Having an ear to the ground as it relates to Houston football recruiting, you hear things early.
"Have you heard about this kid dominating the Klein Little Leagues?" which turns in to "You have to see this kid… in the seventh grade."
I've heard it for nearly two decades working for Rivals.com and finding VYPE a decade ago. Street legends of kids dominating the pre-varsity landscape. Most fizzle out, but the name Jaydon Blue continues to trend.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound sophomore RB has all the tools to be an elite recruit under the direction of coach James Clancy at Klein Cain.
New school Klein Cain is in its embryotic stages, but coach Clancy has a sophomore class that is loaded that includes Blue, WR Matthew Golden, QB Carson Roper and DT Lukia Rawls. Golden is a can't-miss DI inside WR, who will start receiving offers in before the end of the season. Roper is going to grow into the position and has huge upside, while Rawls is a run-stopping tackle.
"Blue is special and he's going to play football as long as he wants to," Clancy said. "What he did on the freshman football field last year was just stupid."
The Fort Bend Clements Rangers' season opener vs. Lamar Consolidated will be live on VYPE Sports Radio at vypefortbend.com Thursday night, starting with the Countdown to Kickoff Show at 6:45 p.m. Roger Smith and James Kowalewski will bring you the call of the game, which is an opportunity for Head Coach Bobby Darnell's Rangers to win their second straight game after beating Kempner to close out the 2018 season. It was their first district victory in the Darnell Era.
The Mustangs broke through in 2018, which was Rick LaFavers' fourth season as head coach and his first winning campaign. Lamar Consolidated was 7-4 and lost to the Marshall Mavericks from East Texas in the first round of the playoffs.
Listen to the podcast after the game, and also go to vypefortbend.com to hear Friday night's Travis-Hightower matchup at 6:45 p.m., and Saturday's Fort Bend Austin-Katy Tompkins battle, starting at 5:45 p.m.