Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine hit the shelves last week, and football junkies have had a hard time putting it down. The "bible" of Texas football thinks some big things are in store for the Brazos Valley once again.
No Johnny Manziel on the cover this year, but there are still plenty of accolades for the 2014 Texas Aggie football team. Texas A&M is picked to finish fourth in the SEC West and face Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl.
Big honors for tackle Cedric Ogbuehi, who is the preseason Texas College Player of the Year and is named the Preseason offensive lineman of the year. Trey Williams and Malcolme Kennedy join Ogbuehi on the All-Texas College first-team.
Linemen Germain Ifedi and Mike Matthews, cornerback De'Vante Harris, and punter Drew Kaser are picked on the All-Texas College second-team.
With new coach K.C. Keeler on board Sam Houston State is predicted to place second in the Southland conference behind Southeastern Louisiana.
Prairie View, behind quarterback Jerry Lovelock, the preseason Texas-Small College player of the year, is picked to win the western division of the SWAC.
The Blinn Bucs, under new head coach Keith Thomas, are selected fourth in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference behind Navarro, Trinity Valley, and Kilgore.
The Oklahoma Sooners are the selection to take the Big 12, OU picked just head of Baylor.
Texas is fourth, TCU 5th, and Texas Tech 6th.
There is a lot of love for the A&M Consolidated Tigers from the folks at Dave Campbell's this year.
David Raffield is the 5A preseason coach of the year.
Derrick Dick is preseason all-state and honorable mention for the 5A Coverboy, and Riley Garner is the 2nd team linebacker on the All-State Super Team.
The Tigers are number two in the state in the magazine's preseason poll and the pick to win the 5A Division II state championship.
Brenham is number seven in the 5A preseason poll, and Cub running back Earnest Patterson is the Class 5A Coverboy and an all-state selection.
The Navasota Rattlers are ranked number two behind Stephenville in the 4A Division I poll. Offensive lineman Michael Coffey is a preseason all-state selection.
In 3A Cameron Yoe running back Traion Smith is the preseason offensive and overall player of the year and the Yoemen check in at number two in the state in Division I. District Rival Rockdale is number four and, along with number seven Lago Vista, make district 10-3A Division I the toughest in the state.
Rockdale defensive lineman Preson Ehler is preseason all-state along with Franklin linebacker Will Phillips and punter Adam Lopez. The Lions are ranked number four in Division II. The Yoemen, Tigers, and Lions are all picked to reach the regional finals.
Lexington is listed as a dark horse to contend for a state title.
Centerville checks in at number five in the 2A Division I preseason poll, while Bremond is number three and Burton number 19 in Division II. The Panther's Louis Brown is the pick as a "Money Player" that's worth the price of admission to see.
Calvert is number two in the 1A Division II poll, just behind state power Richland Springs.
And in the private school ranks Brazos Christian's Jesse Honnas is the TAPPS Division III Preseason state offensive MVP, while Allen Academy's Cody Vega has the same honor in TCAL Division I.