As the old saying goes ... Defense Wins Championships.
Having a solid defense paired with an unstoppable offense can be the recipe for a state title. Look at North Shore and Shadow Creek for instance. In their title games there were crucial moments - a 4th and goal from the three for Duncanville and a Hail Mary by Denton Ryan - were the defenses stood tall.
So, who were the best defensive players in Houston in 2019?
As the early signing day for the Class of 2020 comes to a close, it's time to take off the wraps of VYPE's Fab 40 for the Class of 2021.
It's the year of the offensive line in Houston. Eleven of the Top 40 prospects are bigs, who are coveted by college programs across the country.
Our No 1 prospect is Foster WR Cody Jackson. He has the size, speed and skill to become the next CeeDee Lamb (also from Foster). He's probably tired of hearing that comparison, but that is good company to be in.
North Shore super QB Dematrius Davis comes in at No. 1 after he completely dominated with his arm and legs in 2019. He's committed to Virginia Tech – let's see if the Hokies can hang on to him.
Check out the VYPE 1.0 Class of 2021 as the rankings will be updated and added to after Spring Football.