Combine Preview: Set for Texas
Dravannti Johnson
Dravannti Johnson
Posted Mar 24, 2007

At last years All-American Combine in Waco, Texas, offensive lineman Tray Allen dominated the competition at the camp, and later he secured a bid to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game. Sunday Morning will be back in Texas to host the latest batch of Southwest talent at their 2007 regional combine. Will one of this year's participants enjoy a similar success?

On Sunday morning the Dallas Cowboy Training Facility at Valley Ranch will play host to the 2007 Texas portion of the All-American Regional Combine.

A number of the Southwest’s top talents have already punched their ticket to attend the event, and they will be hoping to follow in Tray Allen’s footsteps and represent their home state in the U.S. Army All-American Game.

There are a number of high profile quarterbacks this year in the Lone Star State. Stephenville’s Kody Spano was a hot name behind the scenes in some recruiting circles, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys gladly accepted his early commitment.

San Antonio Lee’s Jerome Tiller (Left) is dangerous threat through the air or on the ground. As a junior, he threw for over 1,300 yards and added an additional 400 on the ground. Texas A&M has already offered Tiller a scholarship.

Creekview’s Lonzie Range is an up and coming player who is looking to prove why he should be mentioned as one of the State’s best. The Kansas Jayhawks have already offered Range a scholarship.

The stars are really coming out at the skill positions. Van running back Jermie Calhoun currently holds the distinction of being the number one rated player in the state, and he is planning to show everyone what he can do on Sunday.

DeSoto’s Cyrus Gray and Katy’s Aundre Dean (Right) would like to show that they have what it takes to be considered Texas’ top rated back. Gray has an abundance of offers from around the nation, and Dean has verbally committed to play for Texas A&M although he has remained open to UCLA.

West Orange running back DePauldrick Garrett is a big-time player who is itching to show the world that he should be considered as one of the countries top players, and this combine will give him the stage to showcase his skills against some of the best.

The wide receiver grouping will be amazing with Boyd’s Jeff Fuller leading the pack. In addition to these two outstanding wide receivers, there are a host of super athletes like DeAundre Brown, Lanear Sampson, Daymond Patterson, Sedrick Johnson and James Hanna will all be looking to leave their mark.

Kye Staley, a 6-foot-0, 200-pound athlete from Oklahoma could eventually end up as the Sooner State’s top rated prospect and he has already secured offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech

A lot of the excitement in the one-on-one portion of the Combine will take place “in the trenches” where the offensive and defensive lineman will square off. Top players who have punched their ticket to attend are A&M commit Jeffrey Hyde, Celina’s Troy Franklin, 2009 offensive tackle phenom Thomas Ashcraft, Houston Yates’ Leroy Chevalier, Lamar’s Chandler Spence and Southlake Carroll’s Jake Jackson. Oklahoma defensive end Kalub Berry (Right) will be planning to show why he has already secured six scholarship offers.

The linebacker grouping will be headlined by Texas A&M commitment Dravannti Johnson, and he is all set to show why he should be considered as the top ranked linebacker in the state. There are a number of other outstanding players scheduled to attend, but Dallas Skyline will send Spencer Reeves and Alfred Dupree who together make up one of the most lethal linebacker combo’s in the state.

The metroplex of Dallas is usually stocked with a myriad of defensive back talents, so it is no wonder that this position may end up being the most well represented grouping at the camp.

Dallas Skyline’s Keanon Cooper (Left) is one of the most talked about players in the state and he already holds a bevy of scholarship offers. Joseph Ibiloye, Kydarian Wilkins, Devin Smith, Corrigan Powell, Zaviar Gooden, Kip Edwards, Joe Stoner and Lyvell Marzett are some of the other players are already receiving recruiting attention.

In addition to these outstanding talents there will be a number of players from the Southwest who will be looking to put their name on the recruiting landscape.

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