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Texas defensive end commit Peter Mpagi playing for Richmond George Ranch. (Mike Craven)


The Dotted Line: Week 5 guide to watching Texas commits in action

Posted September 27th, 2018


Prep football takes center stage on Thursday and Friday for most of Texas’ 2019 commits, and 2020 quarterback pledge Hudson Card also will be in action against Austin High. The Longhorns have added two commitments in the last two weeks. First came four-star running back Derrian Brown after the USC victory. Four-star safety Tyler Owens followed after a win over TCU. Texas’ class ranks ninth in the nation.

Plano East safety Tyler Owens committed to the Longhorns on Sept. 25. (Mike Roach/247Sports)

Three future Longhorns are on off weeks as Jared Wiley, Marques Caldwell and Kenyatta Watson II enjoy a break in the middle of the season. In-state commitment Jordan Whittington is still out with injuries. The schedule for the rest of the pledges:

Richmond George Ranch at Brazoswood


Where: Slade Field

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

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

Conroe Oak Ridge at Klein Forest  

Where: Klein Moorehead Stadium

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

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

Houston North Forest at Houston Wheatley 

Where: Barnett Stadium

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

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

Huntsville at A&M Consolidated  

Where: A&M Consolidated Field

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

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

Plano East vs. Prosper 

Where: Kimbrough Stadium

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Commits: Tyler Owens, four-star safety (Plano East)

Port Neches-Groves at Baytown Lee

Where: Baytown Lee

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

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

The out-of-state commits

Westlake Village (Calif.) vs. Calabasas (Calif.)

Where: Westlake Village High Schol (Calif.)

When: Friday, 7 p.m. Pacific

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

Westlake Village is 5-1. Floyd has scored a touchdown as a punt returner and as a receiver. No defensive statistics are available for the team, though.

Mayfair (Calif.) at St. Francis (Calif.)

Where: La Mirada High School (Calif.)

When: Friday, 7 p.m. Pacific

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

Mayfair and Adimora started the season 5-1 and are set for a home game against St. Francis. Adimora stars on both sides of the ball for Mayfair, patrolling the secondary at safety and contributing at wide receiver. He’s scored three touchdowns on seven catches on offense and has 18 tackles and two interceptions on defense.

Chandler (Ariz.) at Perry (Ariz.)

Where: Gilbert (Ariz.)

When: Saturday, 7 p.m. Mountain

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

Chandler is on a four-game winning streak. Chandler started with a loss to Centennial (Calif.) in a neutral-site game and just knocked off Faith Lutheran during the Polynesian Classic in Las Vegas. Liebrock has 19 catches for 172 yards and a touchdown in five games.

Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep (Ariz.) vs. McClintock (Ariz.)

Where: Notre Dame Prep (Ariz.)

When: Friday, 7 p.m. Mountain

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

Jake Smith is off to the hottest start of any UT commit. The future slot receiver plays all over the field for his 5-0 Notre Dame Prep squad. He’s scored 11 of the team’s first 12 touchdowns and has 19 total touchdowns on the season. He’s scored nine as a rusher and a receiver and added one on a kick return.

Jones (Fla.) at Bishop Moore (Fla.)

Where: Bishop Moore High School

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Eastern

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

Jones is 3-1 entering the game against Forest. Defensive stats were not available for Tillman.

Millwood (Okla.) at Community Christian (Okla.)

Where: Millwood High School

When: Friday, 7 p.m. Central

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

Millwood is the defending Class 2A Oklahoma state champions and looks like a team ready to compete after starting the season with a win against Heritage Hall, Oklahoma’s defending 4A state champion. No stats are available for the 4-0 squad.

Buford (Ga.) vs. Johnson (Ga.)

Where: Buford High School

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Eastern

Commits: Derrian Brown, four-star running back (Buford)

Buford is 3-2 entering the game on Friday. Brown, who committed to the Longhorns after an official visit in September is the star of the offense. No official stats are posted.

The 2020 commitment

Lake Travis at Austin High

Where: House Park

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

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