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Denton Ryan four-star athlete Billy Bowman stars on both sides of the football. (Jeff Woo, Denton Record-Chronicle).


The Dotted Line: Week 7 guide to watching Texas commitments

Posted October 10th, 2019


It’s a busy week for the Texas commits in the 2020 and 2021 class as district races heat up throughout the state. Nineteen of Texas’ 20 pledges for 2020 are playing on Thursday or Friday. Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth remains sidelined with an injury. 

Alvin Shadow Creek safety Xavion Alford at The Opening Final in Frisco. (Mike Craven)

Ja’Quinden Jackson, quarterback, Duncanville

Duncanville vs. Lake Highlands, Friday, 7:30 p.m. (Duncanville High School)


Xavion Alford, safety, Alvin Shadow Creek

Shadow Creek at Galveston Ball, Friday, 7 p.m. (Courville Stadium)

Hudson Card, quarterback, Lake Travis

Lake Travis vs. Westlake, Friday, 7:30 p.m. (Lake Travis High School)

Vernon Broughton, defensive tackle, Houston Cypress Ridge

Cypress Ridge at Cypress Creek, Friday, 7 p.m. (Ken Pridgeon Stadium)

Prince Dorbah, outside linebacker, Highland Park

Highland Park vs. Mansfield Legacy, Friday, 7:30 p.m. (Highland Park High School)

Jake Majors, offensive line, Prosper

Prosper at Dallas Jesuit, Friday, 7 p.m. (Dallas Jesuit High School)

Kitan Crawford, cornerback, Tyler John Tyler

West Mesquite at John Tyler, Friday, 7 p.m. (John Tyler High School)

Princely Umanmielen, defensive end, Manor

Manor at Leander Rouse, Thursday, 7 p.m. (Bible Stadium)

Logan Parr, offensive lineman, San Antonio O’Connor

San Antonio O’Connor at San Antonio Brandeis, Saturday, 7  p.m. (Dub Farris Stadium)

Jaden Hullaby, athlete, Mansfield Timberview

Mansfield Timberview vs. Samuell, Thursday, 7 p.m. (Newsome Stadium)

Ty Jordan, running back, West Mesquite 

West Mesquite at John Tyler, Friday, 7 p.m. (John Tyler High School)

Joshua Eaton, cornerback, Aldine MacArthur

MacArthur at Aldine, Thursday, 7 p.m. (Thorne Stadium)

Troy Omeire, wide receiver, Fort Bend Austin

Fort Bend Austin at Fort Bend Travis, Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (Mercer Stadium)

Quentin Johnston, wide receiver, Temple

Temple vs. Killeen, Friday, 7:30 p.m. (Wildcat Stadium)

Jerrin Thompson, safety, Lufkin

Lufkin vs. College Station, Friday, 7:30 p.m. (Abe Martin Stadium)

Andrej Karic, offensive tackle, Southlake Carroll

Southlake Carroll vs. Byron Nelson, Friday, 7 p.m. (Southlake Carroll High School)

Out of state commits

Three of Texas’ 2020 pledges in the 2020 class hail from out of state. Van Fillinger (Utah) and Bijan Robinson (Arizona) are part of state championship contenders. 

Van Fillinger, defensive end, Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon

Corner Canyon vs. Skyridge, Thursday, 7 p.m. 

Ethan Pouncey, cornerback, Winter Park (Fla.)

Winter Park at Oviedo, Friday, 7 p.m. 

Bijan Robinson, running back, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic

Salpointe Catholic vs. Casa Grande, Friday, 7 p.m. 


2021 recruits

Eight juniors are committed to Texas. The seven healthy prospects are in action with Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee still recovering from surgery. 

Jalen Milroe, quarterback, Katy Tompkins

Katy Tompkins at Katy Mayde Creek, Thursday, 7 p.m. (Rhodes Stadium)

Hayden Conner, offensive tackle, Katy Taylor

Katy Taylor at Katy Cinco Ranch, Thursday, 6 p.m. (Legacy Stadium)

Juan Davis, athlete, Everman

Everman at Midlothian, Friday, 7:30 p.m. (Midlothian Stadium)

Ja’Tavion Sanders, athlete, Denton Ryan

Denton Ryan vs. Colleyville Heritage, Friday 7 p.m. (Denton Ryan High School)

Billy Bowman, athlete, Denton Ryan

Denton Ryan vs. Colleyville Heritage, Friday 7 p.m. (Denton Ryan High School)

Quay Davis, wide receiver, Dallas Skyline

Dallas Skyline at Dallas White, Friday, 7:30 p.m. (White High School) 

Derrick Harris Jr., outside linebacker, New Caney

New Caney at Port Arthur Memorial., Friday, 7 p.m. (Memorial Stadium)