Video: Top 10 wide receivers in Texas
Eight of the top 10 Texas receivers are seniors.
Some of the finest receivers in NFL history played high school football in Texas.
They include Dez Bryant from Lukin
, Raymond Berry from Paris
, Charley Taylor from Dalworth (now Grand Prairie
), Don Maynard from Colorado (Colorado City)
, Tim Brown from Wilson (Dallas)
, Cliff Branch from Worthing (Houston)
and Keenan McCardall from Waltrip (Houston)
The next batch of great receivers is below.
Top 10 rated wide receivers from Texas for 2019
10. Ja'Lynn Polk — Lufkin
Over two seasons, Polk has hauled in 77 passes for 1,362 yards and 15
touchdowns. The four-star standout possesses excellent speed, length and
hands. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound rising senior has 16 offers, including Arkansas, Baylor and Arizona, but committed to Texas A&M on June 22. 9. Latrell Neville — Fort Bend Hightower (Missouri City)
His third school in three years, Neville caught 17 passes last season, but six were for touchdowns. At 6-3, 195 pounds, the rising junior possesses superb size to go along with excellent speed and hands. He has a staggering 37 college offers, but narrowed his choices on July 3 to 10, including Ohio State, LSU, Oklahoma, Alabama and Texas A&M. 8. Troy Omeire — Fort Bend Austin (Sugar Land)
With 84 catches for 1,526 yards and 21 touchdowns, the 6-4, 220-pound rising senior has been extremely productive over two seasons for the Bulldogs. Despite winning only four games, Omeire has demanded lots of attention among recruiters and defenders. The nation's No. 95 overall recruit has 31 college offers throughout the country, but he's picked Texas A&M. 7. Quentin Johnston — Temple
The 6-4, 180-pound incoming senior is a large, savvy target. Johnson has seven offers, but they include Duke, Oklahoma, Baylor, TCU and Houston. A basketball player, he didn't start playing football until his junior year. That's quite a leap. 247 evaluation:
Has a tall, angular build. Currently long and thin, Johnston should add considerable muscle mass to his frame once he gets in a Power 5 strength and conditioning program. Is among one of the more athletic wide receivers in the 2020 cycle. An incredibly bouncy athlete who is an above-the-rim player and big-time dunker in basketball and a state medalist high jumper. Transferred that athleticism to the football field as a junior.6. Cody Jackson — Foster (Richmond)
The nation's No. 53 recruit overall has already picked Oklahoma — he has 20 offers — after hauling in 53 passes for 1,053 yards and 12 touchdowns last years for the 9-5 Falcons. The 6-foot, 170-pound incoming senior has excellent speed and is total game-breaker. 247 evaluation:
Dynamic field-stretcher who can hit a home run in the vertical game. Also dangerous after the catch in the short-to-intermediate range. If shaded outside, he simply runs by his man. Has also taken snaps and made plays out of the Wildcat formation. Quick off the line. Flashes dangerous acceleration and good top-end speed. Plays with great concentration. Adjusts well to the ball in flight. Capable of going up and winning the ball in red-zone traffic. Monster production.
5. Devon Achane— Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City)
The 5-9, 170-pound rising senior is one of the fastest players in the nation. He's run a 10.82-second 100 meters and 20.69 in the 200 on Marshall's vaunted track team. He was also part of the fastest 400 relay team in the country. As a receiver, he's predictably a game-breaker with 58 career catches for 1,236 yards and 21 touchdowns. The Buffaloes, 25-4 the past two seasons, also use Achane as a running back and he's piled up 2,557 yards in 206 carries and 48 more TDs. He's ranked the 19th best receiver in the country, has 20 college offers including Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and USC. 247Sports evaluation:
Shorter athlete with a smaller frame who lacks ideal size but compensates with great playmaking ability and production. Primarily a high school running back, but likely a receiver or offensive athlete in college. Capable of lining up wide, in the slot, and in the backfield depending on personnel packages. Flashes terrific run-after-catch ability.4. QuayDarius Davis — Skyline (Dallas)
The 6-foot, 193-pounder is the nation's No. 72 overall recruit from the Class of 2021. He has 18 offers, including from Alabama and Florida, but he's already committed to Texas. 247Sports evaluation:
Big-play receiver with physical nature and competitive fire. Bursts off the line, especially when allowed a free release. Highly competitive on contested throws. Plays with intensity and flashes impressive body awareness to adjust to the ball. Provides big-play ability against Texas Class 6A competition (24.2 yards per catch as a sophomore).3. Jaxon Smith-Nijgba — Rockwall
The 6-1, 199-pound incoming senior is ranked the No. 71 player overall for the Class of 2020. He has 20 offers but recently committed to Ohio State. There have been few more productive over a three-year prep career thus far with 187 catches for 3,252 yards and 29 touchdowns. He's also rushed for 263 yards and seven more scores.
247Sports evaluation: Owns above average size with a solid build. Technically sound receiver with good size and massive production against strong competition in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex playing against teams in the largest classification in Texas (Class 6A). Adjusts impressively to the ball in flight. Flashes impressive lateral mobility that manifests in his ability to get yards after the catch in the short and intermediate levels, as well as the screen game.
The No. 83 recruit from the Class of 2021 is a big reason North Shore won a MaxPreps national championship last season, with 60 catches for 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns. The 6-foot, 207-pounder has 31 offers, but Texas A&M, LSU and Oklahoma are among his favorites. 247Sports evaluation:
Thick-framed receiver who could play multiple positions at the Power 5 level in college. Built like a running back and often runs that way after the catch. Provided outstanding production as a sophomore for a state title team in Texas' largest classification. Big-play machine. Shows good awareness and feel for the game. Strong runner who regularly gains yardage after contact. Strong in the air and shows ability to take the ball away from defenders.
1. Demond Demas— Tomball
The bouncy 6-3, 187-pound incoming senior has a staggering 57 college offers — one of the largest totals in the prep game today — though he's committed to Texas A&M. Beyond his height, he also possesses a 41-inch vertical leap to go along with 4.43-second speed in the 40-yard dash. He had 50 catches for 1,574 yards and 23 touchdowns last season. 247Sports evaluation:
Big-framed wideout with dynamic athletic traits. Outstanding size that is transferable to the next level. Possesses a terrific frame that could hold more bulk — if desired. Go-get-it wideout who can win balls over most defensive backs. Should be a red-zone terror at the next level.