Video: Dematrius Davis Jr. highlights
See the 2021 Auburn commit in action for North Shore.
One thing remains certain with so much uncertainty surrounding the 2020 high school football season: The Lone Star State is loaded with some of the best talent in the country.
The five ranked teams in our preseason Top 25 — No. 5 North Shore (Houston), No. 8 Duncanville, No. 11 Katy, No. 16 Southlake Carroll, and No. 24 Shadow Creek (Pearland) — combined for 19 of the 54 spots.
The Panthers had the most selections with five.
Aledo, All Saints (Fort Worth), Atascocita (Humble), DeSoto, Foster (Richmond), Guyer (Denton), and Ryan (Denton) were the other schools that have more than one player featured.
The 2021 Auburn commit accounted for nearly 8,000 yards of total offense and 103 touchdowns while leading the Mustangs to consecutive 6A Division 1 state titles over the last two seasons.
Named the Sophomore Player of the Year
after throwing for over 4,000 yards and 45 touchdowns. The top-rated quarterback from the Class of 2022 also rushed for nearly 600 yards and nine scores.
The 2021 Baylor commit accounted for over 4,200 yards of total offense and 64 touchdowns while leading the Sharks to the 5A Division 1 state title in 2019.
Recently transferred to Katy and expect the 2021 USC commit to put up huge numbers as a senior.
Rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and 37 touchdowns as a junior.
Missed action during his junior season but expect him to have a big-time senior campaign and be one of the most productive wide receivers in the country.
The 2021 LSU commit is one of the most explosive playmakers in the game. Racked up over 2,000 total yards (1,601 receiving, 429 rushing) and 26 touchdowns last season.
The recent Auburn commit is one of the most versatile tight ends in the country.
Checks in as the top-rated player in Texas on 247Sports composite rankings.
The 2021 Ohio State commit is one of the most dominant offensive lineman in the nation.
"The Mountain" lives up to his nickname and is also one of the top shot-putters and discus throwers in the country.
Leads the way for a very talented offensive line. Made a huge impact on the defensive line as a junior for the 6A Division 1 runners-up.
One of the top players from the Class of 2022 will be the next big-time offensive lineman for the Eagles.
The 2022 LSU commit is one of the best defensive backs in the country and also starred at quarterback as a sophomore.
The 2021 Texas commit is one of the best edge rushers in the country and is a big-time red zone target on offense.
Racked up over 100 tackles and 16 sacks for the 4A Division 2 state champs last season.
Will be the leader on a very talented Eagles' defense in 2020.
The Tigers begin the season ranked at No. 11 and Sylla will be an impact player on defense.
Missed his junior season with a torn ACL but expect the 4-star linebacker to bounce back in a big way.
The 2021 Oklahoma commit is the complete package on defense and is also a big-time playmaker on offense.
LB — Ty Kana, Katy | 6-2 | 210 | Jr.
Was a key contributor on defense for a 12-1 Tigers team as a sophomore.
Checks in as the No. 3 player in Texas from the Class of 2022 and will have a chance to be the top-rated cornerback before it's over.
The 2021 Florida State commit is the fourth Tiger on the first team and will be the leader for one of the best secondaries in 2020.
The 2021 Texas A&M commit is one of the top defensive backs in the country.
Led the back-to-back 5A Division 2 state champs with 122 tackles as a sophomore and the 2022 LSU commit also had three interceptions.
The 2021 Texas commit is a big-time playmaker on all three phases.
Already selected for the 2021 Adidas All-American Bowl and is great at all three phases of the kicking game.
Accounted for over 4,000 yards of total offense and 47 touchdowns in 2019.
Led the Panthers to a state title last season and threw for 3,200 yards and 37 touchdowns. The 2021 SMU commit also rushed for nearly 1,000 yards and 11 scores.
The 2021 Tennessee commit was one of seven quarterbacks from the Lone Star State to compete at the Elite 11 Finals and expect him to have a huge senior campaign.
The 2021 Texas commit accounted for nearly 3,000 yards of total offense and 36 touchdowns last season.
The 4-star running back is one of the top recruits overall from the Class of 2021.
Rushed for over 1,800 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2019 and will help form one of the best running back tandems in the country with recent Wagner (San Antonio) transfer L.J. Butler
joining him in the backfield.
The 2021 Oklahoma commit had nearly 1,500 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns while averaging better than 20 yards per reception as a junior.
The 2021 USC commit is one of the top big-play threats in the country.
Led the Panthers in receiving as a junior and expect a huge senior campaign for the Baylor commit.
The 2021 Texas A&M commit is one of four future Aggies featured on the All-State team.
Joins Davis, Banks and Harris as one of four players to represent the back-to-back state champs.
Checks in as the No. 2 rated prospect in Texas from the Class of 2022.
Made an impact as a sophomore and will be an important piece for the No. 8 team in our preseason Top 25 rankings.
The No. 2 rated center in the Class of 2021 joins his twin brother on the All-State team.
Second Team Defense
Was named the District 8-6A Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore and the 4-star defensive end checks in as a Top 100 player overall from the Class of 2022.
The recent Baylor commit joins his teammate Turner as one of two defensive lineman selected.
The 3-star defensive end racked up 14 tackles for loss and seven sacks in 2019.
The 2021 Notre Dame commit is one of the most talented defensive players in Texas.
Played a huge role for the defending 5A Division 1 state champs and will have them in position to repeat in 2020.
The 2021 Texas commit is the leader for one of the best defenses in the state.
Joins Blackwell as one of seven Texas commits featured on all-state team and racked up 89 tackles and 17 tackles for loss last season.
Missed his junior season with an injury but expect the 4-star cornerback to bounce back in a huge way in 2020.
Checks in as the No. 7 safety overall in the Class of 2021.
DB — Jaylen Lane, Shadow Creek (Pearland) | 6-0 | 180 | Sr.
Joins Drones and Cooks as one of three players selected on the all-state team from the defending 5A Division 1 champs.
Has the ability to shutdown an entire side of the field and is one of the most complete cornerbacks in Texas.
The 2021 Hawaii commit is one of the most versatile players in the state and should help the No. 16 team in our preseason Top 25 rankings on all three phases.