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Friday Night Lights Wrap: Texas Commits/Targets in Week 1

2011 Longhorn commits David Ash and Chet Moss spent some time chatting at the Westwood 7-on-7 SQT back in May (photo by the author).
2011 Longhorn commits David Ash and Chet Moss spent some time chatting at the Westwood 7-on-7 SQT back in May (photo by the author).

2011 Texas commits

David Ash, Belton quarterback -- In a back-and-forth contest with Austin High, Ash completed 30 of 41 passes for 460 yards, six touchdowns, and one interception in a 66-63 loss. Game recap here.

Malcolm Brown, Cibolo Steele running back -- In a 24-10 win over Round Rock, Brown carried the ball 15 times for 193 yards and two touchdowns.

Joe Bergeron, North Mesquite running back -- The workhorse running back got off to a fantastic start in Week 0 with 22 carries for 277 yards and continued his production with 38 carries for 196 yards and a touchdown in a 17-7 victory over North Garland. Don't sleep on Bergeron as a guy who could become the next short-yardage tailback at Texas -- he has some serious talent as a running back with good speed and excellent feet for his size.

Jaxon Shipley, Brownwood wide receiver -- After failing to put up spectacular receiving numbers in Week 0 due to double and triple coverage, the younger Shipley broke free in a 37-7 win over Graham with eight catches for 105 yards and a touchdown. He also added a 58-yard punt return. In case you missed it last week, video of his two punt returns for touchdowns is here.

Miles Onyegbule, Arlington wide receiver -- Playing quarterback this season, Onyegbule struggled a bit more than he did in Week 0, throwing two interceptions while completeling 12 of 22 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns. He did have success on the ground, as his 17 carries went for 96 yards in a 42-20 loss to Coppell.

MJ McFarland, El Paso El Dorado tight end -- Five receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown in a 54-7 blowout over Lubbock Coronado.

Quandre Diggs, Angelton athlete -- The younger brother of Quentin Jammer scored the game-winning touchdown with 55 seconds left in the game to beat Brazosport, 27-24. Diggs carried the ball 17 times for 133 yards and added another touchdown in the victory.

Mykkele Thompson, SA Stevens athlete -- Likely a defensive back at Texas, Thompson plays quarterback for his high school and went 4 of 9 for 50 yards through the air, with a touchdown and an intereption. He also rushed 14 times for 128 yards and a touchdown in a 48-21 loss to SA MacArthur.

Josh Turner, OKC Millwood cornerback -- A do-everything player for OKC powerhouse Millwood, Turner helped lead his team to a 42-0 victory over Star Spencer, providing 70 yards on three carries (one going for a touchdown). He also starred on defense, recording 10 tackles, three PBUs, an INT, and a fumble recovery.

Kendall Thompson, Carthage linebacker -- The big linebacker recorded 11 tackles in a 47-42 win over Lindale.

Steve Edmond, Daingerfield linebacker -- In a 44-14 victory over Arp, Edmond had 14 tackles and three tackles for loss.

Cedric Reed, Cleveland defensive end -- Reed did his part in a 24-7 loss to Silsbee, adding a 50-yard reception to his stellar work on defense -- 12 tackles, two sacks, and a fumble recovery.

2012 Texas targets

Matt Davis, Klein Forest quarterback -- Davis is out for the season with an ACL tear.

Trevor Knight, SA Reagan quarterback -- The Rattler signal caller was seven of 14 for 152 yards and three touchdowns, while adding two touchdowns (29, 69) and 124 yards on nine carries in a 35-7 victory over O'Connor.

Johnathan Gray, Aledo running back -- Gray had 26 carries for 234 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-13 victory over Weatherford, despite playing only three quarters. Here's a picture of Gray taken at the game. A few more from the same page.

Trent Jackson, Cuero running back -- Unable to keep Cuero from dropping to 0-2 in a 36-28 loss to Liberty Hill, Jackson carried the ball 14 times for 131 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown run late in the game.

Thomas Johnson, Skyline wide receiver -- Johnson is out for several weeks with a high ankle sprain sustained in the season opener.

Cayleb Jones, Austin High wide receiver -- Jones had 13 catches for 178 yards and four touchdowns in a 66-63 win over Belton. Video here.

Kiante' Griffin, Lewisville Hebron wide receiver -- In a 60-27 annihilation of Colleyville Heritage, Griffin had three catches for 94 yards and a touchdown and returned an interception return for a touchdown as well. He also had a punt return for a touchdown negated by penalty.

Griffin Gilbert, Lake Travis flex tight end -- Garrett's younger brother had seven catches for 107 yards in a 34-24 victory over Pflugerville Hendrickson.

Bralon Addison, Fort Bend Hightower athlete -- In a 46-39 loss to the Woodlands, Addison carried 17 times for 168 yards and one touchdown and added another 157 yards on nine of 17 passing. Addison had three touchdown passes through the air and threw one interception.