A Pair of Big Recruits Looking to Stay In Texas

DeSoto DB, Pinkston RB give oral commitments to in-state schools

According to The Dallas Morning News' recruiting blog, two more area stars have decided to give their word to Texas schools and keep that in-state talent where it belongs -- in this state.

Dallas Pinkston junior running back Aaron Spikes verbally committed to Texas Tech late Wednesday. Verbal commitments are non-binding. The first day a player from the Class of 2010 can sign a national letter of intent is Feb. 3, 2010.

Spikes is a beast, simply put. At 5 foot 10, 185 pounds, he runs in the low 4.4s in the 40-yard dash and has put up two straight big seasons in the backfield for Pinkston.

Last season, as a junior, Spikes averaged nine yards per carry while compiling 1,526 yards and 16 touchdowns. As a sophomore, his yards per carry wasn't quite so gawdy, but he still racked up 1,281 yards and scored 10 times.

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With his speed, Spikes will fit in nicely in Tech's wide-open offense, as he told the Morning News that the Tech coaches told him he could expect around 20 touches per game, rather they be on handoffs or passes.

Spikes chose the Red Raiders over offers from Kansas State and TCU.

In DeSoto, defensive back Adrian White ended his talked-about recruiting process by giving his word to Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns, who got their 20th commitment of the 2010 class in White.

White had offers from pretty much every big time program in the country except for USC, totaling 15 offers before it was all said and done. White is a big-time recruit, listed at No. 186 on Rivals.com's Top 250 for the Class of 2010 -- the top 250 players in the country, regardless of position.

White is a physical freak with his 4.41 40-yard dash and 4.25 second shuttle to go with his 30-inch vertical leap. 

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