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.
If you can play, college coaches will find you.
It doesn't hurt if you are 6-foot-4, 300-pounds either.
Remington Strickland was offered in the ninth grade when he was at Logos Prep.
"I was definitely shocked when I was offered by Texas State in the ninth grade," he said. "I'll never forget it. I didn't know they you could get offered as a freshman. It really opened our eyes to the recruiting process."
The junior moved to anchor Fort Bend Christian Academy's offensive line a year ago, and is now under the tutelage of coach Jordan Black, the Eagles' first-year head coach and long-time NFL vet.
"The culture is so different here with coach Black," he said. "He is showing me things about the game that I would have never learned had he not been my coach. The offseason we went through has made me so much stronger and more athletic."
The two-year starter at FBCA has yet to give up a sack on his side of the ball, ever. Scary thing is that he's just learning the position.