A pair at the top of the VYPE Hot 100's grouping of No. 21-30 are still not spoken for.
Seven Lakes Davis Ugwoegbu and Shadow Creek's Cam'Ron Johnson are still available and are big-time Power 5 studs.
Many would say that the game of football is won in the trenches. I would agree and that's why so many bigs are inside the Top 50. They are so coveted.
Joining Ugwoegbu and Johnson are North Shore's Tony Bradford, Katy's Cole Birmingham, George Ranch's Peter Mpagi and Gilbert Ibeneme of Pearland.
A couple of DBs and a RB fill out these 10 prospects, and two are headed to Arizona.
Miss anyone? Check out who else made the rankings.
VYPE's HOT 100
No. 21 David Ugwoegbu, Seven Lakes, DE, Oklahoma
Prototype DE at 6-foot-5, 230-pounds. Very explosive and highly-coveted by college program. Was a first-teamer in a tough district. Will fill out to 245-50 in college and could be dominant. OU is the current favorite.
No. 22 Cam’Ron Johnson, Shadow Creek, OL, Houston
Great job by Johnson to lead the “Creek Boys” to state. Great leader of the OL. At 6-foot-4, 285-pounds, he’s nearly college ready. Solid run-blocker as Sharks chewed up huge chunks of yardage on the ground. At Texas Tech lean.
No. 23 Tony Bradford, North Shore, DE, Texas Tech
Was the undisputed leader on defense for the ‘Stangs. Named the TD Club’s Defensive Player of the Year. At 6-foot, 240-pounds, he’s a little short. He could move inside with more weight, but his motor runs hot. Really hot.
No. 24 Cole Birmingham, Katy, OL, Oklahoma State
At 6-foot-5, 300-pounds, Birmingham has been coached by elite coaches and in a system that grinds it out on the ground. Great piece for the future in Stillwater. Bigs come at a premium and he’s Grade A.
No. 25 Peter Mpagi, George Ranch, DE, Texas
Raw, Raw, Raw. At 6-foot-5, 225-pounds, anyone will take a chance on the District 23-6A first-teamer. He can run and is explosive. He will put on more weight and strength at UT and could be a game-changer on the edge. Great student and will pick up the defense quickly.
No. 26 Gilbert Ibeneme, Pearland, DE, Texas Tech
Good with his hands. If Tech can hold on, he’s going to make an early impact in Lubbock. Has good size already at 6-foot-3, 255-pounds and can get up the field. Will likely move inside in college, and will be powerful.
No. 27 Ronald Nunnery, Shadow Creek, DB, Houston
Seeing Nunnery in person on the field, you can see why UH is thrilled with this pick up. He has legit size at 6-foot-2 and understands the game. He’s great in run-support and will give the Cougs some punch in their secondary of the future.
No. 28 Bobby Wolfe, Madison, DB, Arizona
Fascinating prospect. Could be big-time, but how will the inner-city athlete do nearly 2,000 miles away. He has the size and skills. He could mess around and play next season in Pac 12 play. Gonna need support from his H-Town friends headed to Tuscon in Gunnell, Wiley and Curry.
No. 29 Chris Herron, Langham Creek, Athlete, Kansas State
Herron is great with the ball in his hands. He was the best QB, WR and RB on Langham Creek’s team this year. He will likely flip to WR because he’s great in open space and physical. Good size and good football IQ.
No. 30 Michael Wiley, Strake Jesuit, RB, Arizona
Very underrated RB in all of Houston. First-teamer and rushed for 1,300 yards in an explosive offense. Can catch out of the backfield and in space. Wiley will also get on the field early at ‘Zona.