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Recruit Scoop: Elkins Guard Donovan Williams

Williams was recently named a Rivals 150 basketball prospect Vype

All-State guard and recently-named Rivals 150 basketball prospect Donovan Williams was featured on the Fort Bend Playbook, a podcast that specializes in covering Fort Bend sports for VYPE Magazine.

Host Ashton Jeanlewis speaks with Donovan about his background, from his grandfather having a stadium named after him to his sister being a current WNBA player for the Las Vegas Aces.

Segment 1

Williams details his daily schedule with the year-round grind of basketball with training, high school and finding time to rest in between. With a family filled with athletes, Williams comments on the impact his father had on he and his sister's basketball careers.

Playing in the difficult District 23-5A that contained four state-ranked programs any given week, Williams breakdowns the Elkins Knight mentality throughout the season and how they clinched a district title.

 

Segment 2

Donovan comments on his recruitment after his recent visits to SMU and Texas, the recent impact of being ranked a Top 100 prospect and more. With so much going on during the summer, Williams reveals he hasn't had much time to talk sit down and look at his options after high school. Donovan details his diet and what it takes to power his body throughout the year.

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The Texans didn't have an answer for Derrick Henry. Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Romeo Crennel made a valorous call that might have costed the Houston Texans from winning their second consecutive game on Sunday. Up by seven with 1:50 left in the fourth quarter, Crennel decided to call a two-point conversion following Deshaun Watson's one-yard touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks.

During the two-point conversion, Watson had a look at an open Randall Cobb, but Titans' defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons got a hand on the ball to deflect the pass. The failed conversion allowed the Titans to take a 42-36 victory over the Texans inside Nissan Stadium. Tennessee scored 13 unanswered points, which included a seven-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to A.J. Brown to send the game into overtime.

"I think I would do it again," Crennel said during his media availability on Monday. "You are on the road against a divisional opponent who is undefeated, and if you could get that two-point conversion — you shut the door on them. We had a guy open, but unfortunately, the ball got tipped and we did not make it. I would do it again because it was a good choice."

The decision to not kick the field goal caused somewhat of an uproar, but it is understandable why Crennel made the call. Crennel had faith in Watson to put the Texans in a position to close the game, similar to his 4th-and-4 call during last week's victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In the end, Crennel's risky decisions could stem from the lack of faith he has in the Texans' depleted defense.

Houston's defense hit an all-time low against the Titans. They gave up a franchise-worst 601 total yards — with Derrick Henry accounting for 212 yards on 22 carries. But despite their struggles against the run, the Texans' secondary were just as faulty. They gave up a total of 338 yards through the air and allowed Tannehill to go 8-for-9 down the field during the Titans' final drive of regulation.

Had Houston's defense made a stop during the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, the Texans could have ended the game 2-0 under their interim head coach.

"I wanted to go ahead and get the two points — I felt like that would have put the game out of reach for them," Crennel said. "If we had gotten it, we would have been in much better shape. But we did not get it. We did not perform well in overtime, and they [Titans] won the game."

Following Sunday's heartbreaking loss, Texans safety Justin Reid said it best, "Had we converted on the two-point conversion, this would be a totally different conversation. So it is what it is."

Up next, the 1-5 Texans will look to bounce back from defeat against the 4-1 Green Bay Packers, inside NRG Stadium on Sunday. Kick-off is at 12:00 PM CT.

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