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The Week 3 guide to watching Texas commits in action

Posted September 14th, 2017

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The Texas high school football season is in Week 3, but for some of those schools effected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, it’s the first official week. Each of Texas’ 18 commitments for the 2018 class play a game this weekend for the first time this season.

Here’s when and where to catch those future Longhorns in action.

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A guide to watching in-state commits in action

Angleton at Houston Chavez

Where: Chavez High School

When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Commits: B.J. Foster, 5-star safety

Cibolo Steele vs. San Antonio O’Connor

Where: Cibolo Steele

When: Friday, 7:30

Commits: Caden Sterns, 4-star safety

Alief Taylor vs. Spring Dekaney

Where: Alief Taylor

When: Friday, 7:30

Commits: Brennan Eagles, 4-star wide receiver; Malcolm Epps, 4-star tight end

Houston Heights vs. Clear Creek

Where: Houston Heights

When: Friday, 7

Commits: Jalen Green, 4-star safety

Houston Lamar vs. Klein Collins

Where: Houston Lamar

When: Thursday, 7

Commits: Al’vonte Woodard, 4-star wide receiver

Arp vs. Alto

Where: Arp

When: Friday, 7:30

Commits: DeMarvion Overshown, 4-star safety

Spring Westfield vs. Galena Park North Shore  

Where: Spring Westfield

When: Friday, 7

Commits: Keondre Coburn, 4-star defensive tackle

Carthage at Whitehouse

Where: Whitehouse

When: Friday, 7:30

Commits: Keaontay Ingram, 4-star running back

Frisco Wakeland at Richardson Pearce

Where: Richardson Pearce

When: Thursday, 7

Commits: Rafiti Ghirmai, 4-star offensive lineman

Fort Worth Eastern Hills vs. Dallas Hillcrest

Where: F.W. Eastern Hills

When: Thursday, 7

Commits: Byron Hobbs, 3-star linebacker (injured)

Seminole vs. Snyder

Where: Seminole

When: Friday, 7:30

Commits: Reese Moore, 3-star offensive lineman

Lake Travis vs. Dallas Jesuit

Where: Lake Travis

When: Friday, 7:30

Commits: Cameron Dicker, 3-star kicker

The out-of-state commits

Cameron Rising, quarterback, Newbury Park (Calif.)

FYI: 6-2/209; 4 stars; No. 157-ranked player nationally, per 247Sports composite

Rising and Newbury Park (2-1) head into a Friday contest against Valencia (Calif.). Rising is running out of options to throw to with injuries to his key receivers and tight ends. Through three games, he has 742 yards passing and 9 touchdowns to just 1 interception. He’s added 186 yards and five rushing touchdowns.

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Texas commit Cameron Rising. (Mike Craven/American-Statesman)

Rondale Moore, wide receiver, Trinity (Ky.)

FYI: 5-8.5/174; 4 stars; No. 200 player nationally

The rumblings surrounding Moore are that he’s looking elsewhere, specifically Purdue. He’s yet to de-commit and a trip to Austin during the season to watch a game would be the best way for the Longhorns to strengthen the commitment of the small, but electric receiver. His team is 3-0 to start the season.

Casey Thompson, quarterback, Newcastle (Okla.)

FYI: 6-1/184; 4 stars; No. 112 player nationally

Thompson transferred schools over the summer, following his former offensive coordinator Jeff Brickman from Southmoore High to Newcastle. The start of the season isn’t going as planned with Newcastle entering the Friday night game against Blanchard (Okla.) in search of its first win. Thompson has 517 yards and 4 touchdowns passing and leads his team with 219 rushing yards.

Ayodele Adeoye, linebacker, IMG Academy (Fla.)

FYI: 6-0/231; 4 stars; No. 112 player nationally

IMG Academy continues its march toward a mythical high school national championship with a home game against St. John’s (D.C.) Friday. IMG started the year with wins over elite programs from California and Arizona with Adeoye getting limited action as a linebacker.

Dominick Wood-Anderson, tight end, Arizona Western College (JUCO)

FYI: 6-5/245; 3 stars; No. 11-ranked JUCO player nationally

Arizona Western College hopes to become 3-0 with a home game against Eastern Illinois on Saturday. Wood-Anderson has 3 catches for 54 yards through two games.

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