As the early period for National Signing Day nears next week for the Class of 2019, VYPE Media dives into its Houston Hot 100 2.0.
Over the next week, VYPE will unveil its Top 100 seniors and where they are projected to play on Saturdays in the fall. We start with players 91-100. Tough decisions had to be made, none tougher than these.
91. Jordan Revels, North Shore, DL, Texas State
Revels is a touch under-sized but an integral part of North Shore’s nasty defense. The 6-foot defensive end is a playmaker and tremendously atletic for his size. Former North Shore assistant and now TSU coach Clarence McKinney hopes to get this sleeper on board.
92. Peyton Matocha, St. Thomas, QB, Miami
Matocha just pulled an offer from Tulane. He was the team’s best all-around player. He’s got good size to be a dual-threat QB as well as a talented punter. He also filled in on defense when needed. Matocha was the TD Club’s co-Offensive Player of the Year.
93. Ben Montgomery, Taylor, DB, Yale
Montgomery has been patrolling the Mustangs secondary seemingly forever. The all-district selection is equally as talented in the classroom. He had DI offers but looked long-term with his commitment to Yale.
94. Jacorey Howard, Aldine, RB, TSU
Howard is a great student and great talent. The 6-foot-1 big back could potentially play multiple positions. He rushed for over 1,400 yards and has been the Big Man on Campus since his freshman year at Aldine. TSU recently offered. This would be a steal.
95. Jaelin Benefield, Pearland, RB, Eastern Illinois
Benefield toted the rock for one of the area’s top teams this season. He had over 1,300 yards and can catch the ball out of the backfield. A little under-rated as a recruit, mostly due to size and speed. He was District 23-6A’s MVP and a three-time first-teamer. He can play.
96. Zane Knipe, Lamar, WR, Rice
Knipe has some tools at 5-foot-11. He stays home and is pumped to play in the Owls’ new offense. Rice needs immediate impact players. Knipe will get some early opportunities.
97. Christian Richmond, Cy-Fair, Athlete, Central Arkansas
Richmond is a 5-foot-8 athlete who was the district’s leading kick-returner and was the school’s top receiver. Again, size strikes again. Richmond is starting to get some recruiting notice with Army, SFA, McNeese and HBU in the mix.
98. Alex Brown, Klein Collins, WR, Wyoming
At 6-foot-4, Alex Brown’s best football is in front of him. Collins is known as a run-oriented program and Brown will get more looks at the college level. He has to turn up the motor a little big and be a force on the 50-50 balls.
99. Austin Landry, Pearland, Angelo State
Landry was the dual-threat QB until JD Head moved into the Rig. Did he pout? No, he went off for over 600 yards receiving showing off his versatility. The 6-footer recently picked up an Army offer.
100. Jordan Jones, Jersey Village, WR, Uncommitted
People slept on Jersey Village last season, including VYPE. Jones was the favorite target of Richardson and led the district with over 800 yards. He has the size but needs a little polish. Could be a solid get for a low DI or DII.