Fanstand ATX ’18 All Super Soph Football Selections

Leading the spotlight of our 2019-2020 coverage. Ryder, Charles and RJ have displayed the leadership, skill level and attitude it takes to lead a program to the next level. We are thankful to have these 3, plus the several talented C/O '21 players listed among them.
  • Our personal picks.  The selected have displayed potential, skill set and maturity to spearhead our coverage over the next two seasons.  They will support C/O ’20 in their State endeavors, before leading our area as Seniors in 2020.  Keep shining, gentlemen.

FANSTAND SUPER SOPH SUPERLATIVES (2018)

OVERALL MVP

QB – Ryder Hernandez (’21), Cedar Park
In limited playing time, Ryder racked up 25 pass TDs (nearly 2500 passing yards), helping guide CPFB to the Area 5A playoffs (falling to eventual State Finalist Shadow Creek). After flashing his potential as a freshman on Varsity in ’17, #4 holds the key to Cedar Park’s State hopes from ’19-’20.

CO-OFFENSIVE MVP

QB – Charles Wright (’21), Austin High
With over 3K passing yards in his first full Varsity season, Wright quickly erased the memories of Saxton Maroon-past. Austin High is thrilled for the Wright Era to continue through 2020. If his 33 pass TDs as a sophomore are any indication, the student section at AHS has plenty to get hyped for. ‘Loyal Forever’
QB – RJ Martinez (’21), Westwood
Narrowly missing the 1K passing mark, Martinez true indication of of QB excellence was his 18 total TDs to 2 interceptions ratio. With a 3 rush TD performance vs. East View and 4 rush TD showing vs. Leander, Martinez is the true definition of a dual threat. With QB Whisperer head coach Anthony Wood in his corner, the sky is the limit for RJ over the next two seasons. We’ll be tuned in…

DEFENSIVE MVP

Landyn Watson (’21), Hutto
When you consider offenses game plan to run away from #21, his 54 tackles are even more impressive. None more important than his season high 9 tackle showing in a win over (eventual State Finalist) Liberty Hill. Where his numbers really become impressive – 19 of his 54 tackles were for losses, including 4 sacks. With dozens of D1 offers already on the table, we’ll just grab our popcorn and enjoy the Watson Show over the next two seasons.

RUNNING BACK MVP

Tavierre Dunlap (’21), Del Valle
In one of the toughest 6A district in all of Texas, Dunlap manage over 1400 rush yards (17 rush TDs) in his first full shot at Varsity. His 385 rush yards/5 TD performance vs. Austin High earned him Fanstand POTW honors. With a nucleus of young Cardinal talent around him, we are in for a treat to watch #2 over the next two seasons. Keep grindin’, Tavi!!

WIDE RECEIVER MVP (CO)

Bryant Lewis (’21), Lehman
Lewis followed up his Frosh Varsity debut with something special in ’18. Bryant snagged 25 catches for 300+ yards and 3 TDs. #1 added another 6 TDs on the ground (gaining 440 rush yards) and tossed 2 more TDs while sharing time with a senior signal caller. The program looks to be Bryant’s going forward in ’19 and ’20. Can Lehman end its playoff drought behind the talented Lewis? Stay tuned…
Cameron O’Banan (’21), Dripping Springs
On a team full of senior talent, O’Banan’s skill set forced the soph onto the field and demanded production. His 20 receptions went for an average of over 20 yards each. The scary fact is nearly half of his receptions (8) went for touchdowns. We’re wondering how Coach Zimmerman will deploy #6 over the next two seasons (QB? WR? Hybrid?) Stay tuned…

O-LINE MVP

Manny Ansumana (’21), Dripping Springs

D-LINE MVP

Braylon Sugg (’21), Hutto
Braylon finished his sophomore campaign with 54 tackles (9 TFL). He also displayed his athleticism, batting down 2 passes and recovering a fumble. With Watson/Sugg up front for next two seasons, Hutto can maintain its high postseason expectations.

DEFENSIVE BACK MVP (CO)

Latrell McCuthchin (’21), LBJ
Daveon I’som (’21), Elgin
Isom’s 3 interceptions in just 7 games played was enough to show us he will be a name to know over the next two seasons. Twin of Trey, Daveon made a name for himself with outstanding kick returns and lock down coverage.

SPECIAL TEAMS MVP

Kiyon King (’21), Cedar Park
Establishing himself as one of the top athletes for CPFB as a sophomore, this future DB1 lockdown corner made his biggest splash via special teams for Cedar Park in ’18.

UTILITY MVP

Isaiah Quinton Jackson (’21), East View
IQJ was the Patriots’ swiss sophomore army knife in 2018, contributing to all 3 phases. His versatility allowed EV to endure depth issues and clinch a district title. The Pats are hoping to return to playoffs with #23 as a lead. We’ll be watching.

SECOND VARSITY SEASON SOPH MVP

Da’Qwon Donaldson (’21), LBJ

FIRST TEAM ALL SUPER SOPH OFFENSE (2018)

QB – Peter McFarlin (’21), Elgin

McFarlin played in all 10 games for Coach Anderson in 2018, netting 800+ rush yards (10 total TDs) in his first season under center. Now with full reigns heading into ’19 and ’20 season, we are about to witness the growth of the next great Elgin QB. Stay tuned!

QB – Seth Ford (’21), Round Rock

Carrying a pristine 138 QB rating in 2018, Ford shined when given the opportunity. Playing behind District MVP O’Keefe, Ford still managed to throw 6 TD passes and run for another. His work in the kicking game will keep him on the field for all four downs going forward. We’ll enjoy him on the basketball court this Winter, but can’t wait to see what #10 has in store for RRFB over the next two seasons!!

QB – Xavier Lucio (’21), Hendrickson

RB – Weston Stephens (’21), Lake Travis

The ATX’s Christian McCaffrey?? #32 burst onto the scene with nearly 700 rush yards (11 rush TDs) in his first shot at RB1. His versatility truly shined in the pass game, snagging 20 passes, averaging 10 yards a reception (taking 4 to the house for TDs). With a full offseason of conditioning and work under the LT coaching staff – we could have an emerging D1 RB on our hands. Job well done, Weston.

RB – Nate Anderson (’21), Westwood

RB – Lavonte Benford (’21), Manor

RB – Demetrius Gardner (’21), Connally

RB – Israel Morgan (’21), Round Rock

UTL – Jaden Williams (’21), Hendrickson

A dual-sport Hawks star (basketball), Jaden’s late season shoulder injury was the only thing keeping #23 from a long playoff run. Much more to come for Jaden in the future.

WR – Calin Rogers (’21), Weiss

Rogers speed will serve him well over the next two seasons, as the Wolves must find ways to feed #22. Calin reeled in 9 passes for 45 yards, and saw success on the ground, averaging nearly 8 yards a pick up via the run.

WR – Jayden Moore (’21), Manor

WR – Robbie Jeng (’21), Westwood

WR – Danny Davis (’21), LBJ

WR – Josh Cameron (’21), Cedar Park

Cameron ran the same wideout position as Carson Neel, thus wasn’t needed much during regular season. However, CPFB’s secret wideout weapon made himself known, scoring 1 of the T’wolves 2 TDs vs. Shadow Creek in the State 5A Area Finals.

WR – Jon Snead (’21), Cedar Park

With seniors like Neel/Breed/Herbstreit graduating, CPFB is in great hands with Big Jon Snead returning over next 2 seasons.

WR – Luke Nicklos (’21), Westlake

Battling a slew of receiver talent amongst his teammates, young Luke managed 10 receptions and a TD as a sophomore.

OL – Luke Williams (’21), Cedar Park

Luke started 11 of CPFB’s 12 games in 2018 at right tackle. He will be a fixture on the Timberwolves front line into 2020. The future is now for Williams.

TE – Edward Thompson (’21), LBJ

OL – Harrison Donovan (’21), Austin High

OL – Aidan Kinnaird (’21), Westlake

OL – Judge Niland (’21), Lake Travis

OL – Daniel Gonzalez (’21), Seguin

OL – Daniel Vasquez (’21), Westwood

OL – Diego Ledesma (’21), LBJ

K – Hays McCannon/Nathan Ellisor (’21), Lake Travis

After Cameron Dicker (the Kicker) left for the UT Longhorns, LT fans wondered how they would replace him. The answer: 2 outstanding sophomores with 40+ yard range and tons of talent. Hays and Nathan handled XPs, FGs and kickoffs at different points, and will continue to man the kicking game for the Cavaliers.

FIRST TEAM ALL SUPER SOPH DEFENSE (2018)

DL – Jordan Hood (’21), Elgin

DL – Raleigh Erwin (’21), Lake Travis

Few outsize Raleigh’s personality. His on-field play was similar to his attitude – full of passion. Making himself a starter as a sophomore, #40’s potential shines bright. A triplet (along with RB Wesley), Erwin Family Dynasty is in full session.

DL – Connor Kracy (’21), Leander

DL – Kalob Carter (’21), Connally

LB – Brett Hartgrove (’21), Cedar Ridge

While most people talk about the youth returning for the Raider DBs, we are also hyped for the return of LB Hartgrove. Showing skill beyond his experience, Brett will be a cornerstone of Coach Robinson’s defense from ’19 through the 2020 season.

LB – James Hudson, Jr. (’21), Crockett

LB – Zachary Hobert (’21), Hays

LB – Dyron Dixon (’21), Leander

LB – Carson Otworth (’21), Round Rock

Otworth was dynamite his first Varsity season, ranking 4th on the Dragons with 72 tackles (6 TFLs), while tying for the team lead in sacks (4). Toss in an interception, 1 forced fumble and 2 fumble recoveries – you could make the argument Otworth was an all district performer.

DB – Emon Allen (’21), Vista Ridge

DB – Dominic Sullivan (’21), Glenn

DB – Trey McCarty (’21), Round Rock

DB – Aden Nava (’21), Lake Travis

Another reason we project an LT State title in the year 2020, Aden has already impacting Varsity. It will be fun to watch his off season development when we begin our 7v7 coverage in late May ’19.

DB – Saul Delarosa (’21), Georgetown

Can we file Saul under the ‘we told you so’ category? We first saw #42 in beastmode during the Belton 7v7 Summer shootout. It took some time in the regular season to happen, but eventually Delarosa forced his way onto the field, and produced. We feel he’ll be a cornerstone piece to the Eagle Fight in ’19 and ’20.

DB – Javion Mays (’21), Cedar Park

Mays made an impact on all 3 stages of the game for Cedar Park as a sophomore – rounding out a talented core of C/O ’21 Timbewolves.

DB – Roshon Morgon (’21), Del Valle

DB – Ray Egelsee (’21), Leander

DB – Lucas Mireur (’21), Westlake

DB – Trystin Brown (’21), Akins

DB – Ife Ohalete (’21), Lake Travis

SECOND TEAM ALL SUPER SOPH OFFENSE (2018)

QB – Kyle Brown (’21), Vista Ridge

VR got a glimpse of its future when Kyle helped lead the Rangers to the State 7v7 Tournament in College Station in Summer. Occasionally spelling Cantu at QB in ’18, we are excited to the son of one of our favorite area coordinators get his shot to lead VR into the 2020 season.

QB – Nate Yarnell (’21), Lake Travis

How many JV QBs do you know with Division I offers? With a wealth of signal calling talent at LT, Mr. Yarnell is patiently waiting for his time to shine. He did get his first Varsity shot in postseason ’18, but the world will have to wait for full fledge Yarnell Era (for now).

QB – Evan Mallett (’21), Bowie

RB – Bowen Lewis (’21), Vandegrift

RB – Marcelo Alanis (’21), Lake Travis

RB – Marques Washington (’21), Seguin

RB – Jax Crockett (’21), Westlake

RB – Dominic Mojica (’21), Cedar Creek

RB – Laeron Davis (’21), LBJ

RB – Wesley Erwin (’21), Lake Travis

The other half of the dynamic LT wonder-twins Erwin combo, Wesley produced in a big time way when he took the field. With a full year of conditioning ahead, we could see an even beastlier version of #24. Stay tuned.

WR – Trey I’som (’21), Elgin

WR – Luke Nail (’21), Marble Falls

WR – Kade Locklin (’21), Georgetown

WR – Ty Pruett (’21), Cedar Creek

WR – Drew Henson (’21), Rouse

WR – Nick Anderson (’21), Austin High

WR – Robert Mallett, IV (’21), Akins

TE – Lake McRee (’21), Lake Travis

TE – Kelby Hickerson (’21), Anderson

OL – Cayden Scott (’21), Bastrop

OL – Garrett Winnek (’21), Hendrickson

OL – Diego Cruz (’21), Weiss

UTL – Romello Flores Giles (’21), Bastrop

UTL – Dre Langhorne (’21), Georgetown

KR – Isaiah Guajardo (’21), Crockett

K – Josh McCormick (’21), Bowie

K – Cole Chapman (’21), Dripping Springs

SECOND TEAM ALL SUPER SOPH DEFENSE

DL – William Rengel (’21), Cedar Creek

DL – Jackson Metzger (’21), Westwood

DL – Gabe Perez (’21), Marble Falls

LB – Kyler Kirkpatrick (’21), Round Rock

LB – Luis Rojas (’21), Akins

LB – Mason Neill (’21), Marble Falls

LB – Phillip Garcia (’21), Lehman

We all know about the Lobo young skill players, but Garcia could be one the most important pieces going forward. Tasked with stopping the run for Lehman on defense, Garcia’s continued development will be key if the Lobos want to challenge for a postseason spot in ’19 (most likely in ’20).

LB – Aidan Thompson (’21), Anderson

Aidan played 8 games for the Varsity Trojans, registering 12 tackles in the process. Thompson looks like a starter going forward into 2020.

DB – Jason Gaines (’21), Bowie

We first noticed Coach Gaines’ son during Summer 7v7. Over the course of the season, Jason was the Dawgs’ top young DB. Blessed with above average speed and a high football IQ, Jason’s utilization in ’19 will be key to Bowie keeping their postseason steak alive.

DB – Malachi Byrd (’21), Vista Ridge

DB – Curvin Prince (’21), Westlake

DB – David Lamear (’21), Manor

DB – Osvany Morales (’21), Lanier

DB – Damien Perez (’21), Cedar Creek

DB – Carlos Tiemann-Daniel (’21), Austin High

DB – Holdan O’Kelley (’21), Austin High

DB – Carter King (’21), Dripping Springs

DB – Lance Long (’21), Marble Falls

DB – Aaron Brangan (’21), Rouse

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