We kicked off our re-ranking series last week with the top 2023 quarterbacks in the state of Texas. If you missed that, check out some of the new faces and biggest risers on there. Today, however, we’re talking about the guys you buy the nachos and popcorn for in the stands. These 2023 wide receiver recruits are not only some of the best in Texas but also in the nation.
We aim to update our rankings at least twice per year if not more If we miss any player or id you think a player should be ranked at a certain spot. Lets us know in the comments below.
For now, lets dive right into an exclusive list of the top twenty ranked wide receivers in the state of Texas.
#20.Chris Palfreeman (23) |5’10 160 | WR | All Saints Episcopal
Palfreeman is a great athlete who can play multiple positions including running back, wideout, special teams, and defensive back. He’s a deep threat with his blazing speed, which can leave defenders in the dust. Holds 10 Division I offers from schools like Arkansas, Baylor, and Texas to name a few.
Previous Rank: #14
#19.AJ Jayroe (23) | 6’4 180 | WR | Reedy
Ajs recruitment has been skyrocketing and on the rise ever since the beginning of the year. Aj looks like an elite wide receiver and athlete that has great awareness on the field can catch the ball at its apex , flashing off his elite vertical and athletic ability to come up with the big plays.
Previous Rank: #19
#18.Keaton Kubecka (23)| 6’3 195 | WR | Westlake
Kubecka is a very exciting receiver to watch that is a mismatch nightmare for most. He is quick of the LOS, sh0ws quick feet, and can make the field turf fly up when he runs his routes. He has nasty cuts that can brake ankles, he’s a got soft hands and can block as well, a very vestal tile player that could even play tight end or outside receiver at the next level and dominate.
Previous Rank: #18
#17. Kaleb Black (23) | 5’9 165 | WR | Klein Oak
Kaleb is a fast and dominant athlete who is versatile and can make plays at slot receivers or on special teams. Flashes elite speed and agility, runs great routes and can be used a number of different ways to pick up yardage on the field.
Previous Rank: #20
#16.Wesley Greaves (23) | 6’2 185 | WR | A&M Consolidated
Weasley has a great frame and size that pairs well with being quick-footed at the LOS and can be a serious vertical threat, also a great hands catcher that can make every play look routine.
Previous Rank: #17
#15.Lontrell Tuner (23) | 6’0 175 | WR | Duncanville
Turner is a fast and physical receiver who can not only gas people down the field but out them in the dirt as well. He’s a great route runner and can create gaps of field between him and defenders flying down n field with the speed he has.
Previous Rank: #13
#14.Jaxson Lavender (23) | 5’10 165 | WR | Lovejoy
Jaxson is a lethal route runner with elite field awareness, he is also quick off the line of scrimmage and has the next-level speed to be a vertical threat and a mismatch at the slot receiver position.
Previous Rank: #12
#13.Cordale Russell (23) | 6’3 190 | WR | North Mesquite
TCU commit Cordale Russell is special because his physical play on the field paired with his athletic ability make him a miss-match nightmare for most. Russell has great size and height and can block well on the edge or out in space.
Previous Rank: #8
#12.Randy Reece (23) | 5’10 185 | WR | South Oak Cliff
Randy could easily be of the fastest players on this list and the most athletic and versatile. He can be used at wide out, on special teams, and make a difference all over the field. Not many can keep up with this guy and after helping his team win a state title, his recruiting stock has been on the rise ever since.
Previous Rank: #15
#11.Montrel Hatten (23) | 6’0 175 | WR | Carthage
Hatten has a vertical leap that matches any receiver, he can meet the ball at the apex and wins the contested passes, he’s a physical receiver who many are interested in. Holds 8 division 1 offers and is a three-sport athlete in football basketball and track.
Previous Rank: #10
#10.Montrell Wade (23) |6’0 180 | WR | Tyler High
Montrell is a speedy receiver who has the jets to gas any defender down the field and be got in a blink of an eye. Holds 8 division I offers, is a two-sport athlete who is a track star as well, and can gas many on a 100-meter dash.
Previous Rank: #11
#9.Jonah Wilson (23) | 6’3 200 | WR | Dekaney
Wilson has a great frame for your typical NO.1 outside receiver who is dangerous vertically because of his blazing speed and quickness of the LOS. Wilson looks dangerous with the football in his hands, he can make some nasty open-field moves and make people miss, also really good at running his routes.
Previous Rank: #7
#8.Jaden Greathouse (23) |6’3 200 | WR | Westlake
Greathouse is one of the tops if not the best route runner on this list. When this guy cuts up the field in routes or makes people miss in the open field, you see will see turf fly up because this guy’s cuts are nasty. A big receiver at 6’3, he makes for a great target and is very versatile as a player.
Previous Rank: #3
#7.Noble Johnson (23) | 6’3 205 | WR | Rockwall
Noble has 18 Division I offers from schools like Baylor, SMU, TCU & USC. His size and strength make a physical wide receiver that can run some lethal routes and is a deep threat anytime he touches the field. QBs can usually just throw it up for Johnsons to go up and grab and shows excellent ability catching in traffic, or in double coverage.
Previous Rank: #9
#6.Jaquaize Pettaway (23) | 5’11 170 | WR | Langham Creek
Pettaway is one of the most dangerous in a run after the catch situation. He has the lethal speed, and agility to go often untouched into the endzone. Shows the ability to make people miss in the open field and is dangerous when he changes direction on cuts.
#5.Anthony Evans (23) | 6’0 160 | WR | Judson
Evans is one of the biggest risers on this list. Partly due to his film, play this spring, and the recent uptick he’s seen in his recruitment. Taking off with top offers from schools like Georgia, Texas A&M, and a hand full of others. Everyone wants Evans’s lethal speed. Runs track and looks like an Olympic track spinner speed. In his routes, Evans can cut the field up and create yards of separation for himself and makes house calls on consistent bases. Great hands catcher, and all-around athlete. The last time we ranked Evans had only 12 Division I offers and was committed to the Arkansas Razorbacks at the time. Now holds 28 Division I offers.
Previous Rank: #16
#4.Ashton Cozart (23)|6’3 180 | WR | Marcus
Mozart is a dangerous vertical threat that has the speed to gas defenders and gets over the top of corners in a blink of an eye. Has long arms, and shows great awareness of the field and in the end-zone.
Previous Rank: #4￼
#3.Braylon James(23) | 6’3, 175 | WR | Del Valle
In the regular season, James had 47 receptions and 811 all-purpose yards. He has an amazing ability to high point the football and go up and catch it at its apex, “Mossing” people. Great size, ability and ability to find the endzone.
Previous Rank: #6
#2.Jalen Hale (23) | 6’3, 185 | WR | Longview
Jalen is a beast and will undoubtedly be at this coming up season and at the next level. Could be an immediate starter where ever he chooses to go. He’s been making his rounds across the country to schools like George and will be in southern Los Angeles this summer as well visiting the USC trojans. Last year put up some impressive stats, except nothing less this year and for the rest of his career.
Previous Rank: #1
#1. Johntay Cook II (23) | 6’0 170 | WR | DeSoto
Johntay recently released his top 4 schools: A&M, Texas, Michigan, Florida, and JSU. The speed kills—well Johntay’s has plenty of it. Flashes lethal speed, with the ability to cut the field up, and is also quick-footed at the LOS. Johntay holds 40 division I offers and seems close to a commitment decision. A receiver who will undoubtedly draw a lot of attention next season and could be an immediate success at the next level.
Previous Rank: #2