The SPARQ test is a scoring system designed to measure the sport-specific athleticism. The results from various test in each of the areas of speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness are combined and weighted using a sport specific formula.
The state of Texas comprises roughly 18% of the national leaderboard, placing 41 athletes among the best of the Class of 2019.
The strength of this Texas class lies at the quarterback position where the Lone Star state contributed 36.4% of the nation’s signal callers. Wide receiver is another position of quality, as the state provided 27% of the nation’s top route runners. Texas also produced 20% of the leaderboard’s defensive backs, most notably Lacarr Trent of Aledo.
The pipeline has few weaknesses, but of the 15 defensive lineman on the national leaderboard, Texas provided zero of them.
Below is a breakdown of the notable performers.
Fastest Players in the State
The fastest player in Texas is Jeffrey Carter Jr, a defensive back out of Aledo in Dallas. Carter ran a 4.36, .22 seconds faster than the average defensive back on the leaderboard.
Whenever a signal caller finishes in the Top 5 in the 40 yard dash it will turn heads, Permian High School’s Peyton Powell will generate some buzz after being clocked at 4.45, .24 seconds faster than the board’s average quarterback.
|1||Carter Jr, Jeffery, DB||Aledo||6-0/180||4.36||4.27||37||40.4||121.68|
|2||Cumby, Kyron, WR||Plano||5-7/170||4.36||4.28||37.5||35.2||111.81|
|3||Powell, Peyton, QB||Permian||6-2/184||4.45||4.25||36.5||37.6||113.22|
|4||Beason, Marquez, DB||Bishop Dunne||5-10/174||4.46||4.31||35||35.5||102.36|
|5||Jones, Qualan, RB||Trinity Christian||5-10/219||4.49||4.32||45.5||37.1||130.35|
Most Explosive Players in Texas
Robert Harvey, a running back out of Trinity Christian School finished 7.5 points ahead of RB Marquez Beason of Southlake Carroll. Harvey’s score is good for 6th on the national leaderboard and 1st among the running back position.
|1||Harvey, Robert, RB||Trinity Chrinstian||5-10.5/219||4.49||130.35|
|2||Beason, Marquez, RB||Southlake Carroll||5-10.5/187||4.62||122.85|
|3||Trent, Lacarr, RB||Aledo||6-0/180||4.36||121.68|
|4||McDuffie, Trent, RB||Hendrickson||6-1.5/188||4.56||121.41|
|5||Hooper, Genson, RB||Allen||
|6||Smith, Ainias, RB||Cedar Ridge||6-0/181||4.59||117.39|
|7||Davis, Tyrion, RB||South Grand Prairie||6-3/209||4.83||116.91|
|8||Presley, Jordan, RB||Midlothian Heritage||6-0.5/192||4.57||116.04|
|9||Holmes, Connor, RB||St. John's||6-4.5/206||4.51||115.68|
|10||Smith, Keontra, RB||Dulles||5-9.5/176||4.51||114.12|