HOT TAKES: Are Texas High School football players too polished?

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The phenomenon known as "Friday Night Lights" does not translate to "Saturday Success" or even "Sunday Stardom."

The reasons might surprise you.

Texas is thought to be the epicenter of High School Football nationwide, and it is. Katy, Permian, North Shore, Duncanville, Argyle, Converse Judson, Lake Travis, Westlake, Highland Park… It goes on and on.

These are name brands. If you are in California or Florida, you still know these programs.

But here's the thing… For the number of GREAT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS in the state, a shocking number of athletes don't translate to the highest level.

Take the NFL. Where do you think Texas ranks in the country as NFL players per capita? Top 5? Top 10?

Nope. Try 11 th behind the likes of Hawaii, Mississippi, Nebraska and even Nevada.

Wait what?

Hence the argument.

The "Texas High School Football Player" has a ceiling. You heard it here, first.

Having worked for the first national recruiting website for over a decade and covering HS sports as a co-founder of VYPE 12 years ago, I've had some time to develop my theory.

There are tons of Texas kids on the national recruiting lists. There are so many four and five stars, right? Well, the upside is not always there.


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