The Week 8 guide to watching Texas commits in action

Posted October 19th, 2017


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Crunch time around the state

The playoffs are quickly approaching in a season thrown off schedule for many of Texas’ commits after the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Each of the healthy Longhorns commits should be in action this week, though Fort Worth Eastern Hills linebacker Byron Hobbs is still out with a neck injury and Houston Heights cornerback Jalen Green underwent successful shoulder surgery last weekend.

Here is the Week 8 slate of games:

Angleton at Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated   

Where: Guy K. Traylor Stadium (Rosenberg)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Commits: B.J. Foster, 5-star safety (Angleton)

Alief Taylor at Alief Hastings

Where: Crump Stadium (Alief)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Commits: Brennan Eagles, 4-sar wide receiver (Alief Taylor)

Spring Dekaney at Fort Bend Davis

Where: W.W. Thorne Stadium (Aldine)

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Commits: Malcolm Epps, 4-star tight end (Dekaney)

Spring Westfield vs. Houston Nimitz  

Where: Leonard George Stadium (Spring)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Commits: Keondre Coburn, 4-star defensive tackle (Westfield)

Cibolo Steele vs. New Braunfels Canyon

Where: Lehnhoff Stadium (Cibolo)

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Commits: Caden Sterns, 4-star safety

Houston Heights vs. Houston Lamar

Where: Delmar Stadium (Houston)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Commits: Jalen Green, 4-star cornerback (Houston Heights); Al’vonte Woodard, 4-star wide receiver (Lamar); D’Shawn Jamison, 4-star cornerback

Arp vs. West Rusk

Where: Tiger Stadium (Arp)

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Commits: DeMarvion Overshown, 4-star safety (Arp)

Carthage at Center

Where: Pirate Stadium (Center)

When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday

Commits: Keaontay Ingram, 4-star running back (Carthage)

Frisco Wakeland vs Frisco Lonestar

Where: The Star (Frisco)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Commits: Rafiti Ghirmai, 4-star offensive lineman (Wakeland)

Seminole vs. Lamesa

Where: Wigwam Stadium (Seminole)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Commits: Reese Moore, 3-star offensive lineman (Seminole)

Lake Travis vs. Hays Lehman

Where: Lake Travis Stadium (Lake Travis)

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Commits: Cameron Dicker, 3-star kicker (Lake Travis)

The out-of-state commits

Cameron Rising, quarterback, Newbury Park (Calif.)

FYI: 6-2/209; 4 stars; No. 157 player nationally, per 247Sports composite

Newbury Park and 4-star quarterback commit Cameron Rising are 4-3 heading into an away game against Calabasas. Through seven games, the 4-star prospect has 1,187 yards passing and 335 yards rushing, and has accounted for 13 touchdowns.

Rondale Moore, wide receiver, Trinity (Ky.)

FYI: 5-8.5/174; 4 stars; No. 200 player nationally

Through six games, Moore is on a record-setting pace for Trinity for catches in a season. The nationally-ranked Trinity program travels to Ballard for a district game on Friday.

Casey Thompson, quarterback, Newcastle (Okla.)

FYI: 6-1/184; 4 stars; No. 112 player nationally

Thompson transferred schools over the summer, following his former offensive coordinator, Jeff Brickman, from Southmoore to Newcastle. His team is 2-5 heading into a game Friday night against Heritage Hall (Okla.). Thompson has thrown for 2,351 yards and rushed for 666, accounting for 25 total touchdowns.

Ayodele Adeoye, linebacker, IMG Academy (Fla.)

FYI: 6-0/231; 4 stars; No. 112 player nationally

IMG Academy is back in action this week against Salt Lake City East. Adeoye is credited with 11 tackles on the season.

Dominick Wood-Anderson, tight end, Arizona Western College (JUCO)

FYI: 6-5/245; 3 stars; No. 11-ranked JUCO player nationally

Arizona Western College is 5-0 after a win over Phoenix College. Next up is a home game against Pima on Saturday. Wood-Anderson is second on the team with 22 receptions. He’s yet to score a touchdown this season.

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