Every year, former Texas high school players litter the All-American and All-Conference teams across the landscape of college football. This season will be more of the same, but with some star appeal and Heisman Trophy contenders. Burnt Orange Beat takes a look at the country's top players who played their high school ball in the state of Texas.
College football programs are littered with former Texas high school players on a yearly basis. In 2009, former Texas high school stars will be the top players in many programs including Heisman Trophy front runners Colt McCoy and Dez Bryant. Along with players that have the chance to win national awards, there could be six or more Texans drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft led by Sergio Kindle, Dez Bryant, Trent Williams and Ciron Black among others. While the depth of former Texas high school players at running back isn’t what it has been in the past, the top two can play and start for anyone in the country. Both Kendall Hunter and Jacquizz Rodgers were overlooked or under-recruited, but both have proven college coaches were wrong. First Team Offense QB: Colt McCoy, Sr. Texas (Tuscola Jim Ned High) RB: Kendall Hunter, Jr. Oklahoma State (Tyler John Tyler) RB: Jacquizz Rodgers, So, Oregon State (Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated) WR: Dez Bryant, Jr, Oklahoma State (Lufkin High) WR: Jordan Shipley, Sr., Texas (Burnet High) WR: Dezmon Briscoe, Jr, Kansas (Cedar Hill) OL: Trent Williams, Sr, Oklahoma (Longview High) OL: Ciron Black, Sr, LSU (Tyler Lee) OL: Marcus Cannon, Jr, TCU (Odessa High) OL: Brandon Carter, Sr., Texas Tech (Longview Spring Hill) OL: Jason Fox, Sr., Miami (North Crowley)