Early Monday evening, Lewisville star running back Damien Martinez took to Twitter to announce his commitment:
The junior running back is a three-star recruit according to a 247 Sports composite, and is ranked as the number 87 running back in the 2022 recruiting class. As a 5-foot-10 athlete, Martinez carried the ball 232 times for 2,010 yards and 30 touchdowns. Martinez was the leading rusher in the Dallas area in the 2020-21 regular season
Martinez chose the Beavers' program over the likes of Kansas, San Diego State, Texas State, and Georgia Tech.
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The Super 60 is complete.
The Class of 2022 is a special one, who we'll be watching on Saturdays to come. Maybe even beyond.
The Super 60
No. 10 Kameron Dewberry, Atascocita, OL
Kam Dewberry has been a thing since his freshman season when he started getting offers from SEC schools. The Under Armour All-America selection is a beast as a run and pass blocker. Great feet, great hands. He learned from one of the best in Texas A&M star Kenyon Green, who will be a pro. He will likely follow in Green's footsteps to Aggieland.
No. 9 PJ Williams, Dickinson, OL, Texas A&M-commit
At 6-foot-4, Williams is an athletic OL that will put on weight. He plays hoops now but once he gets in a college weightroom and focus solely on football - he will be able to put on 40 pounds. His frame can handle it. Williams has been offered by everyone in the country and has a ton of upside.
No. 8 Chris Marshall, Fort Bend Marshall, WR
Iron sharpens iron at Fort Bend Marshall. Chris Marshall was talked into playing football last season by? Former teammate Devon Achane, who is on the verge of being a superstar at Texas A&M. The 6-foot-3 hooper has great ball skills and uses his body to find the football. He's so athletic and is just scratching the surface. He will also join his buddy Achane at Texas A&M.
No. 7 Malick Sylla, Katy, DE, Texas A&M-commit
At 6-foot-6, 230-pounds, Sylla's best football is also in front of him. As he matures into his body, he will put on 20-30 pounds of good weight. He can run, knock down passes and pursue ball-carriers on the outside. He missed some games last season to injury. If he gets right, imagine how good the Katy defense will be. He can be unblockable at times.
No. 6 Kris Ross, North Shore, DE, Texas-commit
Ask coaches who the "baddest man" they played against last year and most will say Kris Ross. At 6-foot-3, 280-pounds, he is an OL, QB and RBs worst nightmare. He can run, he's huge and very physical. Texas got a great one. He might grow to an interior lineman, but he's athletic enough to play outside.
No. 5 Harold Perkins, Cy Park, Athlete
Just watch Harold Perkins' first play on his highlight video. It's simply not fair as he tackles a ball carrier and rips the ball away from him and runs for a touchdown. This dude play outside LB, RB and WR... not because Cy Park is short on players but because he's a freak at each position. I don't know where he plays in college but it doesn't mater. He can play where ever he wants.
No. 4 Jaydon Blue, Klein Cain, RB, Texas-commit
Running backs are dinosaurs in the game of football, right? Wrong. Especially is it's Jaydon Blue. Blue has the size, strength and versatility that today's RB needs. He's an every down guy, who is dangerous catching the football. He has some wiggle and is explosive, so DO NOT square up because he will leap over you and mow you over. Period. He's got a nasty stiff-arm as well.
No. 3 Kelvin Banks, Summer Creek, OL
Take it to the Bank... this guy is someone you want to build a college offensive line around. He's serious about his craft and is not flashy. He PUTS IN THE WORK. At 6-foot-5, 300-pounds, Banks has "No Chill" on the football field even though he's a delight off the field. Banks can go anywhere he wants, but is a Texas A&M lean. Good buddies with Dewberry and that would make a serious package.
No. 2 Denver Harris, North Shore, DB
When you design a corner, you want the measurables of Denver Harris. At 6-foot-1, 185-pounds, Harris can turn and run, cover, support the run and has great hands. He's special and has played a ton of varsity football at the signature program in the state. He was the District Defensive MVP... as a corner? Like all North Shore players, this guy is a polished college-ready player who is PHYSICAL.
No. 1 Conner Weigman, Bridgeland, QB, Texas A&M-commit
Now more than ever, THE position in football is the QB. Just look at the NFL Draft and the movement around getting a QB. Well, Weigman is the best there is around these parts. He's a MLB baseball prospect so his arm is always in shape. He should run track but that interferes with baseball because this guy can move. His athletic acumen is off the charts and so is his competitiveness. He thinks he is the best player on any field at any time... and he probably is. The Texas A&M-commit will try and pull a Kyler Murray and play both sports in college. He's a 5-star and a killer competitor.
Midlothian Heritage and Celina are set to face off in the UIL Class 4A State Semifinals early Tuesday evening. Before the teams hit the pitch, let's take a look at what got them to this point.
The Midlothian Heritage Lady Jaguars posted an undefeated district season for district championship bragging rights. On the season, the Lady Jags have lost only one game in pre-season to a strong Nolan Catholic squad.
With a 96% win percentage, Midlothian Heritage topped Argyle last week in a 1-0 victory. The Lady Jags will enter the semifinals match on a 14 game win streak
The Celina Lady Bobcats have been sneaking up on their opponents all season. With a second place finish in their district and a 24-1-1 overall record (12-1-1 in district play), the Lady Bobcats have a 94% win percentage.
With a 4-1 win over Henderson last week, the Lady Bobcats are coming into the semifinals on a five-game win streak. In four of the last five games, Celina has shut out their opponents (18-0 over Ferris, 13-0 over North Dallas, 12-0 over Caddo Mills, and 7-0 over Bullard) outscoring them by 53 goals collectively.
What To Expect
Both teams have the drive to succeed that hasn't been snuffed all season. Though Midlothian Heritage might seem to have the upper hand as a favorite, fans shouldn't sleep on a competitive Celina squad. It's going to be a tough, physical match that comes down to whichever team strikes early.
The game is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13 at Dragon Stadium in Southlake.
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