High School: Grand Prairie (Texas) South Grand Prairie
Why he's a five-star: With one look at his great frame, solid movement and fantastic tools, it's hard to think of a better offensive guard prospect in the nation than Tray Allen. Though he could really play any of the five positions across the offensive line, the big North Texas prospect projects very well at the guard and tackle positions. His heavy offer list and great upside are just a few reasons why he's at the top of stack when ranking offensive lineman in the 2007 class. Allen is not just quick but strong as he maintains a 350-pound bench press and 555-pound squat. With all that in one package, it's easy to see why Allen was heavily recruited from day one. Plus, Allen has yet to hit his ceiling and will excel even more in a college program where he looks to put on pounds and improve his already impressive athleticism. The sky is certainly the limit for Tray Allen.
Why he's a five-star: Austin has incredible athleticism for a big man, running a leg of the 4x100 and the 55 meters in track. He uses excellent leverage and hustles all over the field to make plays. His quickness surprises opponents and allows him to split double teams or blow past guards and tackles as he lines up inside and outside at times. His lateral speed allows him to track down running backs and quarterbacks to the outside. Austin has slimmed down from last year and is quicker than ever, running a 4.69-second 40-yard dash recently. He is a physical player and a superior competitor, the kind of prospect who wants to go against the best to test his mettle. Austin anticipates the snap count well, gets off the ball fast and uses his hands well. Austin plays the run well, keeping his balance despite being cut often. As a junior, Austin had 76 tackles and eight sacks while being named all-metro and all-league.