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2010 Texas commits

Connor Wood, Second Baptist quarterback: Wood helped Second Baptist continue their winning ways in district, moving to 5-0 with a 29-6 victory by completing 18 of 30 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns. Running the football, Wood added 29 yards on eight carries.

Case McCoy, Graham quarterback: In perhaps the best storyline of the week, Brad McCoy's Graham team met Bob Shipley's Brownwood squad for a huge district contest, eventually won by Brownwood after McCoy ran 17 yards for what appeared to be the game-tying touchdown late, but Brownwood blocked the extra point to win, 28-27. McCoy threw for 409 yards on the night, completing 24 of 39 passes for four touchdowns, but dropped passes by Steer receivers hurt the cause. McCoy added 43 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown on the ground.

John Harris, Naaman Forest quarterback: Naaman Forest had a bye week.

Traylon Shead, Cayuga running back: Cayuga had a bye week.

Chris Jones, Daingerfield wide receiver: In a big game against district rival Jefferson, Daingerfield prevailed 27-6, with Jones having his best night on the ground this season, carrying the ball seven times for 89 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown run. 

Darius Terrell, DeSoto wide receiver/tight end: With two players preparing for games at the University of Texas, DeSoto beat Mesquite by the popular score of 52-10, helped by seven receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown by Terrell.

Carrington Byndom, Lufkin cornerback: Byndom intercepted a pass in the end zone in Lufkin's 51-20 romp against The Woodlands College Park and also made a tackle to stop a fake punt.

Adrian White, DeSoto cornerback: White had three tackles in DeSoto's win.

Bryant Jackson, Sulphur Springs cornerback/wide receiver: The Wildcats returned to the victory column with a 47-7 drubbing of Mount Pleasant -- Jackson contributed a carry for 27 yards, two catches for 15 yards and a tackle.

Adrian Phillips, Garland jack-of-all-trades: Garland took care of North Garland, 30-14, and Phillips had two catches for 36 yards and a seven-yard touchdown. 

Tevin Jackson, Garland linebacker: No stats for Jackson in Garland's win.

2010 targets

Darius White, Fort Worth Dunbar wide receiver: Under the weather with the flue, White did not play in Dunbar's 40-20 victory over Trimble Tech.

Bud Sasser, Denton Ryan wide receiver: Sasser caught a touchdown pass in Ryan's 56-24 blasting of Wichita Falls.

2011 targets

Marquis Jackson, Arlington Heights receiver: Jackson helped the Yellow Jackets to a 57-0 win over Fort Worth South Hills, as he carried the ball twice for 27 yards and caught two passes for 81 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown.

Malcolm Brown, Cibolo Steele running back: Steele fell to Kerrville Tivy, 38-34, but it wasn't because of Brown, who 329 yards on 34 carries and four touchdowns. Gaylon Krizak described his best play, which wasn't even a 69-yard touchdown run:

On a simple handoff over right guard on first-and-17 from midfield, Brown hurdled a tackler near the line of scrimmage, bowled over another about 10 yards upfield and later eluded another who fell while being juked and tried to trip Brown with a leg whip.

Herschel Sims, Abilene running back: The undefeated Eagles rolled Reggie Willson's Haltom squad, 63-0, and clinched a playoff berth in the process. Only playing in the first half, Sims scored three touchdowns and totaled 170 yards rushing and receiving, catching a 31-yard screen pass for a touchdown and scoring on runs of one and 28 yards.

Aaron Green, Madison running back: Playing only the first half in Madison's 37-14 victory over Lee, Green had a 48-yard touchdown run on a direct snap.

Jaxon Shipley, Brownwood wide receiver: Shipley caught eight passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns in Brownwood's victory, making several tough catches in traffic, including a 61-yard touchdown catch.

JW Walsh, Denton Guyer quarterback: Guyer rocked Little Elm, 56-7, and Walsh completed 10 of 14 passes for 141 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception, while adding three carries for 89 yards on the ground.

2012 prospects

Cayleb Jones, Austin wide receiver: Jones caught four passes for 102 yards and added a two-yard touchdown run in Austin's 14-7 loss to Bastrop.

Stats from Rivals ($).

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