Best of the rest

Texas year in and year out pulls the best talent from the Lone Star State, but what about some of the other top players in Texas? Today, LonghornDigest.com takes a look at the Top 10 players not committed to UT.


1.) Malcolm Brown- Steele High : RB- 6'0/200 pounds

Considering: Holds over thirty offers including Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Oklahoma, Stanford, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech.
What he is looking for: "I prefer going downhill, I-formation. So I'm going to try and find a school that normally does that so I can go there and do what I do best."

Greg Powers' take: "When you watch Brown you feel like you are seeing exactly what a running back is supposed to be. He has great size and runs with authority. When he sees a hole or has to get past a defender he makes one move and then explodes making him an elusive back with size. He also has tremendous balance which allows him to stay on his feet when lower his shoulder to deliver a blow or spinning away from defenders."



2.) Aaron Green- SA Madison High : RB- 5'11/180 pounds

Considering: Texas, Florida State, Nebraska, and California.
What he is looking for: "I just want to feel like I'm at home."

Greg Powers' take: "Green is a complete back. With the exception of his size, Green is everything you look for in an elite back. He has excellent acceleration, maintains good top end speed, has the ability to shift gears and change direction at the drop of a dime. And because of his low center of gravity he has phenomenal balance."



5.) Herschel Simms- Abilene High : RB- 5'9/190 pounds

Committed: Oklahoma State
On his commitment: "I wanted to get away for a while and it seemed like it's the perfect distance. It's not too far and it's not too close to home, just right for me."

Greg Powers' take: "Sims is a home-run back who makes big plays in big games. He has some very sick moves in the open field making him one of the toughest players in the game to bring down in a one-on-one scenario. He will remind many people of LaDainian Tomlinson, because he has great hands so he is also able to make some big plays in the passing game. Runs with good power despite his size, but is more of a threat outside the tackles at this point in his career."



8.) Anthony Wallace- Skyline High : LB- 6'2/225 pounds

Considering: Over 20 schools including Texas, Oklahoma, USC, Florida, UCLA, and LSU
What he is looking for: "I'm looking for a school with a good family atmosphere and a place where I can get a lot of playing time."

Greg Powers' take: "Wallace is the prototype at middle linebacker. He has the size and frame to be an absolute beast. He really excels in covering the run but also has the wheels to play back in some coverage situations. When he's free in pursuit Wallace shows just how active he can be from his linebacker position and he is always around the ball, always."



9.) Trey Metoyer – Whitehouse High : WR- 6'2/185 pounds

Committed: Oklahoma
On his commitment: "Coach Stoops was the first coach to come watch me play and the first coach to come to my school. Coach (Jay) Norvell, their wide receiver coach, has been to a couple of my basketball games. We have a real good relationship."

Greg Powers' take: "Great size for a receiver and though he does not have elite top end speed he has enough quickness and enough moves to get free from the defender and break long runs. He is a big target as a receiver and runs tight routes, his size and strength allow him to beat jams. He is not a blazing fast receiver but a good sized receiver with good hands and is very reliable. He is also a player that has a flare for making the dramatic catch."



10.) Brandon Williams – Royal High : RB- 6'0/190 pounds

Committed: Oklahoma

Greg Powers' take: "Has the special ability to be a home run threat every time that he touches the ball. He is a slashing type of runner that hits the seam extremely hard and his explosion allows him to leave defenders sometimes just grasping at air. He brings a little bit of everything to the table. He catches the ball well out of the backfield, he has good speed, and can run with power at times."



13.) Quincy Russell- SA Sam Houston High : DT- 6'3/285 pounds

Considering: Texas, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Arizona, Oklahoma, Baylor, Mississippi State, and Texas A&M, among many others.
What he is looking for:Wants to major in architectural engineering.

Greg Powers' take: "Russell is a mammoth in the middle of the defense that is able to control the game in the trenches up front. He can stuff the run and he can get after the quarterback. His ability to make big plays in the backfield in high school means that he should be quick enough on his feet to become a a force in college as well. He may not make as many plays in the backfield, but he will be a valuable asset to any defense."



15.) Kenny Williams- Hendrickson High : RB- 5'10/206 pounds

Committed: Texas Tech

Greg Powers' take: "Big running back, he is very strong between the tackles as he can break tackles and has good balance to keep on going. Does a great job of churning his legs to work for extra yards. He can change direction and cut to a different direction but he is best going straight at the defense. Only thing lacking is true breakaway speed and he is not far off from that."



16.) Ladarius Brown- Waxahachie High : WR- 6'2/185 pounds

Considering: Alabama, Texas A&M, Tulsa, TCU, and Houston

Greg Powers' take: "Although Ladrius Brown is primarily being recruited for defense as a safety, he also played wide receiver as a junior and had 11 touchdowns receiving. He says he can bench 205-pounds
and knows he needs to improve his strength."



18.) Trevon Randle- Clear Springs High : OLB- 6'2/205 pounds

Committed:LSU

Greg Powers' take: "A natural football player and athlete, he could play a number of positions on the field. His best position is possibly linebacker where his athleticism and speed makes a great combination. Has good size and will grow even more. Has a high upside because he is just learning how to use his body to his advantage on the field."


Almost making the list:

19.)DE- Nathan Hughes- Klein Oak, committed to Oklahoma
20.)TE- Chris Barnett- A. Maceo Smith High, committed to Oklahoma
21.)QB- J.W. Walsh- Guyer High, committed to Oklahoma State


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