The 2020 Fabulous 55 receives its winter update with the early signing period looming. Seniors can sign national letters of intent from Dec. 18-20 or wait until national signing day in February. The past two years indicate most of the list will sign in December, including the 10 remaining uncommitted prospects.
Only two of the top 20 players on the list are uncommitted, including Galena Park North Shore running back Zachary Evans, the No. 1-ranked player in the state. The five-star from Houston is the consensus top pick for the state’s top prospect and is considered the best running back in the country by 247Sports’ composite rankings.
Evans holds 44 offers and isn’t expected to announce until the Under Armour All-Star Game in Orlando on Jan. 4. The schools in the running include LSU, Texas A&M and Georgia.
The top five is rounded out by Cibolo Steele defensive back Jaylon Jones, Denton Ryan outside linebacker Drew Sanders, Tomball wide receiver Demond Demas and Duncanville quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson. Jones and Demas are pledged to Texas A&M. Sanders is headed to Alabama, while Jackson is Texas’ top-ranked commitment on our list.
The Longhorns lead the Fab 55 with 13 commitments. It’s an impressive haul considering a 7-5 regular season and expected changes at the coordinator position on each side of the ball. The class is small, but talented. Thirteen of Texas’ 16 in-state commitments made the Fab 55. Jackson is joined in the top 20 by Houston Cypress Ridge defensive tackle Vernon Broughton, Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card, Temple wide receiver Quentin Johnston, Highland Park pass rusher Prince Dorbah and Alvin Shadow Creek safety Xavion Alford.
Oklahoma is second on the list with seven players, including top-20 pledges Jase McClellan, Nate Anderson, Jalin Conyers and Seth McGowan. The Big 12 leads all conferences with 26 commitments. Baylor is third in the conference with a pair of pledges in Jahdae Barron and James Slyvester. TCU, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Kansas hold commitments from one player on the list.
Texas A&M leads the SEC with five pledges, including three in the top 12. Longview quarterback Haynes King ranks 11th. LSU, Florida and Georgia possess two players on the list, while Alabama is signing Sanders. Ohio State also holds a pair of commitments, including four-star wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
2020 Fabulous 55 - Winter edition
The updated 2020 55 following the 2019 season.
RANK (PREV.) PLAYER POS. HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE
1. (1) Zachary Evans RB Galena Park North Shore (6A) Uncommitted
2. (3) Jaylon Jones DB Cibolo Steele (6A) Texas A&M
3. (5) Drew Sanders OLB Denton Ryan (5A) Alabama
4. (2) Demond Demas WR Tomball (5A) Texas A&M
5. (4) Ja'Quinden Jackson QB Duncanville (6A) Texas
6. (20) Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR Rockwall (6A) Ohio State
7. (11) RJ Mickens S Southlake Carroll (6A) Clemson
8. (9) Jase McClellan RB Aledo (5A) Alabama
9. (7) Vernon Broughton DT Cy Ridge (6A) Texas
10. (18) Jalen Kimber CB Mansfield Timberview (5A) Georgia
11. (10) Haynes King QB Longview (5A) Texas A&M
12. (8) Hudson Card QB Lake Travis (6A) Texas
13. (17) Nate Anderson OT Frisco Reedy (5A) Oklahoma
14. (45) Jalin Conyers TE Gruver (2A) Oklahoma
15. (12) Quentin Johnston WR Temple (6A) TCU
16. (52) Garrett Hayes OT Athens (4A) TCU
17. (19) Prince Dorbah OLB Highland Park (5A) Texas
18. (26) Seth McGowan RB Mesquite Poteet (5A) Oklahoma
19. (15) Xavion Alford S Alvin Shadow Creek (5A) Texas
20. (14) Alfred Collins DT Bastrop Cedar Creek (5A) Uncommitted
21. (35) Devon Achane WR Fort Bend Marshall (5A) Texas A&M
22. (40) Marvin Mims WR Frisco Lone Star (5A) Oklahoma
23. (23) EJ Smith RB Dallas Jesuit (6A) Stanford
24. (34) Jerrin Thompson S Lufkin (6A) Texas
25. (6) Chad Lindberg OT Clear Creek (6A) Georgia
26. (13) Jaylen Garth OT Port Neches-Groves (5A) Texas
27. (25) Malik Hornsby QB Fort Bend Marshall (5A) Uncommitted
28. (32) Jahari Rogers CB Arlington (6A) Florida
29. (33) Collin Sullivan WR Round Rock (6A) Purdue
30. (27) Logan Parr OG San Antonio O'Connor (6A) Texas
31. (NR) Jahdae Barron CB Pflugerville Connally (5A) Baylor
32. (41) Josh White OLB Cy Creek (6A) LSU
33. (22) Princely Umanmielen DE Manor (5A) Uncommitted
34. (30) Jake Majors OC Prosper (6A) Texas
35. (21) Alec Bryant OLB Alvin Shadow Creek (5A) Virginia Tech
36. (NR) Andrej Karic OT Southlake Carroll (6A) Texas
37. (NR) Loic Fouonji WR Midland Lee (6A) Texas Tech
38. (44) Kitan Crawford CB John Tyler (6A) Texas
39. (47) Parker Washington WR Fort Bend Travis (6A) Penn State
40. (46) Kevontre Bradford RB Lancaster (6A) Uncommitted
41. (48) Akinola Ogunbiyi OG Fort Bend Kempner (6A) Texas A&M
42. (38) Bryson Washington S C.E. King (6A) Oklahoma
43. (31) Lorando Johnson CB Lancaster (6A) LSU
44. (49) Ryan Watts CB Little Elm (5A) Ohio State
45. (51) Avery Helm CB Fort Bend Marshall (5A) Florida
46. (50) Michael Henderson ATH Carrollton Ranchview (4A) Oklahoma
47. (24) Chris Thompson Jr. S Duncanville (6A) Auburn
48. (16) Troy Omeire WR Fort Bend Austin (6A) Texas
49. (55) Trent Pullen OG Waco Connally (4A) Oklahoma State
50. (36) Darius Snow S Carrollton Hebron (6A) Michigan State
51. (37) James Sylvester DE Newton (2A) Baylor
52. (NR) Kelvontay Dixon WR Carthage (4A) Uncommitted
53. (53) Chandler Morris QB Highland Park (5A) Oklahoma
54. (42) Brennan Scott OLB Bishop Dunne (TAPPS) Kansas
55. (43) Ty'Kieast Crawford OT Carthage (4A) Uncommitted