STEPHENVILLE’S JOE GILLESPIE HAS SEEN HIS
share of talented players come through the tradition-rich program during his tenure as head coach and
assistant coach. Williams garners high praise from
Gillespie, calling him a very blessed and gifted young
man who is not only an excellent athlete, but also a
Williams STEPHENVILLE RB 2017
HEAD COACH JEFF RAYBURN CALLS SHELLEY A
special young man and player who is mature beyond his
years. Shelley took over as Lone Star’s quarterback last
season and the dual-threat quarterback showed speed,
elusiveness and solid accurate passing as he led Lone
Star to the Class 3A regional quarterfinals against Kilgore.
Shelley FRISCO LONE STAR QB 2017
BROWNING STARTED FIVE VARSITY GAMES IN
2013 for Richard Barrett’s Wildcats, recording 25 solo
and nine assisted tackles. Barrett said Browning has
good speed and great instincts. Baron’s father, Barry,
played at Everman from 91-94 and TCU from 96-98.
Baron’s brother, Barry Jr., graduated from Stanford in
June where he played cornerback.
Browning KENNEDALE LB 2017
PARKER IS A FRESHMAN WITH TONS OF TALENT,
playing QB and winning championships at every level
along the way. He will start for Dickinson this year at
wide receiver. According to head coach John Snelson
Parker has a chance to be special as he is already
running a 4. 6 forty. Parker has huge hands and an
exceptional body frame for a 14 year old kid.
Parker DICKINSON ATH 2018
WHEN COACH JOEY MCGUIRES SAYS “WE HAVE A
lot of talent in the 2017 class” people take notice.
McGuire claims that Jackson is the best of the group
and has quickness and true speed. Jackson, who has
great hands and great vision, is a return specialist who
played in all six playoffs game in 2013 as a freshman
in Cedar Hill’s title season.
Jackson CEDAR HILL WR 2017
IT’S AN ATTENTION-GETTER WHEN AN EIGHTH
grader commits to LSU. Dinkelmann, the 14-year-old
nephew of former Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer,
has made a non-binding oral commitment to the Tigers.
Dinkelmann, will play at Somerset for his grandfather,
Sonny Detmer. Dinkelmann’s cousin Koy Jr. is heading
into his senior year at Somerset this year.
Dinkelmann SOMERSET QB 2018
THIS SPRING SAW HINES III BECOME ONE OF THE
hottest prospects in Texas. The Mississippi State Bulldogs were the first to extend an offer and they were
rewarded with an October commitment but since then
offers from across the nation have poured in.
Hines III PLANO EAST LB 2017
ABILENE HIGH’S HEAD COACH STEVE WARREN
has seen his share of running backs. So when Warren
says Smith has the potential to be a very good back
people take notice. Smith started the last two games
for the Eagles in 2013 as a freshman scoring seven
touchdowns and rushing for over 300 yards. Smith has
good hands and will be used in the passing game.
Smith ABILENE HIGH RB 2017
BRYANT IS A THREE-SPORT ATHLETE, FOOTBALL,
basketball, and power-lifting. As a freshman, Bryant
played on both sides of the ball for the Buffaloes finishing the season with 87 tackles, seven sacks and
an interception. Out of the backfield he had six touchdowns and almost 500 yards rushing. Bryant carries
a 3.0 GPA and is a hard worker who loves to compete.
Bryant HOUSTON MILBY LB 2017
ROBINSON, A DUAL-THREAT QUARTERBACK WHO
started for Saginaw Chisholm Trail as a freshman in
2013, has enrolled at Denton Guyer since both parents work for the school district. Robinson made an
impact for the start-up Chisholm Trail and even with
depth at the QB position he appears to have won the
starting job this spring at Guyer.
HARRIS STARTED 16 GAMES IN 2013 AS A FRESH-
man on Aledo’s championship team. According
to head coach Tim Buchanan, Harris graded 75
percent for the season with 29 knockdown blocks,
another 27 pancake blocks and no sacks allowed.
The freshman shows excellent technique especially
in the rushing game.
Here are 11 players to keep an
eye on. Maybe one (or more)
will be on the cover of a future
edition of The Old Coach Friday
Night Football magazine.
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