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2010 Texas commits

Connor Wood, Second Baptist quarterback: Wood and his Second Baptist teammates finally found the win column after loses in their first two games by beating Kinkade 24-21. Perhaps it comes as no surprise then that Wood had a much more efficient performance in the passing game, completing 30 of 40 passes for 321 yards, while also avoiding any interceptions after throwing one in each of the first two games. However, Wood struggled a bit in the running game, finishing with -2 rushing yards on 17 carries, despite three three-yard touchdown runs.

Case McCoy, Graham quarterback: McCoy and the Steers continued their strong play after a convincing win over Clyde by absolutely throttling Burkburnett 41-7 on the strength of five touchdowns in the first 16 minutes of the game. Case McCoy threw five touchdown passes in the game and completed 17 of his 31 passes for 319 yards, an impressive performance that becomes even more impressive when considering that eight of McCoy's incompletions came on passes dropped by his receivers in wet weather. Colt's younger brother also had seven carries for 29 yards.

John Harris, Naaman Forest quarterback: Despite trailing at halftime, Harris and his Naaman Forest teammates rallied for a 35-21 victory over Mesquite lead by the offenses's ground-based attack. Harris rushed for 161 yards on 19 carries, numbers that included a 61-yard touchdown run. Once again, Harris didn't throw the ball much, going three of eight for 21 yards, but he did avoid an interception for the first time this season.

Traylon Shead, Cayuga running back: Shead's quest to break Kenneth Hall's record suffered a major setback in a game that should have found Shead staying on pace, if not surpassing his needed 227 yards per game over a 16-game season. After rushing for 104 yards in barely over a quarter, including a 64-yard run, the Wildcats led 20-0 before an hour-long ligthning delay eventually forced officials to call off the remainder of the game. Shead did lose a fumble in the game and now has 560 yards on the season and 8,156 for his career, leaving him needing to average 237 yards per game to break Kenneth Hall's record (assuming a 16-game season).

Chris Jones, Daingerfield wide receiver: For the first time in three games, Jones failed to contribute an explosive touchdown catch and, in fact, was shut out on the day catching the ball against Celilna, but Daingerfield overcame a strong Celina squad to win 27-13. Jones did carry the ball two times for 12 yards. 

Darius Terrell, DeSoto wide receiver/tight end: Much like Jones, Terrell statistically had his worst performance of the young season with only two catches for 45 yards in DeSoto's 13-10 win over Richardson Berkner.

Adrian White, DeSoto cornerback: The DeSoto defense once again stymied the passing game of an opponent, allowing only three completed passes on the day.

Bryant Jackson, Sulphur Springs cornerback/wide receiver: Jackson had four catches for 35 yards as Sulphur Springs defeated Wichita Falls Rider, 26-10.

Adrian Phillips, Garland jack-of-all-trades: Phillips made two catches for eight yards in a 7-6 loss to Lake Highlands.

Carrington Byndom, Lufkin safety: Lufkin beat Nacogdoches, but it's unclear whether or not he played in the game, as he was not yet cleared on Tuesday when his coach spoke with the media.

Tevin Jackson, Garland linebacker: The Garland defense went nearly 47 minutes without allowing Lake Highlands to score, but a late touchdown run by Ricky Zorn cost Garland the game after the Owl defense recovered four fumbles.

Aaron Benson, Cedar Hill linebacker: Benson and top-ranked Cedar Hill defeated second-ranked Euless Trinity and Tevin Williams 23-14 on Saturday. The Cedar Hill defense held Trinity to less than 200 yards of total offense, as Benson was all over the field in making 16 tackles.

2010 targets

Darius White, Fort Worth Dunbar wide receiver: White caught two passes for 18 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown catch, as Dunbar beat South Oak Cliff 19-7.

2011 targets

LaDarius Brown, Waxahachie wide receiver: One of the top prospects in the state at receiver, Brown caught six passes for 176 yards in a 43-14 win over West Mesquite. Two of Brown's catches went for touchdowns of 50 or more yards (50 and 69).

Herschel Sims, Abilene running back: Sims helped Abilene emerge victorious over Abilene Cooper 49-37 with 97 yards on 12 carries and three touchdowns.

JW Walsh Denton Guyer quarterback: Vying for the title of top-ranked quarterback in the state, Walsh completed eight of 10 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown, while running 10 times for 86 yards and two touchdowns, including a 58-yard touchdown run late in the game. Guyer defeated Saginaw 35-8.

Note: Where possible, I tried to find the stats myself, but where they were not available otherwise, I used the stats compiled by Rivals ($).