1. Emmanuel Harris, Skyline, Big Play Rating 32.2: The senior is only 5-10 and 180 pounds, but he’s proven to be a big-time player with more than one-third of his 17 catches for touchdowns (six). Harris has a scholarship offer from SMU.
Amy Gutierrez - Special Contributor 2. Xavier Suggs, Parish Episcopal, Big Play Rating 31.7: The sophomore is used as a running back and receiver and can do a little bit of everything. In Parish Episcopal’s last game, Suggs had a 56-yard touchdown reception, a 45-yard touchdown run and returned an interception 46 yards for a score.
Quintana Photography, LLC 3. David Burnett, Forney, Big Play Rating 31.1: It’s been a tough season for Forney, but the senior has nearly as many receiving yards as the rest of the team combined. Burnett has scored touchdowns on receptions of 63, 55, 37 and 19 yards.
John F. Rhodes - Special Contributor 4. Wayne Perry, Dallas Pinkston, Big Play Rating: 27.8: The sophomore caught two touchdown passes in the season opener and has been a big-play man throughout the season. Perry caught three TD passes in a win over North Dallas earlier this month.
Don Henderson Photography 5. Demetrius Gray, Sunnyvale, Big Play Rating 27.7: The senior, who is averaging 25.6 yards per catch, is part of a deep receiving group that includes Josh Quinn (56 catches, 948 yards, 10 TDs) and Lawson Ayo (30 catches, 558 yards, 8 TDs).
Matt Strasen - Special Contributor 6. Trae Hart, First Baptist, Big Play Rating 27.3: The 5-11, 155-pound senior, who is orally committed to Purdue, can blow past most cornerbacks. In the only close game for First Baptist (8-0) this season, a 51-42 win over Pittsburg, Hart had a 55-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a clinching 8-yard TD catch.
Steve Hamm - Special Contributor 7. Tony James, Arlington Bowie, Big Play Rating 27.1: The junior has split time at receiver and quarterback this year and has a nice highlight reel at both positions. He has thrown for 12 touchdowns, with no interceptions, and is averaging 24.5 yards per catch.
8. Jared Wyatt, Wylie East, Big Play Rating 26.5: The sophomore has burst on to the scene with a lot of big plays, including touchdown catches last week of 68 and 29 yards. He had seven receptions for 148 yards in that game.
9. Jalyn Hernandez, Mansfield Lake Ridge, Big Play Rating 26.4: The senior has helped Lake Ridge become more competitive in its second year as a varsity program. Hernandez had five catches for 175 yards and three touchdowns in the season-opening win over Burleson Centennial, which was Lake Ridge’s first varsity win.
10. Jordan Ingram (11), Dallas Carter, Big Play Rating 26.4: The senior has been a perfect complement to Carter’s star running back, Corey Avery. Ingram (5-11, 170), who is orally committed to SMU, has scored on 11 of his 24 receptions.
11. Carlos Strickland, Skyline, Big Play Rating 26.2: The 6-4, 197-pound senior is big, strong, has good hands and pretty good wheels. Not surprisingly, then, Strickland is one of the state’s top recruits and has offers from big-time programs such as LSU, TCU, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.
Michael Clements - Chronicle 12. Justus Lee, Argyle Liberty Christian, Big Play Rating 25.9: Lee is one of the standouts on a team that features six players with more than 10 receptions. The sophomore caught two touchdown passes – for 20 and 24 yards – in last week’s 40-37 victory over TCA-Addison.
Courtesy of Dallas Christian School 13. Dominique Weaver, Dallas Christian, Big Play Rating 25.8: Whatever way the senior gets the ball, he is dangerous in the open field. In last week’s win over Shelton, Weaver had touchdown receptions of 30, 28 and 19 yards and returned a punt 54 yards for a score.
14. Justice "Chochy" Luce, Lovejoy, Big Play Rating 25.6: The senior is clearly the go-to guy for Lovejoy, which has won two straight to put itself in playoff position. In addition to his big receiving totals, Lucé has run for four touchdowns in the last two games.
Steve Hamm - Special Contributor 15. Kody Edwards, Mesquite Poteet, Big Play Rating 25.4: Edwards has grown into a constant threat in Poteet's rapid-fire spread offense and he is among the area's leaders in receiving yards with 884, and the team leader in receptions with 38.
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