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Texas commit T'Vondre Sweat at Huntsville spring practice. (Mike Craven)


The Dotted Line: The Week 1 guide to watching Texas commitments in action

Posted August 30th, 2018


The pads start popping on high school fields across Texas on Thursday when the prep season officially kicks off inside the state. Six of Texas’ 15 out-of-state commitments were in action last week, as the season began early in states like California, Georgia and Florida. Texas and Oklahoma join the mix on Thursday, and all 15 of the current pledges are in action.

Cuero wide receiver Jordan Whittington at the Future 50 Camp in Orlando. (Mike Craven)

The in-state commits

Cuero vs. Bay City

Where: Cuero High School


When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Commits: Jordan Whittington, four-star wide receiver (Cuero)

Conroe Oak Ridge vs. Dawson

Where: Conroe Oak Ridge

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Commits: Tyler Johnson, four-star offensive tackle (Oak Ridge)

Port Neches-Groves vs. Silsbee

Where: Port Neches-Groves

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Commits: Roschon Johnson, four-star quarterback (Port Neches-Groves)

North Forest vs. Austin (Houston)

Where: North Forest

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Commits: Javonne Shepherd, four-star offensive tackle (North Forest)

Huntsville at Willis

Where: Willis

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Commits: T’Vondre Sweat, three-star defensive end (Huntsville)

Richmond George Ranch vs. Dickinson

Where: Richmond

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Commits: Peter Mpagi, three-star defensive end (George Ranch)

Temple vs. Round Rock Cedar Ridge

Where: Temple

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Commits: Jared Wiley, three-star tight end (Temple)

Alvin vs. Stratford

Where: Alvin

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Commits: Marques Caldwell, three-star cornerback (Alvin)

The out-of-state commits

Westlake Village (Calif.) vs. Oxnard (Calif.)

Where: Oxnard (Calif.)

When: Friday, 7 p.m. Pacific

Commits: De’Gabriel Floyd, four-star outside linebacker (Westlake Village)

Westlake Village is 2-0. Floyd returned a punt for a touchdown last week, proving his athleticism isn’t lacking despite gaining muscle over the past season. No defensive statistics are available for Westlake Village.

Mayfair (Calif.) at Lakewood (Calif.)

Where: Lakewood (Calif.)

When: Friday, 7 p.m. Pacific

Commits: Chris Adimora, four-star safety (Mayfair)

Mayfair and Adimora, a four-star safety commit, cruised to a season opening win against Woodrow Wilson. Adimora recorded an interception in the victory over Woodrow Wilson. He also had 58 yards receiving. Adimora caught a touchdown pass and had four tackles in the Week 2 win over California.

Chandler (Ariz.) vs. Mesa (Ariz.)

Where: Chandler (Ariz.)

When: Friday, 7 p.m. Mountain

Commits: Brayden Liebrock, four-star tight end (Chandler)

Chandler and Liebrock rebounded in Week 2 with a 49-21 win over Queen Creek. The season started on a rough note when Chandler traveled to California and lost to perennial power Centennial. The four-star tight end has eight catches for 52 yards through two games.

Notre Dame Prep (Ariz.) at Gilbert (Ariz.)

Where: Scottsdale (Ariz.)

When: Friday, 7 p.m. Mountain

Commits: Jake Smith, four-star wide receiver (Notre Dame)

Smith is the first player in Arizona to rush and catch for more than 2,000 yards since Christian Kirk. He announced his presence as a senior with a five-touchdown performance in a win against in-state rival Fairfax. He scored six more touchdowns in the Week 2 win over Sunnyslope. Smith has scored 11 of his team’s 12 touchdowns through two games.

Grayson (Ga.) vs. Bergen Catholic (Ga.)

Where: Grayson High School

When: Friday, 5:30 p.m. Eastern

Commits: Kenyatta Watson II, four-star cornerback (Grayson)

Grayson waltzed through Tucker in a nationally televised game against Tucker. The defense was so dominant that Watson wasn’t asked to do much, and the starters were removed in the second half.

Wekiva (Fla.) vs. Jones (Fla.)

Where: Freedom Bowl (Ga.)

When: Friday, 6 p.m. Eastern

Commits: Marcus Tillman Jr., three-star outside linebacker (Wekiva)

Wekiva allowed just three points in its season opening victory against in-state rival, Jones High School. The competition takes a step up in Week 2 when Wekiva travels to Georgia for a neutral-site game against North Gwinnett (Ga.).

Millwood (Okla.) vs. Heritage Hall (Okla.)

Where: Millwood High School

When: Thursday, 7 p.m. Central

Commits: Demariyon Houston, four-star wide receiver (Millwood)

This is the first game of the season for both squads.

The 2020 commitment

Lake Travis at Arlington Martin

Where: Arlington Martin

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Commits: Hudson Card, four-star quarterback (Lake Travis)