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Cibolo Steele defensive back Jaylon Jones is is the best defender in Texas. (Mike Craven)


The Dotted Line: Longhorns gain control of the updated 2020 Fabulous 55

Posted August 14th, 2019


Two weeks away from kickoff for the Texas high school football season, it’s time for an updated 2020 Fabulous 55. Not much has changed at the top, as eight of the previous top-10 ranked prospects are still in the top 10. And Galena Park North Shore running back Zachary Evans remains the top-rated prospect in the state. The five-star is one of just 13 members on the Fab 55 that are uncommitted. 

Five-star running back Zach Evans competes at North Shore spring practice. (Mike Craven)

Early commitments are the storyline of the 2020 class. Forty-two members of the Fab 55 are already committed. Both Texas and Texas A&M hold pledges from three prospects in the top 10. A&M gained early commitments from wide receiver Demond Demas and defensive back Jaylon Jones, then added quarterback Haynes King in July. Texas’ top prospects are Ja’Quinden Jackson, Vernon Broughton and Hudson Card. 


The Longhorns did their heavy lifting in July and August as the 2020 class grew from six members to 15 in a span of eight weeks. Texas now leads the way with 10 commitments on the Fab 55. Texas holds the sixth-ranked class in the nation, per 247Sports’ composite ratings, ahead of Texas A&M and Oklahoma. The Sooners have seven commitments on the list, while A&M sits at five. 

Tight end Jalin Conyers, running back Kevontre Bradford and quarterback Chandler Morris are the three new members on the list. Conyers is a small-school tight end committed to Oklahoma, while Morris is a state champion who impressed at The Elite 11 and The Opening Finals over the summer. Bradford is an electric back from Lancaster. 

1. (1)Zachary EvansRBGalena Park North Shore (6A)Uncommitted
2. (3)Demond DemasWRTomball (5A)Texas A&M
3. (5)Jaylon JonesCBCibolo Steele (6A)Texas A&M
4. (2)Ja'Quinden JacksonATHDuncanville (6A)Texas
5. (6)Drew SandersOLBDenton Ryan (5A)Alabama
6. (4)Chad LindbergOTClear Creek (6A)Georgia
7. (8)Vernon BroughtonDTCy Ridge (6A)Texas
8. (15)Hudson CardQBLake Travis (6A)Texas
9. (7)Jase McClellanRBAledo (5A)Oklahoma
10. (18)Haynes KingQBLongview (5A)Texas A&M
11. (10)RJ MickensSSouthlake Carroll (6A)Clemson
12. (39)Quentin JohnstonWRTemple (6A)Texas
13. (11)Jaylen GarthOTPort Neches-GrovesTexas
14. (13)Alfred CollinsDEBastrop Cedar Creek (5A)Uncommitted
15. (31)Xavion AlfordSAlvin Shadow Creek (5A)Texas
16. (9)Troy OmeireWRFort Bend Austin (6A)Texas
17. (25)Nate AndersonOTFrisco Reedy (5A)Oklahoma
18. (14)Jalen KimberCBMansfield Timberview (5A)Georgia
19. (19)Prince DorbahOLBHighland Park (5A)Texas
20. (29)Jaxon Smith-NjibaWRRockwall (6A)Ohio State
21. (21)Alec BryantDEAlvin Shadow Creek (5A)Uncommitted
22. (28)Princely UmanmielenDEManor (5A)Uncommitted
23. (20)EJ SmithRBDallas Jesuit (6A)Uncommitted
24. (12)Chris Thompson Jr. SDuncanville (6A)Auburn
25. (16)Malik HornsbyQBFort Bend Marshall (5A)Uncommitted
26. (23)Seth McGowanRBMesquite Poteet (5A)Oklahoma
27. (24)Logan ParrOGSan Antonio O'Connor (6A)Texas
28. (22)Courtland FordOTCedar Hill (6A)Uncommitted
29. (17)Dwight McGlothernCBKlein Oak (6A)Uncommitted
30. (27)Jake MajorsCProsper (6A)Texas
31. (26)Lorando JohnsonCBLancaster (6A)LSU
32. (32)Jahari RogersCBArlington (6A)Florida
33. (34)Collin Sullivan WRRound Rock (6A)Purdue
34. (45)Jerrin ThompsonSLufkin (6A)Texas
35. (40)Devon AchaneWRFort Bend Marshall (5A)Texas A&M
36. (37)Darius SnowSCarrollton Hebron (6A)Michigan State
37. (35)James SylvesterDENewton (2A)Baylor
38. (30)Bryson WashingtonSC.E. King (6A)Oklahoma
39. (33)Branard WrightDTDallas Carter (4A)Uncommitted
40. (36)Marvin MimsWRFrisco Lone Star (5A)Oklahoma
41. (47)Josh WhiteOLBCy Creek (6A)LSU
42. (38)Brennan ScottOLBBishop Dunne (TAPPS)Kansas
43. (44)Ty'Kieast CrawfordOTCarthage (4A)Arkansas
44. (49)Kitan CrawfordCBJohn Tyler (6A)Texas
45. (NR)Jalin ConyersTEGruver (2A)Oklahoma
46. (NR)Kevontre BradfordRBLancaster (6A)Uncommitted
47. (48)Parker WashingtonWRFort Bend Travis (6A)Penn State
48. (51)Akinola OgunbiyiOGFort Bend Kempner (6A)Texas A&M
49. (50)Ryan WattsCBLittle Elm (5A)Oklahoma
50. (43)Michael HendersonATHCarrollton Ranchview (4A)Oklahoma
51. (54)Avery HelmCBFort Bend Marshall (5A)Florida
52. (46)Garrett HayesOTAthens (4A)TCU
53. (NR)Chandler MorrisQBHighland Park (5A)Uncommitted
54. (42)Ken SealsQBWeatherford (6A)Vanderbilt
55. (55)Trent PullenOGWaco Connally (4A)Oklahoma State