By: Justin Wells and Joe Cook
ARLINGTON — During the pregame of Desoto and Cibolo Steele, one thing stood out for the Eagles; size.
Desoto has a number of college prospects that litter its roster, some underclassmen. Two really stood out; Junior defensive backs to keep on your radar, German and Gemon Green.
Desoto had the tall task of limiting Cibolo Steele QB and Texas Tech commit Xavier Martin during the 6A Division II championship game. Though Martin still had some outstanding plays, Green and the rest of the Eagle secondary were able to hold Martin just enough to where the Eagles earned their first state championship.
“I dreamed about (winning state), but I never knew it would actually happen,” Gemon said. “It feels great.”
While one brother (Gemon) played an outstanding game, the other (German) was hampered by an undisclosed injury and missed the action.
Gemon showed traits that reminded me of UT sophomore Holton Hill. Long, great hips, but more aggressive and better in run support. His Hudl shows a unique combination of good feet, makeup speed, and using those long arms. With a handful of offers already like Fresno State, SMU, Colorado, and Utah State, there are plenty more to come.
“Alabama has been hitting me up lately,” said Gemon. “SMU, Colorado everyday. I’ll be attending The Opening Regional in March. I visited Texas last fall for the UTEP game. I haven’t heard from any of the new staff yet, but Texas is definitely a school I’m interested in.”
Both also play with a little dog in them, a trait all great corners need. German’s Hudl shows the tenacity college coaches desire at the next level.
“We came out here and knew what we had to do,” Green said. “We worked all summer for this. Every practice we worked hard. We believed in our team. The seniors had to step up, and next year we have to do the same thing.”
When watching German, the first thing that sticks out about him is his size. German plays cornerback at 6-foot-2 and weighs around 170 pounds.
Like several of his Desoto teammates, they both hold offers and interest in the Colorado Buffaloes. His other two offers are from New Mexico and Fresno State.
The depth of talent for the 2018 cycle at skill positions continues to show how many options Texas will have available on the recruiting trail. Wide receiver is loaded, as is defensive back.
While the Greens are on UT’s big board, they join guys like Jalen Green (Houston Heights), Anthony Cook (Houston Lamar), Treveon Johnson (Giddings), Trevon Moehrig-Woodard (Smithson Valley), and D’Shawn Jamison (Houston Lamar).
But the Desoto duo are two to watch in 2018.