Burnt Orange Nation was on hand to witness several notable Houston-area prospects in action this past week.
A number of recruits impressed and could potentially be names on the Texas coaching staff radar as they continue to seek players from future recruiting cycles. Here’s a few of the takeaway’s from this weekend’s action.
Roschon Johnson — 4-star QB — Port Neches-Groves — Texas commit: Johnson was phenomenal in his performance against an undefeated Crosby opponent. He accounted for 315 yards of total offense and five touchdowns (3 rushing, 2 passing) as he willed his team to victory with a game-winning touchdown drive and pass.
This is what #TXHSFB is all about!#HookEm commit QB Roschon Johnson (@RoschonJ) has ice in his veins! Game winning TD pass by the elite quarterback. #CLUTCH @KJandAJDaddy | @BON_SBNation @CodyDanielSBN | @SBN_Wescott pic.twitter.com/8vYGXBTocI— J.Hamilton (@JoeHamilton__) October 13, 2018
Johnson’s ability to be a field general and the ultimate team leader was on full display in Friday’s game. Whenever his team faced any type of turmoil, Johnson found a way to rally his teammates around him and made every play necessary to put his team in position to come out on top. Johnson loves what he’s seeing from the Texas offense and isn’t surprised by their on-field success.
2020 Jaylen Garth — 3-star OT — Port Neches-Groves: Garth had a great outing Friday night as provided a great deal of holes and played as the lead blocker for Roschon Johnson in touchdown scores or plays that went for big gains. The rising junior stood out in run blocking as he steamrolled opposing players in the trenches and was impressive working his way up to the second level to block quicker defenders. Garth’s ability to utilize his length and the mean streak he possesses really gave him an edge with battles in the trenches.
He holds Texas in high regards at the moment.
2020 Port Neches-Groves OT Jaylen Garth (@JaylenGarth) was very intriguing tonight. He used his length well and showed that he has a mean streak. Garth picked up a Texas offer in the summer and will be in attendance for tomorrow’s game vs. Baylor #HookEm pic.twitter.com/t2SQiHhOfc— J.Hamilton (@JoeHamilton__) October 13, 2018
2021 Tunmise Adeleye — DE — Katy Tompkins: Adeleye just recently landed an offer from the Texas coaching staff during an unofficial visit for the USC game.
When you first see Adeleye in person, you can’t help but be amazed with how well put together he is. The rising sophomore definitely has the build and the athleticism to become a phenomenal edge rusher as he continues to develop his game over the next few years. Adeleye might be an extremely raw prospect at the moment, but his effort and will to track down the ball carrier will carry him a long way in this game.
2019 Marcus Stripling — 4-star DE — Katy Mayde Creek: Stripling is a prospect that is heavily sought after by plenty of P5 programs. He labeled the Longhorns as one of his top five schools, but there hasn’t been much movement with the staff and Stripling as of right now. Alabama, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M seem to hold the edge within his recruitment.
2021 Jalen Milroe — QB — Katy Tompkins: Milroe measurements are listed as 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, but looks as if he’s grown two extra inches. He’s a true dual-threat quarterback that can hurt you on the ground, but he might be even more dangerous distributing the ball through the air once he actually gets in a rhythm. Milroe is an up and coming quarterback prospect that is on a ton of P5 program’s radar and will begin to see his stock rise on the recruiting trail heading into the offseason. He holds a Texas State offer.
2020 RJ Smith — RB — Katy Tompkins: Smith is a prospect to keep an eye on, as he’s in the process of having a spectacular season. Smith has scorched nearly every team he’s played against this season, and was phenomenal in his last outing against Katy Mayde Creek. Smith rushed for 276 yards, averaged nearly 15 yards per carry, and touched the end zone four times. He visited the Forty Acres when the Longhorns defeated TCU.