Athletes from the likes of state finalist North Shore and Shadow Creek litter the next grouping of VYPE's Hot 100. Keeyon Stewart and Dorian Hewett of the 'Stangs defensive backfield, along with Kealon Jackson of Shadow Creek will play on Saturdays next season. They have unfinished business, however, at AT&T Stadium this weekend.
There are also a few sleepers in Patrick Paul of Jersey Village and Chayse Todd, who both signed with UH to play on the offensive line. Genson Hooper-Price of St. John's is another sleeper who didn't get much pub coming out of the private school sector. He's headed to Northwestern.
Talk about athletes? Clifton McDowell, TJ Goodwin and Tyler Hudson are hybrids. They can do so many things on the field.
Catch up on our VYPE Rankings in case you missed it.
No. 51 Patrick Paul, Jersey Village, OL, Houston
Sleeper alert. Paul is massive at 6-6, 300-pounds and virtually just getting comfortable in his position. He’s super young also for his grade. He’s a project who can become a star.
No. 52 Keeyon Stewart, North Shore, DB, TCU
Stewart can come up and support the run and cover. He’s proven it against some of the most elite competition in the State of Texas as North Shore had been on a wild ride the past two years. He will join his teammate Tony Bradford in Lubbock.
No. 53 Kealon Jackson, Shadow Creek, Athlete, North Texas
Jackson has wiggle. His ability to stop, start and change direction is something you just can’t teach. He’s great at returning kicks but is deadly in the horizontal passing game. He has another gear.
No. 54 Dorian Hewett, North Shore, DB, USC
While Syracuse is a long way from Houston’s eastside, Hewett has a champion in coach Kirk Martin, who used to be the head coach at Manvel. Hewett has been clutch for the ‘Stangs at safety. Needs a smidge more size when he gets to college.
No. 55 Chayse Todd, Crosby, OT, Houston
Todd is 6-foot-1, 280-pounds. He is a natural guard or may have to move to center. Crosby runs a similar offense to UH, so that will help. His size is a concern, but his motor is not.
No. 56 Genson Hooper-Price, St. John’s, WR, Northwestern
One of the most quiet recruits in Houston. This 6-foot-5 WR held offers from Notre Dame, Arizona, Baylor and Arizona State. St. John’s is a run-oriented offense, so let’s see what he can do when Northwestern takes the wraps off.
No. 57 Sincere Haynesworth, Pearland, OT, Tulane
Good fit for Haynesworth. He’s a center or guard and has played in a balanced, pro-style offense. He can run and pass-block with efficiency. Coach Willie Fritz has Houston ties after coaching at Sam Houston State and has built a trending program that just won the Cure Bowl against ULL.
No. 58 Clifton McDowell, Spring, Athlete, ULL
McDowell was the District 16-6A MVP. The 6-foot-4 QB can run and throw and is BIG. He made the Lions go the past two seasons and he hopes to step in at ULL and do the same. The Rajun Cajuns also reached a bowl game this season and have hopes of McDowell being the future.
No. 59 Tyler Hudson, Klein Oak, WR, Central Arkansas
The District 15-6A first-teamer is an athlete. He can win the 50-50 ball with his basketball skills. But that’s the rub. Does he want to play hoops or football at the next level? Dude has been on ESPN Sportscenter for posterizing dunks showing off his crazy athleticism. But where does he fit in in the football landscape? Holy Cross? Rice? Cornell? He seems higher than that.
No. 60 TJ Goodwin, Cy Falls, QB, UTEP
Goodwin had a great senior season leading his Golden Eagles to a second-place finish in district. Goodwin has legit size at 6-foot-4 and is a son of a coach. He’s also a tremendous student. With all those tools, UTEP should have their signal-caller of the future.