Houston TNL: top breakout recruits to watch in week 5

September 22, 2022


11:32 am



As we cap off the first few weeks of the Texas High school football season a few players have stood out and caught our eyes. Here are some names you may know and some recruits that we believe everyone will know after they have breakout seasons this year. The following Houston area recruits are some of the tops to watch in the city that will be playing under the Thursday Night Lights. Here they are, if we missed anybody please let us know in the comments below.


Cinco Ranch vs Morton Ranch

Taytum Johnson (24′) | 5-10/160 | CB | Cinco Ranch

Johnson could be a breakout junior recruit this year. He’s got long arms, a decent backpedal, and shows he can play press or floated and break in front of the ball to break up the pass or make a play on the football. Holds one offer to Indiana at the moment,

Seth Salverino (23′) | 6-1/190 | WR | Cinco Ranch

Seth has 17 receptions and 384 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Last season Seth had just over 1000 yards receiving on 47 receptions and 12 touchdowns on the season. Has offers from Air Force, Army, and Stetson. He is a long stride runner who has the speed to be lethal on offense or special teams.

Josh Johnson (23′) | 6-3 /185 | QB | Morton Ranch

Johnson already holds four division I offers, but is quickly on the rise this season. Dual sport athlete that plays on the gridiron and basketball court. At quarterback, Johnson is a dual threat who can hurt defenses with his legs or arm. Keep a look out for him in this game.

(Featured photo credit: Josh Johnson (23′) QB, Morton Ranch, Twitter) 

Spring Wood vs Jersey Village

Quinton Jones (24′) | 5-10/185 | RB | Jersey Village

Quinton can turn on the jets make a few moves and be off to the races. Coaches do not sleep on this junior running back recruit. He could very well end up with plenty of offers and stars this season.

MacArthur vs Nimitz

Brayden Whitehead (23′) | 6-2/215 | QB | Nimitz

Brayden is a senior quarterback recruit that everyone should be aware of?  He throws a nice deep ball and can hit receivers downfield, and also fit the football into tight coverages splitting defenders. An FBS to FCS caliber recruit whose film is starting to get more eyes on it. Look for him to be a factor in this game. He could be the main reason why his team is coming into this with a better overall record of 2-1 on the season.

Mayde Creek vs Katy

Damian Neveaux (23′) |5-11/200 LB, DB, ATH | Katy

Damian is one of the leading tacklers on the defense for Katy. A bit undersized as a linebacker, but this recruit can make plays all over the field no matter where he is lined up. Shows a high motor and purist, not afraid to lay the lumber or make a play on the football. Holds interest from schools and is increasing this season.

Micah Sweats (23′) | 5-10/160 | CB | Katy

Sweats have seemingly come out of nowhere this season and have impressed many with his sound technique and big play-making ability. Sweats is without a doubt an FBS-caliber prospect who will take off in his senior season and start heating up with some offers.


Cardell Beard (23′) | 6-3/210 | QB | Mayde Creek

Cardell is a multi-sport athlete who is impressive on the field. A raw quarterback who has the potential to be a breakout senior recruit this season. He throws a nice football with touch and velocity and looks athletic with the football in his hands running the ball. Shows a quick release and the ability to find the open receivers consistently and can fight for extra yardage with his legs.



Nehemiah Broussard (23′) | 5-10/175 | QB, ATH | New Caney

Broussard is an athlete who can absolutely sling the rock. He displays a beautiful arm that he can sit back in the pocket and deliver a nice catchable football, or roll out and deliver a strike towards the sideline. Probably projects to play wide receiver at the next level because this guy is without a doubt an FBS to FCS caliber prospect who lines up out wide or even throws the football.





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