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Duncanville quarterback Ja'Quinden Jackson at The Opening regional in Dallas. (Mike Craven)


The Dotted Line: Week 1 guide to watch Texas commits in action

Posted August 29th, 2019


The football season begins in earnest this week with Texas high school football beginning and college football in its first official week. Every Texas commit in the 2020 and 2021 classes are in action at some point this weekend, starting Thursday night. Here’s a guide for watching those future Longhorns in action across the state:

Hudson Card is a four-star prospect from Lake Travis. (Erich Schlegel/Special Contributor)

2020 pledges

Fifteen of Texas’ 18 pledges in the 2020 class play in Texas. This is Week 1 for each of those players as the road to a state championship begins throughout the state. Game times range from Thursday night to Saturday night. 

Ja’Quinden Jackson, QB, Duncanville 


Duncanville at Lancaster, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lancaster High School

Hudson Card, QB, Lake Travis

Arlington Martin at Lake Travis, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lake Travis High School

Quentin Johnston, WR, Temple

Temple at Cedar Ridge, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Kelly Reeves Stadium

Vernon Broughton, DT, Houston Cypress Ridge

Cypress Ridge at Cypress Woods, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Ken Pridgeon Stadium

Prince Dorbah, OLB, Highland Park

Highland Park at Rockwall, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium

Jaylen Garth, OT, Port Neches-Groves

Port Neches-Groves at Silsbee, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Silsbee High School

Xavion Alford, S, Alvin Shadow Creek

Shadow Creek at Summer Creek, 7 p.m. Saturday, Turner Stadium

Jake Majors, OL, Prosper

Rowlett at Prosper, 7 p.m. Friday, Prosper High School

Kitan Crawford, CB, Tyler John Tyler

Mesquite Horn at John Tyler, 7 p.m. Friday, John Tyler High School

Jerrin Thompson, S, Lufkin

Longview at Lufkin, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lufkin High School

Princely Umanmielen, DE, Manor

Manor at Weslaco East, 1 p.m. Saturday, Bobby Lackey Stadium

Logan Parr, OL, San Antonio O’Connor

Cibolo Steele at San Antonio O’Connor, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dub Farris Complex

Joshua Eaton, CB, Aldine MacArthur

MacArthur at Klein Forest, 7 p.m. Friday, Klein Memorial Stadium

Jaden Hullaby, ATH, Mansfield Timberview

Bixby (Okla.) at Mansfield Timberview, 7 p.m. Friday, R.L. Anderson Stadium

Texas defensive end commit Van Fillinger in action to start the 2019 season. (Mike Craven)

Out of state commits

Two of Texas’ three out-of-state pledges have already started the season; defensive end Van Fillinger and his Corner Canyon teammates are 2-0 in the quest to repeat as Class 6A champions in Utah, and four-star cornerback Ethan Pouncey and his Winter Park squad dropped its opener. Five-star running back Bijan Robinson begins his season on Friday.  

Van Fillinger, DE, Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon

Bingham (2-0) at Corner Canyon (2-0), 7 p.m. Friday

Ethan Pouncey, CB, Winter Park (Fla.)

Winter Park (Fla.) vs. Pickerington Central (Ohio), 5 p.m. Friday

Bijan Robinson, RB, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic

Dobson at Salpointe Catholic, 7 p.m. Friday

2021 pledges

Seven juniors are committed to Texas entering Week 1 of the Texas high school schedule. Only six will be in action, however, as Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee is out for the season with a knee injury. 

Jalen Milroe, QB, Katy Tompkins

Katy Tompkins at Fort Bend Austin, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Stadium

Quaydarius Davis, WR, Dallas Skyline

Skyline at South Oak Cliff, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sprague Athletic Complex

Billy Bowman, ATH, Denton Ryan

Mesquite Poteet at Denton Ryan, 7 p.m. Friday, Ryan High School

Hayden Conner, OT, Katy Taylor

Taylor vs. Humble Atascocita, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Legacy Stadium

Derrick Harris Jr., OLB, New Caney

New Caney at Crosby, 7 p.m. Friday, Crosby High School

Lake McRee, TE, Lake Travis

Arlington Martin at Lake Travis, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lake Travis High School

Juan Davis, ATH, Everman

Crowley at Everman, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Everman High School