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

Flying Through Familiar Territory

Tompkins feeling déjà vu en route to strong start to 2019

The Falcons are steep in quality depth. Via Vype

Originally Appeared on Vype

This new year 2019 feels a lot like 2017 for Tompkins.

That year, the Falcons were Class 6A state finalists, and seemed to be bound for Georgetown every season thereafter for a while due to the talented freshmen on the roster. But while last year was far from shabby, a regional finalist finish felt like a letdown.

"What we took from last year is we weren't that much of a team, and we needed to be more connected," junior forward Barbara Olivieri said. "This year, every girl is giving their all and we're all working together. When you have that type of bond, it doesn't matter who's out there, you can still look really good."

Indeed, the Falcons are feeling a bit of déjà vu after topping 2018 state semifinalist McAllen, 4-0, in the Falcon Bracket championship of the 64-team I-10 Shootout at Legacy Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Tompkins (6-0) routed the Bulldogs even with starters Lauryn Wild, Jullietta Haro, Avery Burchett and Sofie Wolf out of action.

The Falcons are steep in quality depth. While Olivieri and junior forward Skylar Parker, who admirably played well moving to the defensive midfield, starred, as per their ways, others like senior Carrie Gerdes and sophomores Kayla Eshbaugh and Jennifer Pham filled in nicely.

Oh, and sophomore forward Felicia Hernandez. It was Hernandez, after all, who tallied a hat trick with three goals against McAllen, emerging as yet another prominent playmaking threat for coach Jarrett Shipman alongside Parker and Olivieri.


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