2009 Central Texas Top 100: Summer Edition

It has been said time and again how deep the 2009 recruiting group is in the state of Texas and Central Texas is a great example of that as many of the state's top prospects are from the region. In this latest ranking, it shows that some big time schools are dipping into the Centex talent pool this year.

In the Summer Edition of the 2009 Central Texas prospect rankings, the list is somewhat of a meshing of styles.

Since the Class of 2006 I have done a Central Texas Top 25 ranking but in the spring I expanded it to include the top 100 prospects in the area. Now however the rankings should stay in their current format with only the top 25 players in the area actually receiving a ranking while the next 75 best prospects are all listed by position and then alphabetically.

Now that the format is clear, the rankings have not seen all that much change at the top since the pre spring rankings were released in February.

Lake Travis quarterback Garrett Gilbert is still holding down the top spot and will likely stay there all the way up until the final rankings are released next year, right around the time that Gilbert officially becomes a part of the 2009 Texas recruiting class.

Future Longhorns dominate the top of the list as Pflugerville defensive end Alex Okafor and Madisonville running back Chris Whaley have flip flopped spots from the last ranking with Okafor at No. 2 and Whaley at No. 3. Fellow Texas commits Trey Graham of Waco Midway and Paden Kelley of Lake Travis come in at No. 7 and No. 11, respectively.

Austin High receiver Emory Blake and Killeen offensive lineman Rhonte Scales round out the top five.

Currently Texas leads the way with commitments as five Central Texans are currently Longhorn pledges. Texas A&M has verbal pledges from three prospects, including the recently committed Brandall Jackson (No. 15). Texas Tech and TCU have each secured two commits from the Centex region while LSU, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, and Baylor have each picked up one pledge each.

The only Central Texas prospect that has already made their college choice that is not ranked in the Top 25 is Cedar Park Vista Ridge quarterback Tyler Patmon, who has committed to Kansas, further showing just how deep of a year it is in the area.

2009 Central Texas Top 100 Prospects: Summer Edition


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