Analyzing the top Dallas-area football recruits in the Class of 2025

The dallas Morning News’ top 100 high school football recruits list for the Class of 2025 is officially here.

The full list — with an interactive map that can be sorted by high school and position — can be found here. Here are some observations and takeaways from this year’s crop of prospects.

The numbers for 2024

A simple breakdown of this year’s top 100 by a few categories.

By position

Position Number of players Top player
Wide receiver 27 Duncanville’s Dakorien Moore (No. 1)
Offensive lineman 19 Lewisville’s Michael Fasusi (No. 3)
Linebacker 11 McKinney’s Riley Pettijohn (No. 5)
Safety 10 DeSoto’s Sael Reyes (No. 28)
Defensive lineman 8 Duncanville’s Javion Holiday (No. 25)
Cornerback 8 South Oak Cliff’s Kamauryn Morgan (No. 9)
Quarterback 8 Duncanville’s Keelon Russell (No. 6)
Running back 6 DeSoto’s Deondrae Riden (No. 11)
Tight end 3 Southlake Carroll’s Jack VanDorselaer

There are a total of 58 schools represented in this year’s rankings. For reference, there were 55 schools represented in the Class of 2024 top 100, 61 schools represented in the Class of 2023 top 100 and 61 in the Class of 2022 top 100.

The schools with the most this year

The top 6A schools: DeSoto (6), Duncanville (6), McKinney (5), North Crowley (5), Lancaster (4)

The top 5A schools: Denton Ryan (4), South Oak Cliff (4), mansfield Timberview (2), Richland (2)

The top 4A/3A schools: Anna (1), Aubrey (1), Carrollton Ranchview (1), Frisco Panther Creek (1), Kimball (1)

Top private schools: Argyle Liberty Christian (2), Dallas Christian (2), Parish Episcopal (2)

By classification

6A: 59 total players

5A: 27 total players

4A/3A: 5 total players

Private schools: 9 total players

By measurables

Shortest player: Argyle Liberty Christian wide receiver Quinton Brown (No. 79) is listed at 5-8.

Tallest player: DeSoto offensive lineman Byron Washington (No. 54) is listed at 6-8.

Smallest player: Argyle Liberty Christian wide receiver Quinton Brown (No. 79) is listed at 155 pounds.

Biggest player: DeSoto offensive lineman Byron Washington (No. 54) is listed at 380 pounds.


- Back-to-back reigning Class 6A state champions Duncanville and DeSoto lead the area with six top-100 recruits apiece. Duncanville and DeSoto have the top player in five of the eight position groups — Duncanville wide receiver Dakorien Moore (No. 1), DeSoto safety Sael Reyes (No. 28), DeSoto running back Deondrae Riden (No. 11), Duncanville quarterback Keelon Russell (No. 6), and Duncanville cornerback Javion Holiday (No. 25).

- No school has more top 100 representatives in the last six years than Duncanville, which averages six per season since the Class of 2020. Duncanville has also had the No. 1 overall recruit in the area in back-to-back seasons with defensive lineman Colin Simmons in the Class of 2024 and wide receiver Dakorien Moore this year. Duncanville is the only school with two top-10 recruits this year — Moore and Russell.

- The Dallas area swept the TAPPS state championships last year with Parish Episcopal (Division I), Argyle Liberty Christian (Division II), Dallas Christian (Division III) and Dallas First Baptist (Division IV) all winning their respective titles. All four schools are represented on this year’s top 100 with the top three division champions each having two top-100 recruits. However, the highest-rated private school recruit in the Dallas area is Trinity Christian Academy offensive lineman Jaylan Beckley (No. 35), who is committed to Oklahoma State.

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