Manvell Buffs via Vype.com
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Part two of Matt Malatesta's top 100 continues..
So many Class of 2019 prospects, so few slots.
VYPE will be rolling out our Hot 100 recruits for 2019 and where they are signing. The next grouping were headliners all season, starting with Manvel's Ladarius Owens. Owens was the leading RB for the Mavs and could be TSU's first big-time commit.
What a year Raymond Richardson had? The QB had over 3,300 yards and was the Offensive MVP of the District. Someone has to scoopthis athlete up. Tomball Memorial Christian Lovick had a great year, racking up 1,400 yards, while Todd Hudson of Clear Springs was his district's Offensive MVP.
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VYPE's Hot 100
81. Ladarius Owens, Manvel, RB, TSU-commit
So confused why Owens has been so slept on. He was Manvel's leading rusher with over 1,100 yards and can do it between the tackles or on the outside. Coach Clarence McKinney got a steal.
82. Raymond Richardson, Jersey Village, QB, Uncommitted
Obsessed with this guy. Been around the program forever. District Offensive MVP, TD Club honoree with over 3,300 yards offense. Kid can play somewhere. Very athletic at 6-foot-2. Needs to gain weight. Good in the classroom.
83. Rason Williams, Elsik, DE, Houston-commit
Williams was a quiet commit to UH. At 6-foot-3, Williams is RAW. He has so much upside if he can pick up the system. He can run, but must put in the work in the weight room to get college-ready.
84. Peyton Sobosle, College Park, TE, UTSA-commit
It the new world of athletic tight ends, Sobosle is pretty legit. He didn't get that many touches his season in a run-oriented offense, but at 6-foot-6, he has the size to block and catch out of the backfield.
85. Christian Lovick, Tomball Memorial, RB, Tulsa-commit
In a high-powered offense at Tomball Memorial, Lovick was a beast carrying the ball. He had over 1,400 yards rushing and was a district first-teamer. Smallish back but runs hard.
Story continues here
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