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DFW, Texas high school football well represented at Reese's Senior Bowl

The Super Bowl may be the "end-all-be-all" of football, but the Big Game on February 3rd doesn't signal the end of the season. Football has become a 24/7, 365 machine.

There’s still the February 6 signing day, pro days, scouting combine, NFL Draft and so much more.

Nestled in there is the Reese’s Senior Bowl for college seniors to make another statement against top competition in front of prospective professional employers.

It’s often said that nobody does high school football like Texas as evident by the number of former Texas high school quarterbacks who start in the NFL with two making it all the way to championship weekend.

The state of Texas will be well represented this week in Mobile and on Saturday in the Senior Bowl with 11 former Texas high school athletes taking the field - six in the North roster; five in the South roster.

Three of those 11 hail from the Metroplex with another four coming from surrounding areas. Here are those DFW-area players

DE Ben Banogu (TCU): A three-year letterwinner at Prosper High School, taking home Third Team All-District and Third Team All-State honors following senior season. Went to UL-Monroe before transferring to TCU where he earned Newcomer of the Year his junior season and earned two straight First-team All-Big 12 honors.

WR Alex Wesley (Northern Colorado): Was an honorable mention for the All-State team as a senior where he caught 96 passes for 1,086 yards and 10 touchdowns for Wylie. Became the second player in Northern Colorado history to record two, 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

DE Charles Omenihu (Texas): Was a two-time All-District honoree while at Rowlett. He was a four-year player at Texas starting 32 games and earned Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2018 and was selected to First Team All-Big 12.

Surrounding-area players:

Kris Boyd (Texas) - Gilmer

Jarrett Stidham (Auburn) - Stephenville

Daylon Mack (Texas A&M) - Gladewater

Other Texas players:

Erik McCoy (Texas A&M) - Lufkin

LJ Collier (TCU) - Munday

Kingsley Keke (Texas A&M) - George Ranch

Isaiah Johnson (Houston) - Bryan Rudder

Otaro Alaka (Texas A&M) - Cy Falls

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