VYPE Houston Region
Houston Stars Participate in US Army Game
January 11, 2012By Matt Malatesta of VYPE MAGAZINE - Central Houston
Houston Area All-Americans
It has been duly noted for some time: Houston has a great core of athletes.
Well, it seems as though those outside of the Bayou City believe that as well as four players were chosen to represent the West Squad in the US Army All-American game on January 7 in San Antonio, Texas.
“It’s a great being out here to competed and work on what you have been doing all four years of high school,” former Brenham linebacker Tim Cole said. “It’s a blessing to be chosen and I’m thankful to be here.”
Of all the players present, the University of Texas bound Cole was the lone Houston-area player who played on the defensive side. Offensively, Elkins offensive lineman Mike Matthews, Hightower’s Bralon Addison and Dekaney running back Trey Williams were also part of the West team.
In the end, the West won by the score of 24-12.
Both Addison and Williams, who will take their talents to Texas A&M had positive yardage in the win. Williams finished the game with 73 all-purpose yards while Addison added another 43 yards.
“It’s been a great experience. Just getting to play with and against these great athletes, you know this is a blessing,” Williams said. “It’s a pleasure representing the Army and doing these great things.”
Perhaps it is a snapshot for what is to come as each of these guys are headed to their respective colleges. All are staying within the Lone Star borders, including Matthews who will join his brothers in College Station.
Cole is looking forward to getting to those 40 Acres.
“I’m just ready to work out and compete when I get there. I plan on competing for a starting job,” Cole said. “I plan on going out there with the great mindset of working
Williams and Addison, though both have expressed taking other visits while committed, seem to both be making their way up 290 West to State Highway 6 to College Station. But that week was not about recruiting, college visits and what the next step was set to be.
It was about the moment at hand.
“This is real big because only four Houston-area athletes got invited to this. It feels great and I feel like I have just been winning,” Williams, who was also the MVP of the state title game said. “I’ve been blessed and all the hard work has paid off. I have a lot of joy in my system right now.”