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Alvin's Marques Caldwell (20) breaks up a pass to Clear Creek's Brandon Woodson (17) Thursday, Oct. 6. at Alvin High School.

The Dotted Line: Week 6 guide to watching Texas commits in action

Posted October 4th, 2018


Fifteen of Texas’ 2019 commits plus the only 2020 pledge are expected to play this weekend. Tyler Johnson and Tyler Owens are off, and Jordan Whittington remains sidelined after groin surgery this summer. All eight of the out-of-state commitments are in action.

Texas commit Jared Wiley at the Temple High School spring game. (Mike Craven)

Temple vs. Belton

Where: Wildcat Stadium


When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

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

Playing quarterback, Wiley has 790 yards and 13 touchdowns passing without an interception. He’s also scored on a 42-yard rushing touchdown and has 353 yards on the ground.

Katy Cinco Ranch at Katy Morton Ranch

Where: Rhodes Stadium

When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Commits: David Gbenda, four-star linebacker (Cinco Ranch)

Texas’ newest commit has recorded 36 tackles, including 8.5 for loss, in his first five games.

Port Neches-Groves vs. Vidor

Where: Port Neches-Groves High School

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

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

Injuries are the story of the year for Johnson. He returned from an ankle injury last week only to leave the game after a hard hit. The Indians are 2-2 on the season.

Richmond George Ranch at Brazoswood

Where: Slade Field

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

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

George Ranch is 2-2 this season.

Houston North Forest vs. Navasota  

Where: Cowart Stadium

When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

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

North Forest is 1-4 on the season.

Alvin vs. Houston Clear Creek 

Where: Memorial Stadium

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

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

Alvin is 0-4 in 2018. No defensive stats are available for Caldwell.

Huntsville vs. Cleveland  

Where: Bowers Stadium

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

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

Sweat recorded four sacks in the win over A&M Consolidated last week. He’s also intercepted a pass this season. No full stats are available.

The out-of-state commits

Westlake Village (Calif.) vs. St. Bonaventure (Calif.)

Where: Ventura College (Calif.)

When: Friday, 7 p.m. Pacific

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

Westlake Village is 5-2. Floyd has scored a touchdown as a punt returner and as a receiver. No defensive statistics are available for the team, though.

Mayfair (Calif.) vs. Norwalk (Calif.)

Where: Valley Christian High School (Calif.)

When: Friday, 7 p.m. Pacific

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

Mayfair and Adimora, a four-star safety commit, started the season 5-2 and are set for a showdown with Gahr in a neutral-site game. Adimora stars on both sides of the ball for Mayfair, patrolling the secondary at safety and contributing at wide receiver. He recorded nine catches for 312 yards and three touchdowns in the loss last week.

Chandler (Ariz.) vs. Brophy College Prep (Ariz.)

Where: Henderson (Nev.)

When: Friday, 7 p.m. Mountain

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

Chandler is on a five-game winning streak after it started with a loss to Centennial (Calif.) in a neutral-site game. Liebrock has 25 catches for 276 yards and two touchdowns.

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Notre Dame Prep at Horizon (Ariz.)

Where: Cave Creek (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 7-0 Notre Dame Prep squad. He scored 11 of the team’s first 12 touchdowns. He has 599 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground and 33 receptions for 717 and 25 touchdowns on the season.

Grayson (Ga.) vs. Shilol (Ga.)

Where: Grayson High School

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

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

Watson and his Grayson teammates are 3-2 entering the away game on Thursday. Watson has 18 tackles and two forced fumbles in five games.

Jones (Fla.) at West Orange (Fla.)

Where: West Orange

When: Friday, 7 p.m. Eastern

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

Jones is 4-1 entering the game against Forest. Defensive stats were not available for Tillman.

Millwood (Okla.) vs. Washington (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 is 5-0 on the season. No stats available.

Buford (Ga.) at Cedar Shoals (Ga.)

Where: Cedar Shoals High School

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

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

The 2020 commitment

Lake Travis vs. Lehman

Where: Cavalier Stadium

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

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

Card and his Cavaliers are 5-0. He’s completed 74 percent of his passes for 749 yards and 12 touchdowns, adding 201 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.