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Yates loaded on defense, and DT Dorsey leads the charge

By Matt Malatesta/rivals100.comDon’t let Houston Yates coach Clarence McKinney fool you — the one-time Houston Independent School Distict power is stacked with talent. “We don’t have anybody over here,” he says with a smile. “We’re just trying to survive.” After finishing 8-5 last season and reaching the Class 4A quarterfinals, Yates returns nine defensive starters and five on offense. McKinney…

Junior Tour: 1A standout dominates, has an early favorite (w/video)

By Jake Shaw/texasfootball.comIt’s easy to spot Rex McDougald at family reunions. Just find the person who looks like he doesn’t belong.”Our whole family’s about average size,” said Randy McDougald, Rex’s uncle and head football coach at Iola. “There’s about two people in our family that are really big.”One happens to be Rex McDougald, the 6-3, 290-pound mammoth fullback and linebacker…

Junior Tour: 1A standout dominates, has an early favorite (w/video)

By Jake Shaw/texasfootball.comIt’s easy to spot Rex McDougald at family reunions. Just find the person who looks like he doesn’t belong.”Our whole family’s about average size,” said Randy McDougald, Rex’s uncle and head football coach at Iola. “There’s about two people in our family that are really big.”One happens to be Rex McDougald, the 6-3, 290-pound mammoth fullback and linebacker…

RB and QB next in line at Lamar

By Matt Malatesta/rivals100.comHouston Lamar has produced two NCAA football national champions and a baseball freshman All-American over the past two years. University of Texas stars Andrew Kelson and Brian Orakpo both have been back on campus flashing their rings, while their former quarterback, Joe Savery, was one of the nation’s top freshman pitchers last year. Who’s next in the Lamar…

Junior Tour: Son of former Cowboy making own name (w/video)

.audio_b {background:#FEFFEC; border:1px solid #E5E7BF; padding:3px; font-size:10px; font-family:verdana; width:220px; text-align:center; float:right; margin-left:4px;} To view the highlight video of Nic Pozderac, CLICK HERE.By Jake Shaw/texasfootball.comIt’s not exactly a burden. But there is a downside, the feeling of having to prove yourself more so than the average player.It’s life as the son of a former NFL player, something few players can relate…

Junior Tour: Son of former Cowboy making his own name (w/video)

By Jake Shaw/texasfootball.comIt’s not exactly a burden. But there is a downside, the feeling of having to prove yourself more so than the average player.It’s life as the son of a former NFL player, something few players can relate to. Nic Pozderac, an offensive tackle at Carrollton Newman Smith, is used to getting a double-take when recruiters first hear his…

Brenham has abundant talent, recruiting attention (w/video)

By Jake Shaw/texasfootball.comIf ever there were a case for an early signing period in college football, you’d find Exhibit A in Brenham.Asked to list his Division I recruiting candidates, Brenham head coach Glen West rattled off five names before the question was barely finished.”And I can tell you that every one of them has at least two offers right now,”…

Insider’s Take: Junior Days help coaches circumvent recruiting rules

Randy Rodgers answers your questions every Monday about recruiting and the overall college and high school football scenes. (Due to Randy Rodgers’ travels around the state, this week’s Insider’s Take was delayed).A coach at nearly every level of collegiate football and most recently under John Mackovic at both Illinois and at Texas, Coach Rodgers is a consultant to nearly 40…