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The Dotted Line: Meet the six new prospects on the 2019 Fabulous 55

Posted June 4th, 2018

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The new bunch

Six newbies made the summer update of the 2019 Fabulous 55, which was headlined by Lake Travis wide receiver and Ohio State commit Garrett Wilson. The entire top 10 of the list is committed, with Texas holding commitments from two of those players — Jordan Whittington and Tyler Johnson. Texas A&M leads the list with eight commitments, while Oklahoma holds seven.

TCU commit Andrew Coker was placed on the 2019 Fabulous 55. (Mike Craven)

Five of the six new prospects to make the list are also committed. Thirty-one of the 55 members have already picked a school. A sign of modern recruiting after the advent of an early signing period and the allowance of official visits during the spring of a player’s junior year. Here are the six new members of our updated Fab 55:

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Lewis Cine, safety, Cedar Hill Trinity Christian

FYI: 6-2/180; 4 stars; No. 24 on the Fab 55

Cine is the only new prospect on the list who remains uncommitted. He would’ve made the initial list but didn’t move to Texas from Massachusetts until after that list was published in February. Cine is a long, lean safety with coverage skills. He’s also a physical player. He holds offers from nearly every major program and is concentrating on mostly Big Ten schools because of his former ties to the northeast. Penn State is considered the leader for Cine, who holds 36 offers and is the No. 3-ranked safety in the 2019 class per the 247Sports composite ratings.

Baylor Cupp, tight end, Brock

FYI: 6-6/235; 4 stars; No. 34 on the Fab 55

Brock, a Texas A&M commit, is the second-highest rated tight end in the state behind Oklahoma commit Austin Stogner. Cupp is a big, physical tight end who is a bit of a throwback because of his willingness to block. He’s a true three-down tight end, which is becoming rare in the prep game as most tight end prospects tend to be oversized wide receivers or athletic offensive tackles. Cupp was a first-team all-district selection as a junior and committed to Texas A&M on April 15 over 21 other offers. He held an offer from the Longhorns.

Myles Brooks, safety, Pflugerville Hendrickson

FYI: 6-2/190; 3 stars; No. 41 on the Fab 55

Brooks committed to Baylor on May 4. Expect his offer list to grow as he hits summer camps and schools get his senior film. He’s a big safety who could grow into an outside linebacker. He enjoys physicality and is an enforcer in the middle of the secondary. He’s also fast enough to cover wide receivers and tight ends. Brooks’ stock rose in the spring and it will continue to grow through his senior season. Hendrickson is a known factory of top-level talent in the secondary and Brooks is the next on the long list of future college signees.

Andrew Coker, offensive tackle, Katy Taylor

FYI: 6-6.5/310; 3 stars; No. 53 on the Fab 55

Coker reworked his body and proved he belongs among the best big men in the state at elite camps in the spring. He  picked up offers from Texas A&M and Texas before committing to TCU on May 25. He was a one-time Florida commit. His upside continues to grow as he exchanges body fat for muscle and athleticism. He’s improved his footwork since his junior season while maintaining his strength. Coker is a potential mauler at right tackle who is athletic enough to handle speed rushers in the Big 12.

Marques Caldwell, cornerback, Alvin

FYI: 6-1/171; 3 stars; No. 54 on the Fab 55

Caldwell is an Oregon commit who is reportedly flirting with a flip to Texas after receiving a UT offer in May. Caldwell is the modern cornerback — tall, long and big enough to play man-to-man against larger receivers. He’s athletic enough to handle deep threats and physical enough to help in the running game. A move to safety is also possible because of his size. Caldwell was a second-team all-district selection as a junior and has four interceptions in his two years on varsity.

Thomas Gordon, tight end, Houston Strake Jesuit

FYI: 6-4/230; 3 stars; No. 55 on the Fab 55

Gordan is a play-making tight end who abuses safeties and linebackers in the passing game, a great route-runner with a pair of the best and most consistent hands in the state. He’s fast enough to create space and understands how to use his body as a shield against smaller, quicker defenders. Gordon is growing and becoming a better in-line blocker. He’ll continue to improve at the physical part of the position as he gains weight and enters a college weight program. He was the 19-6A newcomer of the year as a sophomore and a first-team all-district selection as a junior.

RANK (PREV.)PLAYERPOS.HIGH SCHOOLCOLLEGE
1. (7)Garrett WilsonWRLake Travis (6A)Ohio State
2. (3)DeMarvin LealDLConverse Judson (6A)Texas A&M
3. (1)Jordan WhittingtonWRCuero (4A)Texas
4. (4)Brian WilliamsSBishop Dunne (TAPPS)Texas A&M
5. (15)Tyler JohnsonOTConroe Oak Ridge (6A)Texas
6. (5)Kenyon GreenOTHumble Atascocita (6A)Texas A&M
7, (8)NaNa Osafo-MensahDEFort Worth Nolan Catholic (TAPPS)Notre Dame
8. (10)Austin StognerTEPrestonwood Catholic (TAPPS)Oklahoma
9. (44)Trejan BridgesWRCarrolton Hebron (6A)Oklahoma
10. (6)Theo Wease Jr.WRAllen (6A)Oklahoma
11. (9)Grant GunnellQBSt. Pius X (TAPPS)Arizona
12. (12)Marcus BanksCBSpring Dekaney (6A)LSU
13. (38)Jeffery CarterCBAledo (5A)Texas A&M
14. (17)Marcel BrooksOLBFlower Mound (6A)LSU
15. (13)Marcus StriplingDEMayde Creek (6A)Uncommitted
16. (2)Arjei HendersonWRFort Bend Travis (6A)Oklahoma
17. (14)Marquez BeasonCBBishop Dunne (TAPPS) Illinois
18. (19)Jalen CatalonSMansfield Legacy (6A)Uncommitted
19. (24)Demani RichardsonSWaxahachie (6A)Texas A&M
20. (49)Dylan WrightWRWest Mesquite (5A)Texas A&M
21. (11)Jalen CurryWRSt. Pius X (TAPPS)Uncommitted
22. (22)Erick YoungCBFort Bend Bush (6A)Texas A&M
23. (39)Elijah HigginsWRAustin Bowie (6A)Uncommitted
24. (NR)Lewis CineSCedar Hill Trinity Christian (TAPPS)Uncommitted
25. (23)EJ Ndoma-OgarOGAllen (6A)Oklahoma
26. (21)Roschon JohnsonQBPort Neches-Groves (5A)Texas
27. (31)Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest (4A)Texas
28. (48)Bobby WolfeCBHouston Madison (6A)Texas A&M
29. (41)Branson BraggCCrandall (4A)Stanford
30. (30)Tamauzia BrownWRNewton (3A)TCU
31. (32)Jaylen EllisWRRound Rock Cedar Ridge (6A)Baylor
32. (43)David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch (6A)Texas
33. (16)Kam BrownWRColleyville Heritage (5A)Texas A&M
34. (NR)Baylor CuppTEBrock (3A)Texas A&M
35. (18)Deondrick GlassRBKaty (6A)Uncommitted
36. (20)Nelson CaesarDEFort Bend Ridge Point (6A)Houston
37. (28)Isaiah SpillerRBKlein Collins (6A)Texas A&M
38. (46)T'Vondre SweatDEHuntsville (5A)Texas
39. (25)Hunter SpearsDTSachse (6A)Notre Dame
40. (40)Braedon MowryDEKaty Taylor (6A)Texas A&M
41. (NR)Myles Brooks SPflugerville Hendrickson (6A)Cal
42. (27)Grant TisdaleQBAllen (6A)Ole Miss
43. (29)Jonathan McGillSCoppell (5A)Uncommitted
44. (36)Josh EllisonDTA&M Consolidated (5A)Texas A&M
45. (33)Steven ParkerDESouth Oak Cliff (5A)Texas Tech
46. (50)Velton GardnerATHDallas Skyline (6A)Kansas State
47. (34)Jamal MorrisSFort Bend Bush (6A)Oklahoma
48. (52)Darwin BarlowRBNewton (3A)TCU
49. (37)David UgwoebuDEKaty Seven Lakes (6A)Uncommitted
50. (26)Brannon BrownOGSan Antonio O'Connor (6A)TCU
51. (47)Kori RobersonDEManvel (5A)Oklahoma
52. (53)Gilbert IbenemeDEPearland (6A)Texas Tech
53. (NR)Andrew CokerOTKaty Taylor (6A)TCU
54. (NR)Marques CaldwellCBAlvin (6A)Texas
55. (NR)Thomas GordonTEStrake Jesuit (6A)Northwestern

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