Texas Football: 3 top Longhorns commits to watch this weekend

Christian Clark
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This is a big recruiting weekend for Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian as they prepare to host the No. 24 ranked Kansas Jayhawks at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin on Sep. 30. But there are multiple Texas commits in the 2024 and 2025 classes that have key high school football games this weekend.

Nearly all Texas commits are in the midst of district play as we soon turn the calendar from September to October. It’s time for Texas commits to prove they and their teams are ready to make big runs at district and state titles this fall.

While a handful of Texas commits are on bye weeks this week and weekend, most have games slated anywhere between Sep. 28 and 30.

Top Texas football commits in the 2024 and 2025 classes to watch this week

A few Texas commits have already played their games this week, too. Three-star Texas quarterback commit Trey Owens had over 300 passing yards and five passing touchdowns as he led Cypress (TX) Cy-Fair to a convincing 49-21 win over Jersey Village on Sep. 28.

Three-star Texas interior offensive line commit Nate Kibble helped Humble (TX) Atascocita dismantle West Brook 71-0 to stay undefeated through five games.

Here are the Texas commits that are off this week.

  • Duncanville EDGE Colin Simmons
  • Duncanville DL Alex January
  • IMG Academy RB Jerrick Gibson
  • IMG Academy S Jordon Johnson-Rubell
  • Lucas (TX) Lovejoy WR Parker Livingstone
  • Schertz (TX) Smithson Valley WR Freddie Dubose Jr.
  • Orlando (FL) Jones DL D’antre Robinson

Here’s a look at three top Texas commits to watch this weekend.

Christian Clark, RB

Sep. 29: Phoenix (AZ) Mountain Pointe vs. Queen Creek (AZ) American Leadership Academy

Among the best performances from Texas commits in the last couple of weeks came courtesy of the touted and versatile four-star Phoenix (AZ) Mountain Pointe running back Christian Clark. The blue-chip running back out of Arizona rushed for over 200 yards and two touchdowns in a close 28-21 win on Sep. 15 over the Phoenix (AZ) Central Bobcats.

The win over Phoenix district rival Central was Clark’s best performance of the season. It was also the first game that Clark got double-digit carries during his senior season.

Clark now has 297 rushing yards on 42 carries (7.1 yards per carry), three rushing touchdowns, and three catches for 21 yards in three games played this season (per MaxPreps) as of the latest stats update for Mountain Pointe. It doesn’t look like Mountain Pointe has posted the game stats for the 42-14 win last week over Cesar Chavez.

It feels like Clark’s game is about to take off as Mountain Pointe looks for a district title this fall. The Pride begins section play in two weeks, making Clark one of the few Texas commits that isn’t in district play in late September.

Mountain Pointe and Clark will put their two-game winning streak to the test on Sep. 29 at home against 4-1 Queen Creek (AZ) American Leadership Academy. American Leadership Academy is the No. 6 ranked team in Arizona, the highest-ranked foe Mountain Pointe has faced this season.

Clark and the Pride come in with a record of 4-1 after a convincing 42-14 win over Cesar Chavez at home on Sep. 21.