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Katy Taylor offensive lineman Hayden Conner committed to Texas before his junior season. (Mike Craven)


The Dotted Line: Week 9 guide to watching Texas commitments in the 2020, 2021 classes

Posted October 24th, 2019


Seventeen of Texas’ 19 pledges in the 2020 class are playing on Thursday or Friday as district races shape up throughout the state. The only two commitments not playing this weekend are quarterback Hudson Card and offensive tackle Jaylen Garth, both out with injuries. 

In-state 2020 commitments

Four-star defensive end Prince Dorbah at Highland Park spring practice. (Mike Craven)

Ja’Quinden Jackson, quarterback, Duncanville

Duncanville at Dallas White, Friday, 7 p.m. (White High School)


Xavion Alford, safety, Alvin Shadow Creek

Shadow Creek at Richmond Foster, Thursday, 7 p.m. (Traylor Stadium)

Vernon Broughton, defensive tackle, Houston Cypress Ridge

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

Prince Dorbah, outside linebacker, Highland Park

Highland Park vs. Sunset, Friday, 7:30 p.m. (Highlander Stadium)

Jake Majors, offensive line, Prosper

Prosper at Plano West, Friday, 7 p.m. (Clark Field)

Kitan Crawford, cornerback, Tyler John Tyler

West Mesquite at McKinney North, Thursday, 7 p.m. (McKinney ISD Stadium)

Logan Parr, offensive line, San Antonio O’Connor

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

Jaden Hullaby, athlete, Mansfield Timberview

Mansfield Timberview vs. Dallas Lancaster, Friday, 7 p.m. (Newsome Stadium)

Ty Jordan, running back, West Mesquite 

West Mesquite at Mesquite Poteet, Friday, 7 p.m. (Memorial Stadium)

Joshua Eaton, cornerback, Aldine MacArthur

MacArthur vs. Nimitz, Thursday, 7 p.m. (Thorne Stadium)

Troy Omeire, wide receiver, Fort Bend Austin

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

Quentin Johnston, wide receiver, Temple

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

Jerrin Thompson, safety, Lufkin

Lufkin vs. Magnolia West, Friday, 7:30 p.m. (Abe Martin Stadium)

Andrej Karic, offensive tackle, Southlake Carroll

Southlake Carroll vs. Central, Friday, 7 p.m. (Dragon Stadium)

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. It’s already playoff time for Fillinger and his Corner Canyon teammates. 

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

Corner Canyon vs. TBA, Friday, 7 p.m. 

Ethan Pouncey, cornerback, Winter Park (Fla.)

Winter Park at Timber Creek, Friday, 7 p.m. 

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

Tucson Salpointe Catholic at Catalina Foothills, 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 Taylor, Friday, 7:30 p.m. (Rhodes Stadium)

Hayden Conner, offensive tackle, Katy Taylor

Katy Taylor vs. Katy Tompkins, Friday, 7:30 p.m. (Rhodes Stadium)

Juan Davis, athlete, Everman

Everman at Cleburne, Friday, 7:30 p.m. (Yellow Jacket Stadium)

Ja’Tavion Sanders, athlete, Denton Ryan

Denton Ryan vs. Carrollton Turner, Thursday 7 p.m. (Collins Complex)

Billy Bowman, athlete, Denton Ryan

Denton Ryan vs. Carrollton Turner, Thursday 7 p.m. (Collins Complex)

Quay Davis, wide receiver, Dallas Skyline

Dallas Skyline vs. Molina, Friday, 7:30 p.m. (Forester Field) 

Derrick Harris Jr., outside linebacker, New Caney

New Caney vs. Fort Bend Austin, Friday, 7 p.m. (Randall Reed Stadium)