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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The Houston Texans started fast but faltered late as the New York Jets hand Houston their ninth loss of the season 21-14. Here are 11 observations from the game.

1. Starting safety Justin Reid was benched for the game. David Culley said after the game it was his decision as head coach and he would keep the matter internal with Reid.

2. This is the third defender benched for disciplinary reasons this season. Reid joins Zach Cunningham and Desmond King as players who missed time for discipline.

3. Justin Reid told Fox 26 he was benched because he had a disagreement with the coaching staff. He also said he was shocked the Texans benched him. You have to wonder if the “culture” the team is building is right when one of the more likable and personable players falls victim to their rules. Reid, who is a free agent this offseason, could leave the Texans.

4. Tyrod Taylor had a couple of nice plays early on for the Texans. His willingness to take some shots downfield was refreshing and led to a touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks.

5. Rookie tight end Brevin Jordan found the end zone. He has played well in recent weeks after finally getting on the field. Jordan is playing over Jordan Akins as Akins was a healthy scratch again this week.

6. Tytus Howard started at left tackle with mixed results. Howard has struggled to find his way at guard but could be a long-term option at tackle if given the chance.

7. The offensive line overall played poorly after some early success. The pass rush of the Jets got going and the run blocking was poor again. Lane Taylor played at left guard some, with Max Scharping also playing some at that spot.

8. The offense was horrendous after the two scoring drives. The Texans amassed 202 net yards with 91 yards coming on those two scoring drives. Houston gained just 49 net yards after their opening three drives.

9. After the game, I asked David Culley if he would be making a change with his play-caller. Culley stood behind offensive coordinator Tim Kelly and said he would remain the team’s play-caller.

10. Second-year defensive lineman Ross Blacklock had two horrible errors that handed the Jets a chance to turn three points into seven points. Blacklock got a personal foul on a field goal attempt giving the Jets a first down. The very next play his offsides penalty erased a sack. Each week Blacklock falls even more behind a bevy of players drafted after him who contribute positively on a regular basis.

11. The loss to another bottom-dweller has the Texans back in the second spot in the 2022 NFL Draft order. It also feels like the deflating nature of this loss erased some of the good feelings after the victory over the Titans. The Indianapolis Colts come to Houston next week to begin December’s portion of the schedule.

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