This past weekend was a busy one for Texas commits across the state. With many high school programs entering district play, the stakes have been raised even higher for these athletes. Luckily, I was able to cover three games that featured some of these highly touted athletes in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Game #1: Dallas Skyline vs Keller.
Last November, Quaydarius Davis decommitted from the Longhorns. In May, Davis decided to commit to Southern California. However, I was eager to see what type of talent Davis will offer the Trojans. So, I decided to cover Dallas Skyline’s game against the Keller Indians in a Thursday night battle.
The result? Davis easily was the most impressive athlete on the field. Despite being listed at 6’0″, the four-star wide receiver was winning jump balls left and right. In addition, Quaydarius was able to elevate his game in pressure situations, and ended the game with three touchdown receptions. Thanks to his efforts, Skyline was able to erase Keller’s 19-point third quarter lead, and win the game 34-32.
Game #2: Newman Smith vs #3 Lancaster.
The following night, I travelled to Lancaster to watch another talented wide receiver in 2022 Longhorns commit, Phaizon Wilson. Phaizon is one of the premier players on a talented Lancaster Tigers team, who happen to be Texas’s third ranked team in the 5A Division I classification.
To begin, Lancaster absolutely dominated the Newman Smith Trojans. In fact, the Tigers were just one yard shy of being able to score four touchdowns on their first four offensive plays. Furthermore, Wilson showcased his prowess on offense as well, tallying two touchdown receptions in Lancaster’s 82-6 victory over Newman Smith.
Game #3: Denton vs #1 Denton Ryan.
Lastly, I drove to Denton on Saturday to watch Denton Ryan take on the Denton Broncos. Currently, Ryan is Texas’s top ranked team in the 5A Division I classification. In addition, the Longhorns have an interest in many of Ryan’s athletes, including Texas’s top ranked class of 2021 recruit, Ja’Tavion Sanders. Besides Ja’Tavion, the Longhorns have also extended offers to teammates, Austin Jordan and Anthony Hill.
Initially, Ryan’s offense struggled to find the end zone. However, by the end of the first quarter, the Raiders were rolling. On the other hand, Ryan’s defense was able to take advantage of sloppy execution from the Broncos. Furthermore, Ja’Tavion Sanders displayed his athleticism from the defensive end position with a first quarter sack. Additionally, Austin Jordan came away with a nice interception during the second quarter as he was positioned perfectly on an errant pass. Lastly, Ryan was able ease their way into district play as they walked away with a 41-0 victory over the Broncos.
Texas has their eyes on some really talented athletes. The potential connection of Quinn Ewers to a 6’4″ Phaizon Wilson should get any Longhorns fan excited about the future. In addition, Ja’Tavion Sanders should be a fun player to watch on Saturdays with his insane athleticism. In fact, Sanders starts at wide receiver and defensive end for Ryan.
However, the losses of Quaydarius Davis and Denton Ryan four-star athlete, Billy Bowman Jr., will sting. But, thankfully for the Longhorns, there are still plenty of talented players throughout the state of Texas that are looking for a future home.
Longhorns Recruiting Notes:
Last Thursday, Texas offered 2023 6’4″ tight end Jaxon Howard, from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Currently, Howard has already earned 42 college offers from programs throughout the country.
This past Friday, the Longhorns extended an offer to 2023 defensive end Anthony James, from Wylie, TX. The Longhorns join Baylor as the only Big 12 schools to have offered James so far.
This week, the Longhorns offered 2022 offensive lineman Neto Umeozulu. Moreover, Neto is featured on one of Texas’s great high school football teams, the Allen Eagles.
WOW!!! After a great conversation with @CoachHand I am blessed beyond words to announce that I have received an offer from The University Of Texas!! Thank you to @TexasFootball for this incredible opportunity!! @CCNextLevelFB @sheridanswag @CWildSports pic.twitter.com/Nte4O42Xoq
— George Fitzpatrick (@georgefitz88) October 20, 2020
In addition to Neto, the Longhorns have also offered 2022 offensive lineman George Fitzpatrick. The 6’6″ offensive lineman already holds offers from schools such as Michigan and Oklahoma.
— Zay_Robinson15 (@ZRobinson15) October 20, 2020
Lastly, the Longhorns were the first school to offer 2023 offensive lineman Isaiah Robinson, who attends Lamar High School in Arlington, TX.
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