National recruits liter VYPE's No. 11-20.
Next up are the 2021 Top 10 recruits in H-Town.
No. 20 Julian Humphrey, Clear Lake, DB
Humphrey has the skills to turn and run. At 6-foot-2, he's great at 50-50 balls as a defender. He can support the run and will only get more physical as he gets bigger.
No. 19 Noah Thomas, Clear Springs, WR, Texas A&M-commit
At 6-foot-5, this dude is a freak. Think former Clear Springs Alum Caleb Chapman, who has made plays at Texas A&M (see Florida game). He's got great basketball skills for a WR. He can win 50-50 balls and should dominate this season. He's an elite talent.
No. 18 Dylan Dixson, Pearland, S, Colorado-commit
Dylan Dixon is so versatile. The Colorado commit could grow into a PAC-12 LB. He can run, cover and pound opposing WRs in space. At 6-foot-2, he's a perfect-sized safety and plays downhill.
No. 17 Ty Kana, Katy, LB, USC-commit
He's been starting for a few years now and has great size and instincts. Great choice to play out West at USC. At 6-foot-2, 210-pounds, he can get physical and also cover out of the backfield. Runs track as well. Been a mainstay on Katy's state title defense for three years.
No 16 Martrell Harris, The Woodlands, LB
Martrell Harris is a stand-up LB, who was really rolling last season until a shoulder injury kept him out of several games. He has a strange journey from Grand Oaks, to TWHS junior varsity to an injury-plagued junior season, but scouts love him. Let's see if he breaks out and has a big senior year. Everyone from Texas A&M to Notre Dame has offered this guy.
No. 15 Bobby Taylor, Katy, DB, Texas A&M-commit
He's got the pedigree as his dad played in the NFL for a decade coming out of Notre Dame. He's committed to Texas A&M and won a state title last season with Katy. The backfield is now his so he's got to be the dog out there on an island.
No. 14 Owen Pewee, Cy Park, LB
Owen Pewee is going to blow up. Yes, the Cy Park linebacker has some nice offers, but the 6-foot-3 athlete is getting ready to explode. He can hit, cover, rush the QB, tackle and could play some offense. He's special, but people just don't know know it yet.
No. 13 Matthew Golden, Klein Cain, WR
Golden can get separation and is a solid route runner. Has a ton varsity experience at the highest level. He has speed to run away from talented DBs and can break tackles. Likely move inside at the college level. Teams are scheming against him at the HS level, so he's going fight double teams and safety help all year.
No. 12 Justin Medlock, Manvel, LB
Dad played at Texas A&M and Justin is a big-time linebacker. He can run sideline to sideline and has great physicality. At 6-foot-1, he's big enough to play anywhere in the country, so choosing the right spot in paramount. Now it comes to picking the right scheme and it looks like OU and Ohio State are his top choices.
No. 11 Donovan Green, Dickinson, TE, Texas A&M-commit
Ranked as one of the nation's Top 5 TEs in the nation, Green has the size at 6-foot-4, 220-pounds and the hands of a basketball player. He's following former Dickinson Gator Jalen Wydermyer to Aggie Land. He's got to get the motor running to be the No. 1 WR at Dickinson. Demand the ball.
Being a 5A school the Manvel Mavericks knew they were in for a tough ride Friday night with the defending 6A State Champion North Shore Mustangs. Though the game didn't go as planned for the Mavericks, with a 49-14 loss to the Mustangs, the Mavs are going to do great things in Class 5A football this year.
Here are some things you can look forward to watching this season.
Dual Threat Quarterback Gabriel Larry
The new transfer QB Gabriel Larry is a dual-threat guy. He isn't only able to take off with the ball when he needs to, but he also has an amazing arm. He had two passing touchdowns against the Mustangs, and has passed for 562 yards in just three games. Alongside some great wide receivers and running backs, Larry and the Mavs offense are going to make some big plays this season.
With every great QB comes a great wide receiver. Though Walthall didn't have many receptions this week, all those he did have were great. Just this year he is averaging nearly 30 yards per reception. He is quick on his feet, and will give any cornerback covering him a run for their money this season. He is also on the kickoff return team, and had returned a few kicks against North Shore. With Walthall and Larry in the works, you can expect some great highlights this season.
The highly recruited junior outside linebacker for the Mavs is averaging 8.1 tackles per game. He is a truly important piece on the defensive side of the ball for the Mavs. On Friday night he recorded ten total tackles, including two sacks. He is a big body, yet is able to cover ground quickly. If he gets loose he is definitely going to make a play.
These certainly aren't the only players that make up the Mavs team. They are full of talent and are a team that will do big things this season. After a little hiccup this week, you can expect the Mavs to come out hard in their upcoming game when they begin District Play against the 3-0 Angleton Wildcats.