Greg Powers - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Coppell (Texas) at Rockwall (Texas) at 7:30 p.m.
Coppell is off to a fast start with two nice wins already. On defense, they are led by star 2014 defensive end prospect Solomon Thomas, who already has offers from a number of major division one programs. 2013 wide receiver prospect is one of the best kept secrets in the DFW area and leads the team in receiving yards. Fellow wide receiver and classmate Jacob Logan is a big part of the offense as well. On Rockwall's side of the field, it will be 2015 stud running back Chris Warren Jr. who will be the star of the offensive show. He rushed for six scores one week ago against Rowlett.
Saturday: Beaumont (Texas) Ozen vs. Stephenville (Texas) at Kincaide Stadium
at 1:00 p.m.
Stephenville was set as the opening day favorite to win a Class 3A title, but has dropped off some after a week one loss, but look for them to only become better as the season unwinds. On offense, they are led by senior quarterback Tyler Jones and senior wide receiver Brice Gunter. On the defensive side of the ball keep an eye on junior safety Mookie Carlisle. Beuamont Ozen is home to Class of 2014 super-recruit Tony Brown, who is a ball-hawking defensive back.
Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Spring (Texas) Westfield at Klein Collins (Texas) at 7 p.m.
In this matchup of North Houston area powers, there should be a face off going on in the trenches. For Westfield, four-star defensive tackle Hardreck Walker will be looking to apply the pressure. Walker made an off season commitment to Texas A&M. Westfield also has playmaker on the offensive side in wide receiver Tyler Batson, who is headed to UTEP. For Klein Collins, solid offensive lines have been somewhat a staple. And this season is no different. The unit is led by Tyler Tezano and Chance Allen, who are both headed to the Big 12 Conference with commitments to West Virginia and Kansas State. Running back Marcus Goodson is solid out of the backfield and will be working this season to haul in offer No. 1. Collins' junior class has a couple of solid players with athlete Jordan Thomas and linebacker Isaiah Santos, both of whom are future Division I players. Thomas has an early offer from Utah.
Erin Hartigan - Midlands Field Reporter
Thursday: Lewisville (Tx.) Hebron at Keller (Tx.) Fossil Ridge at 7 p.m.
Headlining this matchup is one of the top safeties in the class of 2014, Hebron's Jamal Adams, already with a slew of offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa, West Virginia, TCU and others. Adams leads the defensive charge alongside fellow 2014 prospect set to have a name-emerging fall in 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior defensive end Daniel Wise, younger brother of former Hebron star and Arkansas 'end Deatrich Wise. On the offensive side, catch heavily-used weapon senior running back Dezmond Wortham and 2015 lineman Zach Rogers.
Fossil Ridge brings in Anthony Villalobos, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound junior defensive end, drawing interest from TCU, Texas Tech and Illinois after tallying 46 tackles and 8 sacks last season. Also keep eye on senior receiver Adonis Ramos who has racked up 262 yards and 3 scores on just 22 catches in two games. Holding down the secondary are two 2014 prospects that started all ten games as sophomores last fall: Nick Foster and Izzy Neal. Neal finished last season second in tackles with 73.
Friday: West Mesquite (Tx.) at Waxahachie (Tx.) at 7:30 p.m.
West Mesquite (2-0) looks to break into the FOXSportsNEXT Top 50 with a big road win. Especially with the numbers sophomore tandem Chason Virgil and Akilian Butler have posted in just two games-- Virgil completing 62 percent of his passes for nearly 600 yards and 5 scores, while using the ground 14 times for 35 yards and a touchdown; Butler taking six catches for 102 yards. (Butler replaces top wideout and USC commit Eldridge Massington, sidelined for season with torn ACL.)
The Wranglers also showcase a stellar defensive unit with Tennessee safety commit Kameron Miles; 2014 safety Dylan Sumner-Gardner, verballed to Clemson; highly-touted cornerback William Earley; and Arizona State defensive end pledge Dimarya Mixon.
Still in search of a full-time quarterback, and its first win, Waxahachie (0-1) atleast brings in a pair of talented receivers in Terrance Hawkins and Quinn Sargent; as well as 2014 running back Treyvon Hughes, who alleviated some of the pressure in the backfield with 14 carries for 104 in game one.
Saturday: Cedar Hill (Tx.) v No. 29 Miami (Fla.) Washington at 4:30 p.m.
The Longhorns of Cedar Hill fall out of the FOXSportsNEXT Top 50 this week, yet have a chance to return with a win over southeast power Booker T. Washington, a squad that dropped from the 8th-ranked team in the country to 29 after a 37-26 loss to Miami Central last week. Both squads are loaded with Division I talent. Cedar Hill brings in Arkansas State quarterback commit Damion Hobbs and the 'Q & Q Show' in Texas A&M receiver commits Laquvionte Gonzalez and Quincy Adeboyjo. 'Horns also bring in lockdown 2014 cornerback Marcus Green, bruising running backs Jared Rayford (2013) and Larry Hill (2014), and senior linebacker/safety Isaiah Lewis.
The Tornadoes of Washington feature Florida State safety commit Michael Johnson, linebacker Matthew Thomas (FSU, Miami, Alabama interest), offensive lineman Denver Kirkland (FSU, Miami, USF), and a slew of 2014 prospects led by quarterback/corner Treon Harris and defensive lineman Chad Thomas with more than 8 BCS offers.