Central Texas' 2008 Top 25 Prospects: 10-6

The Central Texas 2008 Top 25 Prospect rankings reaches the top five with some of the top talent in the Lone Star State. All but one prospect in this group is committed and the lone undeclared prospect has double-digit offers.

TPI's Central Texas Top 25 Prospects: 10-6

10. Andrew Wolridge, LB, Lexington
A term that often gets overused when evaluating defensive players is someone who has a non-stop motor. But Wolridge has exactly that. He has settled into his natural position at linebacker after playing defensive end and tackle early in his career. He is one of the most impressive looking defensive players I have seen, either in person or on film as he really explodes into tackles and never quits on plays. He will join former teammate Jordan Peterson at Texas A&M next fall.

9. Brock Fitzhenry, WR, Giddings
Speed, quickness, and vision have made Fitzhenry one of the most exciting offensive players in Central Texas throughout his career. He run Giddings' option offense flawlessly from the quarterback position, but when he heads to Texas next fall he will likely move to receiver where the Longhorns will likely look to get Fitzhenry the ball in space and let him work.

8. Jared Salubi, RB, Waco High
At this point of the season, Salubi might be the Central Texas MVP based how much better he makes an already loaded Waco High team. Salubi does an excellent job of reading blocks and letting the play develop in front of him. He does not have top end speed, but he shows a great burst once he hits the line of scrimmage. He ended the recruiting process in the summer with his commitment to stay close to home and attend Baylor.

7. Justin Tucker, K, Austin Westlake
He might be a kicker, but make no mistake about it Tucker is a very good athlete. He plays safety also and is not afraid to stick a receiver that is coming over the middle of the field and shows good instincts in pass coverage. He is one of the best prep kicking prospects to ever come out of the Austin area and his leg is just as strong as any kicking prospect that Central Texas has produced recently, and that includes Mason Crosby and Matt Szymanski. Tucker will stay close to home when he heads off to college as he has committed to Texas.

6. Zaviar Gooden, DB, Pflugerville
Versatility is what makes Gooden a hot commodity. He plays both running back and defensive back for the Panthers and shows the ability to play both in college. He does tend to run upright at times, but he does not do a lot of dancing around the backfield and has breakaway speed. He might be better suited for safety with his size/speed combination and his ball skills. He has picked up numerous offers and reportedly Missouri, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State are the frontrunners for his services.


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