There was also the news that Texas A&M finally made their decision and hired former Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin.
In the Texas high school playoffs, former Oklahoma State commitment turned Texas A&M commit Bralon Addison led his Fort Bend Hightower team into the Class 5A Division I State Championship Game. Addison had a monster game in Hightower's 54-35 semifinal win over San Antonio Madison on Saturday in the Alamodome. Addison scored the first time he carried the ball with a 42-yard touchdown. He finished with 229 yards rushing and five touchdowns. He scored on three of his first four keeps at quarterback and he also had a passing touchdown. Hightower will now play Southlake Carroll in the Championship Game next Saturday at 4 p.m in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Southwest.
In the Class 5A Division II semifinals another Texas A&M commitment that has shown interest and continues to talk regularly with Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, Spring DeKaney running back Trey Williams, was outstanding in his team's 56-19 win over Mansfield Timberview, coached by former Oklahoma State defensive end Mark Walker. DeKaney, in just their fifth year of varsity competition won the game 56-19. Williams carried 31 times for 227 yards and six touchdowns. In the first half he rushed for 140 yards and four scores including second quarter touchdown runs of 42 and 20 yards. Now 13-2 on the season, DeKaney will play of the championship next Saturday at 8 p.m. against power and defending champion Cibolo Steele. That game will also be televised on Fox Sports Southwest.
Cowboys defensive end commitment Eric Davis was there in Stillwater last Saturday to see Oklahoma State clinch the Big 12 Championship with the 44-10 win over Oklahoma. A former A&M commitment that switched to the Pokes early in the fall, Davis had been a huge factor in turning around the season for Tyler (John Tyler) before they fell to Waco Midway 51-20 in the Class 4A, Division I semifinals this weekend. The 6-3, 235-pound Davis unselfishly switched from defensive end, where he will play in college, inside to defensive tackle to help the Lions defense.
In the Class 4A, Division II semifinal Texas pledge Jonathan Gray of Aledo went wild again as he rushed for 212 yards and five touchdowns in the 68-28 win over Corsicana. Gray has now set the single season Texas high school touchdown mark of 64 touchdowns. He has also tied the national record. Helping on that offensive line is big tackle Michael Wilson. Wilson, a 6-6, 260-pound pledge to Texas A&M is another Aggie commitment in the wake of a 6-6 season and the firing of head coach Mike Sherman that is checking out other options in recruiting. Aledo will play for a state championship next Saturday at noon at Cowboys Stadium against Manvel.
Finally, in Class 3A Division II Argyle has continued to push on and with their 34-14 win over Monahans they will meet up with Wimberly at 4 p.m. next Friday in the championship game. Argyle offensive lineman Trey Keenan (6-4, 260, 5.0) was in Stillwater last Saturday on an unofficial visit to watch the Bedlam victory by the Cowboys. Keenan is a Texas Tech commitment, but may be having second thoughts. Texas Tech fired three coaches on Friday including the offensive line coach.
Lots of thing happening in Texas this past weekend.