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Dominating DFW

Darrell Wyatt and Bruce Chambers, take a bow.

Darrll Wyatt (pictured), along with Bruce Chambers have dominated the DFW area to start the 2013 cycle.

With the pledge earlier today of offensive lineman Kent Perkins (Richardson/Lake Highlands), the two Longhorn assistants responsible for recruiting the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex have now landed seven of their ten commitments from the area.

Of the seven commitments, all are from nationally ranked prospects, five of whom are among the nation's top 100 overall. Simply put, the duo is dominating DFW like never before.

OL, Kent Perkins - 6-5 1/2, 285, Richardson Lake Highlands (No. 2 in the state, No. 20 in the nation overall)
Perkins was recruited by Wyatt and his future position coach, Texas offensive line coach Stacy Searels. Perkins was recruited nationally, selecting Texas over scholarship offers from Oklahoma, LSU, Arkansas, Texas A&M and more.

L, Jake Raulerson - 6-5, 260, Celina (No. 4 in the state, No. 25 overall)
Yet another Wyatt recruit, Raulerson was the first player in the class to commit to the Longhorns just two days after national signing day. Raulerson is helping recruit other players for the Horns. He turned down offers from Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Notre Dame among others.

L, A'Shawn Robinson - 6-5, 302, Fort Worth Arlington Heights (No. 8 in the state, No. 50 overall)
Wyatt strikes again, but this time he heads West to Fort Worth. Robinson was initially thought to be favoring out-of-state schools, but earlier this month he committed to the Longhorns over Oregon, USC, Alabama, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

WR, Jake Oliver - 6-4, 198, Dallas Jesuit (No. 9 in the state, No. 58 overall)
Oliver makes four national top 60 recruits that Wyatt is at least partially responsible for. Oliver was targeted early by Wyatt and the Texas staff and made a priority. Oliver had scholarship offers from more than 40 schools.

QB, Tyrone Swoopes - 6-4, 220, Whitewright (No. 11 in the state, No. 70 overall)
The Swoopes recruitment has been handled by long-time assistant Bruce Chambers and Wyatt at various times. Chambers, a former head coach at Dallas Carter, has been with Mack Brown since Brown first arrived at Texas. Swoopes also considered TCU and Ohio State among countless other scholarship offers.

RB, Kyle Hicks - 5-10, 192, Arlington Martin (No. 21 in the state, No. 147 overall)
Hicks had flown largely under the recruiting radar, but Chambers got the film to Texas running backs and offensive co-coordinator Major Applewhite and the rest is history. Hicks' recruitment is eerily reminiscent of Hassan Ridgeway's last year. Before committing to Texas, not many people knew exactly how good that Ridgeway was either.

DE, Daeshon Hall - 6-6, 220, Lancaster (No. 29 in the state, No. 193 overall)
Did Chambers unearth another relatively hidden gem? Hall is a basketball convert and move-in from Seattle, so very few colleges took notice and some national recruiting services don't even have him ranked. But Texas A&M, TCU, Baylor and Missouri are among those who offered him a scholarship.

As much as the Horns have already dominated the Metroplex, the tandem of Wyatt and Chambers continue to recruit several other prospects in the area.

Those players include:

Justin Manning, DT, Dallas Kimball (Wyatt)
Dontre Wilson, RB-APB, DeSoto (Chambers)
Ra'Shaad Samples, WR, Dallas Skyline (Wyatt)
Mike Mitchell, DE-LB, Plano Prestonwood (Wyatt)
Robbie Rhodes, WR, Fort Worth Southwest (Wyatt)
Kameron Miles, DB, West Mesquite (Chambers)
Eldridge Massington, WR, West Mesquite (Chambers)
Patrick Morris, OL, Denton Guyer (Wyatt)
George Baltimore, DB, Mansfield (Chambers)
Trent Gow, TE, Mansfield (Chambers)
Jeremiah Gaines, TE, Red Oak (Chambers)

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