Excitement Surrounds Up-and-Coming Talent at Frisco Lone Star

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Frisco Lone Star is a perennial state championship contender and prospect powerhouse under the direction of Jeff Rayburn. 

LB Nick Bolton (Kansas City Chiefs), WR Marvin Mims (Denver Broncos) and LB Jaylan Ford (Texas Longhorns) are a sampling of the top players who have hit superstar status after suiting up for the Rangers. 

The next wave of talent is on the horizon, and the Class of 2026 is blessed with multiple Power Five-level prospects already starting to gain traction with top colleges in Texas and beyond. 

Davian Groce, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound 2026 running back, had a breakout year as a freshman, rushing for 587 yards and five touchdowns on varsity in 2022. 

Groce, who has already secured North Texas, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Oklahoma State, Tulsa and UNLV offers, has a chance to be the highest-rated prospect to ever play at Lone Star (Mr. Texas Football Marvin Mims was No. 14 in 2020).

Ryder Mix, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound 2026 tight end, is going to be a valuable weapon in Brett Gilchrist's offensive attack. 

Mix is a versatile tight end who can split out in the flex, line up as a true in-line option, or play an H-back role where he roams around the offensive set. 

Mix has already picked up scholarships from UNLV, Missouri, Texas State, North Texas and Buffalo. 

Lone Star's 2026 class also features DE Christopher Knauls Jr. (6'4, 230), who recently picked up his first offer from Grambling and QB Legend Bey (5'11, 185), is a versatile offensive weapon with a Texas Tech offer.

Lone Star's 2024 class features players like QB Collin Blackstock (6'2, 200)LB Mo Russolillo (6'1, 220), and LB Tre Yanez (6'1, 205). Blackstock has an offer from Gambling State while Russolillo and Yanez have secured an offer from Northwestern Oklahoma State. 

Other Names to Know: 2025 OL Gary Lassley (6'4, 290), 2025 WR Bryson Jones (6'3, 170), 2025 DL Austin Rodriguez (5'10, 280), DL Ephraim Whitaker (6'0, 300), 2025 K/P Chase Lanham (6'0, 175), 2024 OL Xavier Parker (6'3, 285), 2025 DB Ean Carr (6'0, 180), 2025 WR Winston Pollard (6'0, 165)

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