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August 15, 2012VYPE MAGAZINE - West Houston
The Classic: BBVA Compass Kickoff Classic
The Star Power
By Ahmard Vital
FOX Sports NEXT
Starting Friday, August 31, the BBVA Compass Inaugural Kick-Off Classic powered by VYPE Magazine is featuring two football games: Cinco Ranch vs. Cypress Ranch and Klein Collins vs. Cypress Woods will okay Saturday, September 1. There’s no doubt that fans will see an entertaining football game but they will also witness a number of the next stars who will be headliners on Saturday afternoons at major college campuses.
Cinco Ranch vs. Cypress Ranch
For the Cougars out in Katy, running back Jamel James is the headliner, who has been a known name for over three years. James is headed to Notre Dame, but was a player who had a committable offer to Arkansas after his sophomore year. James opened this back up after the firing of Razorback coach Bobby Petrino.
Out 290 West, Cy Ranch running back Keith Ford made his commitment to Oklahoma, the Sooners’ first, this past off season. He was drawing interest from USC, Alabama and a number of other top programs.
Klein Collins vs. Cypress Woods
On the north side, Klein Collins has managed to keep a boatload of talent for a number of years. Offensive linemen Tyler Tezano and Chance Allen are two of the Tigers’ biggest stars from a recruiting standpoint. Both are headed to the Big 12 Conference with Tezano going to West Virginia and Allen to Kansas State. These two will look to create running lanes for another prospect in running back Marcus Goodson, who is still working his first offer.
In the junior class (2014), Klein Collins has a couple more Division I players on the roster with athlete Jordan Thomas and linebacker Isaiah Santos, who follows in a long line of solid collegiate ball players.
Cy Woods, much like the other programs mentioned as for as talent is concern, is poised for a good year. At the most important position, the quarterback Nate German should be fun to watch. He is committed to Rice.
Linebacker Deoundrei Davis is one of the city’s best at his position. He is a Texas Top 100 player on most if not all of the recruiting services' rankings, and headed to Texas. In the backfield, Air Force-bound Trent Holmes is ready to get back on the field after missing a portion of the season last year. The player who filled in for him, Sam Stewart, a junior, is already a major Division I (Texas Tech, Mississippi State offers) player and will be highly recruited. Defensively, joining Davis is safety Alfred Pullom, who committed to Baylor last month.