There are so many great athletes in Spring Branch ISD. VYPE highlights five athletes from Spring Branch ISD in this edition of SBISD Playmakers Powered by Texas Citizens Bank.
Jordyn Brooks, Stratford Football
Jordyn Brooks has always been a tackling-machine. He was a two-time, first-teamer at Stratford and signed with Texas Tech. He led the Big 12 in tackles and tackles for loss per game last season. He then was drafted in the first round of the NFL by the Seattle Seahawks.
Kelsey Hranicky, Memorial Soccer
It's hard to earn unanimous honors. This one is easy. Memorial's Kelsey Hranicky was named the District 17-6A MVP after leading her team to an undefeated district record. The 'Stangs were on their way to another state Final Four appearance. Hranicky scored 39 goals in her shortened season. She's committed to the University of Texas.
Walter Constanza, Spring Woods Soccer
The Spring Woods boys' soccer team is a beacon of light for the SBISD school. Prior to the COVID19 outbreak, the Tigers were in second-place in district. Their record was 10-4-9. Nine ties? No shock that Walter Constanza was the District Defensive MVP making it tough for opponents to score.
Francies Galdino, Stratford Soccer
The Stratford boys' soccer team was named district champs in the shortened season with a 9-2-5 season. To the victors go the spoils. Francies Galdino was named the District Offensive MVP for his exploits on the pitch. He was also a star on the cross country team.
Keon Kennerson, Northbrook Football
At the center of every competitive team is a quarterback. Keon Kennerson returns to Northbrook for his senior season under the direction of new coach Andres Gomez. Kennerson was recently named a team captain going into the 2020 season.
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HOUSTON - Landen King doesn't point to one particular game or performance that was his breakthrough moment in recruiting circles.
It wasn't just his outlandish performance against Katy Tompkins, where he had 13 grabs for 169 yards and a score. It was his overall consistency - 45 catches for 612 yards and seven scores - game-in and game-out that raised his stock.
"I think it was more of just being consistent all year," King told VYPE in a text. "When it did come playoff time, I stepped up and did my job on the big stage."
The offers poured in for the 2021 tight end once the season was done.
According to 24/7 Sports, King has amassed 28 offers. On April 10, King cut the list down to his Top 10, including Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M and Oregon.
On Sunday night, King cut that list down again - to just one. The Atascocita junior added to what is becoming an impressive Texas Longhorns' 2021 recruiting class.
"It felt like home," King said. "I kept comparing Texas to other schools. They needed me, wanted me and recruited me. I felt like a very top priority."
King, a three-star prospect, brings the Longhorns' 2021 recruiting class to seven, four of which come from Houston. Texas' class is currently ranked 14th in the country and first in the Big 12 Conference. King adds his name to the pot, which includes Katy Tompkins' Jalen Milroe, Katy Taylor's Hayden Conner and New Caney's Derrick Harris Jr.
King would fill a role the Longhorns need as they haven't signed a tight end out of high school for the 2020 recruiting class.