Transfers in Texas High School Football becoming a trend and a concern

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As frequent as athletes announce commitments to colleges on social media, also has become the trend of announcing transferring to a new high school.

In Houston and across the state, it is no longer a random occurrence but becoming more of a popular trend.

Houston ISD programs have been particularly hit hard this summer, losing three top athletes - Demond Demas (North Forest), Bobby Taylor (Houston Heights) and Darryl Brown Jr. (Yates) - to a transfer out of the district prior to the start of the 2019 football season. All three were either national recruits or already committed.

Brown Jr., who played basketball and football at Yates, is the most recent move, leaving the program and enrolling at Fort Bend Marshall High School to start the school year in the past week.

"It's getting out of control," Jack Yates football coach Michael Hickey said.

The movement this summer started with national recruit Demond Demas, who started his career at North Forest.

Demas is verbally committed to Texas A&M and is ranked the No. 14 overall national recruit and No. 2 overall Texas recruit for the 2020 class by 24/7 Sports.

Demas is currently at Tomball High School but is awaiting his State Executive Committee of the University Interscholastic League Hearing to determine his eligibility for his senior year.

"You're not thinking about the child if your risking him losing his senior year," Hickey said. "You never know what the district's going to say, you never know what the committee is going to say. You don't know what the overall outcome is going to be. So, a kid may lose his senior year of football. I'd hate to see a kid lose his senior year to play for me."


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