Super 60

VYPE Ranks the Top 60 2019 Football Recruits in Houston

Grant Gunnell of St. Pius X Vype

VYPE's Annual Spring Football magazine hits stands this week. In this month's issue, VYPE explores the Greater Houston Area searching for the best football stories as we head into the Summer.

One thing that remains consistent from year to year in Houston? Recruiting across the Bayou City is absolutely on fire.

Offers are being extended to athletes in Houston at an alarming rate, and why wouldn't they? It's no secret Houston is the hottest of hotbeds when it comes to football talent.

VYPE's Matt Malatesta and Taylor Hamm worked together to come up with the 60 best 2019 recruits. Without further ado...

THE LIST

The Class of 2019 Super 60

By Matt Malatesta and Taylor Hamm

Rank, Name, School, Position, College

1. Grant Gunnell, St. Pius X, QB

2. Kenyon Green, Atascocita, OL

3. Marcus Stripling, Mayde Creek, DE

4. Erick Young, FB Bush, DB

5. Javonne Shepherd, North Forest, OL

6. Braedon Mowry, Katy Taylor, DE, Texas A&M-commit

7. Isaiah Spiller, Klein Collins, RB

8. Tyler Johnson, Oak Ridge, OL

9. Arjei Henderson, FB Travis, WR, Oklahoma-commit

10. Bobby Wolfe, Madison, DB

11. Andrew Coker, Katy Taylor, OL

12. Deondrick Glass, Katy, RB

13. Marcus Banks, Dekaney, DB

14. Ainias Smith, Dulles, WR

15. T’Vondre Sweat, Huntsville, DE, Texas-commit

16. Kori Roberson, Manvel, DE, Oklahoma-commit

17. Jalen Curry, St. Pius, WR

18. Jamal Morris, FB Bush, DB, Oklahoma-commit

19. Terrance Gipson, Westfield, QB

20. David Ugwoegbu, Seven Lakes, TE

21. Marques Caldwell, Alvin, DB, Oregon-commit

22. David Gbenda, Cinco Ranch, LB

23. Chase Lane, St. Pius, WR, Texas A&M-commit

24. Chris Herron, Langham Creek, QB

25. Rian Davis, Clear Lake, DE* (Moved to Apopka, FL)

26. Jalen Wydermyer, Dickinson, TE

27. Thomas Gordon, Strake Jesuit, TE, Northwestern-commit

28. Gilbert Ibeneme, Pearland, DE

29. Gabriel Hall, Waller, DT

30. Nelson Ceaser, Ridge Point, DE

31. Zach Zimos, FB Travis, LB, Cal-commit

32. Corien Azema, Langham Creek, DB

33. McKade Mettauer, St. Pius, OL

34. Kaymen St. Junious, Shadow Creek, DB

35. Garrison Johnson, Manvel RB, North Texas-commit

36. Gerald Irons III, Klein Oak, DT

37. Peter Mpagi, George Ranch, DE

38. Harrison White, Klein, DE

39. Nathaniel Beal III, Strake Jesuit, WR

40. Tony Bradford, North Shore, DT

41. Shae Suiaunoa, Clear Lake, QB

42. Shea Whiting, Alief Taylor

43. Tyrone Brown, Atascocita, LB, Baylor-commit

44. Jason Gold, Clear Springs, DE

45. Bryton Thompson, Atascocita, DT

46. Corey Williams, Episcopal, ATH

47. Alex Hogan, Lamar, DB

48. Cole Birmingham, Katy, OL

49. Rayshawn James, Westfield, RB, Houston-commit

50. Rodquice Chaney, Elsik, OL

51. Korey King, FB Marshall, WR

52. Ja’Corey Benjamin, Hastings, DB

53. Layden Robinson, Manvel, OL

54. Kenneth Dotson, Lamar, DE

55. Todd Hudson, Clear Springs, Athlete

56. Peyton Matcocha, St. Thomas, QB

57. Asher Alberding, Clear Lake, TE

58. Jaiden Howard, Crosby, QB

59. Kealon Jackson, Shadow Creek, WR

60. Ben Montgomery, Katy Taylor, DB

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Houston loses to end the road trip

Dodgers get best of Odorizzi to split series with Astros

Jake Odorizzi allowed four home runs over three innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images.

After spoiling the night of many Dodgers fans in the opener of this two-game series in Los Angeles the night prior, the Astros returned to the stadium to a fresh set of hostile fans, looking to get the mini-sweep. This one went much more in favor of the home team, though, as the Dodgers would ride three big innings to start the game to the win for the series split.

Final Score: Dodgers 7, Astros 5

Astros' Record: 65-43, first in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Max Scherzer (9-4)

Losing Pitcher: Jake Odorizzi (4-6)

Odorizzi gets shelled

After a Michael Brantley solo home in the top of the first run against Max Scherzer, making his Dodger debut, it looked like the Astros may continue their momentum from the night before to grab hold of this game as well. However, that all changed in the bottom of the inning, as the Dodgers would tee off against Jake Odorizzi.

In that inning, he allowed four runs, a leadoff solo shot by Mookie Betts, then later a three-run blast by Will Smith. Betts made it 2-for-2 with solo homers in the bottom of the second, extending the lead to 5-1. Things went from bad to worse in the third, with Los Angeles getting their fourth home run, this one for two runs to make it a 7-1 game. Odorizzi would finish the third but go no further.

Scherzer K's 10 over seven innings in his Dodger debut

Houston tried to start clawing back into it in the top of the fourth, getting a second run against Scherzer with a two-out RBI-single by Kyle Tucker, trimming the lead to five runs at 5-2. First out of Houston's bullpen was Yimi Garcia in the bottom of the fourth, and he tossed the first 1-2-3 inning for Houston. Rafael Montero was next in the bottom of the fifth, working around a leadoff double followed by a walk for a scoreless inning.

Montero remained in the game in the bottom of the sixth, still 7-2, and would get another scoreless inning, this time sitting down the Dodgers in order. Scherzer finished his quality debut for his new team in the top of the seventh, erasing a leadoff walk to complete seven innings while allowing two runs.

Astros lose to split the series with Dodgers

Brooks Raley was Houston's next reliever, and he, too, would get through a scoreless inning by erasing a two-out single. In the game-within-the-game, the Dodgers brought in Joe Kelly for the top of the eighth, who notched two strikeouts to bring none other than Carlos Correa to the plate, setting up a rematch of the well-known incident that led to the "pouty face" clip from 2020. Carlos Correa won this round, launching a 405-foot homer off of Kelly to make it a four-run game at 7-3.

Phil Maton kept the score there, stranding two runners in the bottom of the eighth to send the 7-3 game to the top of the ninth, where the Dodgers would bring in Kenley Jansen. After a leadoff single, Kyle Tucker would get the Astros within two runs on a two-run homer, making it 7-5. That's as close as they would get, as Jansen would regroup to get the next three batters out to wrap up the loss for Houston.

Up Next: With this road trip completed, the Astros will have a quick turnaround as they catch a late flight back to Houston then turn around with a game Thursday at 7:10 PM Central to open a four-game series with the Twins. Framber Valdez (7-2, 3.01 ERA) will take the mound for Houston in the opener, while Minnesota will counter with Griffin Jax (1-1, 6.41 ERA).

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