Big Marv remains at the top, but overall there have been significant changes to the summer update of the initial American-Statesman’s Fabulous 55 published in April.
Following impressive showings at The Opening last week in Oregon, Plano East linebacker Anthony Hines and Bellaire Episcopal offensive tackle Walker Little skyrocketed up our chart to close in on Little’s teammate, defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, who retained his top spot after winning MVP honors for The Opening’s top defensive lineman.
Displaying impressive speed and length, Hines advanced six spots to No. 2 and showed why he’s the nation’s top-ranked inside linebacker, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. Little made an even bigger push, improving 12 spots to No. 3 after he made a mockery of the country’s premier pass-rushers.
Heading into this season, Texas is in contention, if not the leader, for Wilson, Hines and Little, and will not go down quietly for La Grange running back J.K. Dobbins, an Ohio State commitment who comes in at No. 4 for the second straight edition. The Horns are also in the mix for fifth-ranked Kennedale linebacker Baron Browning, who was the victim of Hines’ and Little’s jumps and fell off of his No. 2 perch.
There’s also a new top quarterback. Mesquite Horn’s Chris Robison — an Oklahoma commitment — jumped five spots to No. 7 and along the way passed Texas pledge Sam Ehlinger, the Westlake quarterback who slid two spots to No. 12. Robison and Ehlinger are by far the state’s top two passers, a safe distance ahead of TCU commit Shawn Robinson (DeSoto) at No. 28.
Those improving the most were Oklahoma pledges Robert Barnes, a safety from Southlake Carroll who shot up from No. 38 to 14, and Waxahachie’s Jalen Reagor, who is now the state’s top-ranked receiver after moving from No. 32 to 16.
The biggest drop belongs to that of another OU commit, Cedar Hill receiver Charleston Rambo, who fell 16 spots to No. 37.
Incoming and outgoing transfers shook up the list. Safety Grant Delpit, ranked No. 22 in April, was removed from consideration after he announced he’ll be leaving Houston Lamar to play his senior season at IMG Academy in Florida. Had he stayed in Texas, Delpit would’ve likely cracked our top 10 because he was that impressive at The Opening.
Added to the rankings was offensive tackle Chuck Filiaga, an Aledo import from California with offers from all of the top west coast schools. At No. 20, Filiaga is the highest-ranked player among the six newcomers. Round Rock defensive tackle James Lynch entered the chart at No. 49.
|RANK (Previous)||PLAYER||POS.||HIGH SCHOOL||COLLEGE|
|1. (1)||Marvin Wilson||DT||Bellaire Episcopal (SPC)||Undecided|
|2. (8)||Anthony Hines||LB||Plano East (6A)||Texas A&M|
|3. (15)||Walker Little||OT||Bellaire Episcopal (SPC)||Stanford|
|4. (4)||J.K. Dobbins||RB||La Grange (4A)||Ohio State|
|5. (2)||Baron Browning||LB||Kennedale (4A)||Alabama|
|6. (5)||Jeffrey Okudah||S||South Grand Prairie (6A)||Undecided|
|7. (12)||Chris Robison||QB||Mesquite Horn (6A)||Oklahoma|
|8. (3)||Jack Anderson||G||Frisco (5A)||Texas Tech|
|9. (11)||Brock Wright||TE||Cy-Fair (6A)||Notre Dame|
|10. (6)||Tyrese Robinson||G||McKinney Boyd (6A)||Oklahoma|
|11. (9)||Lagaryonn Carson||DE||Texarkana Liberty-Eylau (4A)||Texas|
|12. (10)||Sam Ehlinger||QB||Westlake (6A)||Texas|
|13. (7)||Austin Deculus||OT||Cy-Fair (6A)||LSU|
|14. (38)||Robert Barnes||S||Southlake Carroll (6A)||Oklahoma|
|15. (14)||K'Lavon Chaisson||DE||Galena Park North Shore (6A)||Undecided|
|16. (32)||Jalen Reagor||WR||Waxahachie (5A)||TCU|
|17. (33)||Kary Vincent||CB||Port Arthur Memorial (6A)||LSU|
|18. (13)||Omar Manning||WR||Lancaster (5A)||TCU|
|19. (34)||Earnest Brown||DE||Denton Ryan (6A)||Northwestern|
|20. (NA)||Chuck Filiaga||OT||Aledo (6A)||Undecided|
|21. (16)||Chevin Calloway||CB||Dallas Bishop Dunne (TAPPS)||Undecided|
|22. (17)||Grayson Reed||OT||Cypress Creek (6A)||Texas A&M|
|23. (18)||Toneil Carter||RB||Houston Langham Creek (6A)||Texas|
|24. (20)||Edward Ingram||G||DeSoto (6A)||LSU|
|25. (24)||Derrick Tucker||S||Manvel (6A)||Texas A&M|
|26. (28)||Eno Benjamin||RB||Wylie East (5A)||Undecided|
|27. (29)||Mannie Netherly||WR||Crosby (5A)||LSU|
|28. (19)||Shawn Robinson||QB||DeSoto (6A)||TCU|
|29. (44)||Montrell Estell||S||Hooks (3A)||Texas|
|30. (25)||Hezekiah Jones||WR||Stafford (4A)||Texas A&M|
|31. (26)||Wes Harris||G||Aledo (6A)||TCU|
|32. (27)||Tyrell Shavers||WR||Lewisville (6A)||Alabama|
|33. (30)||CeeDee Lamb||WR||Richmond Foster (5A)||Oklahoma|
|34. (31)||Levi Jones||LB||Westlake (6A)||Undecided|
|35. (23)||Tylan Wallace||WR||Fort Worth South Hills (5A)||Oklahoma State|
|36. (41)||Myles Jones||CB||Magnolia West (5A)||Texas A&M|
|37. (21)||Charleston Rambo||WR||Cedar Hill (6A)||Oklahoma|
|38. (42)||Kobe Boyce||CB||Lake Dallas (5A)||Texas|
|39. (35)||Taquon Graham||DE||Temple (5A)||Texas|
|40. (36)||Damion Miller||WR||Tyler John Tyler (5A)||Texas|
|41. (37)||Kedrick James||TE||Waco La Vega (4A)||Undecided|
|42. (NA)||Xavier Newman||G||DeSoto (6A)||Colorado|
|43. (39)||Laviska Shenault||WR||DeSoto (6A)||Colorado|
|44. (40)||Deiontae Watts||DT||Plano East (6A)||Nebraska|
|45. (45)||Camron Buckley||WR||Cedar Hill (6A)||Texas A&M|
|46. (46)||Kennedy Brooks||RB||Mansfield (6A)||Oklahoma|
|47. (47)||Saiid Adebo||ATH||Mansfield (6A)||Notre Dame|
|48. (48)||Stephan Zabie||OT||Westlake (6A)||Undecided|
|49. (NA)||James Lynch||DT||Round Rock (6A)||Undecided|
|50. (49)||Will Farrar||G||Fort Bend Travis (6A)||Texas Tech|
|51. (50)||RJ Sneed||WR||Cypress Ranch (6A)||TCU|
|52. (NA)||Amaud Willis-Dalton||LB||Cypress Ranch (6A)||Undecided|
|53. (NA)||Josh Thompson||CB||Nacogdoches (5A)||Texas|
|54. (52)||Major Tennison||TE||Bullard (4A)||Alabama|
|55. (NA)||Mohamed Sanogo||LB||Plano West (6A)||Houston|