Scout Houston: Area Preseason Team (Offense) Preps decided to do something new. For the upcoming season, we decided to put together a preseason All-Area team, which is comprised of some of Greater Houston's top players. If we were to start a team for this year it may look something like this…

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Nick Baratti, Klein Oak
Conner Feist, Langham Creek

Last off-season, the Steve Clarkson Dreammaker Camp was the first time to see Baratti as a quarterback. At that time, Klein oak coach David Smith said to keep an eye on him. And after the Panther spring game, the results speak for themselves. Sure, he is slated to play safety once at Notre Dame, but Baratti is legit. Feist is our No. 2 guy. Keep an eye out for him in the 2013 class. Several college coaches already are.

Next in Line: Ford Childress, Kinkaid

Trey Williams, Dekaney
Devan Demas, Cy Creek
Adam Taylor, Katy

No question that Williams is the best in the state pound for pound. With the speed/vision combination, he gets the nod over other top players at the position. And, Williams (Texas A&M) can give you 20-plus touches a game. Demas (Boise State) and Taylor both broke out last season and it looks as though 2011 will be even better.

Next in Line: Timothy Wright, La Marque

Marcus Johnson, Clear Springs
Chance Allen, Elkins
Markel Steward –Gillespie 
Blake Webb, The Woodlands
Jacorey Warrick, Cy Falls

Would line this crew up against the top secondary players. Need to make the big play, Johnson (Texas Tech) and Steward can do that. For the first down, call on Chaz (Allen). To stretch the field out for the deep ball, there are not many corners who can keep up with Webb. And Warrick is a 2013 kid who is money with the ball in his hands so we added him as well. 

Next in Line: Austin Bennett, Manvel

Kennedy Estelle, Dawson
Germain Ifedi, Westside
Mike Matthews, Elkins
Jeromy Irwin, Cy Fair
Seaver Meyers, Friendswood 
Christian Okafor, Westbury
Adrian Bellard, Brenham

Not much to say here other than this is the best combination of size and skill in the trenches. And they all have good feet too. Estelle (Texas), Ifedi (Missouri), Matthews (Texas A&M), Okafor (Texas Tech) and Bellard (Texas A&M) have all made verbal commitments.

Next in Line: Braden Meador, Montgomery

Sean Irwin, Cy Fair 
Trevor Stevens, Friendswood

This crew cannot only run block, but all have the athleticism to make plays with the ball in their hands. 

Next in Line: Justin Chandler, Kingwood Park

The Unknown Six (Where to play them?)
Johnathan Johnson, Friendswood
He is great out of the backfield, but effective in the slot as well.

Deante Gray, Westside
Pure speed. Just get the ball in his hands however you can. Would love to take credit for that, but surely coach Mark Byrd already knows this about his Stnaford-bound athlete.

Troy Green, Brenham
Would love to see him at the linebacker position, but the future Aggie is also a strong runner. 

Emmanuel Williams, La Marque
Playing quarterback now, but can effective as a receiver on the next level. 

E.J. Fatu, Klein Oak
Guys like Fatu always make the team. Just put him anywhere where there is plenty of contact. He thrives there.

Cody Small, Cy Woods
Last season was mainly at the defensive end position, but has worked on his offensive game this off-season. Looks good too.

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