugonna Chinasa DE Richardson Berkner -- Open
Pierre Fleurinor SS Wharton -- Texas A&M verbal
Justin Gent LB Irving MacArthur -- Open
Sherrod Harris QB Arlington Bowie -- Texas-lean
James Henry RB/S Schertz Clemens -- Oklahoma verbal
Trent Hines RB/ATH Midland Lee -- Texas A&M verbal
Orie Lemon LB/DE Houston Yates -- Open
Vondrell McGee RB Longview – Texas verbal
Britt Mitchell TE Kilgore -- Texas verbal
Mike Morgan OLB/ROLB Dallas Skyline -- Open
Jared Norton LB Rowlett -- (UT, A&M)
Phillip Payne WR South Garland – Texas verbal
Taylor Potts QB Abilene -- Texas Tech verbal
Leslie Ray DE/DT Midland Lee -- Texas A&M verbal
Derke Robinson RB Hebron -- Texas verbal
Christopher Stewart OT Klein
Adron Tennell WR Irving
Montre Webber WR Hearne -- Texas verbal
Cody Williams DE Longview
Malcolm Williams CB/FS South Grand Prairie – Texas A&M verbal
Mon Williams RB Mesquite Horn

It's possible other candidates for the No. 1-spot, Top-5 Club, Top-10 status, etc., will surface over the next few weeks, as we continue our tour, so stay tuned not just for the first rankings release but then the follow-up release, upon completion of our statewide search, which will be a Texas Top 200 Junior list!

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