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"It's good and hot at practice," said Glynn Cheeks. "We're in our second of three weeks of two-a-day practices. Next week will be easier, because we'll have one practice in the day and one at night. "Right now, we practice from 7 A.M. until 9 A.M., then we hit the weight room for an hour. After that, we practice again from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M." Cheeks and his teammates at Manvel are ready to pound on someone else, and they'll get the opportunity in a few days. "Everybody is ripped up, tore up and banged up from practice," said Cheeks. "Last Friday, we scrimmaged ourselves and the defense dominated the offense. We have a battle for the starting job at quarterback, and our senior QB is stepping up. I like that." On Saturday, Manvel will butt heads with Brenham, which features five-star DT Malcolm Brown (Texas commit), four-star LB Timothy Cole (Texas), three-star RB Troy Green (Texas A&M) and three-star OL Adrian Bellard. "There's a lot of talk about this scrimmage," said Cheeks. "They have five or six Division I prospects. I like playing Brenham, because their offensive line has a different style than any other team I've faced. They slide in pass protection and their tackles are very aggressive. They give me more of a battle than anyone other than Taylor Romero, our all-state tackle. "Brenham always plays hard. It's going to be hyped." SMU hopes to land both Cheeks and his teammate, four-star defensive end Taiwan Johnson. "Both SMU and Air Force are still on top for me," said Cheeks. "SMU has been in close contact. I've been having conversations with their coaches. "Coach (Jeff) Reinebold will ask how practice is going for me, and he'll tell me what it's like up there. I've also talked with Coach (Tom) Mason, the defensive coordinator. He talks about how I'd fit in with their defensive scheme. We go over schemes and plays that might work for me during my senior season. He helps me out." Cheeks and Johnson are close-knit. "We're like brothers," said Cheeks. "I pick him up in the morning for school. On the field, we talk in between plays. We'll tell each other how we're going to meet at the ball. We have a competition with each other about who will get the next tackle or next sack."
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