May 22, 2006

Chiles takes over the top spot in rankings

It's a debate that will go on for months, but for the immediate present, Mansfield (Texas) Summit athlete John Chiles is the top-rated prospect in the Lone Star State.

After sitting behind Texarkana (Texas) Texas High quarterback Ryan Mallett for three consecutive months, the dynamic Chiles made the final leap in the May release of the Lone Star Recruiting Rankings that were released on Monday.

The 6-1, 195-pound Chiles committed to Texas earlier this spring, but the debate that many college football recruiting fans have waged all year deals with his future college position - quarterback or wide receiver?

Regardless, there's not more exciting and breathtaking player in Texas this year and after scouting him in person this month, the decision to bump him up one spot was an easy one.

Rounding out the rest of the top five in this month's rankings are Mallett, South Grand Prairie offensive lineman Tray Allen, Gilmer athlete Curtis Brown and Hempstead wide receiver Terrence Tolliver.

While the move of Chiles to the top spot in the rankings will garner the most attention, there was more movement in this month's rankings across the board than there has been since the beginning of the year.

The player that made perhaps the biggest move in the rankings this month is Irving MacArthur athlete Ron Brooks, who jumped up to the No.12 position (up from No.50) in the latest rankings. Other players that made monumental positive movements in the rankings included Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated defensive end Lavar Brown (from unranked to No.36), Hutto athlete Jeremy Kerley and North Garland linebacker Jermaine Love (from unranked to No.40).

Even with the juggling of the player rankings, the Texas Longhorns continue to dominate the landscape of recruiting with their 17 in-state commitments. Thus far, the Longhorns have commitments from six of the state's top ten prospects and an astonishing 13 of the top 25. All 17 of the in-state prospects that the Longhorns have garnered commitments from are ranked among the top 50 prospects in the state.

Click here for a full link to this month's updated Lone Star Recruiting Top 100 list.

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