Fabulous 55 member Tommy Bush participates at The Opening Finals June 29. (Mike Craven)

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The Dotted Line: Eight Fabulous 55 members remain uncommitted

Posted February 1st, 2018

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Uncommitted Fabulous 55 members

Only eight remain. Most of the members of the final 2018 Fabulous 55 are already committed or signed. Eight remain uncommitted one week before national signing day on Feb. 7. Schools like Texas and Texas A&M are in on some of the top remaining pieces in the state in a year when fewer top prospects are heading outside of the borders to play college football.

A look at the eight Fab 55 prospects who have not yet committed:

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Jaylen Waddle, wide receiver, Houston Episcopal

FYI: 5-9.5/175; 4 stars; No. 39-ranked prospect in country

Fabulous 55 ranking: 7th

Top schools: Texas A&M, Alabama

Waddle — the best slot receiver in the state, and maybe in the country — is the top remaining uncommitted prospect in Texas. It appears to be a two-team race between Texas A&M and Alabama, and the Aggies are the favorite. Waddle would represent an instant recruiting win for new A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and his staff. Waddle is an explosive slot receiver and return man who played at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 6.

Leon O’Neal, safety, Houston Cypress Springs

FYI: 6-1/190; 4 stars; No. 75-ranked player in country

Fabulous 55 ranking: 10th

Top schools: Clemson, Texas A&M, Oklahoma

The hard-hitting safety committed to A&M last summer but then de-committed on Dec. 1 when Kevin Sumlin was fired. Clemson and Oklahoma hosted O’Neal on official visits, as did Georgia, but most people think he’ll wind up signing with the Aggies after all. O’Neal was an all-district performer as a junior and senior. He participated in The Opening Final and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Joseph Ossai, defensive end, Conroe Oak Ridge

FYI: 6-4/220; 4 stars; No. 186-ranked player in country

Fabulous 55 ranking: 16th

Top schools: Texas, Texas A&M

Ossai is the best pass rusher in the state; his recruitment has always been a two-team race between Texas and Texas A&M. The 4-star defensive end is set to announce on Feb. 7 at noon. Texas has moved into the lead over the past two months and is expected to land Ossai, who could play outside linebacker in Texas’ defensive scheme. Ossai is a late-bloomer who was late to football.

Joshua Moore, wide receiver, Yoakum

FYI: 6-1/170; 4 stars; No. 96-ranked player in country

Fabulous 55 ranking: 25th

Top schools: Texas, Texas A&M, Oregon

Moore racked up miles during his senior year. After leading Yoakum to a state title appearance as a junior, he transferred to IMG Academy in Florida. He only lasted a semester there, though; the distance caused him to move back home. He also is a one-time Nebraska commit. Moore can play outside or inside receiver and he has become the Longhorns’ top in-state receiver target since the early signing period ended. His brother, Jordan, has signed with Texas A&M.

Miles Battle, wide receiver, Houston Cypress Creek

FYI: 6-4/188; 4 stars; No. 331-ranked player in country

Fabulous 55 ranking: 28th

Top schools: Arkansas, Oregon, Ole Miss

Battle is a long, lean wide receiver with the ability to beat defenders vertically. He’s a big-play threat on the outside and it earned him 28 offers. He recorded 173 receptions for 2,630 yards and 34 touchdowns in his three-year varsity career. The one-time Oregon commitment is still considering the Ducks, but Arkansas is surging late with head coach Chad Morris leading the charge.

Tommy Bush, wide receiver, Schertz Clemens

FYI: 6-5/191; 4 stars; No. 196-ranked player in the country

Fabulous 55 ranking: 31st

Top schools: Georgia, Baylor, Texas, Ole Miss

Bush is a physical freak of nature with his combination of height, length and pure athleticism. He earned an invite to The Opening Final and the Under Armour All-America Game based on his potential at the position. He’s a two-time all-district honoree without ever recording more than 25 catches as a varsity receiver. With college coaching and in the right scheme, Bush’s upside is unmatched. He holds more than 40 offers. Ole Miss is the favorite.

 

Moro Ojomo, defensive tackle, Katy

FYI: 6-3/280; 3 stars; No. 389-ranked player in country

Fabulous 55 ranking: 50th

Top schools: Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oregon

Ojomo shot up the rankings as a senior, claiming district defensive MVP honors. The 16-year-old is one of the youngest players in the 2018 class and that makes him a more intriguing prospect because he might grow another inch or two before his second year on campus. Ojomo picked up an offer from Texas on Dec. 6 and took an official visit to Texas in January.

Maurice Washington, running back, Cedar Hill Trinity Christian

FYI: 6-1/190; 4 stars; No. 207-ranked player in country

Fabulous 55 ranking: 54th

Top schools: Nebraska, Arizona State, Ohio State

Washington became a household name with a record-breaking three-touchdown performance at the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando on Jan. 4. The private-school prospect was an under-the-radar talent because of his level of weekly competition and lack of exposure. Originally from California, he rushed for 1,252 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. He also proved his versatility with 26 catches for 582 yards and nine touchdowns as a receiver.

RANK PLAYERPOS.HIGH SCHOOLCOLLEGE
1.BJ FosterSAngleton (5A)Texas
2.
Caden SternsSCibolo Steele (6A)Texas
3.DeMarvion OvershownSArp (3A)Texas
4.Jalen Green CBHouston Heights (6A)Texas
5.Anthony CookCBHouston Lamar (6A)Texas
6. Jalen PrestonWRManvel (5A)Texas A&M
7. Jaylen WaddleWRBellaire Episcopal (SBC)Alabama
8. Brennan EaglesWRAlief Taylor (6A)Texas
9. Keondre CoburnDTHouston Westfield (6A)Texas
10. Leon O'NealSCypress Springs (6A)Texas A&M
11. Max WrightDEKaty Taylor (6A)Texas A&M
12.D'Shawn JamisonCBHouston Lamar (6A)Texas
13.Keaontay IngramRBCarthage (4A)Texas
14. Bobby BrownDTArlington Lamar (6A)Texas A&M
15.Al'vonte WoodardWRHouston Lamar (6A)Texas
16.Joseph OssaiDEConroe Oak Ridge (6A)Texas
17.Mustapha MuhammadTEFort Bend Ridge Point (6A)Michigan
18.Malcolm EppsTESpring Dekaney (6A)Texas
19.DaShaun WhiteLBNorth Richland Hills (5A)Oklahoma
20. Jaquayln CrawfordATHRockdale (3A)Oklahoma
21.Tevailance HuntWRTexas High (5A)TCU
22.Jordan MooreSYoakum (3A)Texas A&M
23.Colten BlantonOT(6A)Texas A&M
24.Spencer SandersQBDenton Ryan (5A)Oklahoma State
25.Joshua MooreWRYoakum (3A)Texas
26.Cam'ron JonesSMansfield (6A)Nebraska
27.Trevon Moehrig-WoodardCBSmithson Valley (6A)TCU
28.Miles BattleWRCypress Creek (6A)Ole Miss
29.Jarell CherryDEDallas Carter (4A)LSU
30.Julon WilliamsATHConverse JudsonHouston
31.Tommy BushWRSchertz Clemens (6A)Georgia
32.Darrell SimpsonOTJustin Northwest (5A)Oklahoma
33.Erik EzukanmaWRKeller Timber Creek (6A)Texas Tech
34.Barton ClementOGFort Bend Marshall (5A)Texas A&M
35.Tanner MordecaiQBWaco Midway (6A)Oklahoma
36.Luke Matthews OTFort Bend Elkins (5A)Texas A&M
37.Chasen HinesDTMarshall (5A)LSU
38.Calvin AveryDTBishop Dunne (TAPPS)Illinois
39.Rafiti GhirmaiOTFrisco Wakeland (5A)Texas
40.Atanza VongorSSouth Grand Prairie (6A)TCU
41.Byron HobbsLBFort Worth Eastern Hills (5A)Texas
42.Bumper PoolLBLucas Lovejoy (5A)Arkansas
43.Montel ParkerWRDickinson (6A)Texas A&M
44.Reese MooreOTSeminole (5A)Texas
45.Kam ScottWRManvel (5A)Missouri
46.Craig WilliamsRBCrosby (5A)Baylor
47.Matthew BaldwinQBLake Travis (6A)Ohio State
48.Gabriel DouglasWRDenton Ryan (5A)Uncommitted
49.Nakia WatsonRBWestlake (6A)Wisconsin
50.Moro OjomoDTKaty (6A)Texas
51.Joshua FleeksWRCedar Hill (6A)Baylor
52.Kalon BarnesWRSilsbee (4A)Baylor
53.Vernon JacksonDEBoling (3A)Uncommitted
54.Maurice WashingtonRBTrinity Christian School (TAPPS)Nebraska
55.Dominic LivingstonDTAldine Davis (6A)LSU

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