As we did last week with quarterbacks, let's take a look at some of the top wide receivers who will be seniors in 2010.
Using a list compiled by Greg Riddle of The Dallas Morning News and Barton Simmons of recruiting Web site Rivals.com, here's a slightly different take at the top prospects who will be hauling in passes next year.
We'll start with Nos. 3 and 4 today, have the Top 2 on Wednesday and "the rest of the best" on Thursday.
4. Bud Sasser, Denton Ryan HS - The knock on the 6 foot 2, 185-pound Sasser is that he's a product of a ridiculously effective passing attack with one of the top QBs in the area in Scotty Young. Last season as a junior, Sasser, who also starts for Ryan's basketball team and has exceptional leaping ability, was a red-zone threat for the Raiders. He finished the season with 24 touchdowns in 13 games and had 64 catches for 1,250 yards. Sasser also won't have the luxury of having a Big 12-caliber receiver opposite him as he did last season with D.J. Beshears, who signed with Kansas a few weeks back, so Sasser will be the marked man by opposing defenses, but he'll still have Young and will still put up big numbers. His size and leaping ability make him a prospect on this list, even though he was completely left off the Riddle-Simmons list. He's getting early interest from Texas Tech and Oklahoma.
3. John Harris, Garland Naaman Forest HS - The opposite of Sasser, Harris is a kid with great athletic ability who hasn't exactly put up eye-popping numbers. In his two previous seasons, Harris has totaled 90 catches (45 in each), 1,431 yards and 16 touchdowns, but the 6 foot 2, 187-pound speedster did enough to catch the eye of college recruiters -- and big-time ones at that. Harris had a handful of offers following his junior season, but ended all drama by verbally committing early to Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns. Of course, he could change his tone by next February's signing day, but when kids commit to Texas, they usually don't go back on it. He did have other offers from Texas Tech, Arizona, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. He is thankful for each of the six years it took him to graduate from college.