October 21, 2009

Major changes take place in 2011 Top 100

In taking on the task of updating the Lone Star Recruiting Top 100 for the first time since the start of the high school season, there was never any question that a number of major shake-ups would take place, but if there's one thing we know about the very top of this junior class - the elite level guys aren't going anywhere.

Whether it was San Antonio Madison running back Aaron Green, Cibolo Steele running back Malcolm Brown, Galena Park North Shore offensive lineman Sedrick Flowers or a host of others, the top half of the rankings is full of players that have been on the recruiting radar for the better part of an entire season.

But, with the calendar inching towards November, there's no question that a number of new names have arrived on the list just in time to become household named by the holiday season.

The single biggest shake-up at the top of the list occurred with Dallas Skyline linebacker Anthony Wallace, who surged from No.30 to No.5 on the list. The 6-2, 220-pound Wallace has been a dominating figure in the Dallas area this season for one of the state's top defenses and already has offers from the likes of Oklahoma, LSU, Miami, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

"He's the truth," one Dallas area head coach said on Thursday. "He will probably be the best one to ever come out of Skyline."

Others that made big moves in the top 40 this month included League City Clear Springs linebacker Trevon Randle (No.33 to No.16), Plano East defensive back Lyndell Johnson (NR to No.19), Muleshoe defensive end Cooper Washington (No.90 to No.23), Fort Worth Arlington Heights wide receiver Marquis Jackson (NR to No.24), Daingerfield linebacker/defensive end Steve Edmond (No.100 to No.29), Houston St. Pius defensive back Kolby Griffin, Carthage defensive end Kendall Thompson (NR to No.37) and Copperas Cove linebacker Brandon Durant (NR to No.40).

Look here for the full list of this month's Lone Star Recruiting Top 100 list for the Class of 2011.

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