Dallas Skyline has seven players verbally committed to FBS programs. The program has yet to play a down of regular-season football.
Skyline has built a strong reputation for being a program loaded with high-major prospects. This year’s class is continuing the tradition, and the 2014 class got a nice start on Wednesday when cornerback Cedric Collins gave Texas A&M his verbal pledge over offers from Nebraska, Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and a host of other programs.
Four-star quarterback and Elite 11 finalist DeVante Kincade and three-star receiver and The Opening participant Ra’Shaad Samples lead the recruiting trail, verbally committing to Ole Miss and Oklahoma State, respectively. Linebacker Roderick Moore jumped at his first offer and committed to SMU in May. Defensive tackle Kerrick Huggins (Texas A&M), cornerback Will Barrow (Texas Tech) and linebacker Isaiah Williams (Kansas State) -- all three-star players -- also have ended their recruiting processes.
While there are seven Skyline athletes committed, the program realistically could see anywhere from 8-12 additional players from the 2013, 2014 and 2015 classes verbally commit to big-time FBS programs. Some of them may even commit by the end of the season.
Here’s a list of 12 players -- listed in alphabetical order -- to keep an eye on, as Skyline prepares for the 2012 season:
2014 Ty Barrett: He’s 6-foot-5, 300 pounds, light on his feet and a load on the offensive line. Barrett currently has offers from Ole Miss, West Virginia and Texas Tech, and he’s got interest from Alabama, LSU, Texas and Texas A&M.