Eight high school footballers to represent Houston area in All-America game


The nation’s top high school soccer players are flocking to Orlando, Florida this week for the annual Under Armor All-America game after the event was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns last January.

Houston will be very well represented on the national TV showcase with eight players from the region on the 2022 game roster. Six of those players signed with Texas A&M in mid-December.

The game will be broadcast live at 1 p.m. Sunday on ESPN2 from Camping World Stadium.

The only participating Houston player who hasn’t signed is Cypress Park linebacker Harold Perkins. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound two-way star is the nation’s No. 1 linebacker rookie and No. 5 player overall, according to 247Sports. Perkins is expected to announce his signing between Texas, Texas A&M and LSU during the game.

Perkins has just completed a superb senior season which saw Cypress Park win the 16-6A District Championship. The team ultimately lost to Tomball in the bi-district round. The senior rushed for 1,352 yards and 21 touchdowns in just 80 carries. He also had 35 tackles, including 27 solo, two sacks and three defense interceptions.

Denver Harris, the nation’s No.3 rookie, will be back just weeks after helping North Shore win their third state championship in four years. He signed with Texas A&M.

State semi-finalist Katy has two participating players with defensive back Bobby Taylor and defensive end Malick Sylla. Taylor, who has missed most of his senior season with injury, is the nation’s No. 19 rookie. Sylla, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the defensive linemen rankings. Both signed with Texas A&M.

Bridgeland quarterback Conner Weigman is one of five quarterbacks expected to play in the game. Weigman, who also signed with Texas A&M, is the nation’s second quarterback signing. He was recently named the Touchdown Club of Houston offensive player of the year after collecting 2,276 yards and 27 touchdowns for the Bears.

Kelvin Banks Jr. of Summer Creek and Kam Dewberry of Atascocita will represent Humble ISD in the trenches. Banks, who is heading to Texas, is the nation’s second offensive tackle. Dewberry, who signed with Texas A&M, ranks third in the national rankings for home offensive linemen.

Dickinson’s Donovan Green, the nation’s No. 4 tight end, will also be on the pitch in Orlando. The Texas A&M signatory ended his senior season with 33 catches for 735 yards and 11 touchdowns.


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