Two of the top players in Texas recently hooked up in a scrimmage against each other. So who got the best of each other in the battle against blue-chip offensive guard Justin Blalock of Plano East and blue-chip linebacker Aaron Harris of North Mesquite?
"I don't know who really won the battle," said Blalock with a chuckle. "Aaron is very good. He's slimmed down and is now really fast.
"Every time we tried to run to the outside he was there waiting. I think he might have sacrificed some of his strength to get that fast, but he's still one of the best out there."
And so is Blalock.
The 6-foot-4, 300-plus pound standout has a who's who of college football after him. And with a 3.6 grade-point average and a 1280 on the SAT, it's easy to see why Blalock is the perfect combination of blocker and student athlete.
In recruiting, Blalock continues to list a top three of Texas, Michigan and Oklahoma. He's also still listing Florida, Florida State and Ohio State as other possibilities.
"The top three are all still equal," Blalock said.
"I watched Oklahoma on TV this weekend, and they looked really good. I'm excited to see what Texas and Michigan do in their first games."
Blalock said he's also excited for September 1 when college coaches can officially call again.
"It's going to be good to get to know the coaches that are recruiting you even better," he said.
Blalock opens the season on Friday against Garland.