October 30, 2006

The first Top 100 list for 2008 is out

You've been waiting for it and now you've finally got your wish.

The first installment of the Lone Star Recruiting's Top 100 list for the Class of 2008 is out and if the debuting effort is any indication, the talent in the state of Texas might reach a new high with the current crop of juniors.

Debuting at the top of the list is Keller (Texas) Fossil Ridge defensive end R.J. Washington. The 6-4, 225-pound Washington has the look of a sure-fire five-star prospect and with offers from Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas A&M, it's clear that the top schools in the country are already in a heated tussle in an effort to land the young pash-rushing phenom.

Rounding out the early top five is Paris offensive lineman Stephen Good, Van running back Jermie Calhoun, Houston Stratford quarterback Andrew Luck and Gilmer athlete Justin Johnson.

You can call it the calm before the storm, but at this stage of the process only two of the top 100 players in the state have given a verbal commitment. Wolforth Frenship quarterback Seth Doege checks in and No.17 on the list and has already committed to Texas Tech, while Beaumont Westbrook defensive back Mike Williams (No.56) has already given a verbal pledge to Guy Morris' Baylor Bears.

Upon first glance it would definitely appear that the talent in-side the state is very deep and balanced, especially at offensive line and the skill positions. Four of the top 11 prospects are ranked in the top 11, while six of the top 27 players are wide receiver prospects.

Click here for a full link to this month's updated Lone Star Recruiting Top 100 list.

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