Former Flower Mound Marcus quarterback/receiver Deion Sanders Jr. is now at SMU. Although he was a solid player for the Marauders, he wasn’t a big-time recruit. But he has some big time, or at least interesting, dorm decor.
From his dad’s Twitter:
NFL players turned prep coaches said free agency, recruiting have no place in high schools
Supporters of the Florida High School Athletic Association brought former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and current high-school head coaches Mike Alstott and Reidel Anthony to the microphone Tuesday to speak out against pending state legislation aimed at the FHSAA.
Ellis Davis, Jr. demanded excellence from his basketball players, both on and off the court.
Long before the Texas Legislature enacted “No Pass, No Play,” that was Davis’ policy.
“His students meant everything to him,” said his wife Betty Joe Davis. “He was just like a father figure. Kids were always first with him.”
Texas trails Florida for most former HS players on Super Bowl rosters January 25th, 2013
Florida, Texas, California … it’s no surprise which states have the most former high school players on the Baltimore and San Francisco rosters.
Texas has 17 players on the teams’ rosters, either on the active roster, injured reserve or the practice squad.
Here’s a list of Texans:
Chykie Brown, Texas – Galena Park (Texas) North Shore
Adrian Hamilton, Prairie View A&M – Dallas Carter
Chris Johnson, Louisville – … [visit site to read more]
It must be in his blood.
Dillon Powers, a former Plano soccer star now at Notre Dame, was drafted No. 11 overall by the Colorado Rapids in the 2013 MLS Superdraft, held on Thursday afternoon.
The son of Michael Powers – a 21-year pro player, including 15 years with the Dallas Sidekicks – Dillon had a standout season at Notre Dame, named first-team All-Big East after setting career bests in goals (5), assists (9) and points (20). A midfielder, three of his five goals were game-winners. He … [visit site to read more]
Former Irving MacArthur and Wyoming defensive end Patrick Chukwurah called it “a blessing.”
After four seasons out of the NFL – playing his last snap in December 2008 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – the 6-1, 250-pound Chukwurah signed with Seattle this week, filling the roster spot of starting DE Chris Clemons. Clemons tore his ACL on Washington’s … [visit site to read more]
West Mesquite WR Eldridge Massington, former USC recruit, commits to UCLA December 19th, 2012
West Mesquite wide receiver Eldridge Massington committed to UCLA via Twitter late Tuesday night.
Massington is a four-star recruit according to Rivals.com. He is ranked as the 244th best player in the country, the 33rd best receiver and the 20th best player in Texas.
He sat out all of this season after tearing his ACL at a summer camp. Massington gave a verbal to USC before the injury, visit site to read more]
Former Plano East star Charlie Peprah set to make Cowboys debut November 9th, 2012
Former Plano East and Alabama star defensive back Charlie Peprah is set to make his debut with the Cowboys on Sunday.
That’s according to this post from Brandon George.
I don’t know if the Cowboys’ season can be saved, but I hope Peprah does well. He was the Green Bay Packers starting safety in the … [visit site to read more]
Former Cardinal Gibbons kicker Walsh a hero in his NFL debut September 10th, 2012
Former Cardinal Gibbons High standout Blair Walsh had an unforgettable NFL debut Sunday.
Not only did Walsh boot through a 55-yard field goal as time expired in regulation, but the rookie kicker drilled a 38-yarder in overtime to give the Minnesota Vikings a 26-23 home win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Walsh, who made four field goals in the game, told reporters afterward he was confident on the drive leading to his game-winning kick.
“I told [the team] anything under 60 and I could honestly give them a realistic shot,” Walsh said. “We got it to 55. It’s crazy. I had a feeling it was coming when they scored. We had 20 seconds left — enough time to just really move it down the field.”
It’s impressive to see how Walsh, a sixth-round pick from the University of Georgia, has overcome adversity. He had a horrible senior season in Athens, Ga., missing 14 of 35 field-goal attempts, but Vikings (and former Dolphins) general manager Rick Spielman believed Walsh could reclaim his form from his previous three seasons.
Those who saw Walsh play at Cardinal Gibbons wouldn’t be surprised by Sunday’s performance. He made two field goals from 59 yards his senior year and was rated the nation’s No. 1 prep placekicker by Scout.com and No. 5 by ESPN.com.
Arlington Grace Prep has found its new basketball coach.
Former Texas Wesleyan coach Terry Waldrop will replace Ray Forsett, now apparently at Prime Prep, for the two-time defending Class 4A TAPPS champs.
Waldrop (@TerryWaldrop) tweeted today, “Really pleased to announce I have accepted the Head Basketball position at Grace Prep in Arlington.”
Waldrop was out of coaching last season, after being surprisingly dismissed from the head coaching position at Texas Wesleyan after 13 seasons. … [visit site to read more]