DB/WR George Baltimore
Mansfield (TCU): The 6-foot, 180-pound safety picked off four passes in 2011, returning two for touchdowns. The Mansfield coaching staff will try and put the ball in the playmaker's hands as much as possible as he is also a dangerous kick returner and will be utilized on offense in spurts.
LB Sammy Douglas
Arlington (TCU): The first team all-district performer recorded 136 tackles, six sacks and five fumble recoveries for the Colts last season. Barring injury, the 6-2, 195-pounder will be in the running for District 3-5A Defensive MVP honors.
RB Kyle Hicks
Arlington Martin (Texas): Hicks burst onto the scene in 2011 by rushing for 1,682 yards and 26 touchdowns and catching 19 passes for 235 yards and two scores. The 5-11, 195-pound senior is as comfortable running over a defensive back as he is using his 4.4-second speed in the 40 to outrun linebackers.
QB Kenny Hill
Southlake Carroll (Texas A&M): All Hill did last season was lead Carroll to an undefeated state championship, claim offensive MVP honors in the title game and a pick up an all-state selection after passing for 3,000 yards and 25 touchdowns and rushing for another 1,400 yards and 24 scores. The 6-2, 205-pound senior already secured a spot in the pantheon of great Carroll quarterbacks but a repeat performance would move him near the top.
TE Charlie Reid
Fort Worth All Saints (TCU): Reid is a specimen at 6-4, 225 pounds, a sub 4.6-second time in the 40 and a 31-inch vertical leap. His production should increase after he grabbed 28 passes for 460 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore and 41 passes for 650 yards and five scores last season as a junior.
WR/DB Robbie Rhodes
Fort Worth Southwest (Baylor): The 6-1, 190-pound District 6-4A MVP is one of the most electrifying players in the state. His 10 catches for 394 yards and eight scores against Arlington Heights last season tied a national single game record for touchdowns and set a state record for yards. Rhodes finished with 47 receptions for 1,319 yards and 21 touchdowns and won state in the 200-meter dash on the track.
DT/OL A'Shawn Robinson
Fort Worth Arlington Heights (Texas): The combination of his 6-5, 305-pound frame and remarkable agility and quickness for his size makes Robinson a terror to opposing linemen, not to mention his teammates in practice. It's still unclear where he projects at the next level because he usually dominates whatever's put in front of him from both his offensive and defensive tackle positions.
QB Cody Thomas
Colleyville Heritage (Oklahoma): Thomas is a rarity these days in Texas high school football: a prototypical pocket passer who relies on his size and cannon for an arm. The 6-4, 220-pound senior threw for 3,382 yards and 36 touchdowns a season ago and is the reigning Star-Telegram Player of the Year.
LB Brett Wade
Kennedale (Texas A&M): The 6-1, 225-pound middle backer was an all-district performer and the Wildcats' leading tackler last season with 130 stops and five sacks. Wade also rushed for almost 300 yards and found the end zone three times on offense.
LB Chad Whitener
Mansfield (Cal): The 6-1, 235-pounder led the Tigers with 120 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions en route to co-Defensive MVP honors in District 5-5A last season. Whitener is a physical player and the unquestioned leader in the middle of the defense.
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