Longview - Coppell Preview

It will be a battle of defensive linemen when Longview (TX) travels to Coppell (TX) Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Coppell features one of the nation's top defensive ends in Solomon Thomas, who is ranked No. 5 at his position in the country. He has a top eight of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, UCLA, Stanford, Ohio State and Notre Dame.

It sounds like TCU is trying to get in the mix, though, and could even get him to attend its "home game" against LSU at Cowboys Stadium on Aug. 31.

His counterpart from Longview, Zaycoven Henderson, has already committed to TCU. But others are in pursuit like Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU and Texas Tech.

Longview also features on of 2015's top running backs in Ja'Mycal Hasty, who has offers from Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

Both teams feel like they have unfinished business to do from 2012 when Longview reached the Class 5A, Division II regionals (third round) and Coppell was bounced by DeSoto in the 5A, Division I area round.


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