Video: Top 10 Players from Texas in 2017 class
It's commonly said that defense wins championships. And if you're going to win a title in Texas, you'd better be able to tackle.
Five of the top 10 football recruits from the Class of 2017 in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, are on the defensive end, including the top three.
The No. 1 recruit is 6-foot-5, 315-pound Episcopal (Bellaire)
defensive tackle Marvin Wilson
, who led his Knights to a 9-2 record last year. He's ranked the No. 4 recruit overall in the country.
The No. 2 recruit is South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie)
safety Jeffrey Okudah
, the eighth-best recruit overall in the country. The 6-2, 194-pounder has 33 college offers.
The top skill player is Cy-Fair (Cypress)
6-5, 243-pound tight end Brock Wright
, who has already committed to Notre Dame. He's ranked No. 5 in the state.
Here are the other seven honorees:
3. Baron Browning
4. Jack Anderson
6. Tyrese Robinson
, Boyd (McKinney)
7. J.K. Dobbins
, La Grange
8. Austin Deculus
, Cy-Fair (Cypress)
9. Lagaryonn Carson
, Liberty-Eylau (Texarkana)
10. Anthony Hines III
, Plano East