Size is key in football. You hear it all the time -- you can't teach size. It opens a ton of recruiting doors.
This next grouping has some physical studs. Let's stared with RJ Orebo, a 6-foot-7 defensive end. He could look good for the Aggies coming off the edge in the future.
Hybrid stud Simon Gonzalez is a "tall drink of water" at tight end headed to Baylor, while McKade Mettauer, Jason Gold, Rod Chaney and Harrison White have been pushing around the competition since middle school.
Size is key, but can that translate at the next level where everyone is huge?
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VYPE's HOT 100
No. 41 RJ Orebo, Dayton, LB, Texas A&M
Rangy defensive end at 6-foot-7. Pretty raw and Aggies took a flier here. High ceiling as a second-team, all-district selection. An early graduate and will get in the weight room early. That’s going to help. He could be crazy good, but just unsure.
No. 42 McKade Mettauer,The Woodlands, OL, Cal
From The Woodlands to St. Pius and back to The Woodlands, Mettauer is a polished OL. Good fit for the Pac 10 coming from a passing offense at Pius and a more balanced attack at The Woodlands. Good size, good flexibility should get Mettauer on the field quickly. Must get heavier.
No. 43 Simon Gonzalez, Magnolia West, TE, Texas Tech
Gonzo is a bit of an unknown. He’s huge and athletic. The first-team selection is a true pass-catching tight end from a school that throws the ball a ton at Mag West. Will he be the right fit for the new staff at Texas Tech?
No. 44 Rodquice Chaney, Elsik, OL, Houston
Pretty raw, but has good size at 6-foot-5, 300-pounds. Has played against good competition in his district. A first-team, all-district selection, Chaney stays home and gives UH a cornerstone to their future OL.
No. 45 Alex Hogan, Lamar, DB, Texas Tech
Had several other DI offers. If you are going to play in the Big 12 at corner, you better be able to run and tackle. We will see if he can do both. He has solid size.
No. 46 Terrance Gipson, Westfield, QB, SMU
Uggh. Tough injury for Gipson to begin the season – an ACL. He has a live arm and is good with his feet. Another SMU-commit from Houston, who will need some time to sit, heal and learn.
No. 47 Harrison White, Klein, DE, Baylor
At 6-foot-5, White has the size to play at Baylor. But he’s been a little banged up at Klein. He has great upside and his best football should be in front of him.
No. 48 Jason Gold, Clear Springs, DE, Northwestern
The first-team, all-district selection has legit size to play in the Big 10. At 6-foot-3, 250-pounds, Gold could be the next H-Town star at Northwestern to join Katy’s Paddy Fisher and Travis Whillock.
No. 49 Ulysses Bentley, CE King, RB, SMU
Bentley rushed for over 1,000 yards against some pretty tough competition. At 5-foot-9, Bentley is explosive and can run away from defenders. SMU can use some H-Town help.
No. 50 Isaiah Essissima, Hightower, CB, Houston
At 5-foot-10, Essissima is a rangy corner, who has tremendous cover skills. He should help the Cougar defense in years to come. The Cougars have had success with Hurricane athletes.