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Coppell 3-star safety Jonathan McGill remains uncommitted.. (Mike Craven)


The Dotted Line: Only seven uncommitted prospects remain on the Fabulous 55

Posted October 12th, 2018


The commitment of four-star safety Lewis Cine to Georgia lowered the uncommitted number of Fabulous 55 members to just seven. The early signing period combined with the ability to take official visits as juniors sped up an already fast recruiting process:

Mansfield Legacy safety Jalen Catalon included Texas among his top eight schools. (Mike Craven)

Marcus Stripling, defensive end, Mayde Creek

FYI: 6-2.5/260; 4 stars; No. 13 on the 2019 Fab 55


Top schools: Texas A&M, Alabama, Oklahoma

Stripling was pegged as a Texas A&M lean early in the process and the Aggies are still in great shape for the top-rated uncommitted prospect in the state. Stripling is a big-bodied defensive end who could grow into a three-technique defensive tackle. He lacks ideal height but his frame gives him a leverage advantage and he’s much quicker than his weight suggests.

Jalen Catalon, safety, Mansfield Legacy

FYI: 5-9/188; 4 stars; No. 17 on the 2019 Fab 55

Top schools: Texas, Arkansas, Stanford

Catalon suffered a season ending knee injury in the season opener. The two-sport star wants to pick a school where he can play safety and center field in baseball, though football is his top priority. He’s in no rush to pick a school and is on record saying he wants to wait until December. Texas is in great shape, as is Arkansas. His relationship with Craig Naivar is the key for the Longhorns.

Elijah Higgins, wide receiver, Austin Bowie

FYI: 6-3/214; 4 stars; No. 23 on the 2019 Fab 55

Top schools: Stanford, Florida, Texas

Higgins is an Austin product who remains a target for the Longhorns. Texas doesn’t lead, however, and it would be surprising at this point if the big wide receiver chose to stay home. Stanford is probably the team to beat and Higgins enjoyed his recent official visit to Florida. He’s also talked about joining Lake Travis’ Garrett Wilson at Ohio State.

Jalen Curry, wide receiver, Houston St. Pius X

FYI: 6-2.5/196; 4 stars; No. 30 on the 2019 Fab 55

Top schools: Auburn, Penn State, Tennessee, Arizona

Curry racked up video game numbers as a junior with fellow Fab 55 member Grant Gunnell slinging the football against lesser TAPPS defenses. The combination has picked right back up as seniors and most thought the duo would wind up at the same college. Gunnell is a former Texas A&M commit now pledged to Arkansas. Curry could blaze his own path in the SEC or Big Ten.

Katy’s Deondre Glass breaks away on a run against Tompkins High on Oct. 20, 2016 at Rhodes Stadium in Katy. (Mark Goodman/For the Katy Times)

Deondrick Glass, running back, Katy

FYI: 5-11/200; 4 stars; No. 35 on the 2019 Fab 55

Top schools: Oklahoma State, Alabama, Georgia

Glass is one of the best and most productive running backs in the state. Oklahoma State is the leader for the current workhorse of the Katy offense. Glass is a thumper and a one-cut runner who doesn’t possess blazing speed or a monster frame. He runs hard, shows great balance and does the little things like blocking and catching out of the backfield.

Jonathan McGill, safety, Coppell

FYI: 5-9/175; 3 stars; No. 46 on the 2019 Fab 55

Top schools: Stanford, Texas Tech

McGill would be a five-star talent if he was five inches taller. He lives around the football and doesn’t let his smallish frame stop him from exerting physicality onto an opposing offense. He can play nickel or deep safety. Stanford is probably the team to beat.

David Ugwoegbu, defensive end, Katy Seven Lakes

FYI: 6-4.5/225; 3 stars; No. 55 on the 2019 Fab 55

Top schools: Texas A&M, Alabama, Oklahoma

Ugwoegbu is an intriguing prospect with unlimited upside. He’s a big, long defensive end with a motor. He’s also raw as a football player and needs some time to be coached up. The potential earned him offers from every major program in the country and the Aggies are the team to beat with two months until the early signing period.

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