The recruiting class of 2010 in the state of Texas will likely see some its headliners come out from the Heart-O-Texas as several top prospects have already made a name for themselves on the gridiron with just one, or even two years of varsity action.
At quarterback one of the most impressive looking prospects both physically and the field of play in the entire class is University quarterback Randy Price. Price, a 6-foot-3, 175 pound gunslinger has carried the Trojans offense for the last two seasons and towards the end of his sophomore season, it was obvious that he is more comfortable in the pocket, which allows his natural athletic ability to show. A very good runner with excellent speed and quickness under center, Price displays a strong arm and has outstanding leadership skills, which make will make him a hot commodity.
No position in Central Texas will receive more attention at this time next year than the running back position, where La Vega's Chris Parr and Temple's Lache Seastrunk seem to have already established themselves as the top two ball carriers in the class in the early stages.
Parr missed a few games at the start of the season but still managed to follow up an 800 yard freshman season with 1,762 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore, giving him 38 touchdowns in just two years. Seastrunk won numerous newcomer of the year honors as a sophomore in 2007, including Central Texas offensive newcomer of the year and sophomore of the year honors from TPI. Seastrunk has blazing speed and might be the fastest player in the state, and probably the most explosive as he averaged a barn-burning 12.7 yards per rush during a sophomore campaign that saw him rush for 1,514 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Parr is the more compact and thicker of the two backs while Seastrunk is a bit longer and has the speed edge, although both backs have plenty of quickness. Both ball carriers will have expanded roles in their respective offenses in 2008 as Parr will now get the lion's share of the carries with the graduation of his brother Kourtney while Seastrunk will now be the focal point of what was a three pronged attack in the Wildcats' Wing-T offense.
Other top 2010 prospects to note…
Charles Kelly, LB, Waco Midway – The 5'10, 220 pound Kelly was the 16-4A Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 2007.
Derrick Davis, LB, Temple – Following a huge sophomore season, Davis (6-0, 225) was a first team all-District honors in District 13-5A.
Cole Dominguez, DB, Belton – Injuries forced him to play quarterback for Coach Rodney Southern's Tigers, but his size (6-2, 180) and athleticism make him an ideal defensive back. Teammate Kevin Thornton (6-2, 190) also saw time at quarterback but also caught 17 passes and could become a big time receiver.
Trae Davis, ATH, Mexia – The dual threat quarterback led the Blackcats to the playoffs accounting for over 2,200 yards of total offense and 13 touchdowns.