Stewart F. House - Special Contributor The class of 2015 is already showing promise in recruiting circles with big name talent in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Some players, like Kyler Murray have been in the spotlight since they were 15 years old, while others like Cedar Hill's DaMarkus Lodge did not jump into the spotlight until their junior years. Take a look at some of the top recruiting talent that will suit up this year.
Mike Stone - Special Contributor Malik Jefferson, LB, No. 1 Overall / Mesquite Poteet: Poteet’s outside linebacker recorded 93 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Poteet, which reached the 4A Division II Region II final, held nine opponents to 20 points or less. Offers: Alabama, Baylor, Ohio St., OU, Ole Miss, Oregon, UT, TAMU and others
Louis DeLuca - Staff Photographer DaMarkus Lodge, WR, No. 2 Overall / Cedar Hill: Predicted to make a splash during his junior season by coach Joey McGuire, Lodge did just that – with 72 catches, 1,255 yards and 22 touchdowns. He was also named the 5A Division II final offensive MVP. Offers: Alabama, Baylor, LSU, Ole Miss, TAMU and others
Louis DeLuca - Staff Photographer Kyler Murray, QB, No. 3 Overall / Allen: In his junior year, Murray passed for more than 3,600 yards, while winning a second consecutive state championship for Allen and earning SportsDay's offensive player of the year honors. This week he announced his top five potential college choices and put Texas Tech and A&M both in the mix. Offers: COMMITTED TO TEXAS A&M
Keller Athletics Maea Teuhema, OL, No. 4 Overall / Keller: The 6-4, 330 pound lineman is pledged to Texas along with older brother Sione. He is massive and strong (400 pound bench press). Offers: COMMITTED TO LSU
Matt Strasen - Special Contributor Soso Jamabo, RB, No. 5 Overall / Plano West: A multi-sport athlete, Jamabo is one of the top running backs in the class of 2015. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards and scored 10 TDs as a junior. Offers: Ariz. St., Baylor, ND, OU, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and others
Steve Hamm - Special Contributor James Lockhart, DL, No. 8 Overall / Ennis: The junior was a key piece of an Ennis defense that surrendered just 17.5 points per game on the way to the state semifinals. Lockhart had 122 tackles, 8 sacks and forced three fumbles. Offers: Alabama, Baylor, ND, Ohio St., OU, UT, TAMU and others
Louis DeLuca - Staff Photographer Prentice McKinney, DB, No. 23 Overall / South Oak Cliff: The tall, fast defensive back makes a dangerous secondary at SOC with No. 21 ranked DB Jamile Johnson helping track down most deep plays. Offers: COMMITTED TO NOTRE DAME
Brad Loper - Staff Photographer Hunter Herndon, TE, No. 99 Overall / North Forney: Herndon was a bit of a utility guy as a junior, seeing time at QB. The 6-4, 235-pound TE made his commitment to Rice continuing the DI pipeline from the relatively new high school. Offers: COMMITTED TO RICE
Louis DeLuca - Staff Photographer Patrick Vahe, OL, No. 13 Overall / Euless Trinity: With great footwork and fast feet, Vahe helped Trinity gain an eye-popping 5,281 rushing yards this season, the area’s best. He allowed just one sack and graded out at a team-high 92 percent, with 88 knockdown blocks. Offers: COMMITTED TO TEXAS
Michael Ainsworth - Staff Photographer Tony James, ATH, No. 25 Overall / Arlington Bowie: A do-it-all guy for Bowie who saw some time at quarterback while also working as a receiver is the No. 2 rated athlete in the 2015 class. Offers: COMMITTED TO TCU.
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