The area round guide to watching Texas commits in playoff action

Posted November 23rd, 2017


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Area Round

All but two of the 2018 in-state Texas commits qualified for the playoffs. Linebacker Byron Hobbs (Fort Worth Eastern Hills) and Brennan Eagles (Alief Taylor) finished their respective seasons in Week 11.

That means 12 of Texas’ 14 in-state commitments were in action during the bi-district round. Only one of the four out-of-state commitments, Rondale Moore, is still in action.


Texas commits went 8-4 in bi-district, leaving nine players still alive since two Texas commits are playing on Houston Lamar.

Roschon Johnson, Texas’ lone commitment for 2019, is also still alive after throwing for 10 touchdowns in a victory over Crosby in bi-district.

A guide to watching in-state commits

Angleton vs. Boerne Champion   

Where: Heroes Stadium (San Antonio)

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

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

Spring Westfield vs. San Marcos

Where: Prairie View A&M Stadium (Prairie View)

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

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

Cibolo Steele vs. Vandegrift

Where: Cougar Stadium (New Braunfels)

When: Friday, 2 p.m.

Commits: Caden Sterns, 4-star safety

Houston Lamar vs. Fort Bend Ridge Point

Where: Katy Legacy Stadium (Katy)

When: Friday, 12 p.m.

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

Carthage vs. Brazosport

Where: Texan Drive Stadium (Porter)

When: 6 p.m., Friday

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

Seminole vs. Iowa Park

Where: Lion Stadium (Vernon)

When: Friday, 2 p.m.

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

Lake Travis vs. Converse Judson

Where: DKR Memorial Stadium (University of Texas)

When: Saturday, 2 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’s season ended last week. In nine games, Rising had 1,374 yards and 12 touchdowns to just four interceptions. He completed 56 percent of his passes. On the ground, Rising added 431 yards and nine touchdowns.

Rondale Moore, wide receiver, Trinity (Ky.)

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

Moore is the lone out-of-state commitment still in action. His undefeated Trinity team takes on Central Hardin (Ky.) in playoff action on Friday night.

Casey Thompson, quarterback, Newcastle (Okla.)

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

In 10 games, Thompson had 3,249 yards and 37 touchdown passes to 9 interceptions. He added 861 yards and 8 touchdowns on the ground. Newcastle missed the playoffs.

Ayodele Adeoye, linebacker, IMG Academy (Fla.)

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

Adeoye was credited with 20 tackles in 7 games for IMG Academy.

The 2019 commit

Port Neches-Groves vs. Texas City

Where: NRG Stadium (Houston)

When: Friday, 8:00 p.m.

Commits: Roschon Johnson; 4-star quarterback commit (Port Neches-Groves)

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