Central Texas' 2008 Top 25 Prospects

The midseason update of the Top 25 Prospects in Central Texas is complete. TPI's Jeff Howe gives you his choice of the Top 5 prospects in the area and also included in this update is the complete list of the Top 25.

TPI's Central Texas Top 25 Prospects: 5-1

5. David Grant, OL, KIlleen
Grant is the second in what should be a solid line of college prospects to come out of Killeen High joining 2007 Oklahoma State signee Jonathan Rush and 2009 prospect Rhonte Scales. Grant is a very physical run blocker put playing in the Roos spread offense, he also understands pass blocking. He is very raw, but his strength and athleticism is why he is a coveted prospect. Grant had committed to Oklahoma State, but he has been removed from the Cowboys commit list recently but Baylor, Colorado State, Nebraska, and Texas Tech are still interested in his services.

4. Victor Johnson, DB, Waco High
Johnson has been looked at as an elite prospect since his sophomore season when he had 20 tackles in his first varsity game against Schertz Clemens. His vitals do not jump off of the page, but he is very instinctive at the safety position and is equally good at covering over the top as he is at filling the alley in run support. Johnson recently told Scout.com that he has Miami (FL) as the leader for his services, but Baylor, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech are all actively recruiting the playmaking defender.

3. Mark Buchanan, OL, Austin High
With a 6-foot-5-inch frame that will grow in college, Buchanan has exceptional quickness and athletic ability for his size. The two-time all-District pick might just have the best footwork of any lineman in the year's crop in the state. He has committed to Texas and with his physical gifts, he fits the build of the type of lineman the Longhorns are looking to use in their offense.

2. Robert Griffin, QB, Copperas Cove
There is no doubt that Griffin is a world class athlete, who might someday run in the Olympics as a hurdler. Many schools backed off recruiting Griffin because he wants to be given a fair shake to play quarterback. He has improved his passing over the last two seasons and does not make many mistakes, which seems to be rare with quarterbacks that like to make plays on the run. Griffin committed to Houston recently, picking the Cougars over the likes of Baylor, LSU, Illinois, Tennessee, Tulsa, and Washington State.

1. Aaron Williams, DB, Round Rock, McNeil
Over the summer, Williams showed why many experts feel he is the best defensive back in the state. After committing to Texas, Williams got rave reviews at the Longhorns' summer camp where he more than held his own against the likes of Allen star and fellow Longhorn pledge Dan Buckner. Williams was recently selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl squad, becoming the first player ever from Round Rock to achieve the honor.

Central Texas' 2008 Top 25 Prospects


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