The state finals guide to watching Texas commits in playoff action

Posted December 21st, 2017


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Time to win a ring

Two future Longhorns will compete for a state title this weekend at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Keaontay Ingram, a 4-star running back from Carthage, and Cameron Dicker, the kicker at Lake Travis, will both try to repeat as state champions.

Texas’ 2018 recruiting class ranks third in the nation and first in the Big 12. Of the 15 in-state commits and signed players in the class, 13 made the playoffs. Linebacker Byron Hobbs (Fort Worth Eastern Hills) and wide receiver Brennan Eagles (Alief Taylor) finished their respective seasons in Week 11.


Future Longhorns went 2-1 in the state semifinals.

Roschon Johnson, Texas’ lone commitment in the 2019 class, made it three rounds deep in the playoffs as a junior.

A guide to watching in-state commits in action

Carthage vs. Kennedale

Where: AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

When: Friday, 11 a.m.

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

Lake Travis vs. Allen

Where: AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

When: Saturday, 3 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

Rising’s season ended last weekend. In nine games, Rising had 1,374 yards and 12 touchdowns to just four interceptions through the air. He completed 56 percent of his passes. On the ground, he added 431 yards and nine touchdowns.

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 nine 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 class

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

The season ended for Johnson and Port Neches-Groves with a loss to College Station in the third round. Texas’ lone 2019 commitment finished his junior season with 65 total touchdowns. The 4-star dual-threat quarterback passed for 2,918 yards and 35 touchdowns, adding 1,627 yards and 29 touchdowns on the ground. His one reception on the season went for a 43-yard touchdown.

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