'13 Intro: Mesquite Horn OL Erick Wren

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Erick Wren is one of the top prospects in Texas' Class of 2013...

Mesquite Horn went 9-5 last year and the Jaguars look to make another deep run in the playoffs this fall. In 2010, Horn had no problem scoring points. The Jaguars scored at least 40 points in seven contests, and their offensive line will be strong once again this year.

At (right) offensive guard, Horn features Erick Wren, a '13 prospect who is already 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds.

"I'm the type of person who mainly sticks to myself," said Wren. "I don't hold back when I'm training for football and when I'm on the field. I put in a lot of effort, and nobody is going to push me around the field.

"I basically compare myself to the center for the Dallas Cowboys (Andre Gurode). I give 100% effort. If you get me on one play, I'm going to get you on the next play."

What is Wren's history at Horn?

"I moved into this district from Terrell," he said. "I didn't know anyone at first. One day during the season, Coach (Rodney) Webb sat me down and talked to me. He said he was moving me up to the varsity.

"I eventually started three regular season games. It was a great feeling. I had to catch on fast, because the game is much faster on the varsity level."

The Jaguars lost quite a few seniors to graduation, including SMU signee Stephon Sanders, but they do return plenty of experienced players, including Wren and defensive back De'Vante Harris (Oklahoma commit).

"Our offensive line will need to come up big for us," said Wren, looking forward to the upcoming season. "There's a lot of focus on us (up front). Our defense needs a little more work.

"De'Vante is a great player. Like Stephon, he's always working hard. The team looks up to him as a captain. He keeps his grades right, too."

Wren reports a current bench press max of 265 pounds, which he says will balloon to 315 by the end of summer. He squats 475 pounds and hang cleans 275 pounds.

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