Each year, the Texas football bible releases a preseason “Best in Texas Team” - a group that often finishes as strong as it starts.
This year, led by wide receiver Jalen Reagor, the Frogs placed nine players on the squad, including two voted the best at their positions.
Reagor was, unsurprisingly, voted as the best wide receiver in the state. He is joined by Ross Blacklock - who was given best defensive lineman honors. Senior tackle Lucas Niang made the first team offense along with Reagor, while cornerback Jeff Gladney made the first team defense alongside Blacklock.
Running back Sewo Olonilua was TCU’s only second team offense honoree, joined by DT Corey Bethlehem, linebacker Garret Wallow, safety Innis Gaines, and corner Julius Lewis on defense.
The University of Texas also had nine selections, led by running back Keontay Ingram. UNT’s Mason Fine (one of eight Mean Green members) was voted the best quarterback in the state, while Longhorn safety Caden Stearns was voted best defensive back. Baylor’s Denzel Mims, James Lynch, and Clay Johnston join Tech’s Jack Anderson andEli Howard as first teamers - along with four players representing the Mean Green. In addition to Fine, running back DeAndre Torrey, wide receiver Rico Bussey, and defensive back Khairi Muhammad all made the cut.
Blacklock, Gladney, Niang, Wallow, and Jalen Reagor were also listed amongst the state’s 50 most important players by DCTF- alongside TCU QB TBD.
TCU will have Reagor, Niang, Wallow, Gaines, Blacklock, and center Kelton Hollins at Media Days Monday, and surely they will have some opinions on the selections.