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States of strength: Texas RBs 

May, 15, 2014
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When it comes to running backs, the state of Texas is loaded. Ten running backs represent the Lone Star State in the ESPN 300. Of those 10, five are committed. A total of seven running backs in the state have reported FBS commitments.

ESPN 300 RBs from the state:

No. 50 Ronald Jones II: Ranked the nation’s No. 3 running back, Jones is an explosive, game-changing back who -- as scary as it might sound -- will only get better. Jones committed to Oklahoma State on April 6 and finished his junior season with more than 2,400 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns.

ARLINGTON, Texas -- ESPN 300 quarterback and Texas Tech commit Jarrett Stidham battled against roughly 70 quarterbacks from 12 states to win the Dallas Elite 11 regional competition on Sunday and earn an invitation to the Elite 11 nationals this summer.

That was the first part of good news for those who follow Texas Tech football. Having Stidham confirm after the event that he doesn’t plan on taking any outside visits to schools may have been the news that made Red Raiders fans even happier.


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Aggies land ESPN Junior 300 Anderson 

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M got some positive news on Tuesday gaining the commitment of a significant prospect in the class of 2015.


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LEANDER, Texas — This summer hasn't been too eventful for Katy (Texas) High School 2015 running back Rodney Anderson.

He hasn't been attending any college camps, instead focusing on getting healthy for the fall. Anderson suffered a minor knee injury in May during a Katy spring practice that kept him out of the spring game, but his recovery has been fast. He already has been cleared medically for all football activities.

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Sam Khan Jr./ESPNClass of 2015 running back Rodney Anderson recently picked up an offer from LSU.
Even so, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound prospect decided to continue resting and was a spectator at the Texas state 7-on-7 championships, rooting on his Katy teammates, who went 3-2 in the tournament. His preparation for the fall isn't different than it has been in the past.

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TAMU commit Jeffery shines at 7-on-7 

July, 15, 2013
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LEANDER, Texas — One of the most discussed teams over the weekend at the Texas state 7-on-7 championships was Lufkin (Texas) High School.

And one of the most noticeable players for the Panthers throughout their stay in the tournament was Texas A&M receiver commit Jamal Jeffery.

The 2014 prospect turned in one of the top performances of the weekend, hauling in pass after pass and several touchdowns over the Panthers' 5-1 run, which saw them eliminated in the quarterfinals by Arlington (Texas) Bowie.


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Each week this spring, GigEmNation reporter Sam Khan Jr. will bring you notes/nuggets from watching and visiting with high school football prospects in the Greater Houston area that week. He will include observations of Texas A&M commitments and targets and other players who catch his attention. Here's this week's installment:

MANVEL, Texas -- For some, camps are a chance for players to show college coaches that they're worthy of an offer. For those who have more offers than they can fathom, it's a chance to watch, interact and visit with the coaches to get a feel for the program's staff.


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Each week this spring, GigEmNation reporter Sam Khan Jr. will bring you notes/nuggets from watching and visiting with high school football prospects in the Greater Houston area that week. He will include observations of Texas A&M commitments and targets and other players who catch his attention. Here's this week's installment:

HOUSTON -- Summer camp season is officially underway for colleges as the spring evaluation period has come to a close. In Houston, plenty of players have flocked to camps to show off their talents.


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The legend of Dalton Santos was the talk of Van, Texas, a couple of years ago. Santos, a former Under Armour All-American, now is making his name even bigger as a Texas Longhorns linebacker. The Santos name continues to make waves around Van, as Dalton’s younger brother makes a case for being one of the state’s top offensive linemen.

Class of 2015 offensive guard Wyatt Santos has watched his stock rise in recent weeks after an outstanding performance at the East Texas Sports Network Combine on May 19 in Tyler, Texas.


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Prospects use Twitter in a multitude of ways when it comes to recruiting, including announcing their commitment or their lists of top schools.


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With summer drawing closer, Texas high school football teams are transitioning from spring football to 7-on-7 competition and there were a handful of teams in attendance at the inaugural Crosby Cougar 7-on-7 tournament in Crosby, Texas, on Saturday.

Among them was a talented private school squad, Houston Kinkaid, which appears to have major Division I prospects in the 2014 class and beyond.


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Lessons learned: ETSN Combine 

May, 19, 2013
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TYLER, Texas -- East Texas often is considered one of the nation’s most underrated areas in finding elite talent when it comes to college football recruiting. Sunday featured the inaugural East Texas Sports Network combine, which showcased more than 100 players from East Texas.

The event took place at the Accelerate Performance Enhancement Center (APEC) training facility, which has trained professionals such as quarterback Graham Harrell, running back Kendall Hunter and pro baseball pitchers Phillip Humber and Josh Tomlin.


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True to his word, Bossier City (La.) Parkway quarterback Brandon Harris named his top schools after spring practice concluded.


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Harris to name top six after scrimmage 

May, 16, 2013
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For quarterback Brandon Harris (Bossier City, La./Parkway), the schedule book is starting to fill.

The first day to mark off the calendar is Thursday, when his Parkway team scrimmages Alexandria (La.) Senior High to conclude spring drills. He'll play in front of coaches from several major colleges. At the end of the scrimmage, sometime around 7 p.m, he'll announce which six schools he plans on visiting this summer.

"It's going to be a big day," he said. "I can't wait."


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TEXAS CITY, Texas -- These days, it's all smiles for ESPN 150 receiver Armanti Foreman.

Life is good for the Texas City (Texas) High School star. Offers are coming left and right. He's preparing for a banner senior season with his twin brother, 2014 running back D'Onta Foreman. He's enjoying the final weeks of his junior year of high school. On Tuesday, Armanti was sprinting past defensive backs and juking defenders out of their shorts, showing the playmaking ability that has so many colleges at his doorstep.


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Aggies still eyeing 2014 LB Mabin 

May, 14, 2013
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Spring (Texas) Klein Oak High School has a handful of prospects in the 2014, 2015 and even the 2016 classes and plenty of college coaches have made their way to the school in the north Houston area to evaluate them this spring.

One of them is 2014 inside linebacker Josh Mabin, who continues to add schools to his offer list.


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