40th Annual San Antonio Sports All-Star Game set for January 6, 2018
By Scott Hansen
The rosters for the 40th Annual San Antonio Sports All-Star game have been released. On January 6 at the Alamodome, the San Antonio Sports All-Star game will take place at 5 PM following the conclusion of the US Army All-American Bowl. The All-Star Game will be television locally on KMYS.
Smithson Valley head coach Larry Hill, who won his 250th career game in 2017, will take charge of the East squad. One of the top prospects on the East side is one of his own from 5-0 and No. 3 Smithson Valley in TCU verbal Trevon Moehrig-Woodard.
Boerne Champion coach Keith Kaiser will coach the West squad. Kaiser will have his own quarterback to lead the way in Tulsa commit Davis Brin. Brin and Champion are looking to make a run in the playoffs after a roller coaster start against fantastic competition.
A lot of college eyes will be on the All-Star Game, as late decommitments put college coaches in a rough spot. You would be amazed how many late offers go out for this reason alone. There is also the flip side of that, as some schools will not have enough open scholarships to bring in all of the players verbally committed to a school. This usually sends the high school coaches, the prospect, and his family to scramble at the last second.
Players who have a lot to gain with one last chance to showcase their talents after some rest and the Christmas break to work out as Johnson’s Alex Brown and Brandon McDuffie. Both players are considered borderline FBS prospects and each could play at that level. Long snapper Karsten Battles has been selected for the US Army All-American Game.
If you are looking for some sleepers, Reagan defensive back Spencer Gilliam of the East squad. Gilliam is your typical Texas safety, who hits like a son of a gun and gets to the football in a hurry.
The Schertz Clemens trio of Carter Breu, Marshawn Brown, and Darius Vandyke are just three of the dozen Buffaloes worthy of selection. Clemens is off to a 5-0 start, allowing 7.6 points per game and has not allowed a touchdown since the second quarter of a Week 2 win over MacArthur and the best quarterback in town in Tyler Vitt.Marshawn Brown also makes sense, having two 200-yard efforts under his belt on the campaign. Just this past week, wide receiver and blue-chip prospect Tommy Bush received his Under Armour All-American Bowl jersey. Offensive lineman Brandon Castillo has been selected for the Blue-Gray All-American Game.
Judson‘s Keith Jefferson is a long body who is capable of doing damage in the deep passing game and in jump ball situations. Jefferson is a victim of having too many horses on the field to spread the ball to somebody frequently. His value will become more apparent in the playoffs when Judson plays stiffer competition. The 6’4 senior is calmly averaging 24.3 yards per catch and has two long touchdown grabs on the season for 5-0 and No. 1 Judson.
Oklahoma State commit Jay’Veon Cardwell of Cibolo Steele has a 99-yard pick six on his account this season, while consensus five-star safety Caden Sterns is committed to Texas and will stay in his hometown to play in the US Army All-American Bowl.
UTSA commit Spencer Burford-Watts is a big-time prospect out of Wagner who is criminally underrated by the national recruiting services. If you look at the frame of Burford-Watts and what he excels at, with his size, he is potentially a starting left tackle in the future for the Roadrunners. Maybe sooner rather than later.
Both Steele and Judson out of District 27-6A are programs who could have had at least a dozen players on this list that are worthy of selection based off talent and recruiting potential.
On the West squad along with Brin, Clark tight end lBen Sims is a verbal to Baylor, while Brandeis defensive tackle Brandon Matterson is another underrated commit to UTSA. Vitt should be committed by now, but for whatever reason he is not believed to have any FBS offers at the moment. That might be the crime of the century in San Antonio High School Football. The MacArthur signal caller had a 400-yard game this season where he started the game 29 of 29 passing. In high school, college, the NFL, that is an amazing stat. Aaron Rodgers completed 22 in a row once at Cal against USC if memory serves correct, but to find a huge amount over 20 would be tough to do.
If you do not have an offer in for O’Connor‘s Millard Bradford, Jalen Hughes, and kicker Michael Lyssy, you probably should hurry. Somebody will eventually figure out how good Bradford is in the playoffs, assuming 6-0 and No. 2 O’Connor can make a playoff run. Hughes is one of the leading wide receivers in the area statistically. Hughes runs fantastic routes, is a little undersized, but extremely speedy and elusive. Michael Lyssy has FBS talent as a kicker.
Warren running back Devin Moore and wide receiver Quinton Starks are a tad on the underrated side, while Holmes playmaker Quentravious Wright is another name to watch on the West squad.
40th Annual San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game ROSTERS
Alamo Heights: William Dehlinger, QB; Walker Hankinson, OT; Cody Nelson, LB Canyon Lake: Jacob Foster, OL Clemens: Carter Breu, DE; Marshawn Brown, RB; Darius Vandyke, S Cole: Clifford Jacobs, DT East Central: Allen Dukes, FS; Daveon Johnson, LB Floresville: Julian Nambo, DB; Colton Payne, WR/KR Harlandale: Trisdon Fuentes, OL Highlands: Joseph Palafos, QB/WR; Rene Palomino, RB/WR
Johnson: Alex Brown, DT; Brandon McDuffie, WR/KR; Tanner Reed, LB Judson: Keith Jefferson, WR; Kolbe Harris, OT; Brody Stoepler, LB Madison: D’Wayne Anthony, OL; Jalen Battles, WR/P; Treveon Tippins, RB Marion: Cole Doerr, DE Navarro: Will Eveld, QB/DB/P New Braunfels: Ryan Redding, QB; Weston Wright, OT New Braunfels Canyon: Fabian Facundo, DB/S/WR Pleasanton: Isaac Mendiola, S Poth: Heath Dunn, TE Randolph: Carlos (Sebastian) Goldsworth, DT Reagan: Spencer Gilliam, S; Brandon Smith, OG; Andrew Ureste, WR Roosevelt: Dylan Johnson, C; David Pavon, TE; Felton Walls, WR Saint Mary’s Hall: Joe Heath III, LB Sam Houston: Garland Coleman, DE/TE San Antonio Christian: Ryan Hotchkiss, K; Brandon Trevino, LB Seguin: Garrett Luensmann, LB Smithson Valley: CJ Kuehler, DE; Tre’von Moehrig-Woodard, ATH; Mason Pierce, DB Steele: Brenden Brady, RB; Charley Zeno, OL; JayVeon Cardwell, DB Wagner: Spencer Burford-Watts, OT; Sedryk Hernandez, DE
Bandera: Josh Ripple, OL/DT; Ben Shacklefort, TE Boerne: Kade Hunter, LB; Caelan Keenan, C; Brooks Klutts, QB Boerne Champion: Davis Brin, QB; Cory Collinsworth, DT; Cade Pollard, P; Taylor Posey, DE Brandeis: Will Draker, C; Brandon Matterson, DT Brennan: Ethan Barron, DS; Joshua James, OLB; Isaiah Paul LB; Alexander Wise, WR Burbank: Carlos Covarrubias, DB; Tristian Zamora, OG Central Catholic: Eric Oyervides, OL Churchill: Ryan Booth, OT; Diego Vela, RB Clark: Ben Sims, TE Edison: Tanner Ahoyt, OL/DL eeL: Samuel Brooks, DT; Vincent Taylor, WR/RB/DB Holmes: Quentrevious Wright, WR Holy Cross: Jaime Ramirez, SS/RB; Chris Silva, OT Hondo: Cade Weynand, S/WR Jay: Aaron Alderete, DT; Malik Ross, DB/PR/P Jefferson: Ian Garcia, MLB MacArthur: Ethan Gottschalk, WR; Jonathan Thompson, LB/DE; Tyler Vitt, QB/P Marshall: Ezrael Powell, DB; Dylan Smith, S Memorial: Carlos Compos, DE O’Connor: Millard Bradford, DB; Jalen Hughes, WR; Michael Lyssy, K; Roel Sanchez, QB Sabinal: Mauricio Contreras, WR South San: Ernest Hernandez, DT; James Valencia, S Southside: Edward Perez, RB Southwest: Bostin Crisp, LB/FB; Sean Ruiz, RB Stevens: Nate Gonzalez, DE/DS; Colt Strickland, OG/FB/LS Warren: Lenny Dominguez, OL; Devin Moore, RB; Quinton Starks, WR