State’s top re­cruits stay­ing closer to home

Eight of top 10 have com­mit­ted to Horns or Ag­gies.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Mike Craven mcraven@states­man.com MORE IN­SIDE

The state’s 2017 re­cruit­ing class will be re­mem­bered for an ex­o­dus, as most of the top 10-ranked play­ers left for pro­grams such as Ohio State and LSU.

Texas coach Tom Her­man and Texas A&M’s Kevin Sum­lin are mak­ing sure the 2018 class doesn’t re­peat.

Eight of the state’s top 10 play­ers on our up­dated Fab­u­lous 55 list are com­mit­ted to Texas or Texas A&M. And 11 of the new top 20 — and 26 of the en­tire 55 — are al­ready com­mit­ted to in-state schools, un­com­mit­ted.

Eleven new names are on the up­dated list, head­lined by Arp safety DeMarvion Over­shown (No. 11) and Yoakum wide re­ceiver Joshua Moore (No. 12). Over­shown has pledged to Texas; wide re­ceiver Al’vonte Woodard (No. 15) and Carthage run­ning back with 15 play­ers

MIKE CRAVEN / AMER­I­CAN-STATEMAN

Cor­ner­back Jalen Green of Hous­ton Heights has climbed to No. 1 af­ter a dom­i­nant per­for­mance at the Open­ing Fi­nal.

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