Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Postseason stat check: Texas commits
By Max Olson
The Texas high school football season officially came to an end on Saturday. That day proved to be a big one for 2014 quarterback commit Jerrod Heard, but he’s not the only future Longhorn who thrived in 2012.
WR Jake Oliver, a Texas commit, had a remarkable season.
Receiver commit Jake Oliver delivered another historic season. He finished No. 1 among Class 5A receivers in the DFW area in both receptions and receiving yards, and in doing so set the new state record for career receptions with 308. That’s good for second-best in the national record books, too.
While the season stats of Tyrone Swoopes will earn some scrutiny, there’s no questioning what Heard did in his junior year. The Denton Guyer standout finished with 4,228 total yards of offense and a combined 52 touchdowns (35 rushing).
If Texas is in search of a new running back for its 2013 class, several put up big numbers in 2012. Katy’s Adam Taylor rushed for 2,668 yards and 44 scores, Little Elm’s Ke’aun Kinner put up 2,929 yards and 28 touchdowns, and Oregon commit Dontre Wilson rushed for 1,895 yards and produced 48 total touchdowns.
Of offered prospects for the 2014 class, three stood out with breakout junior seasons: Mount Pleasant (Texas) receiver K.D. Cannon caught 96 passes for 1,516 yards and 25 touchdowns, Arlington (Texas) Timberview safety Ed Paris picked off seven passes and returned two for touchdowns and Arlington (Texas) Martin defensive end Myles Garrett racked up 65 tackles, eight sacks, 16 tackles for loss and an interception.
Three commits – juniors Heard, Demetrius Knox and Daniel Gresham -- finished their seasons with state titles in their respective classes, and juco tight end signee Geoff Swaim won the Nor Cal Conference Championship at Butte (Calif.) College.
Here’s how Texas’ committed recruits for 2013 and 2014 fared: