Over the last few months, I covered the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and East Texas area covering some of the top schools in the state of Texas. This is a list of the top offensive players you should be excited to watch this upcoming fall. We start off with three Senior quarterbacks that are ready to lead their teams to deep playoff runs. Then, we have two highly recruited running backs in the Class of 2025. There are three players from Keller High School that are very skilled for their position in this list. We have the Rowe brothers (Jaden and Jordan) representing our offensive line. Lastly, our two athletes are both quarterbacks from East Texas that are getting their first taste of college interest.
Hauss Henjy (Aledo) is a 5’11 185 pound quarterback that is entering his Senior season for the Aledo Eagles. He is coming off leading his team to 5A Division 1 State Championship win against College Station this past December. Just his second season as the starter for the team, he is looking to build off of last seasons performance by furthering his game throwing the football. He is a dual-threat prospect that can do it both with his arm and with his legs. He is currently committed to TCU.
DJ Bailey (DeSoto) is one of the leaders coming back to the DeSoto Eagles this upcoming fall. The Class of 2024 prospect is coming off leading the team to a Texas 6A-Division II State Championship. He is a 5’11 201 pound quarterback that finished his junior campaign with 45 passing and 5 rushing touchdowns. He was awarded the offensive player of the year for the district. A talented arm with a bright future.
Brennan Myer (Wakeland) is a 6’1 195 pound quarterback for Wakeland. He is coming off a First Team All-District for the quarterback position this past season. He will be a three year starter for the football team. The quarterback ended up throwing for 39 touchdowns while only ending with 4 interceptions his Junior season. As one of the leaders on this football team, he is looking to lead the offense to another playoff season for the Wolverines. Myer recently received his first offer from Lamar.
Deondrae “Tiger” Riden (DeSoto) is a 6’0 190 pound Class of 2025 running back for DeSoto High School. A very physical runner when the ball is in his hands. With the combination of his skills in the open space with his home run speed helped him get into the end zone 18 times this past sophomore campaign. His Head Coach Claude Mathis told me, “He should be the best running back in the state of Texas in his class.” He currently holds offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Texas A&M, and others.
Kamran Williams (Jefferson) is a 5’10 180 pound speedster of the class of 2025. He was a big playmaker for the Bulldogs district championship year. He was a first team all-district this past season. His recruitment has heated up recently, getting some big time offers around the country. Holds offers from Michigan, Texas Tech, Louisiana Tech, Tulsa, and others.
Tre Griffiths (Keller) is a 6’3 205 pound Senior wide receiver for the Indians this upcoming fall. The multi-sport athlete is a very fast kid that has the ability to go up and catch the football at any given moment. He is your do it all guy on the football field that has great size for the next level. He was a first team all-district this past season. He currently holds offers from Baylor, Texas Tech, Kansas, and others.
Ta’Erik Tate (Gilmer) is one of the returning senior receivers for the team. Another multisport athlete, 6’1 170, has great speed and ability to go up and catch the football. The receiver’s release is great which benefits him in making 1v1 plays happen. Holds offers from Louisiana Tech, UTSA, Texas State, and others.
Trey Jackson (South Oak Cliff) is a 6’6 210 pound multi-sport athlete, entering his Senior season for the Bears. An athletic kid with tons of upside at the receiver position. With the height and vertical ability, throw it up to him and he will come down with the football. He was a first team all-district this past season. He is currently committed to Texas Tech.
Parker Ireson (Keller) is a 6’4 210 pound athlete that is a valuable piece for the offense. The Class of 2024 prospect has the flexibility to play both tight end and receiver for the Indians. He is great sized player that does everything you want out of a tight end at the next level. A great run blocker that also has great hands in the passing game. Another go up and catch the football target on this loaded offense for the Indians.
Tyler Mercer (Prosper) is a 6’4 1/2 285 pound offensive lineman entering his Senior season for the Eagles. He is coming off an All-State Offensive Lineman season. In his 15 starts, he allowed an eye popping zero sacks. He currently holds offers from San Diego State, Wyoming, Air Force, and others.
Caleb Hackleman (Pleasant Grove) is a 6’6 275 pound offensive lineman that can play multiple positions on the line. He is an explosive kid that showed dominance during the run, using his hovering size to open up holes for his teammates. He was named first team all-district as an offensive lineman for the Hawks this past season. He is currently committed to Oklahoma State.
Tex Mahon (Keller) is a 6’2 260 pound player that is apart of a loaded group on the offensive front for the Indians. He is a very impactful blocker in the run game. He helped two running backs reach the 800 yard mark, one of them reaching over 1,400 yards this past season. He was awarded Offensive Newcomer of the Year for the district. The Class of 2025 prospect is looking for a break out season to help lead the Indians to another playoff appearance.
Jaden Rowe (South Oak Cliff) is a 6’3 276 pound lineman that is entering his Senior season for the Bears. A very powerful run blocker that helped his running back reach the 1,000 yard mark this past season. His brother Jordan lines up on the offensive line with him. He was a first team all-district this past season. He is currently committed to Louisiana Monroe.
Jordan Rowe (South Oak Cliff) is a 6’3 300 pound lineman for this loaded Senior class for the Bears. A great built lineman that can do it all both in the run and pass blocking game. His brother Jaden lines up with him on the offensive line. He was a first team all-district this past season. He is currently committed to Louisiana Monroe.
Cole Watson (Tatum) is a 6’1 190 pound athlete that plays both sides of the ball for the Eagles. Watson is a fast kid that makes a ton of plays offensively and defensively. He can break any run into a big play or even roll out of the pocket and throw a great ball to one of his receivers. He will be a three year starter for Tatum. He was awarded MVP for the district this past season.
Ahkhari Johnson (Pleasant Grove) is a 5’11 180 pound speedster that plays both sides of the football for Pleasant Grove. “He’s probably our most dynamic player on our team”- Coach Gibson. He was a Co-Offensive MVP district honors this past season. Johnson is very talented quarterback that with the ball in his hands can take it to the end zone at any given moment. On the defensive side, he is a ball hawking defensive back that helped lead the Hawks to a deep playoff run this past season. He currently holds offers from Arkansas, Nebraska, TCU, and others.