Allen, Texas wide receiver Dan Buckner is arguably the top prospect in Texas' 2008 class. Buckner committed to the Texas Longhorns on February 11th after their first junior day. He was one of the most impressive receivers at the U.S. Army National Combine in early January and could lock up his spot as the top receiver in Texas this weekend.
Buckner is a tall receiver and will be a perfect fit in Texas' system. He is more than ready build upon the legacy left by Longhorn greats Limas Sweed and Roy Williams at the x-receiver position. He has great hands and knows how to use his body to go after the football. He also has good speed for a guy his size. Buckner caught 76 passes for 1,154 and 13 touchdowns as a junior at Allen.
Ryan Roberson is one of a long line of prospects coming out of Brenham, Texas over the past two years. He was being recruited to play both linebacker and full back, but it appears that he will play on the offensive side of the ball in Austin. He will work out at full back during the combine. Either way, Roberson is a hard-nosed football player with a bright future in front of him.
One of the latest additions to the Longhorns' 2008 class, Cedar Hill defensive tackle Jarvis Humphrey will have something to prove in Dallas. He plays for a Cedar Hill team that is coming off a state championship victory over Houston Cypress Falls. Cedar Hill had 11 athletes sign at Division I schools last year, and they will be bringing about that many kids to the combine.
Humphrey is currently ranked as the top defensive tackle in the Lone Star State in what was originally perceived as a down year at the position. He will have a chance to show his tremendous strength and cement his spot as the top defensive tackle in Texas this Sunday.
Aaron Williams was relatively unknown coming into the U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio, but it didn't take him long to start turning heads. He showed excellent technique and great cover corner skills. He also has the ability to come up and lay a lick on the ball carrier. This combination of skills made him one of the top defensive backs at the combine.
Williams plays safety in high school but will likely switch positions on the next level. With the recent Nolan Brewster pledge, Williams will likely move to corner at Texas. As a junior, he racked up a remarkable 141 tackles to go along with two interceptions at McNeil High School.
Mansfield Timberview quarterback Antoine Hicks committed to Texas as an athlete. He will likely play defensive back or wide receiver on the next level. At this point, it appears that Hicks will be playing on the offensive side of the ball. He will get plenty of reps at the wide receiver position in one-on-one drills this Sunday. He accounted for over 1,700 yards offense as a junior at Timberview.
Riley Dodge and Luke Poehlmann were originally scheduled to take part in the combine, but both had something come up and will not be able to make it. Potential Longhorn targets Joesph Ibiloye, Spencer Reeves and Jeremy Coleman will also be participating.